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Cookbook review: 'Sugar-Free Mom' is an excellent resource for healthful recipes

"SUGAR-FREE MOM: Naturally Sweet and Sugar-Free Recipes for the Whole Family," by Brenda Bennett, Front Table Books, $19.99, 206 pages

April 28, 2015 | Demaree Hill Deseret News | Life

Prom can be a platform for social change, good deeds

NEW YORK - Proms have traditionally been a night of glamour and romance, complete with backstage drama over dates and dresses. But prom culture is changing. Some teens now see prom as an opportunity to be inclusive rather than exclusive. They're using proms as vehicles for good deeds and to take a stand on issues that matter to them.

April 26, 2015 | By BETH J. HARPAZ The Associated Press | Life

Eye contact helps dogs, owners bond


April 19, 2015 | By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer | Life

Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig get best marks in diet review

CHICAGO - Trying to slim down? Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig scored the best marks for effectiveness in a review of research on commercial diet programs, but many other plans just haven't been studied enough to evaluate long-term results.

April 12, 2015 | By LINDSEY TANNER AP Medical Writer | Life

Quick and easy munch-ables to control Diabetes

Cardboard has very little sugar or carbs. It's the perfect food providing a little fiber and won't spike sugar levels. Unfortunately, there is the taste issue — and that whole "swallowing" thing.

April 02, 2015 | Davison Cheney FamilyShare | Life

Cover art revealed for Harper Lee's new 'Go Set a Watchman'

NEW YORK - On Wednesday, HarperCollins unveiled the jacket art for Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman," the unexpected follow-up to her classic "To Kill a Mockingbird."

March 29, 2015 | By HILLEL ITALIE The Associated Press | Life

Curried lamb meatballs are a savory Easter treat

When it comes to Easter eating, our family has favorites: Deviled eggs, baked ham, potato salad and Rice Krispies cereal treats are a must. However, we also like trying something new. We found ground lamb on sale and decided to try some curried lamb meatballs.

March 24, 2015 | Jana Stocks Brown Deseret News | Life

Try a custard pie for Pi Day

When it comes to pie, everyone has a favorite, from bright citrus key lime to the dark decadence of chocolate silk. There are fruit lovers who demand all pies have a double crust and go well with ice cream, and there are those who delight in creamy pudding mixed with coconut or bananas. Then there are the pumpkin lovers who argue a pie without a squash isn't a pie at all. Around our house we love them all, but there is one pie we love the best: the cheesecake.

March 13, 2015 | Jana Stocks Brown Deseret News | Life

Festive foods for St. Patrick's Day

Did you know that St. Patrick was an English missionary who shared the message of Christianity with the people of Ireland and that his color was actually blue? (See and Or that corned beef was an American food that Irish immigrants ate when they moved to New York? (See

March 13, 2015 | Pam McMurtry Deseret News | Life

A Greek-style pizza pie for Pi Day

There were many who tried — the Babylonians around 1990 B.C., the Egyptians in 1650 B.C. and others — but it was a Greek mathematician, Archimedes, born in 287 B.C. in Italy, who figured out the closest value for pi, the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, according to "A History of Π" on

March 13, 2015 | Pam McMurtry Deseret News | Life

Easy Cat in the Hat parfaits

For many people, one of their first introductions to reading was through the crazy colors, characters and meter of the writings of Dr. Seuss. These stories also introduce a lot of fun and crazy foods, from green eggs and ham to truffula fruit and yink, ink, pink, drink! With Dr. Seuss' birthday, and National Read Across America Day, approaching on March 2, it's a great time to brush off your books and create some Seussian celebration foods.

February 27, 2015 | Jana Stocks Brown Deseret News | Life

Who hands over the statuettes at the Academy Awards?

GLENDALE, Calif. - Six Hollywood hopefuls instantly became insiders when they won spots on the film academy's Team Oscar, and their superstar access began deep inside Disney's archives.

February 22, 2015 | The Associated Press | Life

A dish to help celebrate Chinese New Year

In anticipation of the Chinese New Year, the house is swept clean of all of the "dust" from the past year so the new year will begin free from old troubles. Then begins a 16-day celebration called Chinese New Year, or the Spring Festival, according to

February 18, 2015 | Pam McMurtry Deseret News | Life

How do lovers find each other? In lots of ways

No two Valentine's stories are alike.

February 15, 2015 | The Associated Press Special to the Herald | Life

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Articles by Section - Life

Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Today's parenting culture puts high premium on high IQ

Parents of children who habitually lie can breathe a huge sigh of relief - The New York Times says that budding Pinocchios are more intelligent than ...

March 18, 2018 | | Life

Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Swamp, Tomato, Zoar pop up as towns in Bulloch

Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the founding and general history of southeast Georgia and Bulloch County.

March 18, 2018 | | Life

Disney World and dragging ditches

They dragged the ditches a few weeks ago. They hauled their big, noisy, mustard yellow machines out to my edge of the county - the imaginary ...

March 18, 2018 | By Kathy Bradley | Life

He can fly...He can fly...He flew!

The famous lyric in the song "You Can Fly" indicates that Peter Pan could indeed take to the sky. But audiences treated to a performance ...

March 18, 2018 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | staff | Life

Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: 'Old-fashioned' label isn't necessarily a bad thing for me

An individual who occupies a fairly high-level position in the mainstream media recently told one of my associates that I'm "old-fashioned." She meant it ...

March 11, 2018 | | Life

Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Parmesan Shepherd's Pie for St. Patrick's Day

In the spirit of St. Patrick's Day, I'm sharing my version of Shepherd's Pie, a meat pie comfort food dish, topped with ...

March 11, 2018 | | Life

The Dukes to headline show in the Boro March 31

You've got to love this digital age we live in. I recently sat down (at my computer on Facebook) for an in-depth interview (via ...

March 11, 2018 | By Brandi Harvey Special to the Herald | Life

Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Statesboro named in honor of Thomas Jefferson

Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the founding and general history of southeast Georgia and Bulloch County.

March 11, 2018 | | Life

On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: An industry on the move

This is the third in a series on turpentining in Georgia.

March 11, 2018 | | Life

Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: The challenge: Let kids run their own sports programs

Thirty-something years ago in this column, I offered a free (expenses-only) speaking engagement to any community that would abolish all adult-organized-and-run children's sports programs ...

March 04, 2018 | | Life

Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: March: Make it a month of merry moments

It's that wonderful time of year when everything begins to turn green, from the tip-tops of trees with baby buds to the bottom of ...

March 04, 2018 | | Life

Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Scarboro to Siko, Sink to Snap, and onward to Star

Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at the founding and general history of southeast Georgia and Bulloch County.

March 04, 2018 | | Life

Toothbrushes and other mnemonic devices

Memory is a funny thing. This is how it works. Or, more accurately, this is how mine works:

March 04, 2018 | By Kathy Bradley | Life

It's all fun and games — until someone learns something

Students and parents gathered for fun math and literacy activities at the Luetta Moore Community Center Tuesday night, as part of the Julia P. Bryant ...

March 04, 2018 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT | staff | Life

Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: National Potato Lovers Month: Celebrate with Shrimp

February is National Potato Lovers Month and if you're anything like me, you've never met a potato you didn't like. In the ...

February 25, 2018 | | Life

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