Earth broke the record for the shortest day since atomic clocks were invented

Earth broke the record for the shortest day since atomic clocks were invented

Earth completed its normal 24-hour rotation 1.59 milliseconds fast on June 29, breaking the record for the shortest day in modern history. (NASA) Estimated read time: 4-5 minutes ATLANTA — If you feel like there’s less time in the day, you’re correct. Scientists recorded the shortest day on Earth since the invention of the atomic … Read more

Discovery in paleontologist’s backyard reveals evidence of North America’s early humans

Discovery in paleontologist’s backyard reveals evidence of North America’s early humans

Butchering marks can be seen on the mammoth ribs. The top rib shows a fracture from blunt force impact, the middle rib shows a puncture wound and the bottom rib shows chopping marks. (Timothy Rowe et al., The University of Texas at Austin) Estimated read time: 4-5 minutes AUSTIN, Texas — The surprising discovery of … Read more

Free e-book: The silent health crisis that affects 88% of Americans

Free e-book: The silent health crisis that affects 88% of Americans

Estimated read time: 3-4 minutes Only 1 in 8 adult Americans are considered “metabolically healthy,” according to a shocking study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health. Metabolic health refers to far more than just an optimal weight or pant size, it also includes having ideal levels … Read more

LDS author shares spiritual rebirth journeys of several who can now witness to Christ’s reality in a new book

LDS author shares spiritual rebirth journeys of several who can now witness to Christ’s reality in a new book

Estimated read time: 5-6 minutes Everyone goes through hard times in life. Some go through heart-wrenching moments when it feels like things are so dark and hopeless that they just want to give up. If you’ve ever felt that level of despair, Latter-day Saint author Steven Anthony Bishop has a message for you. “The most … Read more

The Mysterious Companies Behind Costco’s Kirkland Signature and Trader Joe’s O’s

The Mysterious Companies Behind Costco’s Kirkland Signature and Trader Joe’s O’s

Costco generates nearly one-third of its sales from its Kirkland Signature label. As prices surge, store brands — also known as private labels, white labels or generic brands — have become an even more attractive option for inflation-fatigued shoppers who are looking to switch from pricier name brands. (David Paul Morris, Bloomberg/Getty Images) Estimated read … Read more

What to know if you unretire

What to know if you unretire

Kelvin Murray | Getty Images A combination of record high prices and a record number of job openings has been encouraging more retirees to go back to work. The trend, called “unretirement,” rebounded this spring to pre-pandemic levels. About two-thirds, or 68%, of retirees would consider returning to work, according to a recent CNBC All-America … Read more

Is the economy in a recession? Top economists weigh in

Is the economy in a recession?  Top economists weigh in

‘We should have an objective definition’ Officially, the NBER defines recession as “a significant decline in economic activity that is spread across the economy and lasts more than a few months.” In fact, the latest quarterly gross domestic product report, which tracks the overall health of the economy, showed a second consecutive contraction this year. … Read more

Provo filmmaker fulfilling promise to brother with Down syndrome by making him a movie star

Provo filmmaker fulfilling promise to brother with Down syndrome by making him a movie star

Luke Johnson is making his brother David Johnson a movie star in a buddy comedy highlighting parts of their lives. (Jeremy Prusso) Estimated read time: 5-6 minutes PROVO — Look out, Jack Black. There’s a new movie star in town named David Johnson, and his slapstick comedy and impeccable comedic timing might just take the … Read more

How to recession-proof your life amid economic uncertainty

How to recession-proof your life amid economic uncertainty

A sign for the New York Stock Exchange is displayed on the floor at the NYSE in New York, Wednesday, July 27. Stocks were modestly higher early Friday, on Wall Street, despite news that closely watched inflation data jumped by the most in four decades last month. (Seth Wenig, Associated Press) Estimated read time: 7-8 … Read more

Board approves policy to determine which books are appropriate for Utah school libraries

Board approves policy to determine which books are appropriate for Utah school libraries

After months of deliberation surrounding a policy to determine what book titles are or aren’t appropriate for school libraries, the Utah State Board of Education on Tuesday voted to approve a library materials model policy. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News) Estimated read time: 7-8 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — What kinds of books are — or … Read more