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Turns out relationships are not just good for us spiritually and emotionally; they are also good for us physically, according to BYU experts. The big reveal: social disconnection has more of a health impact than problems like obesity, alcoholism, or pollution. Read behind the headlines of COVID-19 to learn how to combat another far-reaching health crisis: the shadow pandemic of loneliness.
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It’s fall and time for students and teachers to gather on campus after five months away. The work to slow the spread of COVID-19 has meant moving some in-person events into the digital realm, including new student orientation with BYU president Kevin J Worthen and fall BYU Arts performances. In addition to required mask wearing and virus testing, BYU students and staff will use the Healthy Together App for daily checkups and to locate resources as needed.
3 acre estate lots in the heart of Midway. If you thought it was beautiful from the Provo side, you should see the back!
Football head coach Kalani Sitake, wearing a black face mask, talks with his players at fall camp.
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BYU Admissions is coming to your town! Well, virtually. This fall prospective students and their parents can learn about BYU and how to apply from Admissions’ livestreams. Broadcasts start Aug. 26—the day applications open—and continue with regional broadcasts throughout the fall. Check to see the schedule and to register for your event.

3 acre estate lots in the heart of Midway. If you thought it was beautiful from the Provo side, you should see the back!
Planetary scientist and BYU geology professor Jani Radebaugh near some sunlit sand dunes.
NASA’s Dragonfly Mission will reach Saturn’s moon Titan in 2034, and planetary scientist and geology professor Jani Radebaugh cannot wait to see what the quadcopter Dragonfly discovers. Her most-hoped-for find? A handful of sand. While she waits, Radebaugh is studying the sand dunes of Earth.
BYU mascot Cosmo Cougar sits on a comfy couch, using a laptop to take a quiz. Dismayed at what he sees, he grasps his forehead with gloved hands.
Up your trivia game by learning the answers to all of the questions that BYU grad Ken Jennings missed on his way to winning Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time tournament. Then jump to the bottom to test your knowledge of BYU trivia, including Creamery flavors, famous alumni, and campus traditions with BYU Magazine’s True Blue Cougar Quiz.
Bold handwritten text in all caps reads When Women Don't Speak with the word Don't marked out.
BYU Magazine’s most-read and -shared article covers groundbreaking research conducted by a trio of BYU professors. After years of analysis, working to learn what it takes for a woman to really be heard and treated as competent and influential, the researchers came to this conclusion: having a seat at the table does not mean having a voice. What can be done? Read the findings and learn ways both men and women can elevate women’s voices.
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When BYU grads Matthew and Pamela Marostica moved from Utah to Berkeley, California, they joked about taking Jell-O salad to a cultural potluck but opted to share baked polenta instead. The big score, however, was bringing home the recipe for jicama mango salad from their daughter’s Mexican-American teacher, Dora. Now you can add it to your summer menu, pairing nicely with Matthew’s pork chop marinade.
Virtual video vocalists and intrumentalists perform Nearer, My God, to Thee in a digitally rendered cathedral
Six years ago BYU Vocal Point released its arrangement of “Nearer My God to Thee,” which now has more than 27 million views on YouTube. This month, they went big again with the same hymn, but this time involved more than 800 performers from 55 countries. Watch their latest performance rendered in a virtual 3D cathedral, then learn the history of the hymn and how this year’s collaboration came to be.
Super YouTuber Mark Rober in a metal cage underwater with a swarm of sharks swimming around him. The test reads This is certifiably insane!
Last year BYU grad and top YouTuber Mark Rober busted the movie myth that a few drops of human blood in the water can attract sharks and start a feeding frenzy. Now, after being held back by a positive COVID-19 result and travel restrictions, Rober finally makes it to the Bahamas, gets in the water, and learns if sharks prefer fish blood to human blood.
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