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'Fat shaming' doesn't help people lose weight, study says

Rude comments and bad behavior toward overweight people does not inspire them to lose weight, a new study says.

September 17, 2014 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | National

MIT unleashes cheetah robot on campus

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Previously limited to sprinting on a treadmill, an untethered cheetah robot can be seen bounding across the MIT campus in a new video.

September 17, 2014 | Natalie Crofts KSL | National

I didn't marry my soul mate, Part 2

About a year ago, I wrote an article titled, "I didn't marry my soul mate." I was very honest about a period of time in my marriage when both of us wondered if we had chosen incorrectly and even if we had settled. During those times I wondered what my life would have been like had I married "the other guy."

September 17, 2014 | Kate Rose Lee KSL | National

Hollywood slow to offer faith-based films, pastor-producer says

LOS ANGELES -- More than 80 percent of Americans profess a belief in God, but Hollywood has been slow to offer content that engages people of faith.

September 17, 2014 | Dave McCann KSL | National

Top 15 states for education

It's already September. Time to go back to school.

September 17, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National

The role of rocks in the Gaelic nations

The earth is the third rock from the sun. Ireland and Scotland combined are 84 percent of that chunk. Visiting these grand lands confirms that notion. There are so many rocks in these Gaelic territories that everything is made from them. Walls, roads, buildings, more walls, homes, roofs, castles -- did I mention walls? -- abbeys and monasteries all are rock solid.

September 17, 2014 | Joseph Cramer, MD Deseret News | National

The market power of pumpkin spice

Fall won't officially arrive until Sept. 23, but don't tell that to purveyors of pumpkin spice.

September 17, 2014 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | National

21 things seen in dating that could hurt your marriage

Single men and women make up roughly one-third of the United States population, a Match survey found.

September 17, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National

Tips to get your kids to clean up after themselves

Banging your head against the wall and murmuring bad words under your breath is counterproductive. Kids are messy. They just are. They have better things to do than pick up their messes. It's all right there in their owner's manual -- in between learn to walk and never play with matches -- make messes.

September 17, 2014 | Becky Rickman FamilyShare | National

10 religious leaders you may not know about

Pope Francis has been America's darling for more than a year now.

September 17, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National

5 countries where attitudes about the economy are improving

A new 44 country survey by the Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project found that "a global median of 60 percent (of respondents) see their country's economy performing poorly."

September 17, 2014 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | National

List: the Bible and C.S. Lewis are so influential on Facebook

With the Ice Bucket Challenge's cool wave of influence slowing down, a new trend has emerged on Facebook. Friends have tagged users, asking them to name the most important books of their lives in their status updates.

September 17, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National

Mom battling cancer determined to live for premature newborn, family

Just three weeks ago, Kathy Taylor received a devastating diagnosis. The mother of five, who was 26 weeks pregnant, was told she had an aggressive form of melanoma that had spread throughout her body.

September 17, 2014 | Ashley Kewish Deseret News | National

Marriage debate: why some feel it's no longer needed

Marriage is becoming a hot topic among sociologists, who debate if social policy should be encouraging the institution of marriage or focusing on bolstering relationship traits that seem to go along with marriage.

September 17, 2014 | Lois M. Collins Deseret News | National

5 unusual places of worship

Spiritual experiences don't just happen in the pews.

September 17, 2014 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National

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Overcoming Physical Defects; Examples from Hollywood

In today's world, where a normal and beautiful physique is valued above almost everything else, it is difficult for someone to face the fact of their own physical imperfections. Perhaps they are plain-looking, or short, or have some other physical defect that makes them think they cannot achieve their full potential -- all because they don't exactly "fit the mold." We can all take heart from the following stories of Hollywood celebrities who rose above their physical challenges to become beloved cinema legends:

September 11, 2014 | Tim Torkildson Deseret News Service | National

Red Cross App puts 'power to save lives' in users' hands

A new app released by the American Red Cross Tuesday will put "the power to save lives in the palm of your hand," said Kimberly Houk, spokeswoman for the Red Cross.

September 11, 2014 | Emilee Eagar Deseret News | National

When kids were unbreakable

This summer we returned to my mom's hometown in the Northwest. One afternoon we stopped by good old Crown Park, a place my mom took me to play when I was a child.

September 11, 2014 | Tiffany Gee Lewis Deseret News | National

Faith groups, activists criticize President Obama for immigration reform delay

Faith groups have joined with immigration activists to speak out against President Obama's decision to delay executive action on immigration until after midterm elections, criticizing the president who may remain the movement's only hope for action.

September 11, 2014 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | National

7 Small Ways to Make Big Things Happen

The old saying has it that "Mighty oaks from little acorns grow." Have you ever noticed that sometimes a very small action leads to amazingly large results?

September 11, 2014 | Tim Torkildson Deseret News Service | National

L-EHS teacher cadets get lesson on books from Norma Young

In preparation for an upcoming assignment, Ms. Anne Lemieux and Mrs. Wendy Mullis invited Mrs. Norma Young, retired media specialist, to speak to the Teacher Cadets Class about the characteristics of effective children's books.

September 10, 2014 | | Localife

Landscapes & Jazz Greats opens at FAC’s Bassett Gallery Thursday

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County will open its 2014-15 Bassett Gallery season with an exhibition of the works of Michael Story. Landscapes & Jazz Greats will open with a catered reception Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. just prior to the Mary Tatum Piano Room Dedication and Concert.

September 10, 2014 | | Localife

Leslie M. Stover Middle School honors beloved 8th grade teacher with ‘Rush Week’ celebration

Along with easing into a new school year, Leslie M. Stover Middle School students, faculty and staff had to learn to cope with the passing of beloved 8th grade social studies teacher, Mike Rush.

September 10, 2014 | Simone T. Owens | Localife

Ariail for September 10, 2014

September 10, 2014 | | Ariail

Truett Cathy

Folks in Kershaw County were excited a year or so ago when Chick-fil-A opened a store between Camden and Lugoff. The fast-food restaurant is one of the favorite quick eateries in the United States, especially in the South, where fried chicken has been a staple for centuries. We note that Truett Cathy, the founder of the 1,800-outlet chain, died recently at the age of 93.

September 10, 2014 | | Editorials

Yesteryear for Sept. 10, 2014

United way campaign kicks off with agency fair

September 10, 2014 | | Yesteryear

Congress’ whopper of a mess

Customers can be so demanding.

September 10, 2014 | By Catherine Rampell Washington Post Writers Group | Columns

Kershaw treasure

About two weeks ago, my son was married in Kershaw County. The Southern hospitality that was extended to our family was exceptional. I have been to weddings in many states and this location here was one of the best venues I have ever seen. The location was Rock Bottom Pond -- they have a great website (rockbottompondadventures.com) that shows what they have to offer. Instead of people going to Columbia, Florence or Charleston, spending their money in another county, I believe they would find it right here. George Speedy and his lovely wife, Donna, streamlined the process with Donna coordinating ...

September 10, 2014 | Carl and Jackie Smith Sumter | Letters

Gators, politicians and oil

As I write these words, I'm sitting on a rustic dock overlooking a beautiful, placid pond on a coastal South Carolina island. I'm surrounded by nothing but God's creations and natural beauty.

September 10, 2014 | By Phil Noble C-I contributing columnist | Columns

Have You Seen This?

AN IKEA NEAR YOU -- Ikea is known for selling gobs of affordable Swedish-style furniture and giving odd names to all its products, but it isn't particularly known for clever advertising.

September 10, 2014 | Martha Ostergar KSL | National

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