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Our Best Places To Get College Books For Less

We as college students are very good at procrastination. If you are like me, and are stressing out because the year has started and you still don’t have your books, don’t panic. Research shows that textbooks for college students is an average of an extra $900/year. You’re already paying thousands of dollars to go to school there, spending hundreds of dollars more just adds on so much more stress. Trust me, I’ve been there. I’ve done some research and found the best places to get your text books at a discounted cost, saving you much stress and more importantly, more money. More after the jump.

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Your East Texas State Fair Survival Guide

We here at the studio have once again put our heads together and come up with a list to help our fans out. Every year the East Texas State Fair rolls through Tyler. The 11 day long event is fun and exciting, but can cause a few headaches, sometime even a few stomachaches

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Our Best Tips For Tax Free Weekend: August 19-21

This weekend, shoppers all across Texas will get a break from state and local taxes. Taxes are exempt on most clothing and footwear, along with backpacks and school supplies, all less than $100. Here is a list of what is/is not exempt, as well as some tips for saving even more than just taxes for this Tax Free Weekend. More after the jump.

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What’s the Key to Living to 100?

According to a new study, people live to 100 because of good genes and luck, not healthy living habits.

Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York interviewed 477 Ashkenazi Jews between the ages of 95 and 112 on their lifestyle choices. They found that this long-lived group was just about as likely to smoke, drink, eat poorly, be obese and shun exercise as a control group of about 3,000 people who had been born around the same time, but didn’t end up living as long.

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Best Places To Get Pumpkins In East Texas

With Halloween slowly sneaking up on us, we have come up with a list of great places to get pumpkins. For those of you who enjoy making the Jack-O-Lanterns with the kids to making real homemade pumpkin pies, we have five places to help you find the perfect one

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Dieting Forces the Brain To Eat Itself

When you’re trying to lose weight by cutting down on your food intake your brain  is busy chomping down — on itself.

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5 Fun Things to Take With You to the Beach

Everybody knows about sunscreen and beach chairs, but what if you want to take your beach time to the next level?

With temperatures climbing into the 90s (in some areas, the 100s) this month, now is the perfect time to buckle down and get serious about planning the perfect trip to the beach.

But befor



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5 Ways To Get A Better Cell Phone Signal

Are you suffering from too few bars on your cell phone signal? As we increasingly rely on our cell phones to manage daily responsibilities, it becomes more critical to maintain a proper connection.
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While standing near a window, turning our phones upside down, and even hopping around in circles on one leg are all things we resort to in hopes of getting a stronger signal, there are several more reliable ways to get better reception on our cell phones

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5 Fun Things to Do With Your Kids During Summer Vacation
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5 Fun Things to Do With Your Kids During Summer Vacation

Kids lazing around the house doing all summer long? Not this year

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Former HR Exec Says Cover Letters Are a Waste of Time

If you’re currently in the market for a job, you’ve heard the age-old advice: have a great résumé, and don’t forget to include a cover letter.

David Gaspin, the former head of talent acquisition at Conde Nast, begs to differ.

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It Costs HOW Much for a Wedding?

Ladies, do you know how much your engagement ring cost?

The average for a guy to spend now on the rock, is $4600.  That's actually down 27 percent from two years ago, according to Brides magazine.

What about the total cost of the wedding?

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Duh! Potato Chips Will Make You Fat and Disgusting

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out eating potato chips will cause you to pack on the pounds.

Or maybe it does.

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