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Daughter writes her father a letter he can see from space

Commander Terry Virts, an astronaut who’s currently in space working at the International Space Station, just got a message from his daughter.

April 19, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National

Happiness research inspired one business owner to implement a minimum salary

Seattle business owner Dan Price has a unique understanding of the minimum wage. Instead of basing it on market forces or existing budgets, he ties his own company's base salary to happiness research, which is why all 120 of his employees will soon earn at least $70,000 per year.

April 19, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | National

These days, you really can watch something else for your entertainment

My wife and I schlepped five kids from Salt Lake City to Washington, D.C., and getting here required five hours of air travel, and we hoped to relieve the tedium some by watching an in-flight movie. But there were no in-flight movies — at least, not in the way I remember them.

April 19, 2015 | Jim Bennett Deseret News | National

What the American family can learn from the NFL bankruptcy crisis

Apparently, no amount of touchdowns can protect a National Football League player from filing for bankruptcy soon after retirement.

April 19, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | National

Looking for some extra cash? 3 payoffs for finding a side hustle

A side hustle is part-time work. The term seems to be pretty popular with personal finance bloggers, and I can see the appeal. It defines itself very well: you do it on the side, and it requires a little more hustle. Think about a coach telling his team to hustle. They can do more, and he knows it. Well, I know that you can do more, so here are my top 3 reasons for you to have a side hustle.

April 19, 2015 | Stephen Simon FamilyShare | National

Can New York City end homelessness by 2020?

The biggest city in America is known for bright lights and big money, but it's also known for a problem that takes a little sheen off the Big Apple — homelessness.

April 19, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | National

This couple just rapped to the 'Fresh Prince of Bel Air' — and announced they're having a baby

In a popular online video, a married couple from Happy Valley, Oregon, announced they were having a child by rapping their own lyrics to the “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” theme song.

April 19, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National

Does your man have a wandering eye? Here are 9 reasons why

Every year, there are thousands of men all over the world who cheat on their wives, girlfriends and fiancées. Thousands of dollars are spent on divorces and countless therapy sessions. People caught in the hurt of betrayal often ask the question, why? I have found that when a man cheats, there are often several things that lead to it.

April 19, 2015 | David Simonsen FamilyShare | National

When a pinch is more than an inch: How to tell your wife she's fat

"Do I look fat?"

April 18, 2015 | Megan Shauri FamilyShare | National

New trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” hints at the importance of family

If there’s one thing to takeaway from the new teaser trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” it’s that the force is strong in families.

April 18, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National

Nearly every college student in America has this addiction

Today’s college students simply can’t live without texting.

April 18, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | National

How parents can keep family screen time under control

Technology consultant and parent blogger Janell Burley Hofmann is the first to say that parenting in the digital age isn’t easy — she has different policies for each of her five children, who range in age from first grade to high school.

April 18, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | National

3 mental exercises to slow down time

It seems that our whole society is obsessed with slowing down the aging process. The problem is that time itself seems to speed up as the years pass.

April 18, 2015 | Linda and Richard Eyre Deseret News | National

Have You Seen This? ‘Lion cut’ for dog gone wrong

DOGGONNIT TOWN — If you are a living creature, you probably use specific tactics to help you stay cool in the summer or warm in the winter.

April 18, 2015 | Martha Ostergar KSL | National

Teens build village of tiny houses for Seattle homeless

Incomes in Seattle have steadily risen, making it one of the wealthiest places in the country, but at the same time, homelessness has been on the rise, too.

April 18, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | National

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Darling little narcissists: When parental praise runs amok

As a school child in the 90s, I remember sitting around the reading rug singing songs about how special I was, using a "peace mat" to resolve playground conflicts, and listening to a weekly self-esteem lesson with the school counselor. This type of "I love me" curriculum, common throughout the 1980s and 90s, has a profound impact on parenting today. We really internalized the idea that we are all special little snowflakes, destined to take on the world. Now, we're promoting that same sense of self-regard for our kids.

April 07, 2015 | Heather Hale FamilyShare | National

4 book-to-movie adaptations of 2015

Hollywood has big plans for 2015, and those plans include some great book-to-film adaptations. Here are just a few to keep in mind if you like to read the book before seeing the movie.

April 07, 2015 | Sarah Bringhurst OK.com | National

Why more Americans want to kill the death penalty

Editor's Note: This article is part of "The Ten Today," a series that examines the Ten Commandments in modern society. This story explores the sixth commandment, "Thou shalt not kill."

April 06, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | National

Why digital culture hasn't killed print yet

As a child, Courtney Young lost herself in the worlds she discovered among the stacks at the San Antonio Public Library.

April 06, 2015 | Chandra Johnson Deseret News | National

Excess studying could harm middle-school academic performance, study shows

Researchers have found it is better for children to perform moderate amounts of homework every night instead of more intense homework less frequently. The study also found students perform better when they are able to complete their homework without parental assistance, reported Education News.

April 06, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | National

Cybershaming and when it is OK to react to an offense

Internet outrage rages on, trampling victims as diverse as the conservative Christian owners of a small Indiana pizzeria who declared they would not cater a same-sex wedding to the hip, mixed-race South African comedian set to replace Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show."

April 06, 2015 | Marsha Maxwell Deseret News | National

If you want your children to learn, shock them

Helping your child learn could be as easy as playing a magic trick on them.

April 06, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | National

Lt. Col. Donald Lang

et, 90, died peacefully on March 28, 2015 after a long illness. He was predeceased by his wife Marian Rodgers Lang; parents, Howard and Ella M Lang; brothers, Howard and Roger Lang; a sister, Elizabeth Lang; and his grandson, Kyle Sandel. He is survived by sisters, Mary Lou Mahoney and Nancy Asbill; children, Donald J. Lang, Jr. (Susan), Carol Lang Webb (Michael), Kevin J. Lang (Christy), and Lisa Lang Sandel (Billy). Mr. Lang is also survived by 5 grandchildren, David Sandel, Stephanie Judy, Joseph Prater, Peter Lang, Michael Lang; and 2 great-grandchildren, Keenan and Amberlyn Judy.

April 06, 2015 | | Obituaries


This week in Kershaw County sports

Monday: Hartsville at Camden (G – 4 p.m.); North Central at Lewisville (BB – 7 p.m.)

April 06, 2015 | | Sports

Dogs, Demons fall in tourney finales

Richland Northeast scored nine runs in the first two innings to win the Kershaw-Richland Wooden Bat Tournament championship with a 9-3 victory over Camden on Thursday night.

April 06, 2015 | | Sports

Moore’s volleyball odyssey taking her to Virginia Union

Little did Ambryanna Moore know that a track and field workout one afternoon would lead her into the Lugoff-Elgin High School gym shortly thereafter and change part of her high school experience.

April 06, 2015 | Tom Didato | Lugoff-Elgin High/Middle

Parking area directly behind L-EHS football stadium to be closed off

A parking area directly behind the Lugoff-Elgin High School (L-EHS) stadium will be closed off as a safety precaution starting this week.

April 06, 2015 | | Lugoff-Elgin

Off the leash: Animal Control officers so much more than ‘dog catchers’

Kershaw County's Animal Control officers tackle a wide variety of duties, many the public may not be aware of. Gone are the days of the "dog catcher," a term the officers say they find offensive, because these days they are highly-trained and well-equipped authorities who handle not only animal issues, but also enforce the county codes regarding litter, illegal dumping and other issues that affect quality of life.

April 06, 2015 | Gary Phillips | Kershaw County

All-County Academic Teams: 20 years

Elizbeth "Beth" Butler Paschos recently lived in Seoul, South Korea, and could live overseas again in the near future. David Schoolfield is the principal of McCormick Middle School in Greenwood County near the Georgia state line.

April 06, 2015 | Martin L. Cahn | Education

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