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WAKE UP CALL!: Most stressful jobs
LEDE: Follow our second GH leadership seminar this week
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MOTHER'S DAY CALLOUT: For readers' photos of them and their moms
SUMMER COOKBOOK: Grilled entrees, fruit and veggie dishes, cool desserts
FLAG DAY PAGE: 10 facts you may not have known
PROM CALLOUT: For readers' photos
MAY RADARFROG COUPON BOOK: Grad parties for less, frugal at the farmers market
MAY RADARFROG PAGE: Moving on a budget
MEMORIAL DAY PAGE: Helping children of fallen soldiers
FARM LIVING: Small-farm success stories, a look at vertical farming
SALUTE TO NURSES PACKAGE: A page and marketing collateral for the May celebration
MOTHER'S DAY PAGE: Jewelry for mom
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER PAGE: About the holiday, May 5
FAMILY TIME: Feed kids' creativity with fun garden ideas - Weekly family rail, with tips on kids and gardening, a review of "Rio" and more. By GHNS.
* 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.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Salty facts -- weekly Food for Thought with items on varieties of salt, a recipe for Delightful Chicken, a review of Develey Curry Ketchup and more. By GHNS
VEGGIE GARDEN: How to choose a vegetable garden site - Planning a vegetable garden this year? Here's what you should know. By Pam Adams, Peoria, Ill.
DAVID ROBSON: Balancing nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium in the garden -- Add nitrogen, and we can watch plants grow. When phosphorus and potassium –– abbreviated P and K –– are deficient, the plant just sits there. When lacking nitrogen, at least the plant turns yellow. When P and K are low, on the other hand, the plant stays green. State Journal-Register (Ill.)
EPILEPSY: Physician Focus: Explaining epilepsy - Epilepsy is the third most common neurological disorder in the United States, after Alzheimer's disease and stroke, yet it is still somewhat of a mystery to many. By Dr. Andrew Blum and Dr. Catherine Phillips, MetroWest, Mass.
SPRING ALLERGIES: Steve Bernardi and Dr. Gary Kracoff: Natural remedies for spring allergies -- Histaminum are homeopathic pellets that can be placed under the tongue that also reduce symptoms. Another product that relieves symptoms and provides comfort is a special preparation just for people with mold allergies called Allergy Atlantic Mold Mix. MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
DR. JEFF HERSH: Chicken pox dangerous for mom and baby - Q: My friend's wife is pregnant and just came down with the chicken pox. Is this serious? By Dr. Jeff Hersh, MetroWest, Mass.
DR. MURRAY FEINGOLD: What to do if you're unhappy with plastic surgery results -- Do patients have any recourse if they think the results are not what they expected or not what was promised? Patients can file a malpractice lawsuit if the physician made medical errors, but what can be done if the patient just doesn’t like the results? MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
* Poll idea: Are you happy or unhappy with your plastic surgery results?
DR. GAYLE JENNINGS: Is diet soda bad for you? -- The consumption of diet soft drinks has elicited much attention recently, and it likely will for more time to come. Is it a good beverage choice? Does it cause someone to eat more? How safe are artificial sweeteners? These are among many questions that abound when it comes to diet soft drinks. State Journal-Register (Ill.)
MOLLY SUHADOLNIK: Choose a motivator for workouts -- Why do you workout? Do you have any goals, or are you just doing it to say you workout? Are you actually doing any good in the gym, or just going through the motions and maintaining your fitness level? State Journal-Register (Ill.)
* Breakout idea: List local races, triathlons and marathons.
DANNY HENLEY: Keys to a long life - Live long and prosper. The key question is: How does one achieve long life and prosperity? In some cultures someone my age - 55 - would have already been told to go sit on an ice flow and wait for either death or a hungry polar bear to find me. In this society, while I may be considered long of tooth in some circles, most people consider me middle aged, at least as long as my senility moments are not too obvious. (Why did I get out of my chair?) By Danny Henley, Hannibal, Mo.
* Callout idea: Ask readers what their tips are for a long life.
KENT BUSH: Sometimes faith needs a helping hand -- I had a chance to visit both of my favorite churches in Chickasha, Okla., on Easter. We went to First Baptist with my family like normal. But I also had the chance to attend a sunrise service at a church my friend has recently planted in Chickasha. Augusta Gazette (Kan.)
PATTY MCPHERSON: How to get an organized life -- Not everyone loves organizing. We’re not all planners or neat freaks. (Selfishly, I am sort of glad about that or I wouldn’t work as much). Every household encounters some obstacles to organization. But getting organized is an investment of time and energy that pays off in every facet of life, which is why it is so worth it. MetroWest Daily News (Mass.)
MOZART: Author Roye E. Wates is mad about Mozart - Roye E. Wates, a professor of music at Boston University, wrote the recently published book “Mozart: An Introduction to the Music, the Man and the Myths.” Written in an easy, conversational style, the book is intended for relative newcomers to Mozart who want to dig a little deeper. Wates says the book was needed because there’s so much misinformation about Mozart, in part because of the popular film “Amadeus.” By Alexander Stevens, Wicked Local, Mass.
GRANLUND CARTOON: Summer job competition. By Dave Granlund, GHNS cartoonist.
BRITT CARTOON: Kiss is getting old. By Chris Britt, Springfield, Ill.
AMY GEHRT: Donald Trump for president? -- Trump boasts of his business prowess, but his companies have a long history of filing for bankruptcy — moves Trump has attempted to defend as smart business strategies, even as he tries to distance himself from his failures by placing blame on others. Pekin Daily Times (Ill.)
DIAMOND DIRT: Don't just add postseason teams, restructure the major leagues - It appears to be more and more imminent that baseball will expand from eight teams to 10 teams in 2012 for the postseason. And that’s great. A more competitive chance for teams to make it to the World Series can really pave the way for some great baseball history. But while Commissioner Bud Selig and his associates are working to make this a reality, they should look at the overall picture: increase the competition and give teams that almost never have a chance at the World Series a shot at the game’s ultimate prize. By Dominic Genetti, Hannibal, Mo.
* Poll idea: Ask readers if they like Dominic's re-alignment plan.