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The words Sweet Memories accompany a closeup of moist, gooey, carmelitas with melted chocolate chips and topped with a dollop of whipped cream.

After a move to Florida and losing a sister in 2008, BYU grad Christy Denney struggled to cope but found peace in an unexpected place: “I was in the kitchen one day making this cherry cheese pie . . . when I realized something. Being in the kitchen making family recipes made me feel like my family was in my kitchen with me. I had found my comfort.” And Denney is willing to share some comforting recipes from her food blog: carmelitas, a chocolate souffle, and hot chocolate.

Elder Holland speaks at a BYU devotional.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland and Sister Patricia Holland delivered this week’s devotional addresses. After Sister Holland’s brief testimony of God’s awareness of His children, Elder Holland shared how we can become submissive and faithful saints through the atonement of Christ. Read a summary in the Church News or watch the full addresses by Elder and Sister Holland. And here’s the devotional and forum schedule for the remainder of the winter 2022 semester.
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From piggy banks to credit cards, teaching children proper money management and budgeting habits takes both time and patience. But helping kids develop financial literacy is time well spent: a new study from BYU discovered that children who learn proper money management behavior from their parents have more fulfilling relationships with their significant others in young adulthood.
A professor and student explore a rocky landform during a field study.
In 2017 BYU President Kevin J Worthen launched an initiative to provide students with transformative educational opportunities. Since then nearly 30,000 BYU students have had opportunities to participate in mentored research, service-learning, and field studies. Watch as students from various BYU colleges share how their inspiring learning experiences have changed them and led to opportunities and growth.
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A graphic showing a US map and BYU alumni demographics like employers, degree earned, and age distribution.
It’s no surprise that, outside of Utah, California has the most BYU grads. But what degree did the majority earn? How old are they? Where do they work? Here’s a harder one: Does Washington or Idaho have more BYU grads? Or what state east of the Mississippi has the most grads? Hint: a lot of grads there have political science degrees and work for the US government. Get answers to your alumni population, degree, age, and employment questions by viewing this cool new interactive map.
A BYU student looks down at a quinoa plant in a greenhouse..
Quinoa is a miracle grain. Packed with protein, dietary fiber, and B vitamins, this tiny, spherical seed can grow in salty soils, dry landscapes, and high altitudes. And BYU researchers are working on projects in 18 countries to develop even hardier hybrids of the crop that can thrive all over the developing world.
BYU guard Shaylee Gonzales dribbles a basketball in the Marriott Center.
As a comeback BYU basketball star and upbeat social media influencer, Shaylee Gonzales is moving forward with both NIL deals and connections with fans on TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube. Go learn the facts behind these numbers: 9, 613, and 419,500.
Three young women smile as they join BYU's Walk of Life.
As part of Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemorations this week, BYU hosted the Walk of Life for students and members of the community. Take a moment to see this year’s candlelit walk across campus. Then enjoy two video messages from Martin Luther King III’s BYU visit last year: “Choose Love over Hatred” and “The World Is Counting on You.”
BYU family-life professor Chelom Leavitt in front of some bookshelves.
A relationship is like a great piece of art, says BYU family-life professor Chelom Leavitt. In a painting—and in a relationship—both light and dark hues are necessary to create a rich, beautiful masterpiece. For more from Leavitt, who also researches healthy sexuality, read her tips on how to teach your kids about sex using both research- and gospel-based information.
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