In Utah, trees are not usually the central part of our landscape. The first thing that comes to people’s minds when they think of Utah is not trees but desert.
1. Getting more sleep.
That small crescent at the base of your fingernail is called the lunula, which comes from the Latin word for “little moon.”
You’ve probably glanced directly at the sun at noon before. Whether you were trying to follow a baseball through the sky or attempting to imitate Galileo, looking into the sun isn’t an enjoyable experience.
All the buzz as this new year began was focused on the beginning of a whole new decade — a momentous event. Gone are the 20-teens and here come the 2020s!
If you’ve ever wanted to do a school program that sounds about as confusing as rocket science, Ogden High has just the thing for you.
1. “Wackee Six”
The American bison — the largest mammal in North America — was officially named the national mammal of the United States in 2016.
The average person spends about six years of his or her life dreaming.
Around the world, many are awed by the beauty of Disney films. They are inspiring, beautiful and reach audiences in ways that no other type of movie can.
My friend and I were already big fans of the first "Jumanji" movie and couldn't wait to see the new "Jumanji: The Next Level." We heard really good reviews, with people saying that it was just as good as the first one from 2017, with the same amount of humor.
1. Jewelry. It was really hard to shape stones and metal, and we never had time to finish our projects. That, and my hands always smelled like metal for hours after class!
Today, Jan. 5, is perihelion — the day during this year that the Earth is closest to the sun in its orbit.
"Star Wars: Episode IX — The Rise of Skywalker" marks the finish of the latest trilogy in the "Star Wars" universe. Theaters have been packed full with fans of the franchise, critics have been airing their griefs, and I’m here to let you know what I thought of it.
Winter is the most wonderful time of the year! The streets are aglow with beautiful lights, and everyone is happy and content with each other.
1. We never remember them after we make them.
The year 2019 is on its last legs and we can't help but look back at some of its highs and lows.
1. “The Knight Before Christmas”
Goats, crowns, brooms, steamboats and lumps of coal.
About a year ago, I attended the Community Christmas event with my sisters and friends. Community Christmas is where volunteers gather donated gifts and toys for families who can’t afford them.
Nutcrackers were traditionally given as gifts in Germany because they were considered good luck charms.
If you are looking to watch a Christmas movie that has it all — drama, romance, comedy, an awesome soundtrack and even a pet teacup pig — "Let It Snow" is a great choice.
The strawberry is unusual because it’s the only fruit that has its seeds on the outside.
Last year around Christmas time, I had a neighbor whose wife was very sick. He and my dad were good friends, and my sisters and I often went and visited him with treats, foods and other gifts.
During the winter, especially around the holidays, is a popular time to volunteer and do charity work. While it is good to volunteer all year round, it is very popular to do some sort of giving during the holidays to help the less fortunate.
History is all around in the great Bear River Valley. TX. photographer Peri Maynard, of Bear River High School, looks at places and things that offer a walk down memory lane for some or new lessons for others.
Anyone who has gone to the movies recently might have noticed a trend in the previews: they're all for movies that we’ve already seen.
Some species of owls have asymmetrical ears. Because the ears are at different heights on the bird’s head, they can better locate sounds.
As an American tradition, we celebrate Thanksgiving every November. But many Americans aren’t so certain why we observe this holiday or how Thanksgiving originated. It is a holiday that is widely celebrated, but hardly understood.
Stretching for about 4,300 miles, the Andes Mountains in South America are the world’s longest continental mountain range.
1. David from “Steelheart.” I love him; he’s so hilarious and awkward!
When school started this year, I decided to take a class that would require me to do 12 hours of community service. I wasn’t thrilled about it, but I was happy to do it to avoid taking extra classes.
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1. "Nacho Libre" — Jack Black is absolutely hilarious!
Recently, I had the opportunity to attend the Utah Wonder Women fall conference.
This fall, Vanguard Theatre Company presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning play “You Can’t Take It With You,” written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman.
If only novels could write themselves.
Water flows out of a faucet at about 2 gallons per minute.
There is enough wood in the average tree to make more than 170,000 pencils.
I’m sure we’ve all taken personality tests. There are those Buzzfeed quizzes that tell us what breakfast food we are, or what color represents our aura. These tests are lots of fun to take, even if they aren’t the most accurate or reliable.
1. "Wake Me Up When September Ends" — Green Day
The bison roundup is something that happens annually on Antelope Island. It is often called a “step back in time” by those who participate in the event, and this year’s roundup on Oct. 26 was no different.
Sure, things get a little scary around Halloween — but they can also turn pretty corny.
A horse’s hoof is made up of the same protein found in human fingernails and hair.
Amid the hubbub of this Halloween season, some people are preparing to celebrate a very different holiday: el Día de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead.
1. “Provo’s Most Eligible” — Like “The Bachelor/Bachelorette,” but the Provo version!
1. Milky Way
Many of you adults may remember "The Addams Family" from TV, or perhaps from one of its various movie remakes, but surprisingly few people have seen the musical.
More than 50 percent of Americans sleep on their side.