Shedding some light on Dec. 21, winter’s darkest day – USA TODAY

Shedding some light on Dec. 21, winter's darkest day
USA TODAY
For people who like turning points, the winter solstice ranks right up there, bringing the end of short days and the return of more sun – ever so slowly. "It's kind of a gut thing. People don't like the dark," says Deborah Byrd, editor in chief of