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Schools to let out early Wednesday

The following press release was issued Friday by Bryan County Schools:

March 06, 2015 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Local news

'Timbuktu' offers unique perspective on jihad

To the Western world, the mention of "jihad" automatically conjures up images of terrorism, suicide bombers, carnage and chaos. “Timbuktu” is a story of life under jihadi oppression, but its images are more day-to-day, almost tedious, and not nearly as dramatic.

March 06, 2015 | Josh Terry Deseret News | Things to Do

'He's not really dead, as long as we remember him'

I felt it was my fatherly responsibility to introduce my children to the finer points of geek culture at a very young age.

March 06, 2015 | Jim Bennett Deseret News | Things to Do

New Blu-ray release offers examples of what great musicals can be

This past holiday season’s movie offerings got a real boost from “Into the Woods,” a clever adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s musical riff on children’s fairy tales. The PG-rated “Into the Woods” is dark (though the violence is off-camera), but it’s also funny and smart and filled with witty sequences.

March 06, 2015 | Chris Hicks Deseret News | Things to Do

More than just Spock: 8 non-Star Trek movies/TV shows to remember Leonard Nimoy

The passing of Leonard Nimoy on Feb. 27 has left a hole in the world of pop culture, judging from the outpouring of appreciation coming from fans everywhere, including as high up as the White House.

March 06, 2015 | Jeff Peterson Deseret News | Things to Do

Democratic congressmen hail from more elite colleges than their GOP counterparts

Democrats in the House of Representatives are far more likely to have been trained at elite, private schools than their GOP counterparts. Following up on a graphic from the U.S. Senate last month, a new graphic put together by College Raptor shows marked differences in educational backgrounds.

March 06, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

5 selfish reasons to be unselfish

In a world inundated with Internet users who are snapping “selfies” all day, the natural, altruistic human has taken an evident hit. We will notice we are surrounded by countless ways to help others when we look beyond ourselves. With more than 1.5 million non-profit organizations in the US, the various opportunities to give back to the community are limitless.

March 06, 2015 | Alexandra Foshee FamilyShare | Hot topics

Have You Seen This? Blindfolded Rubik’s Cube solve

CUBE CORNER — I know we at Have You Seen This? often say that something will “blow your mind” or “amaze” you, but sometimes that is all we can say when a video shows a personally incomprehensible feat.

March 06, 2015 | Martha Ostergar KSL | State, National News

Hitting a nerve on the issue of immunizations

I struck a nerve. Immunizations are your nerve. I wrote with that raw nerve inflamed.

March 06, 2015 | Joseph Cramer, MD Deseret News | Hot topics

7 common misconceptions about postpartum depression

Postpartum Depression is a very common condition among women. It is also very misunderstood.

March 06, 2015 | Michelle Brunson FamilyShare | Hot topics

Does government aid to the poor do more harm than good?

Overall, 49 percent of Americans believe that government programs designed to help the poor do more good than harm, according to new study released by the Pew Research Center.

March 06, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business

Five for Families: 'Penguins of Madagascar' teaches love, doing the right thing

Here are five movies from various platforms families may want to consider. Note: Since not all are appropriate for younger children, age recommendations are included.

March 06, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Things to Do

Living passionately, presently and purposefully

At times we may feel the need to “eat, pray and love” in a year-long pilgrimage to regain passion in our lives. But shifting our view of our daily do's can bring a level of passion to our lives we may not have realized.

March 06, 2015 | Connie Sokol KSL | Hot topics

British, Canadian Muslims work to burnish image

The challenges of being a Muslim in Britain and Canada have been magnified in recent weeks with reports identifying a British-educated ISIS member as "Jihadi Johnny" and a Canadian mall allegedly being targeted for an al-Shabab attack.

March 06, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith

Lincoln's call for God to end the Civil War echoes today

Seven score and ten years ago, Abraham Lincoln offered his second inaugural address. (That's 150 years, by the way.) Contemporary scholars call it one of his most eloquent speeches, noting he needed only 10 minutes to offer profound thoughts on war, race and faith in God.

March 06, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith

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See and Be Seen: RHHS Talen Show

Rachael Hartman took her camera to the Richmond Hill High School Talent Show to capture some of the faces in the audience:

February 12, 2015 | | Life on the Hill

Flying into the future

Aerial intelligence is here to stay, according to Kevan Stone, a Richmond Hill resident who works with Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) as a military contractor.

February 12, 2015 | By Rachael Hartman Correspondent | Life on the Hill

This beautiful cover of 'No One Is Alone' tells a story that brings us to tears



We've all felt alone at one time or another. The reality is, we never are.

February 12, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith

Have You Seen This? Home Depot gets a little Disney magic

THE MAGIC DEPOT — There is a certain thrill and satisfaction that comes from finishing a project with your own two hands that beautifies and improves your home, but it simply won’t ever compare to Disney magic.

February 12, 2015 | Martha Ostergar KSL | State, National News

Men upping the ante this Valentine's Day

Diamond rings, extravagant flowers, romantic dinners, oh my!

February 12, 2015 | Jessica Ivins KSL | State, National News

Selma is among holy places in America

There are places that are holy in American history. There is Gettysburg and Shiloh. Lexington and Concord are places where our country began. Ground Zero in Manhattan and a field in Pennsylvania need no explanation. To this list, Americans need to add Selma, Alabama.

February 12, 2015 | Joseph Cramer, MD Deseret Media Companies | Hot topics

4 of the best romantic comedy couples

ROMANCEVILLE — With Valentine’s Day approaching, it’s a safe bet that romantic comedies will dominate on movie and TV screens. We all know the predictable boy meets girl plot, so what sets a rom-com apart? It’s chemistry, and here are four couples that have it repeatedly.

February 12, 2015 | Sarah Bringhurst OK.com | Things to Do

Spider-Man will finally join the Avengers on the big screen

News about Spider-Man finally joining his fellow mighty Marvel superheroes on the big screen is getting fans excited.

February 12, 2015 | Travis Poppleton KSL | Things to Do

Viral video shows risky release of trapped mountain lion

RAPID CITY—A video that shows the release of a trapped mountain lion has gone viral. According to the Rapid City Journal, it all started when Dan Casey decided to introduce his sons to the art of trapping.

February 12, 2015 | Grant Olsen KSL | Sports

God is absent from Disney's latest movie—and it's OK

Disney’s latest film “McFarland, USA” — due out Feb. 20 — is based on the true story of Jim White, a cross-country coach who brought a farm town’s Latino high school running team from zeroes to heroes. Although the film leaves out much of the religion of its main characters, the real-life Jim and Cheryl White, a religious couple, still endorse the film.

February 12, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News

4 best comic book adaptations

In an official press release, Marvel and Sony announced that they will be collaborating on future Spider-Man projects and that Spider-Man will appear in other Marvel films in some capacity. With this news, here are my four top picks of comic books turned into films.

February 12, 2015 | Dylan Cannon KSL | Things to Do

Alabama pastors dance, protest as same-sex marriage rolls out

Local judges and their staffs in Alabama weren't the only ones dealing with questions about marriage this week after the Supreme Court refused to enjoin the practice pending a ruling. Some clergy rushed to perform same-sex weddings, while others protested the granting of civil licenses for same-sex couples to wed.

February 12, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret Media Companies | Faith

18 songs that will help keep your relationship fresh

Music can help us get over the pain of a breakup quicker — or revel in the pleasure of a committed patrnership longer.

February 12, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | State, National News

6 tips for standing out in job interviews

If you’ve been out of the job interview game for a while, jumping back in is intimidating. Should you emphasize your title? What relevant skills matter most? Where do you start? Whether you’re an accomplished job applicant or a newbie, here are tips for standing out from the crowd:

February 11, 2015 | Taylor Cotterell Deseret News | Business

Call for boycott of 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

Popular film site IMDb lists "BDSM" (bondage, domination, sadism and masochism) and perversion as just a few of the many plot keywords for an upcoming movie. No, it won't be a video-only release with brown paper wrapping. The movie will be released on the big screen at your local movie theater. Based on the novel by the same name, "Fifty Shades of Grey" is slated for release on Valentine's Day 2015.

February 11, 2015 | Jenelle Stone Deseret News | State, National News

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