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Friday Roundup

submitted October 31, 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:

Decoding The Food And Drink On A Day Of The Dead Altar from NPR
Sugar skulls, tamales and spirits (the alcoholic kind) — these are things you might find on ofrendas, or altars, built this time of year to entice those who've passed to the other side back for a visit. These altars in homes and around tombstones are for Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, a tradition on Nov. 1 and 2originating in central Mexico.

Brush Up On These 10 Important Skills Many Young Adults Are Losing from Lifehack
In today’s world, we constantly rely on tools, electronics, and connected devices. Growing up in a world of ever-increasing connectivity is bound to require different skills than were needed before. Being a millennial myself, I feel many criticisms from older generations relating to this are misplaced. On the other hand, young people do stand to lose some important skills if we let new technologies completely obscure our approach to life. We might not need to know how to repair things like fences or old-time appliances, but the DIY mentality could be powerful if applied to our new devices.

The World Of Vodou: Exhibit Brings To Life A Highly-Misunderstood Religion from The Huffington Post
The real world of Haitian Vodou is hardly like what Hollywood would have us believe. For one, many depictions of the religion focus on New Orleans-based Voodoo, a related but separate set of traditions. To help understand this tradition, Chicago's Field Museum is taking a deep dive into the world of Vodou in a new exhibit running October 24, 2014 - April 26, 2015.

Nine in Ten Uninsured Unaware that the Affordable Care Act’s Second Open Enrollment Period Starts in November from KFF.org
With the second annual open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act set to begin Nov. 15, the latest Kaiser Family Foundation tracking poll finds major gaps in the awareness of the nation’s uninsured residents who are a primary target for enrollment and outreach efforts. The survey finds nine in ten (89%) of the uninsured are unaware that open enrollment begins in November — including, 76 percent who say they do not know when open enrollment begins and another 13 percent who name a start date other than November 2014.

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