Living

Living

This SC captain is so popular with sharks that they come back to see him

A Hilton Head Island charter-boat fisherman has a way with sharks. He catches them, tags them for science, and puts them back on patrol. So how do the sharks react to that?

Religion

The first solar eclipse to cross America in 99 years is coming. To some, it’s an act of God.

On Monday, Aug. 21, in the middle of the day, the sky will go dark. The temperature will suddenly get several degrees colder. Birds will stop chirping and retreat to their nests. And tens of millions of people, crammed into a 60-mile-wide path that crosses from Oregon to South Carolina, will stand in America looking up at the sky. It’s easy to understand why many people will view this as an act of God.

Home & Garden

On Gardening: Emperor's candlestick, a nostalgic trip to the islands

I was working on a magazine piece this week on nostalgia gardening. While we tend to think of nostalgia gardening as being related to growing something that is heirloom or antique it can also be considered a plant that mentally transports you back to another time or place. One plant that instantly does that is the Emperor's candlestick, Senna alata formerly Cassia alata.

Family

Chatting with the cast of the new 'Power Rangers' movie

Recently, we saw the new "Power Rangers" movie. The movie started by explaining the history of the Power Rangers and how they came to be Power Rangers. Jason (the Red Ranger, played by Dacre Montgomery), Billy (Blue, RJ Cyler), Trini (Yellow, Becky G.), Zack (Black, Ludi Lin) and (Pink, Naomi Scott) are high school students in the town of Angel Grove. Each of the characters has a unique personality and is not accepted by their peers. They all have problems or insecurities that prevent them from being too friendly and outgoing.

Books

Book review: 'Children of Eden'

Internet phenomenon and YouTube personality Joey Graceffa has been telling stories in his videos for several years. He is the author of a memoir "In Real Life," and now a teen novel, "Children of Eden" (Keywords Press).

Family

Game tips: 'Mario Kart 8 Deluxe' releases this April

"Mario Kart 8 Deluxe," the Nintendo Switch version of the popular Nintendo racer, is coming to the Switch on April 28. Nintendo has finally let loose some additional details spelling out exactly what kind of new content we can expect to see from the game when it finally makes its debut on the latest console and handheld hybrid from the big N.

Family

Parents @ Play: It's all connected

Whether you're putting together a puzzle, building a tower, looking for a new job, or just hanging out with your kids, life is all about connections. This week, we reviewed four unique ways you and your family can use physical connections to build stronger emotional ones.

Videos

Basic truffles with Bruges Chocolaterie

Susan Ardis sardis@thestate.com
Basic truffles with Bruges Chocolaterie 4:47

Basic truffles with Bruges Chocolaterie

Making soup at The Other Store deli 5:32

Making soup at The Other Store deli

How to quickly dehead shrimp 0:46

How to quickly dehead shrimp

How you can join Columbia's community gardens 1:51

How you can join Columbia's community gardens