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Silicon Spread

June 21, 2022 02:04 PM
For decades, the San Francisco Bay Area has been home to a majority of the leading tech companies in the US, earning the nickname Silicon Valley. In recent years, however, a growing number of those companies have left the West Coast, and tech startups are setting up headquarters in other states.
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Let the Games Begin!

March 07, 2022 01:38 PM
When the Olympic flame was ignited for the XXIV Olympic Winter Games on February 4, 2022, Beijing became the first city ever to host both the Winter and Summer Games. Fuel your Olympic knowledge with these other intriguing facts and figures.
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Food Truck Fodder

July 07, 2021 08:04 AM
The history of food trucks in the United States is nebulous. Many credit the chuck wagon of the Wild West as setting a trend that has lasted through the centuries. Chuck wagons were followed up with horse-drawn mobile diners, US Army mobile canteens, and ice cream trucks. Regardless of how they started, food trucks are à la mode.
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Learning at Home

February 23, 2021 01:33 PM
With COVID-19 forcing schools around the world to adopt modified in-person, hybrid, or fully online instruction, the idea of homeschooling is gaining momentum. While the concept of teaching children at home is certainly not new, a growing number of parents are exploring and evaluating educational options for their children.
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Coping With Covid-19

November 04, 2020 10:03 AM
On 12 March, BYU announced that classes would be canceled through March 17 and then resume completely online. This unprecedented decision came as COVID-19 reached pandemic levels. Almost every aspect of society has experienced tremendous disruption, with the world of education among the most significantly impacted.
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The Power of Videos

November 20, 2019 01:52 PM
Between scrolling through social media and searching on the web, we are bombarded with video ads every day.
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The Age of Change

March 01, 2019 08:24 AM
It’s been called the Information Age, the Computer Age, and the Digital Age, but whatever the name, the last few decades have brought a whirlwind of change. Computers combined with the internet and technology offer unprecedented access to the world. Check out these facts and figures that barely begin to tell the story.
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Falling for Foliage

October 22, 2018 02:20 PM
Apple picking, corn mazes, and pumpkin patches make fall an exciting season—and those fun activities are more glorious against the backdrop of stunning fall foliage. Despite being a desert state, Utah becomes surprisingly colorful when the leaves start changing. Take a stroll through these vibrant stats to discover more.
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Time for Travel

July 03, 2018 01:40 PM
School’s out for the summer, and a lot of us are heading for the mountains—or the beach. Summertime is when many people take family vacations, go camping, or plan road trips with friends. Regardless of the destination, travel definitely ranks high on the list of favorite summer activities.
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A Taxing Season

March 27, 2018 01:31 PM
As Benjamin Franklin aptly noted, “In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.” Might we add another inevitability—namely, the dread that for many accompanies the tax season? With Tax Day looming—April 17 this year—it’s time to break out the calculator and make sure your finances are in order.
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Class of '17 Goes to Work

November 29, 2017 01:43 PM
In business, it’s often about the numbers. At BYU Marriott School of Business, however, the bottom line adds up to a lot more than simply profits minus losses. Behind every student ID number is an individual with unique abilities, and it is part of our mission to help place these men and women of faith, character, and professional skills in jobs that launch their careers.
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Respecting Our Resources

May 11, 2017 03:17 PM
Paper or plastic? Your response to this common query at the checkout line may be a matter of personal preference, but a debate continues over which method of packaging is more eco-friendly. Before your next transaction, check out these stats related to the three Rs: reduce, reuse, and recycle.
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Out of the Office

June 03, 2016 04:27 PM
Have you ever found yourself suiting up for the office but wishing you could stay home to finish a report in your pajamas instead? You might be in luck. By some estimates, telecommuting has increased by 80 percent over the past decade. But who are these stay-at-home workers, and are they actually taking care of business?
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This is the Place for Outdoor Fun

February 10, 2016 05:01 PM
Whether you’re in the water, up a trail, or on the snow, Utah is heaven for the outdoorsy. With 82 percent of residents and nearly 15 million tourists heading outdoors each year, it’s no surprise that the industry contributes billions to the state’s economy. Explore the Beehive State’s outdoor recreation business in-depth with these adventure-inspired stats.
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Shaking Things Up

October 08, 2015 01:49 PM
Fast-casual eateries like Shake Shack and Chipotle are gobbling up the fast-food market with sizzling IPOs and serious devotion from millennials. While these newcomers are racking up social media likes, older giants are trying to reconnect with hungry people in the digital age. So until you dig into your next locally sourced and socially responsible meal, digest these fast-food numbers.
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