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First trailer for 'Rocky' spin-off 'Creed' released



PHILLY — Rocky Balboa is a classic piece of Americana. In 1976 he was the ultimate underdog story; in 1979 he became America’s champion; in 1982 he kind of became a joke; in 1985 he became the hero of every 9-year-old and music montage lovers everywhere; in 1990 we just kind of hated him; and in 2006 we kind of jumped back on his bandwagon.

July 06, 2015 | John Clyde KSL | National

Teaching the teachers: Do we know how to create real professionals?

A new teacher training program announced by the Boston-based Woodrow Wilson Foundation in partnership with MIT aims to upend teacher training by awarding degrees based on mastery of specific skills, not time in the classroom. (See a Q&A with Patrick Riccards of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation here.)

July 06, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National

Your commute just got a lot less stressful with this podcast

Meditating in the middle of the freeway in bumper-to-bumper traffic seems both impossible and impractical.

July 06, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | National

Fighting bad habits with warning labels won’t work. Here’s why

Obesity is a large problem in the U.S., but some think a small warning label could fight it.

July 06, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | National

Dads, listen up! 5 tips to prevent dad burnout

Fatherhood is one of the most significant roles that men can take upon themselves. It’s a tough job. Being a dad is often overwhelming, always busy with many roles and duties. While it is important to take care of family, jobs, and other duties, spending some time with yourself and your friends can help prevent burnout.

July 06, 2015 | Mark Miller FamilyShare | National

Have You Seen This? How to hold a baby

INFANTVILLE — It’s the exasperated joke of every generation of new parents: “I wish babies came with a manual.”

July 06, 2015 | Martha Ostergar KSL | National

17 popular baby names based on cars

For some parents, the main driver in picking a baby name is a car.

July 06, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National

Pet ownership holds health benefits, but is it right for you?

With soft, orange fur and little pink ears, Minerva the kitten is almost too cute to resist.

July 06, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | National

The real reason you will probably end up getting a divorce

Nobody gets married expecting to get divorced; yet the statistics claim that 50 percent of marriages will end in divorce. Why is this the case? Why do so many marriages lead to divorce? Of course there are obvious reasons such as affairs, lying and other forms of being unfaithful; but there is also a more subtle reason for divorce: selfishness. There are different forms of selfishness, some that may not even seem dangerous, but prove to be over time.

July 06, 2015 | Megan Shauri FamilyShare | National

Put the phone down: teaching good tech habits to kids

More than half of a group of children and adults surveyed in a global study reported to believe that parents check their devices too frequently, according to a press release from AVG Technologies.

July 06, 2015 | Mandy Morgan FamilyShare | National

Riding for two: Can you enjoy Disney when you’re expecting?

Many people plan their Disney vacations months in advance, sometimes before they even know they are pregnant. With a growing baby bump, a limited number of rides you can safely go on, and the worry of restrictions that your doctor may put on you, is going to Disney really a good idea when you are expecting? Yes. Disney can be enjoyed in any season of life. Here are ways to enjoy the parks even if you are expecting a bundle of joy.

July 06, 2015 | Megan Shauri FamilyShare | National

How marriage makes you a better dad

Fathers are a crucial part of a child's life. However, it is sometimes more difficult for dads to spend time with their kids, especially if they are not married to the mother of their children.

July 06, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | National

Daddy doesn't live here anymore: How absentee fathers are affecting our kids

Most of the parents who read my newsletter are strong advocates of Child-Centered Divorce. That means they put the emotional and psychological needs of their children first when making any decisions regarding divorce and parenting. This puts both mothers and fathers on the same side when it comes to their children — as guardians, protectors and parents — not adversaries.

July 06, 2015 | Rosalind Sedacca FamilyShare | National

Youth sports camp on deck throughout county

Here is the schedule of upcoming youth sports camps in Kershaw County:

July 06, 2015 | | Seasonal Sports

Hill piles up golf honors

Over the past few years, the Lugoff-Elgin High School golf program has done about all a young program could.

July 06, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

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Netflix adding 57 titles; dropping 53 in July

ADDINGTON/DROPPINGTON — It’s the end of the month, which means it’s time to find out what is coming and going from Netflix this July.

June 26, 2015 | John Clyde KSL | National

'Max': 3 points for parents

‘Max’: 3 points for parents

June 26, 2015 | Shawn O'Neill Deseret News | National

U.S. high school graduation rates are up, but significant ethnic and socioeconomic gaps remain

This spring saw some rare good news on the U.S. education scene when the federal government announced high school graduation rates jumped to 81 percent in 2012, up from 73 percent in 2006.

June 26, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National

It’s official: Most US adults are overweight

Need to lose a few pounds? You’re not alone. Most American adults are overweight or obese, according to a new study from JAMA.

June 26, 2015 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | National

Product review: Strollers, toys and other itemts for family road trips and summer fun

The best family products out there merge performance and safety. They’re intuitive enough that anyone can use them, while also working just as they’re supposed to. And they’re also designed well enough that you can take them on the road without any problems.

June 26, 2015 | Grant Olsen KSL | National

Indie video games offer alternative to pass the summer

For movies, the summer months mark the biggest season of the year. Ticket sales from May through August typically account for roughly 50 percent of the annual box office, and the vast majority of the releases carry a rating of PG-13 or below and are aimed at broad audiences as studios try to cash in on summer break.

June 26, 2015 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News | National

Quirky 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl' is a heartwarming sermon on friendship

“ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL” — ★★★★ — Thomas Mann, Olivia Cooke, RJ Cyler, Moolly Shannon, Connie Britton, Nick Offerman; PG-13 (sexual content, drug material, language and some thematic elements); Broadway

June 26, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | National

Runaway third act ruins strong start in 'Max'

“MAX” — ★★½ — Thomas Haden Church, Josh Wiggins, Lauren Graham, Mia Xitlali; PG (brief language, action violence); in general release

June 26, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | National

Carole King concert, Wim Wenders documentary on Blu-ray, DVD

A tribute concert for singer/songwriter Carole King leads this week’s new movies on Blu-ray and DVD.

June 26, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | National

Meet the MCU’s new Spider-Man

The search for a high school-aged Spider-Man to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe is finally over. Marvel and Sony have selected their new wall-crawler, and even though his name might not be familiar to a lot of people, there are some good reasons to be excited about the choice.

June 26, 2015 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News | National

P-17 puts on repeat performance against Hartsville

Different night. New surroundings. Same result.

June 26, 2015 | | Sports

KershawHealth market share appears healthy

KershawHealth appears to be firmly established as the hospital of choice for most Kershaw County residents, although there is still room for improvement, according to CEO Terry Gunn.

June 26, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Healthcare

KCC approves KCSD budget

Smiles and handshakes filled the Kershaw County Council chamber Tuesday night after council approved the Kershaw County School District's (KCSD) budget by a 5-2 vote. Kershaw County Administrator Vic Carpenter said the KCSD requested a budget increase of $397,000, to be used for pay increases for teachers and other staff.

June 26, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County

Editorial: Finally, a budget

Well, the S.C. General Assembly certainly took its time. Finally, a state budget's been hammered out and sent on to Gov. Nikki Haley for her signature.

June 26, 2015 | | Editorials

Cahn: Getting executive sessions right

Listen up, local public bodies: the S.C. Supreme Court recently ruled in a North Augusta case which I hope will make clearer -- if not settle once and for all -- how you enter executive sessions.

June 26, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Columns

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