Jessica Ivins

BYU study shows excessive social media use puts teen girls at higher risk for suicide

BYU study shows excessive social media use puts teen girls at higher risk for suicide

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Mar 3rd - 7:36pm

The author of a recent BYU study shares tips and practices on how to reduce girls' risk of suicide.
Provo couple opens bakery specializing in gut-friendly bread

Provo couple opens bakery specializing in gut-friendly bread

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Feb 26th - 8:01pm

A new Provo bakery is serving up loads of charm, delicious smells and a recipe that aims to help people with food-related health issues enjoy bread again.
Stranger gifts new basketball hoop to boy who used trash can for practice

Stranger gifts new basketball hoop to boy who used trash can for practice

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Feb 24th - 12:14pm

A Louisiana man scored big points in the kindness department when he noticed a young boy shooting hoops into a trash can and decided to gift him the real thing. Devin Hinkston talked to KSL.com about how surprised he was when his gesture garnered national attention.
Pre-K teacher in Missouri donates kidney to 5-year-old student

Pre-K teacher in Missouri donates kidney to 5-year-old student

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 8:29pm

It's a well-established fact that teachers are everyday heroes for all they do for the students in their classrooms. But one prekindergarten teacher went above and beyond when she gave her 5-year-old student the gift of a lifetime: her kidney.
Texans brave frigid temps to save thousands of sea turtles amidst deadly arctic storm

Texans brave frigid temps to save thousands of sea turtles amidst deadly arctic storm

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Feb 18th - 8:51pm

As much of Texas hunkers down in the midst of a record-breaking arctic storm, dozens of people are braving the frigid temperatures to rescue one of the Lone Star state's most vulnerable creatures: the endangered sea turtle.
Viral 'Gorilla Glue girl' to donate $20K from GoFundMe to charity

Viral 'Gorilla Glue girl' to donate $20K from GoFundMe to charity

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Feb 17th - 8:52pm

After a woman's attempts to remove Gorilla Glue from her hair following a botched hairstyle attempt went viral, supporters raised nearly $24,000 for her medical care. Now, she's giving the majority of that money to charity.
Nonprofit to fly nearly 200 rescued pets from Puerto Rico for Valentine's Day

Nonprofit to fly nearly 200 rescued pets from Puerto Rico for Valentine's Day

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Feb 12th - 9:11pm

Love is in the air! This Valentine's weekend, more than 190 rescue animals from Puerto Rico will be flying their way into the hearts and homes of their new two-legged soul mates in the U.S.
Teen Chick-fil-A employee wins car at company party, gifts it to co-worker

Teen Chick-fil-A employee wins car at company party, gifts it to co-worker

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Feb 11th - 12:44pm

When a teenage Chick-fil-A employee won a new car in a company raffle, she knew it would be "her pleasure" to gift it to her close friend and co-worker who needed it more.
Meditating cat helps children cope with abuse, trauma

Meditating cat helps children cope with abuse, trauma

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Feb 9th - 8:42pm

A unique trauma counselor is helping children in Pittsburgh find healing through a special form of meditation, and the consensus is in: she's the cat's meow.
Viral tweet prompts surge in cookie sales for Girl Scout troop experiencing homelessness

Viral tweet prompts surge in cookie sales for Girl Scout troop experiencing homelessness

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Feb 8th - 10:48am

There's perhaps no better way to beat the winter blues than to indulge in your favorite Girl Scout cookies, and this year your splurge can help a cause that is extra sweet.
Utah County sisters give birth to babies on same day, hours apart

Utah County sisters give birth to babies on same day, hours apart

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Feb 2nd - 8:32pm

Sisters share many things through the years, but one pair of Utah County women never could have guessed that they'd be delivering their babies on the same day in the very same hospital.
10-year-old GameStop investor celebrates sudden windfall

10-year-old GameStop investor celebrates sudden windfall

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Feb 2nd - 7:31pm

While his classmates practiced their multiplication tables, one fifth grader watched his investment portfolio grow by more than 5,000% almost overnight.
Kraft offering up hot pink, candy-flavored mac 'n' cheese for Valentine's Day

Kraft offering up hot pink, candy-flavored mac 'n' cheese for Valentine's Day

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Jan 27th - 8:22pm

Attention all macaroni and cheese lovers: This Valentine's Day is about to get a heavy dose of sweetness.
Viral video shows teens teaching 5-year-old birthday boy with autism to skateboard

Viral video shows teens teaching 5-year-old birthday boy with autism to skateboard

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Apr 2nd - 12:47pm

A group of New Jersey teens are being hailed as heroes by the mother of a little boy with autism after they approached her son at a skate park on his birthday and took him under their wing.
WWII vet asks for 100 cards on 100th birthday, receives thousands instead

WWII vet asks for 100 cards on 100th birthday, receives thousands instead

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Mar 1st - 11:02am

A World War II veteran had one wish for his 100th birthday: to receive 100 cards in the mail. With a bit of help from social media, thousands of people have come together to make his wish come true in a big way.
Teen brings baseball team to dying grandma's backyard so she could watch him play one last time

Teen brings baseball team to dying grandma's backyard so she could watch him play one last time

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Apr 19th - 8:20am

An Illinois grandmother rarely missed any of her grandson's baseball games. But when she received a terminal cancer diagnosis that would keep her from attending his first college game, her grandson brought the game to her.
Failed engagement inspires 'heartbroken' man to offer ring to couple in need

Failed engagement inspires 'heartbroken' man to offer ring to couple in need

Jessica Ivins, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Mar 13th - 11:52am

When a Virginia man picked out a diamond ring, he expected to give it to the woman he loved. But when that relationship ended before the proposal, he sought to ease his heartbreak by offering the ring to a couple who couldn't afford one of their own.