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2/7/12
 
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On GHNewsroom.com

WAKE UP CALL!: Facebook bad for your mental health?
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/blogs/idea-lab/x1341763120/Tuesdays-Wake-Up-Call-Facebook-bad-for-your-mental-health

STORY IDEAS: 7 for Valentine's Day
http://www.ghnewsroom.com/top%20stories/x353811399/7-Valentines-story-ideas


Niche

NASCAR SEASON PREVIEW SECTION: What's behind champ Tony Stewart's drive; will the Busch brothers behave; what Kahne will bring to Hendrick
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1087082543/2012-NASCAR-Preview-On-the-edge

KIDZBUZZ: Make a box for your school valentines
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x132494370/Weekly-Health-page-Show-some-love

MONEY & INVESTING: Content from The Street on preparing for retirement, stocks to watch in 2012, household expenses to cut and more
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x870487012/2012-Money-Investing-magazine-Enjoy-your-retirement

SPRING BOOMERS: The benefits of yoga, get better sleep, safer spring cleaning
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x255283590/Spring-Boomers-magazine-Yoga

TAX PREP PAGES: 9 common tax mistakes; deductions to take advantage of
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ghns_pages/x1980196569/Tax-Prep-Time-2012


The Street

APPS: Angry Birds crashing? There's a test for that -- Companies helping brands test their mobile apps before launch are growing in importance. By Olivia Oran, The Street
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1085184251/Angry-Birds-Crashing-Theres-a-Test-for-That

BANKING: Online banking on the rise, with one exception -- Security concerns stand in the way of full adoption of paying bills via online banking. By Brian O'Connell, The Street
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1085184253/Online-Banking-on-the-Rise-With-One-Exception

APPLE: What exactly will be in the Apple TV? -- Investors are keen to hear more about the Apple TV. Here's a roundup of what the technology might offer. By Chris Ciaccia, The Street
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x1085184255/What-Exactly-Will-Be-In-the-Apple-TV

RETIREMENT: Future of retirement: surprisingly optimistic -- Living longer means new changes, challenges and strategies for your retirement. By Joe Mont, The Street
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x183256386/Future-of-Retirement-Surprisingly-Optimistic

TWITTER: Twitter is more addictive than cigarettes -- A study from the University of Chicago shows that social media is more addicting than cigarettes or alcohol. By Chris Ciaccia, The Street
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business/x183256128/Twitter-Is-More-Addictive-Than-Cigarettes

Find more news from The Street at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/news/business


Lifestyles

FAMILY TIME: Your dog's good looks start from the inside out - Weekly family rail, with dog-care tips, a review of "Zero to Hero" and more. By GHNS.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1622354512/Family-Time-Your-dogs-good-looks-start-from-the-inside-out
* Localization tip: Any of the first three items can be localized – ask a local family counselor to provide a tip of the week, ask movie-going parents to give reviews of movies or ask youngsters to send in book reviews.

KENT BUSH: Dawit can already taste the cake - It seems like several times a week I am reminded of how much change Dawit has endured. A year ago, my wife and I were boarding a plane headed back for Kansas after getting to meet our 4-year-old son and completing the court work and getting other sundry details in order in preparation for a return in June to take custody of him. By Kent Bush, Augusta, Kan.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x1341763610/Kent-Bush-Dawit-can-already-taste-the-cake

LORETTA LAROCHE: Your kid is not the king, so teach him patience  -- I’ve been in restaurants where kids are playing, racing around the tables, while the parents simply smile without saying a word. After all, the kids shouldn’t be bored! The Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/family/x962215915/Loretta-LaRoche-Your-kid-is-not-the-king-so-teach-him-patience

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Candy by the numbers -- weekly Food for Thought with candy facts for Valentine's Day, a recipe for Chocolate Cake Sundae and more. GHNS
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x392614171/Food-for-Thought-Candy-by-the-numbers

JUDI LEAMING: Reasons to celebrate molasses and chocolate this week -- There are two reasons to celebrate this week: Feb. 8 is National Molasses Bar Cookie Day, and on Feb. 9, we will certainly want to applaud the founding of the Hershey’s Chocolate Company. Dover Post (De.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/food/x962218048/Judi-Leaming-Reasons-to-celebrate-molasses-and-chocolate-this-week

JUDI LEAMING: Plenty of healthy reasons to love carrots -- “A carrot a day keeps poor eyesight away …” Those of us who were raised in the 1940s may remember hearing our parents say this, or something like it. The recipes that follow offer you suggestions for working carrots into your regular menu planning. Dover Post (De.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/food/x962218098/Judi-Leaming-Plenty-of-healthy-reasons-to-love-carrots

TRAVEL: Spellman Museum of Stamps displays mini works of art, history -- Inside the Spellman Museum, the world’s first stamp is on display, an 1840 1-cent stamp with the image of Queen Victoria. Also on display is the first American stamp, an 1847 5-cent image of Benjamin Franklin. Jody Feinberg/ The Patriot Ledger  (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/family/x1341763615/Travel-Spellman-Museum-of-Stamps-displays-mini-works-of-art-history
*Poll idea: Do you have a stamp collection?

PETER COSTA: Madonna provides laughter that is balm to Patriots' Super Bowl loss -- As a lifelong Pats fan, the desire to try to laugh has never been greater than after the New England Patriots’ second heartbreaking loss to the New York Giants in the final minutes of the Super Bowl. Thank goodness for Madonna. Wicked Local Lincoln (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x962217989/Peter-Costa-Madonna-provides-laughter-that-is-balm-to-Patriots-Super-Bowl-loss
*Poll idea: Did you like Madonna's Super Bowl halftime show?

More in food and family at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle


Entertainment

PETER CHIANCA: Newspaper flicks worth stopping the presses for - Reporters and editors have been characters in movies for as long as there have been movies, and for a good reason: because most screenwriters are disgruntled former reporters. By Peter Chianca, North of Boston.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment/x720910444/Peter-Chianca-Newspaper-flicks-worth-stopping-the-presses-for

PETER CHIANCA: Liz Frame and the Kickers stir up tough tales of heartbreak -- Liz Frame has been kicking around the local music scene for a while in Boston. “Sooner,” released late last year on CDBY, offers a cavalcade of tough, damaged, heartbroken and heartbreaking characters. Wicked Local North of Boston
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/entertainment/x962215921/Peter-Chianca-Liz-Frame-and-the-Kickers-stir-up-tough-tales-of-heartbreak

'JOURNEY 2' MOVIE: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson finds himself on a 'Journey'  -- Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson gets to do a little bit of everything in his newest starring role, as a tough and stern but caring and good-humored stepfather to troubled teen Josh Hutcherson in “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,” which opens Friday. Ed Symkus/ For The Patriot Ledger (Mass.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/entertainment/x720910694/Dwayne-The-Rock-Johnson-finds-himself-on-a-Journey

More in movies and music at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/entertainment


Opinions

AMY GEHRT: Komen controversy very disappointing - The nation’s largest breast-cancer charity has found itself engulfed in a political firestorm from which it is still struggling to recover. By Amy Gehrt, Pekin, Ill.
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/opinions/x574393553/Amy-Gehrt-Komen-controversy-very-disappointing
* Poll idea: Ask if you think Komen should have severed ties with Planned Parenthood.

JARED OLAR: Politics in an alternate reality -- He continued, “If the Commerce Clause gives the federal government the authority to require American citizens to buy health insurance, then surely Congress can require that delis sell pork. Pekin Daily Times (Ill.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/ebyline/opinions/x720908514/Jared-Olar-Politics-in-an-alternate-reality

More in columns and cartoons at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/opinions


Sports

PAUL JANNACE: Brady, Belichick have a ‘but’ on their resumes now -- Tom Brady and Bill Belichick can already get sized for their yellow jackets.?Their Hall of Fame legacies are safe, but .... And that’s what happened to both of them Sunday night in Indianapolis. Daily Reporter (N.Y.)
http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/features/x720910642/Paul-Jannace-Brady-Belichick-have-a-but-on-their-resumes-now

More in NFL and outdoors at http://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/sports