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10 Ridiculous Things That Happen At Small Town High Schools

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I was listening to Pandora yesterday and randomly–so, so randomly–Garth Brooks’ song “Friends In Low Places” came on. From the first few notes, I was instantly transported back to my rural high school gym, line dancing in a PE uniform and hating my life. But you know what? In that moment I also felt a pang of nostalgia for my tiny Oregon high school (my graduating class had a whopping 75 people in it), and I thought about all the other strange and awful and wonderful experiences I had there. So in honor of Garth Brooks and muddy trucks and parties in the woods, here are 10 ridiculous things that happen at rural, small town high schools… Keep reading »

Divorced Women Are City Dwellers

Last week, we saw that the less-populated West tends to be more man-filled than the East coast. Now, data from Australia is beginning to make us wonder whether highly populated areas, aka cities, are bad for relationships in general. According to census figures from Australia, in populations of more than 100,000 people, 12.5 percent of women and 9.6 percent of men were from broken marriages. Rural areas of 200 people or less had the lowest proportion of divorced or separated women. This raises a many questions. Is there something about city life that causes people to divorce, or are the type of people who would get divorced anyway drawn to city living? Do less people get divorced in the country because there are fewer options and you’d better stay with what you’ve got if you want anything at all? [SMH.com.au] Keep reading »

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