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:
Living Simply in a Dumpster from Epoch Times
One professor left his home for a 36-square-foot open-air box, and he is happier for it. How much does a person really need? Tucked behind the women’s residence halls in a back corner of Huston-Tillotson University’s campus in Austin, Texas, sits a green dumpster.
Celebrating the positive for children with a parent in prison from the Cape Cod Times
Friendships – we know how important and sometimes complicated they can be. Ten-year-old “Candice” has reasons to be especially aware of the complexities. On a hot August camp day as she changed into her bright pink bathing suit, this soon-to-be 4th-grader was grateful for the friends she has at Camp Amazing Grace in Sandwich. “At home,” she says, “I never hang out with kids. Like when they talk about their dad and ask where my dad is. I’m like embarrassed. He’s in jail and my mom says I’m too young to know why. In two years, he’ll get out. I know a boy who had a dad in jail. He said when his dad got out, he gave him a hug. So that’s what I’ll probably do too – give my dad a hug.”
Smartphones Are Used To Stalk, Control Domestic Abuse Victims from NPR
We've looked a lot at privacy from the Big Brother standpoint: how the National Security Agency or corporate giants like Google track us online, say for political reasons or to make money from ads. But there's another kind of privacy concern that is a lot more intimate. You could call it Little Brother, though it's really more like husbands and wives, lovers and exes who secretly watch their partners — from a distance. They are cyberstalking — using digital tools that are a lot cheaper than hiring a private detective.
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