Monday, February 16, 2009

Shot of the Day for February 16, 2009

Drama Queen and a Joker

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Good News for February 16 posted by Mary Beth

The Peril of Disregarding the Past: Liberalism and Conservatism

"In a recent New York Times column, David Brooks told a story that perfectly captured the divide between what I call 'traditional conservatism' and liberalism—'liberalism,' which historically is a good term, but has been perverted."

Read the rest of Chuck Colson's commentary here.

Astronomer says Texas fireball was big meteor, not debris from satellite collision

"The fireball that streaked across the sky and alarmed numerous Texas residents was likely just a big meteor and not wreckage from colliding satellites, experts said Monday."

Get the rest of the space story here.

Do you belong to Facebook, forever?

"The blogosphere is abuzz after a popular consumer affairs blog pointed out changes to Facebook's terms of use that the social networking Web site quietly made earlier this month."

Want to know more? Click here.

Nation's Oldest and Largest African-American Sorority Partners with CARE to Empower Women Worldwide

"Inspired by its century of service and mission to empower communities worldwide, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is partnering with CARE to advance the movement to end global poverty. The nation's largest and oldest sorority has made A POWERFUL NOISE Live its official event for International Women's Day."

Join the excitement by clicking here.

Amid turmoil, think long-term

"Your 401(k) plan is bloodied, the Dow keeps diving, and you're wondering what to do next. So we called Robert Glovsky, president of Mintz Levin Financial Advisors. For the past five years, Wealth Manager has selected the firm as one of the nation's top for wealth management. Forget about wealth. Right now, we'd happily take survival management."

Get the expert's advice here.

Howlin' Wolf NorthShore to open in Mandeville, LA

"The Howlin' Wolf is expanding from the Warehouse District to the far side of Lake Pontchartrain. Howlin' Wolf NorthShore is scheduled to open on Friday, March 6. The opening night is a benefit for the Mandeville police and fire departments."

Who'll be there? Click here to find out.

Good News From Mary Feb. 16, 2009

Silly Prayers

Is there such a thing as a "silly prayer"?

If you want to dialogue on a topic that has dual perspectives from those inside of the church bottle, as well as the culture reading the label on the outside of our bottle, this is it.

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Ideas on Rebuilding Your Nest Egg

I recently heard someone make a wisecrack that the only two good financial positions these days are: Cash and Fetal.

If you are a part of the human race, you are very aware that 2008 was a devastating year for investors. Now, there was a time when that wouldn’t have included most Americans. But that was then, this is now. Today’s investors aren't just the rich, Wall Street types. They are us. Today most Americans are dependent on their own investment prowess to prepare for their futures. That means most retirees don’t have the old fashioned pension plans to fall back on. And those who do are becoming increasingly concerned that those “guaranteed” nets may not be there when they lean back.

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10 Easy Ways to Get Organized

1. Hang up your keys. (Preferably by the door.)

2, Find a place for your purse, coat, gloves and other frequently used items and always keep them there.

3. Make your bed each day as soon as you crawl out of it.

Click here to read the rest of these easy ways to get organized.

Rush is on to tailor cancer care

The days of one-size-fits-all cancer treatment are numbered: A rush of new research is pointing the way to tailor chemotherapy and other care to what's written in a tumor's genes.

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Four new pennies chronicle Lincoln's rise from log cabin

The first of four new pennies chronicling Abraham Lincoln's rise from a small Kentucky cabin will be put into circulation Thursday to honor the 16th president's 200th birthday.

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Monday, February 16, 2009 Good News Stories (Margaret)

Howard O. Jones: First African-American Member of Billy Graham’s Team Shares His Story

"When Howard Jones arrived in New York City in 1957, he helped to make Billy Graham's Madison Square Garden Crusade more racially inclusive. Jones organized rallies in Harlem and Brooklyn that reached out to New York's black community."

Click here to read Howard Jones's Story

Study takes step toward erasing bad memories

"A widely available blood pressure pill could one day help people erase bad memories, perhaps treating some anxiety disorders and phobias, according to a Dutch study published on Sunday."

Click here to read about this study

Seeding the Snow

"It’s two degrees outside, and my mailbox is overflowing with lilies and tomatoes. Pictures of them, that is. Seed catalogs."

Click here to read more of Cindy Crosby's blog

Shot of the Day for February 15, 2009

Winter in Germany
By Flickr Member Ela2007