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Seniorizing homes: A gift of safety and security

As millions of Americans travel home during the holidays, many adult children may notice their aging parents are declining in health and mobility.

December 20, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: 1960s memes spark radical shift in parenting paradigm

According to Wikipedia, a meme is "an idea ... that spreads from person to person within a culture." A meme is analogous to a mental virus - although not necessarily bad - that "catches on" relatively quickly and usually with significant influence on popular behavior. Most memes are unspoken, subconscious. The concept was popularized by evolutionary philosopher Richard Dawkins, who proposed that memes are like genes in that they replicate, mutate and respond to selective social pressures.

December 20, 2015 | | Life


A dazzling display

What started out as one family's gesture to spread Christmas cheer has grown into a holiday display that draws visitors from across the region while also serving as a mission to help those in need.

December 20, 2015 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT/staff | Life


Eagles spread their wings

Nearly 1,600 degrees, including approximately 25 doctoral degrees, 340 master's degrees, 35 specialist degrees and

December 13, 2015 | Photos by SCOTT BRYANT/staff | Life


Kathy Bradley: Christmas here and there, now and then

The sunshine, coming from farther away now, is nevertheless clear and bright. There are geraniums still blooming in the big clay pots on the corners of the dock, and there is just a hint of a breeze to ruffle the water. The long weekend, the weekend in which the Escape and I have heralded the Christmas season by drawing a circle encompassing nearly all of southeast Georgia, is winding down.

December 13, 2015 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Currency evolves with motto; gold, silver standard

Note: The following is part of a series of columns looking at how hard currency was introduced in Georgia and Bulloch County.

December 13, 2015 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Children become immune to predictable consequences

This is the third and final installment of my "Wrong Things Experts Have Said (and Still Say)" series. Thus far: I've debunked the myth that a consequence must be delivered immediately in order for a child to make the misbehavior-consequence connection, exposed the detrimental nature of high self-esteem, laid bare the falsehood that behavior modification works on human beings and outed Freud for the fraud that he actually was. (All three columns will be available at johnrosemond.com.)

December 13, 2015 | | Life


Putting the ‘neighborly’ in neighbor holiday gifts

Extending warm appreciation for the "neighborliness" of our neighbors can be simple as well as heartfelt. From the guy who shares fresh tomatoes every fall to the gal who mows your part of the easement every other Saturday, and everyone in between, here are some ways to say thank you and happy holidays in a meaningful, generous and unique way.

December 09, 2015 | J'Nel Wright Deseret News | Life


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Stop and smell the cocoa

Welcome the true spirit of Christmas into your heart this season with quality time spent with family, gifts of encouragement and compassion for those in need and a smile for everyone you pass on busy shopping days. Allow ample time to stop and smell the cocoa and nibble on yummy cookies. Along with Christmas gifts and goodies, share these December holidays with your loved ones.

December 06, 2015 | | Life


3-ingredient Chocolate Chow Mein Treats are a sweet, crunchy gift for neighbors

The holidays are a great time to reconnect with people in your neighborhood and community. We all get so busy with life that we often go months or even years without seeing or visiting with the very people who live close by.

December 02, 2015 | Brenda Stanley Deseret News | Life


Book review: Series offers self-reliance ideas

Caleb Warnock’s series The Backyard Renaissance Collection includes three recently published books: “Make Your Own Cheese,” “Make Your Own Hard Lotion” and “Make Your Own Thermal Oven.”

November 23, 2015 | Rosemarie Howard Deseret News | Life


Staying healthy this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving only comes around once a year, but it can easily throw your children's healthy eating habits out the window. This year, don't let yourself or your family fall off the wagon.

November 08, 2015 | By Dr. Mark Kishel Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia | Life


Cookbook review: 'Sweets and Treats With Six Sisters' Stuff' shares more than 100 recipes, ideas

SWEETS AND TREATS WITH SIX SISTERS’ STUFF,” Shadow Mountain, $21.99, 170 pages

November 04, 2015 | Christine Rappleye Deseret News | Life


Using fall flavors of caramel, apples and cranberry

While pumpkin spice is one of the most popular fall flavors, here are a few others. Caramel apple crisp and orange cranberry nut bread add additional dimensions to your fall feasting.

November 04, 2015 | Pam McMurtry Deseret News | Life


Challenges abound for kids who've had parents in prison

Three years ago, the little girl would hide under a table when confronted with reminders that both her parents were in prison.

November 01, 2015 | The Associated Press | Life


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Kathy Bradley: Summer solstice, summer storm

At about 9 o'clock Monday night, I stood in the middle of the front yard and took in the magic. Over my right shoulder ...

June 26, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: 'Team boats' powered by horses gain popularity on the river

Note: The following is part of a series of columns exploring the use of rivers in the early history of Georgia and Bulloch County.

June 26, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Your children, teenagers don't need smart phones

Q: Our 12-year-old has a smart phone. I know you don't approve, but all - and I do mean all - of his friends have them ...

June 26, 2016 | | Life


A sweet celebration

A milestone few live to see was recognized Tuesday at Heritage Inn Health and Rehabilitation when resident Sugar Pryor celebrated her 107th birthday with family ...

June 20, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Treat Dad to a home-cooked meal

In my book, cooking a meal for someone you love is one of the greatest expressions of care and appreciation. In the South, we've ...

June 20, 2016 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: More help is needed

At any given time, most seniors are getting along well. At some point in time, however, all seniors will have problems and need help, but ...

June 19, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Enterprise explosion doesn't slow progress on Savannah River

Note: The following is part of a series of columns exploring the use of rivers in the early history of Georgia and Bulloch County.

June 19, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Raise children to make the world a better place

I recently enjoyed the privilege of seeing and hearing radio talk-show host Dennis Prager speak on the topic of happiness. He only spoke for 20 ...

June 19, 2016 | | Life


Thinking of God with Larry Sheehy: God is the perfect model of a father's love and humility

There are many figures used in Scripture to illustrate the nature of God. One of the most comforting for us, showing the caring nature of ...

June 19, 2016 | | Life


Statesboro hosts statewide daylily convention

Statesboro recently played host to a stunning display of award-winning hemerocallises. Though gardening enthusiasts may recognize that difficult-to-pronounce word, the rest of us may know ...

June 05, 2016 | By JULIE LAVENDER Herald Writer | Life


Some Kinda Good with Rebekah Faulk Lingenfelser: Welcome summertime with Blueberry Lattice Pie

I had lunch with a good friend the other day, and toward the end of our meal together, she asked, "What are you doing Sunday ...

June 05, 2016 | | Life


Bulloch History with Roger Allen: Improving navigation becomes priority on Savannah River

Note: The following is part of a series of columns exploring the use of rivers in the early history of Georgia and Bulloch County.

June 05, 2016 | | Life


Fun with the Family with Julie Lavender: Summertime, summertime — let the fun times begin

School's out for summer; let playtime begin. Hopefully your family has a list - mental or written - of lots and lots of fun activities to ...

June 05, 2016 | | Life


Parenting Advice with John Rosemond: Although world is more complex, parents need not stress

"Puzzled Grandma in the South" recently wrote to "Dear Abby" asking, "Why is there so much angst today over raising children, especially in young mothers ...

June 05, 2016 | | Life


On Aging with Dr. Roger Branch Sr.: Help from unexpected friends

Social Security retirement, Medicare and Medicaid are national programs that help senior citizens in many ways. Still, we live locally, and massive social changes have ...

June 05, 2016 | | Life


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