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Friday Roundup

submitted May 16, 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:

No, this picture isn’t scandalous from The Deacon's Bench
Over the past few days, some readers have asked me what I thought of this image, showing a new clothing line for women ministers in England. Some of the response around Facebook has been brutal, with a few commentators calling it “heretical,” “scandalous” and “blasphemous.”

Why Aren't Teens Reading Like They Used To? from NPR
Harry Potter and The Hunger Games haven't been big hits for nothing. Lots of teens and adolescents still read quite a lot. But a roundup of studies, put together by the nonprofit Common Sense Media, shows a clear decline over time. Nearly half of 17-year-olds say they read for pleasure no more than one or two times a year — if that. That's way down from a decade ago.

You Have 5 Minutes to Evacuate… from the American Red Cross
Within two minutes, a firetruck is rolling down your street announcing a mandatory evacuation for the area and you have five minutes to get out of your house. You have five minutes…what do you take? 

The Mistakes We Make Communicating with Elders (and How to Fix Them) from Lifehacker
Effective communication requires you to tailor your message to your audience. When it comes to older adults, many of us tend to treat them like children, or invalids. Here are the most common mistakes we all make, and how you can avoid them.

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