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A high school in New Mexico is experimenting with nap pods — womb-like retreats where frazzled students can rest. Research suggests it leads to calmer, less anxious teens who do better in school.

Bears do it, bats do it. So do dogs and humans. They all yawn. It's a common behavior, but why is a bit of a mystery. Researchers think yawning may perk up the brain and help with social bonding.

Here's a quick roundup of some of the mini-moments you may have missed on this week's Morning Edition.

In a New Orleans tradition dating back almost 35 years, soul singer Irma Thomas takes the stage at the Audubon Zoo to perform a special concert for fans on Mother's Day.

On Mother's Day, Youth Radio reporter Charlie Stuip reflects on the unique challenges of growing up with a young mother, and how they eventually learned to be each other's greatest support.

Teachers and students at an American university in Budapest founded by investor George Soros are bracing for the worst after the adoption of a new Hungarian law that could close the institution.

US News and World Report writer Steven Nelson discusses the case of Chelsea Manning with NPR's Mary Louise Kelly. Manning was sentenced to 35 years for leaking large amounts of government secrets.

A look ahead to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Washington, D.C. next week, and his promise of a "new beginning" in U.S.-Turkish relations.

Citizens of Iran head to the polls this week to vote for president. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with The New York Times Tehran bureau chief Thomas Erdbrink about what's at stake.

As of Sunday, Emmanuel Macron is the president of France. Macron is the youngest president in French history and he's promising to bring revolutionary change to his country.




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