Today FamilySearch announced they indexed the billionth record! It took about seven years to complete the goal (FamilySearch indexing began in September 2006). To congratulate volunteers FamilySearch is giving away a free download of an indexing badge. The badge says “A billion records. A billion stories. Thanks a billion. FamilySearch.org” Anyone interested in helping FamilySearch begin their second billion records, [...]
Sally Read’s lecture about Rising Star Outreach was very interesting. Rising Star is a growing non-profit that serves the needs of those with leprosy. About half (55%) of all lepers on record live in India in dirty conditions. There are about 700 colonies of lepers in India. Interesting facts about lepers From Sally’s lecture I learned several important lessons about [...]
Here’s a list of financial reasons your family might want to move to Australia. Why move to Australia? Reason #1- All full-time jobs for Australian adults are at a livable wage. While the minimum wage in America tends to be around $7-8/hour, it’s close to double that (around $15/hour) in Australia. Reason #2- There aren’t as many slums in Australia as in [...]
The Chromebook Pixel is going to revolutionize the laptop market. I believe within 5 years Google laptops will occupy a large portion of the laptop market. When Google announced the first editions of the Google Chromebook (I have a $250 Chromebook and love it), consumers thought it was cool, but for serious techies a Mac or Windows device was the [...]
The Mayo Clinic is a major leader in the health care industry. Here’s some interesting trivia that provides insight into why the clinic has seen such incredible success and growth. Interesting facts about the Mayo Clinic How did the Mayo Clinic become so popular? While the Mayo Clinic does not have much paid advertisements, it gains its patients primarily through [...]
How to calculate how old you will live to be for most Americans is quite simple. Though statistics are not exact, they can provide a good estimate of how long you will live to be according to your lifestyle. Here are guidelines you can use to estimate your longevity. Estimating how long you will live A healthy lifestyle If you [...]
Gordon B. Hinckley didn’t get to 97 out of luck. The reasons Pres. Hinckley lived to 97 can be attributed to his healthy lifestyle. Here are four specific things President Hinckley did to maintain good health. 4 Healthy habits from Gordon B. Hinckley’s life Each day in the morning President Hinckley would perform cardio exercise for at least 15-30 minutes (treadmill or stationary bicycle). [...]
For the terminally ill, one of the hardest things to cope with is not necessarily the sickness they have, but coping with the treatments doctors and others put on them. For patients who have cancer, often the treatments are more hard to endure than the cancer itself. Hospice is a lesser-known option for terminally ill patients. Hospice allows those who [...]
Dr. Kenneth H. Cooper introduced the concept of aerobics to the world. Though aerobic exercises have existed since the beginning of man, it wasn’t until Kenneth Cooper that aerobics became popular. Here are some contributions Dr. Cooper made to the world of health and fitness. 7 Contributions Kenneth Cooper made to health and fitness He proved wrong the false notion [...]
Some people link using food stamps to obesity. Let me explain some logic behind this thinking. Why using food stamps may lead to more obesity U.S. food stamps are quite generous and often provide enough food money to buy junk food. A young family with three children might get by on $300-400 of groceries each month and prepare their own [...]
Over the last 20 years the prevalence of obesity in the USA has grown dramatically. Here are some growth trends of obesity in the United States. American obesity in 1990, 2000 and 2010 1990. In 1990 10 states in the U.S. had less than a 10% obesity prevalence. No single state had more than 15% of people who were obese. [...]
Today FamilySearch announced they indexed the billionth record! It took about seven years to complete the goal (FamilySearch indexing began in September 2006). To congratulate...
How Rising Star Outreach helps people with leprosy in India
Sally Read’s lecture about Rising Star Outreach was very interesting. Rising Star is a growing non-profit...February 26, 2013 at 11:58 pm
5 Financial reasons why families move to Australia
Here’s a list of financial reasons your family might want to move to Australia. Why move to Australia? Reason...February 25, 2013 at 4:26 pm
The Mayo Clinic is a major leader in the health care industry. Here’s some interesting trivia that provides insight into why the clinic has seen such incredible success...
The Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Draper, Utah is Utah’s next big attraction. The aquarium is expanding its facilities to have a 130,000+ square foot two story...
Good news Chromebook lovers- now you can watch Netflix movies on your Chromebook! The Google Chromebook’s inability to play Netflix videos has been one of its biggest...
On this website watch live the epic announcement Provo Mayor John Curtis will announce this afternoon at 1:30 p.m. in the Utah Valley Convention Center at 220 W. Center Street, Provo. People who want to attend the live Provo announcement can rsvp here, or simply tune in and watch the announcement live on this website. Why watch live the big Provo [...]
Last night we watched “The Testaments,” an LDS movie about when Jesus Christ visited the Americas. It was wonderful. I particularly enjoyed the last 15 minutes of The Testaments, after all the destruction and a voice is heard from Heaven introducing the Savior. Whenever I see depictions of the Savior in film it stirs my heart and helps me [...]
This morning a white SUV drove into a brick house in Provo at the intersection of 450 E and University Parkway. The SUV smashed through almost the entire length of the house before coming to a stop. The walls of two of the rooms look obliterated. One man was taken from the SUV and brought to the hospital. For more [...]
Good news Chromebook lovers- now you can watch Netflix movies on your Chromebook! The Google Chromebook’s inability to play Netflix videos has been one of its biggest drawbacks since it was released. Now Chromebook users can hook up their Chromebook to their smart TV with an HDMI cable and watch high-definition videos through Netflix streaming. I’ve owned a Chromebook now [...]
Today my wife and I learned an important lesson- that it’s OK to be different in the way we approach things. It’s OK to have different styles of teaching. While I enjoy giving lessons on the fly, without much formal preparation, my wife enjoys planning things out ahead of time. If either of us try to prepare and give a [...]
On Thursday, The LDS Church announced it completed an eight year process of making minor revisions to the scriptures. The vast majority of the changes made were to scripture study aids, while a small portion of the changes were made to the scripture text itself. Changes to the scripture text itself included minor punctuation or spelling errors. There were a [...]
For the past three months I’ve been working on a business idea. However it wasn’t until today that I felt ready and confident to incorporate. Today I found out that our business idea ED Interviews/Prepare to Serve did not make it to the top 20 in BYU’s business competition. If we had been one of the eight finalists we would [...]
I uploaded my pitch deck and executive summary for the Miller New Venture Challenge. It took longer than I expected to prepare to slides and the summary, but my wonderful wife helped me out. We worked right up until midnight. It was so nice to have the support of my wife in getting it all ready. I am so blessed! [...]