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Friday Roundup

submitted August 29, 2014 by Sue Hacker Nelson   |   comments
<h1>Friday Roundup</h1>

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:

Ancient Mayan cities uncovered in Mexican jungle from CBC News
Archaeologists have found two ancient Mayan cities hidden in the jungle of southeastern Mexico, and the lead researcher says he believes there are "dozens" more to be found in the region.

Happy 98th Birthday to the National Park Service from Whitehouse.gov
From our spacious skies and fruited plains to our purple mountain majesties, the United States boasts some of the world's most breathtaking natural lands. On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson created the National Park Service to formally protect and preserve these lands so people all over the world could experience America's historic beauty and heritage for years to come.

More Schools Consider Later Start Times For Teenagers from the Wall Street Journal
At the pediatric sleep disorder center at Seattle Children's Hospital, Maida Chen sees many teenage patients with a common problem. "Easily 90% of them, part of their problem is insufficient sleep," said Dr. Chen, director of the center and also an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. "It's not that they have a sleeping problem but it's that they're not sleeping enough."

Churches must provide a space where people are free to be themselves from Religion News Service
On Sundays, churchgoers gather inside congregations that are remarkably monochromatic. Whites with whites, blacks with blacks, Latinos with Latinos, Koreans with Koreans, and so on. This phenomenon, however, is more than discomfort with diversity. It is also a search for safety. In the historic black church, for example, worshippers can assert the dignity and worth that a white society denies them. For three hours on Sunday, the need to avoid offending whites doesn’t govern their lives.

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