Sunday, February 1, 2009

Sunday, February 1, 2009 Good News Posts from Margaret

Learn the art of shopping

"Our economy has had a tough week. There were reports of unemployment being up in every state and more than 80,000 new job losses, stories on the expected drop of retail sales this year and the widespread peanut butter recall, which has had an effect on consumers and the food industry.

These reports can be overwhelming, and may make you feel like the situation is beyond your control. But, as the saying goes, knowledge is power. And the more information we have, the better equipped we will be to ride out this financial storm."

Click here to read the list of 50 ways to save money.

New tool predicts women's outcome in breast cancer

"Evaluating how various proteins interact in tumors can help predict a woman's chances of surviving breast cancer, allowing doctors to better tailor treatment, Canadian researchers said on Sunday."

Click here to read more about this research.

What To Do in the Garden - February

"February may well be the toughest gardening month. Thank goodness it's short. Gardeners in warm climates don't know what kind of weather to expect from day to day or from day to night. Gardeners in cold climates have put the holidays behind them and just want to see the sun shine again.

But that doesn't stop the true gardener from working on his garden. February is for planning and for seeing the first signs that spring is around the corner. And it is especially for pruning. So take advantage of those rare sunny days and get back in your garden."

Click here to read this article.

2009 Christianity Today Book Awards Announced

"For two decades, the annual Christianity Today Book Awards have recognized outstanding volumes that shed light on people, events, and ideas that shape evangelical life, thought, and mission. This year, our judging process began with 436 titles submitted by 67 publishers. CT editors selected finalists in each category, and then our expert judges sorted out the cream of the crop from 2008. Here are the 10 winners that best shed light on the people, events, and ideas that shape evangelical life, thought, and mission."

Click here to read this story.

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