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Friday Roundup

submitted November 07, 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:

Why You Should Make Time for a Long Walk This Week from Inc.
In recent years, walking has gone from a generally healthful mode of transport to a public health crusade. Why? Lately, science has shown sitting all day to be the newest public health menace, right behind Big Macs and cigarettes on the list of things that will shorten your life and damage your body.

400 Years After Death, El Greco Receives Celebration He Sought from NPR
At a small exhibit at the Historical Museum of Crete, a visiting artist gazes at an early religious painting by El Greco. "The Baptism of Christ" is a vividly colored, two-dimensional, egg tempera-on-panel work from the second half of the 16th century. But it already showed hints of the style that would later make him one of the Western world's most famous painters.

The stark difference between what poor babies and rich babies eat from The Washington Post
The difference between what the rich and poor eat in America begins long before a baby can walk, or even crawl. A team of researchers at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences found considerable differences in the solid foods babies from different socioeconomic classes were being fed. Specifically, diets high in sugar and fat were found to be associated with less educated mothers and poorer households, while diets that more closely followed infant feeding guidelines were linked to higher education and bigger bank accounts.

A Collection Of Clues To America's Educational Past from NPR
If you walk past Daniel Radcliffe's Harry Potter robe, ride the elevator up four floors, above the ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz and a family of four visiting from Cincinnati, Ohio, you'll find yourself in a long hallway that vaguely resembles a hospital walkway. The fourth floor of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History is an assortment of offices and storage rooms.

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