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:
Church of the Nativity Undergoes Facelift via Yahoo! News
As visitors descend upon Bethlehem this holiday season, they will notice a different look for the Church of the Nativity. Wrapped in scaffolding, the basilica located at the site traditionally regarded as Jesus' birthplace is undergoing a much-needed facelift after 600 years.
Striking Minimalist Posters Reveal What It's Like To Struggle With A Mental Disorder via The Huffington Post
To combat the ever growing silence surrounding mental health struggles like depression and obsessive compulsive disorder, artist Patrick Smith chose a simple path. Draw them. His series of minimalist posters capture the essence of various personal afflictions, translating everyday conflict and pain into simple shapes and colors.
One year later, church remembers Sandy Hook victims via Episcopal Digital Network
One year after the shooting at a Connecticut elementary school where 20 children and six adults were killed, Episcopalians across the nation participated in memorial services and spoke to the need for tighter gun control.
Wisconsin Researchers: Poverty Influences Brain Development in Children via Diane Ravitch's blog
Poverty may have direct implications for important, early steps in the development of the brain, saddling children of low-income families with slower rates of growth in two key brain structures, according to researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
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