GateHouse News Service National Budget
For 7/27/10 editions
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BACK TO SCHOOL TAB: Tips on cyberbullying, when homework help is too much and how to tell whether your child has a learning disability
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AUGUST FAMILY: Latest magazine has tips on taking perfect pictures, summer fruit recipes and more
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Summer tomatoes with simple dressing -- Weekly food rail, with an easy recipe for Mediterranean tomatoes, how to prevent overcooked chicken on the grill, the latest from The Beer Nut and more.
COUCH-SURFING: Have couch, will travel ... for less -- Social network CouchSurfing.com puts travelers or “surfers” in contact with willing hosts all over the globe. According to a spokesman, the site that launched in 2004 will register its two millionth user this month. By Steven Spearie of the State Journal-Register.
*To localize: Speak to couch surfers in your community. Why do they open their homes to travelers? Where have they visited?*
SHAKERS: Shaker village preserves religious group's legacy, offers lessons for today -- Many people come to the living history museum in Pittsfield, Mass., out of curiosity about a communal, celibate religious group that thrived in the first half of the 1800s but has only a few living members today. By Jody Feinberg of The Patriot Ledger.
BUDGET NUPITALS: How to save money on your wedding day -- Melissa and Robert Amos of Uniontown, Ohio, could have spent thousands of dollars on their wedding. They spent $20. By Saimi Bergmann of The Repository.
*To localize: Include information about marriage license costs in your county, whether there is a waiting period, and any other rules. Are there low-cost wedding options in your community?*
DIANNE MCDONALD: Take the road less traveled -- Five kids, one boyfriend (my daughter’s, not mine!) and one husband stuffed in the truck for a long road trip sounds like a recipe for disaster. With heavy doses of laughter, we survived the chaos of sharing close quarters with teens and toddlers.
SENIOR SAVVY: Remembering with Dad -- "The Best Friends Book of Alzheimer's Activities" is a good resource with many ideas for activities for elders with memory loss. There are two volumes. By Debbie Gitner and Linda Sullivan.
PHYSICIAN FOCUS: Too much sun is hazardous to your health -- For physicians who constantly warn patients about skin cancer, a recent poll by the Marist Institute for Public Opinion brought some disturbing news: Only one-fifth of Americans use sunscreen before going outdoors during the summer, and another one-third wear it for only a few days during the season. By Dr. Louis Kuchnir.
DR. JEFF HERSH: Changes and challenges in health care -- In my 500th column today I want to look back on the changes in medicine since my first column more than 10 years ago.
DR. MURRAY FEINGOLD: The emotions of aging -- Emotional health is just as important as physical health. Many factors impact a person's emotional state, including genetic and psychiatric factors. However, there are also some less complicated issues that play a role in the emotions of an individual. Birthdays are one of them.
DARIN ST. GEORGE: Too much of a good thing -- When is "too much" an issue in fitness and nutrition? I would wager that there are many areas where "too much" can lead one down the wrong path, so let's identify a couple of those situations here.
FAMILY TIME: Save big on back-to-school supplies - Weekly family column, with shopping tips to save big on back-to-school supplies, a review of “Ramona and Beezus” and more.
KENT BUSH: Taking advantage of teachable moments - I feel a little bit sorry for my son. With me, everything can become a lesson. I believe in teachable moments. You can learn a lot by being told how things work. But in my opinion, there is no substitute for actually seeing those words applied.
BIKING: Frank Forrest: It’s time to rediscover the joys of bicycling - Seeing another adult biking is almost on par with spotting the yeti. Even kids of this coddled generation are few and far between, especially compared to growing up decades ago when we biked everywhere (instilling a love of bike riding I carry to this day).
GRANLUND CARTOON: Tony Hayward's pension fund
GRANLUND CARTOON: Underage gambling
PAUL A. EISENSTEIN: Mini SUV roomy, peppy -- Since Mini made its U.S. debut in 2002, BMW’s British brand has handily outperformed expectations. It’s also grown a bit in terms of lineup. But is a larger car still capable of being a Mini? That’s a question that sent us scurrying to Hamburg, Germany, to test-drive the maker’s latest addition.
National budget 7.27.10
GateHouse News Service National Budget