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Coronavirus News

Rural Students’ Enrollment in College Drops Dramatically

December 29, 2020

Rural states face a sharp drop in student enrollment in higher education, NPR reported. States like West Virginia have seen a drop in students filling out federal forms for student aid by as much as 32%. Our thoughts on education may help drive the change. […]

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Universal Music Buys Publishing Rights to Bob Dylan Catalog

December 17, 2020

Bob Dylan sold his entire song catalog to Universal Music, “The New York Times” reported. The legendary singer-songwriter has penned more than 600 songs and their rights now belong to Universal. Dylan’s early career made him a folk music hero. […]

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Humpback Whale Surprises Tourists Near Statue of Liberty

December 16, 2020

A humpback whale was spotted in New York Harbor near the Statue of Liberty, NBC News reported. The marine mammal spent hours swimming along the city shoreline, surfacing every minute or so for breath. Long ago, whales left land and headed back to sea. […]

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Lifestyle News

Biden’s Foot Injury Underscores Importance of Exercise as We Age

December 7, 2020

President-Elect Joseph R. Biden, Jr., fractured his foot while playing with his dog, “Major,” BuzzFeed reported. Biden was taken to an orthopedic specialist where a CT scan showed hairline fractures. Tai chi improves balance and is easy exercise for all ages. […]

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Coronavirus News

Puzzle Industry Faces Shortage as the World Stays Home

November 18, 2020

Jigsaw puzzle makers face a COVID-induced shortage of product, NPR reported. Prices and complications of manufacturing puzzles are causing demand to outpace supply. Meanwhile, the classic “slider puzzle” has a secret math-based solution. […]

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