Monday, March 2, 2009

Monday, March 2, 2009 Good News Stories

From Tons of Manure, a Growth Industry

"IN almost-spring, as itchy gardeners drag out grow lights and seed-starting flats, it seems a fitting moment to trace the germ of a new and very green gardening idea. It first took root beside a reeking, unspeakable lagoon in the northwest corner of Connecticut and is blossoming sweetly nationwide. Kindly summon a gardener’s tolerance for earthy subject matter as this gritty tale unfolds:"

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Avoiding the Top Ten Mistakes Taxpayers Make

"Knowing the pitfalls of many is often the best step to ensure that you do not fall prey to otherwise might be an easy to make common mistake. By staying away from these most often repeated mistakes you will avoid much of the pain which will otherwise will be created. The most frequently committed mistakes are:"

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Report: Lead levels in kids drop

"In a stunning improvement in children's health, far fewer kids have high lead levels than 20 years ago, new government research reports - a testament to aggressive efforts to get lead out of paint, water and soil.

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12 Ways to Thrive in This Economy

"The economy is down the tubes and things are looking bleak. The mood in the U.S. hasn't seemed this gloomy since the early 1980s. Three of my friends have been laid off recently, and several more fear for their jobs. Just yesterday my wife learned that her workplace will see layoffs, and she's worried.

Lately, conversations seem to revolve around three themes: controlling career, managing money, and selling stuff. People are getting serious about financial responsibility — but is it too late? I don't think so. Here are some effective ways to deal with each of these concerns."

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Researchers find new gene responsible for ALS

"A group of scientists funded by the ALS Association have discovered a new gene responsible for cases of familial, or inherited ALS, known as Lou Gehrig's disease. "

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