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Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

Here are the best quotes we heard from our sources today. (Click through to read the full stories.)

Baldomero “Baldo” Hernandez, principal of Westside Elementary (pictured above) in Five Points, California: “Drought is like a cancer. It kills you slowly.”

Joan Williams,  director of the Center for WorkLife Law at U.C. Hastings:“Men really do want work-life balance. They are just as dissatisfied [as women] with these all-or-nothing jobs, and they are leaving.”

Marina Elliott, a Ph.D. student at Simon Fraser University and a member of the team that discovered Homo naledi: “I was predisposed to extreme environments. Telling me that I’d have to do climbing, that it would be underground, and that it would be strange and potentially dangerous… it appealed.”

(Previous quotes from our sources here.)