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Friday Roundup

submitted October 10, 2014 by Sue Hacker Nelson   |   comments

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:

Some People Are Born Java Junkies, Study Suggests from WebMD
Folks who chug lots of coffee may have their genetics to thank for their java cravings, a new study says. Researchers have linked six genes to a person's coffee consumption. All of the genes are related to the body's response to caffeine, according to the study.

Son of a Wife Beater: Behind the Curtains of Domestic Violence from The Huffington Post
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and recent news of domestic violence charges against NFL stars Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson has touched me on a personal level. Although I've never met them, their stories of abuse are all too familiar. It resembles what I'd witnessed as a kid in my own family.

The rich got richer while the poor gave more to charity from The Episcopal Cafe
Danielle Kurtzleben of Vox writes: [D]uring the downturn and recovery, the poorest Americans upped their charitable giving. Meanwhile, the highest-income people gave less and less, the Chronicle of Philanthropy reported this week.

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