Sunday, March 1, 2009

Good News for March 1 (posted by Mary Beth)

Oh, behave! Embarrassing body quirks, solved

"You do right by your body, and in return you expect it to behave — but as the years go by, it can start to rebel and embarrass you on a regular basis. From excess gas to skin tags, these minor physical betrayals don't threaten your health, but they can present major challenges to your self-esteem and body image and make you feel older than you are. Fortunately, there are quick, easy solutions to these grating annoyances."

Click here for tips to overcome your body's quirks.

U2: A megaband that shows no signs of letting up

"Onstage at the Earl's Court Exhibition Center here was a glittery dress rehearsal for the annual Brit Awards, Britain's equivalent of the Grammys. Although U2 was not among the nominees, it had the opening slot for the Feb. 19 show: a live performance of the hard-riffing 'Get On Your Boots' from its new album, 'No Line on the Horizon' (Interscope). U2 had blasted the same song earlier in the month at the Grammy Awards."

Click here to read more about this enduring band.

Click here to view a clip of U2 performing 'Get On Your Boots' on the roof of the BBC Tower.

New library hailed as Mattapan's future

"Ten-year-old Kayla Maloney broke out in a wide smile as she ran her small fingers along the bindings of books stacked in the young adults section of the new Mattapan library. The fifth-grader, a voracious reader who says she often falls asleep with a book on her pillow, stopped every few steps to pull out a novel and look at the cover."

You'll find more on the story here.

Bone House to rise from ashes

"The structure – fashioned out of bones, scrap lumber, old signs and bottle caps – was a Huntsville, TX landmark. Then it burned to the ground. But owner Dan Phillips, above, says he will rebuild."

See before and after photos here.

Read the story here.

Read the back story here.

Barbie turns 50, but dolls forever young in eyes of U.S. girls

"Young girls peer into the glossy eyes of their plastic dolls and see reflections of themselves. In turn, those dolls offer a window into American culture—whether it's Tiny Tears or Bratz or the most iconic doll of all, Barbie."

Join the celebration by clicking here.

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