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Friday Roundup

submitted April 24, 2014 by Sue Hacker Nelson   |   comments
<h1>Friday Roundup</h1>

Each week, we highlight stories from our newsfeed on Prismatic. No account is required to see what we think is worth reading, so visit our profile often! We update it daily so there is usually something new to check out. Here is a sample of what we liked this week:

Dirty Money: A Microbial Jungle Thrives In Your Wallet from NPR
You may have heard that dollar bills harbor trace amounts of drugs. But those greenbacks in your wallet are hiding far more than cocaine and the flu. They're teeming with life.

3 Reasons Michelle Obama's 'Let's Move!' Program Is Fun for Kids by The Stir by Cafe Mom
Yesterday I was part of a group of 7 Kid Reporters who met with First Lady Michelle Obama during the 2014 White House Easter Egg Roll. We met in the White House library to talk about the program she started four years ago called Let's Move and how kids can stay healthy. As a kid, there are a lot of reasons I like this program.

Vaccines work — they've nearly wiped out these four diseases by Vox
So far, we've used vaccines to entirely wipe out two diseases: smallpox and rinderpest, which infects cattle. We've also come extremely close to eradicating polio, with less than 500 new cases annually, all in Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan.

Happy 100th, Wrigley Field: An Iconic Ballpark Through the Years from Mashable
On Wednesday, April 23, 2014, Wrigley Field — home of the Major League Baseball's Chicago Cubs — turns 100 years old, making it the second-oldest ballpark in the U.S., behind Boston's Fenway Park. Like Fenway, Wrigley has become a site of tremendous sentimental value to baseball fans, a brick-and-mortar incarnation of the game itself.

Snoopy, Garfield And Friends Go Bald For Kids With Cancer from NPR
It's not easy having cancer, especially when you're a kid. And it's even harder when that bald chemo head tells the whole world that you're sick. So Garfield, Hello Kitty and the fine-feathered cast of the movie Rio 2 are going bald, too.

Let us know which articles you liked (or didn't) in the comments!