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Friday Roundup

submitted December 26, 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:

How to Roast Chestnuts on an Open Fire from The Art of Manliness
You’ve probably heard the “Christmas Song” hundreds of times in your life, and you’re well familiar with that opening line about “chestnuts roasting on an open fire.” But how many of us have actually partaken in this holiday tradition? If you’ve never had a warm roasted chestnut, you’re missing out. In today’s video I show you how to roast chestnuts on an open fire.

Choosing where to donate to charity is tough. Here's a simple guide to help. from Vox
It's the holiday season, and for many households that means it's time to decide on a charity to donate to this year. According to the Blackbaud Charitable Giving Report, 17.5 percent of charitable giving happens in December — over twice the share you'd expect if giving were spaced evenly throughout the year. If you still need to pick a cause for 2014, here are a few pointers: do your research first, give abroad, and consider just giving cash.

A Family's Long Search For Fragile X Drug Finds Frustration, Hope from NPR
For a few weeks last year, Michael Tranfaglia and Katie Clapp saw a remarkable change in their son, Andy, who'd been left autistic and intellectually disabled by fragile X syndrome. Andy, who is 25, became more social, more talkative and happier. "He was just doing incredibly well," his father says.

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