BYU Research

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Linking Families 
Family history gets faster as economics professor Joseph P. Price (BA ’03) and a team of skilled students run the Record
Professor Eric Eliason sits at a booth at Arctic Circle with a tray of fries, fry sauce, a pastrami burger, and a thick over-the-top milkshake.


Utah Food Lore

Eric Eliason breaks down Utah food traditions like fry sauce, scones, green jell-O, funeral potatoes, and more.


Pillars of a Happy Life

Positive psychologist Dan J. Daley (PhD ’98) helps people answer the age-old question: how can I be happy?

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In the battle over facts and fakes, insights and hot takes, how can you become a savvier consumer of information?

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Food Insecurity at College
Food insecurity at college is more prevalent than in the general population, says BYU researcher Rickelle Richards.
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No Technoference, Please!

Parents’ unhealthy social-media habits may put their children at risk.


Small Picture, Big Picture

A BYU professor pioneered new way to look at the building blocks of life.


Bone-Rumbling Sound

The sound of the Artemis I launch, with its snaps and pops, was like “40 million bowls of crackling Rice Krispies."

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See Also: Inspiring Stewardship
Three sources for building a sense of stewardship and appreciation for the earth, recommended by BYU professor.
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Austen Found

Three BYU grads turned their literary excavation of England into a love letter to Jane Austen.

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Memory Preserves 

A BYU student takes inspiration from preserving apricot jam to create art that lasts.

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Faith, Hope, Charity, and Politics 

In a time of political divisiveness and despair, how can Latter-day Saints avoid the trap of cynicism?