Friday, February 6, 2009

Good News From Mary Feb. 6, 2009

Genes Vs. Behavior: What Makes Us Age?

Genes play a role in your appearance as you get older, but the real villains of the wrinkles of aging involve behavioral choices such as smoking, eating, and sun exposure, a new study shows.

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Christians Post Faith Messages on London Buses

Christians are soldiering on in the battle over God's existence by putting ads on London's famous red buses urging people to have faith.

The posters are a response to an atheist campaign that told people to stop worrying about religion because God probably doesn't exist.

The Christian Party has paid 15,000 pounds ($22,000) to run ads declaring: "There definitely is a God. So join the Christian Party and enjoy your life," in red, pink and orange letters.

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Cut your grocery bill now

Running into the store to pick up a gallon of milk for tomorrow's breakfast? Don't be surprised if you end up leaving with a lot more than you planned.

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Dear Amish Diary: After Floods, Made a Quilt

The Amish do not usually expose their feelings in their diaries. Instead they note down each day’s rounds of boiling pear butter, collecting duck eggs, cleaning stables, taking sleigh rides or attending church. Once in a while dramatic events are recorded, but sometimes not by the diarists themselves.

“Our Dear son Dannie died this morning at 10 minutes after 8 o’clock,” Samuel and Annie Esh wrote as the May 31, 1912, entry in their teenage son’s worn clothbound diary. The Eshes then filled out some of the rest of the year’s pages with dutiful notes on farm life in Pennsylvania.

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National Wear Red Day promotes heart disease awareness

Anita Dunham's first heart attack started with a mysterious pain in her arm -- and, suddenly, the 34-year-old felt as if she couldn't breathe. After she got dressed, she could barely speak because the pain was so great in her arms and chest.

Dunham, who had a second heart attack in 2002, wore red Friday to spread awareness about heart disease. Now 64 years old, she said she wants women everywhere to know that heart disease, the No. 1 killer for women, can affect women in all walks of life. She and others shared their stories with CNN's

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