Thursday, April 2, 2009

Thursday, April 2, 2009 Good News Now Stories

Making Ends Meet in the Great Depression

"AT a time when life in America is beginning to resemble a roller-coaster ride on the way down and everyone is trying to find ways to save money, it may be instructive — both in terms of offering helpful hints and putting things in perspective — to look at how people ran their households during the Great Depression.

Back then there was little money for food, let alone new curtains, but people found ways to cope. Backyard gardens were cultivated not because of a sudden itch to eat locally grown produce, but out of necessity; homeowners did their own repairs and found ingenious ways to make their homes functional and attractive."

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Five Ways to Use Money

"If you think about it, there are really only five things you can do with money:"

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Talking in color: imaging helps social skills

"Karrie Karahalios can show a child with Asperger's Syndrome when he's lost in a conversational riff or a taciturn spouse when he doesn't speak very much.

Their voice appears on a computer terminal as vibrant colors -- red, yellow, blue, green -- the image growing in size if the voice gets louder, overlapping another color as it interrupts or abruptly narrowing with silence.

They are talking in color."

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Social and economic stability linked: G20

"The G-20 Summit leaders acknowledge that the world's economy cannot recover without social stability and protection for the most poverty-vulnerable. That is women and children, many of whom wind up being trafficked. "

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From the Desk of Billy Graham: 'My Heart Goes Out to You'

"Who looks forward to turning on the news these days? All we seem to hear about are problems. People are losing jobs and savings. A person can get depressed listening to it all, and many people are fearful."

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