Thursday, March 12, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009 Good News Stories

Five Beginners’ Steps to a Greener Home

"A RECENT search for “green home” pulled up more than 15,000 book titles. Who has time to read them all? So this week, The Green Home tracked down Eric Corey Freed, the author of “Green Building & Remodeling for Dummies,” and asked him to distill this growing cottage industry of green advice into five must-do steps."

Click here to read the five steps.

The Joy of Planting: Earth, Sun and Peas

"THIS is how I know it’s time to plant peas: the winter jasmine is blooming on the south side of our farmhouse in Maryland; the bluebirds are building their nests again in the hollows of the locust trees; and the ground, so frozen in February, has thawed."

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Less Salt Will Cut Heart Disease Rate

"You'd better start reading the sodium amounts on food packages.

If Americans reduced their salt intake by just 1 gram per day, there would be 250,000 fewer new cases of heart disease and 200,000 fewer deaths in a decade. These new statistics, announced at the American Heart Association's Annual Conference on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention, were calculated through a computer simulation of heart disease among adults in the U.S."

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Ship ministry volunteers needed

"Logos Hope, the newest and largest Operation Mobilization ship, is looking for a few good men and women. Volunteers are needed to join the team to do anything from cleaning to guiding evangelism teams."

Click here to learn more about this missions opportunity.

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