Two from The Daily Yonder


School Enrollments: Diverse and Rising

After years of shrinking enrollments, rural school populations are on the

rise. Minority students and English Language Learners account for a high

proportion of the increase, and many of the poorest and poorest prepared

children are entering classrooms in states with the fewest resources to teach

them. . . . In the school year 2003-2004, nearly a half of all English Language

Learners (ELL) were enrolled in rural schools.


People are Moving to Already Poor, Rural Communities

There is a growing body of evidence that rural communities are poor because

poor people are moving there.

A dark matter hurricane is crashing into Earth

Giving our solar system a "slap in the face."

Surprising Science
  • A stream of galactic debris is hurtling at us, pulling dark matter along with it
  • It's traveling so quickly it's been described as a hurricane of dark matter
  • Scientists are excited to set their particle detectors at the onslffaught
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Compelling speakers do these 4 things every single time

The ability to speak clearly, succinctly, and powerfully is easier than you think

Former U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee rally at the Anaheim Convention Center on September 8, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Barbara Davidson/Getty Images)
Personal Growth

The ability to communicate effectively can make or break a person's assessment of your intelligence, competence, and authenticity.

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New study reveals what time we burn the most calories

Once again, our circadian rhythm points the way.

Photo: Victor Freitas / Unsplash
Surprising Science
  • Seven individuals were locked inside a windowless, internetless room for 37 days.
  • While at rest, they burned 130 more calories at 5 p.m. than at 5 a.m.
  • Morning time again shown not to be the best time to eat.
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