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The Street

TECH: 10 apps and gadgets to take out to the ballgame -- These apps are all top contenders for your time and money this season, even if your team isn't. By Jason Notte, The Street

WALL STREET: The Digital Skeptic's guide to 3 Wall Street slayers -- The commoditizing that pulverized publishing, product retail and porn has moved on to financial services. By Jonathan Blum, The Street

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RELIGION NEWS: 'Becoming Sister Wives' by the Brown family -- weekly Religion news with a new book from the Brown family from "Sister Wives," a quote of note, religion around the world and more. GHNS

ROBERT MANN: The two pillars of secularism - Simply put, there is no greater threat to secularism than Jesus Christ. If you take the order of creation in the Bible and reverse it, you will wind up with an outline of a secular worldview. For example, if God made all creatures subject to humankind, so secularism will fight for personhood for animals. And as God created male and female, secularism in turn declares that gender is a social construct decided by the individual and the community. It is a reactionary belief system. By Robert Mann, GHNS.

MARKETTA GREGORY: Wisdom from a mom - For Rose Caillier, blogging is more than sharing healthy recipes and parenting tips – it’s about faith. The podiatrist-turned-stay-at-home-mom doles out advice on everything from choosing the right shoes for your toddler to teaching kids about tithing and treating people with respect, even when those people are your enemies. By Marketta Gregory, GHNS.

DAN SEABORN: Expect the unexpected... in a positive way  -- In April, two seventh-grade boys in Milton, Wash., sprang into action after seeing their school bus driver slump at the wheel of the bus while it was still in motion. The driver had apparently suffered a heart attack. Holland (Mich.) Sentinel

JIM HILLIBISH: Coleslaw, everyone does it different -- Coleslaw recipes in cookbooks often are labeled “cole slaw.” We, of course, find no separation of the cole from the slaw and call it coleslaw. How many types are there? Many. Canton (Ohio) Repository

FAMILY MATTERS: Don’t underestimate the power of play - Children who are provided with new and intentional learning experiences, continuously engaged through positive parent-child interactions, tend to achieve more, with fewer misbehaviors. There are many simple activities that nurture thinking skills, and help to build emotional regulation. By Diana Boggia, Canton, Ohio.

TAI CHI: Parkinson’s patient discovers the benefits of Tai chi -- Taylor isn’t taking tai chi only for the benefits of relaxation — he’s in the class because he is doing his best to beat Parkinson’s disease. While reading one of his Parkinson’s publications, he found an article touting the benefits of tai chi. Right away, he decided to try it out. Diane Schlindwein/ The State Journal-Register (Ill.)

*Localization tip: Talk to a tai chi instructor in your area or a doctor about the benefits of tai chi.

TEETH IMPLANTS: Tired of loose teeth? Implants have come a long way -- Cribbett opted for a relatively new procedure to solve these problems: a surgical procedure called dental implants. Dentists started using implants around 1965, and the popularity and advancement of the technology continues to increase. Carol Sponagle/ The State Journal-Register (Ill.)

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DARK SHADOWS REVIEW: Movie review: 'Dark Shadows' is old-school fun - Tim Burton brings TV’s original vampire soap opera to the big screen with Johnny Depp filling the formidable shoes of the late Jonathan Frid (making his last appearance here in a cameo) as the infamous Barnabas Collins. By Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger.

* Facebook idea: Ask fans if they plan to see this, and if they have to give a review.

NEW MOVIES: 'Dark Shadows,' 'Headhunters' – Capsules of the movies opening at theaters this week. By Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger.

STAY TUNED: 'Baggage Battles' will make you think twice - Edwin Starr got it wrong. War isn't good for absolutely nothing. Turns out, it's good for reality television titles. There's “Shipping Wars,” “Whale Wars,” “Storage Wars” (with an added Texas edition) and yes, even “Parking Wars.” The fighting continues over on the Travel Channel with the premiere of “Baggage Battles,” a show that follows the highs and lows of those who attend the international auction circuit for unclaimed luggage. By Melissa Crawley, GHNS.

GEEKOLOGY 101: Is that a quadricorn? No, it’s a unicorn - Free Comic Book Day has come and gone. *sniffle*?Thanks to everyone who made that a success. All the effort that went into it made it a fun time for all. By Gary Darling, Maryville, Mo.

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GRANLUND CARTOON: Mother's Day gifts -- Dave Granlund on Mother's Day. GHNS

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE: Opinion: A new approach to medical liability and patient safety -- Ask any patient or physician who has been a party to a medical malpractice lawsuit about the experience, and you’ll likely hear negative responses from both sides: it was a long, drawn-out, emotional and stressful endeavor that disrupted personal and professional lives. Alan Woodward and Kenneth Sands/ The Patriot Ledger (Mass.)

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