National budget 1.22.13

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TAX PREP PAGES: Special tax situations, what's new on the Form 1040 and how to properly deduct charitable donations

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FEBRUARY FAMILY: Could your family do a "Frugal February" experiment? Plus, a Valentine's dessert recipe and ways to ward off the winter blues

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FAMILY TIME: Tips for parents to reduce stress and feel your best - Weekly family rail, with tips for parents to reduce stress, a look at the new "Captain Underpants" book, 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: Be inspired by Asia -- GateHouse News Service's weekly Food for Thought with tips on Asian inspiration, pho, and quiche.

Gardener: Planting seeds for success -- and maybe failure, too -- Some would call me a perfectionist. By Joe Lamp'l, Scripps.

Treasures: Silver demitasse spoons stir up different valuations -- These pictures are of demitasse spoons that have been passed down in my family. By Helaine Fendelman and Joe Rosson, Scripps.

Candice Tells All: Budget renovation delivers rich results -- Mike and Mary-Anne recently upgraded to a larger home. By Candice Olson, Scripps.

Using de-icers safely -- In 1973, Andy Amrhein started working at a hardware store in Bethel Park, Pa. By DOug Oster, Scripps.

101 Ideas: A guide to choosing kitchen cabinets -- Cabinets can devour the bulk of a budget during a kitchen remodel. By Alicia Gareau, Scripps.

Buttoned Up: What happens to the stuff you donate? -- Donations are a wonderful way to streamline your home and do something good for others. By Sarah Welch and Alicia Rockmore, Scripps.

Yardsmart: The pottage garden -- Romans were major gardeners in a time when most cultures were still hunting and gathering. By Maureen Gilmer, Scripps.

What should you do when the power goes out? -- If your power goes out, turn off the lights. By Saimi Bergmann, Canton, OH.

Kitchen Call: Football calls for finger foods -- Professional football playoffs demand snacks. By Linda Bassett, Scripps.

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GRANLUND CARTOON: Neanderthal cloning. By Dave Granlund, GHNS.

AMY GEHRT: Obama focuses on equality at inauguration - Standing before a crowd of hundreds of thousands of Americans, Barack Obama took the oath of office to start his second term as president of the United States on Monday. By Amy Gehrt, Pekin, Ill.

JARED OLAR: Breaking down legal abortion falsehoods - Human injustice cannot abide the truth, cannot endure when the truth is widely known and willingly embraced. To establish itself in a society, injustice needs falsehood, deception and willful or innocent ignorance. By Jared Olar, Pekin, Ill.

KENT BUSH: It is a small world after all - People always say how small the world is. They see someone in the grocery store one weekend and then they see the same person on vacation three states away the next week. Those coincidences are always interesting. But I think I can one up any of those “it’s a small world” stories. By Kent Bush, Augusta, Kan.

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DIAMOND DIRT: Stan Musial is forever 'The Man' - Where does one begin when it comes to the legacy of Stan Musial? By Dominic Genetti, Hannibal, Mo.

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