The best sentences we read today

--- "The consumption of the typical (median) household in a developing country would have to rise 5 to10 fold to reach that of a household at the poverty line in an OECD country."

--- "I am not an education policy wonk: I’m just judgmental."

--- "Many neuroscientists are thrilled at the possibility of studying cell clusters, no bigger than apple seeds, dubbed 'cerebral organoids.'"

--- "But Thursday evening’s call with top lawmakers is also expected to reveal few new details, since many of the participants were not able to find secure telephone lines."

--- "Apparently herding cats is as difficult as the idiom implies, because when Q service and local B service was restored an hour and 24 minutes later, the cats still had not been captured."

Lydia DePillis is a reporter focusing on labor, business, and housing. She previously worked at The New Republic and the Washington City Paper. She's from Seattle.

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