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Did You Know? The Postal Service

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(NAPSA)-The Postal Service now makes it easier to stay in touch by letting people log on to their Internet service called NetPost CardStore (www.usps.com/cardstore) to design and send personalized greeting cards by mail, without leaving home. Users can also add a gift card to the greeting card. Retailers offering gift cards through the service include Bed, Bath & Beyond, Chili's, Circuit City, Lowes, Barnes and Noble and a number of grocery stores.
As computer chip makers require more and more robust memory for cell phones and other mobile devices, they are winnowing the field of technologies that are contending to help them out. Ovonyx's phase-change memory may be emerging as one of the leaders. The Ovonic Unified Memory (OUM) invented by Energy Conversion Devices (ECD Ovonics) is being commercialized by Ovonyx, Inc.-which grew out of a joint venture between ECD Ovonics and Tyler Lowrey, former chief technology officer for Micron Technology Inc., Intel Capital and certain investors.
Gardening can be an enjoyable activity for the entire family-and thanks to a scholarship program; it can be rewarding as well. The nation's largest grower of vegetable and herb plants is sponsoring a Third Grade Cabbage Scholarship Program. Throughout 2005, third-grade students from across the country may participate in Bonnie Plant Farm's Third Grade Cabbage Program, with the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship for his or her college education. To learn more or to register, visit www.bonnieplants.com.
Financial aid is available to help private-school students make the grade. More than $694 million in need-based financial aid was awarded to students attending nearly 900 independent, private elementary and secondary schools in 2003-04. The average need-based award to students given aid was $9,608, according to the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). For more information about financing an independent school education, or to search for independent day and boarding schools, visit www.nais.org/admission/.
Stunning shades of indigo and violet makeup are poised to give everyone the royal treatment, say top fashion insiders. Everyone can wear violet on their eyes, providing they choose the right shade. Maybelline New York's "Visions of Violet" lip, eye and nail color collection is full of exhilarating violety-pinks, lilacs and lavenders to perfectly accessorize any look. Evenly blend deep, rich shades topped off with black eyeliner and dramatic lashes to achieve that smoldering, smokey effect. For more information, log on to www.maybellinenewyork.com.

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