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Lighten Up East Texas

The City of Tyler and the Lighten Up East Texas Committee is challenging East Texans to lose weight and live healthier lives.

During a press conference Tuesday to kickoff this year’s event, Northeast Texas Public Health District Director, George Roberts talked about the importance of taking on the challenge to fight obesity in Tyler and East Texas

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And Lo, God Told Fergie to Give Up Drugs, and He Saw That It Was Good

Step aside, televangelists. Black Eyed Peas' singer Fergie is here to tell you all about her chat with God. But don't worry, he only told her good things like to stop using drugs and that the FBI was not tracking her whereabouts.

Well. That doesn't sound schizophrenic at all.

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Research Says Our ’5 Second Rule’ is Off

My co-workers here at the radio station are pretty good at obeying that unwritten "Five Second Rule."

You know, when you drop something on the floor, you have five seconds to pick it up and pop it in your mouth. After five seconds, apparently it becomes too dirty and germy for consumption.

Did you know this applies to countertops as well as the floor? Researchers say countertops, where we prepare food, are actually more germ-ridden than that dirty, icky floor. Oh dear, we're in big trouble.

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Lady Gaga to Launch Her Own Brand of Bottled Water

Move over 50 Cent! You may have invested in VitaminWater and reportedly netted $100 million when Coca Cola bought the beverage brand, but someone else is taking an interest in beverages... er water. Lady Gaga is looking to enter the celebrity beverage sweepstakes with her own brand of bottled water.

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Mondays Aren’t the Worst Day of the Week — There Are Lots of Them!

Mondays aren't any worse than Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday it appears.

School kids and workers have griped about Mondays for years, but this new report says we might as well complain about several other days while we're at it.

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Local Firefighters Take a Break to Fight Breast Cancer With ‘Bras for the Cause’

We're used to seeing firefighters in dangerous settings where their lives, and perhaps ours, are on the line. There are shooting flames, and smoke, and fire trucks and hoses.

But bras?

Last night in Tyler, local firefighters took a break from the front lines to get in touch with their feminine side and raise money and awareness for breast cancer at a Bras for the Cause event, with the Women's Council of Realtors.

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Have You Ever Carved A Jack-o-lantern?

The topic of carving a pumpkin came up the other day in the office and I was surprised by how many of my co-workers had never carved a jack-o-lantern.

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Has Breast Cancer Awareness Month Gotten Your Attention?

Kellie Pickler got our attention earlier this month when she shaved her head to support a friend who was going through chemo therapy.

Countless celebrities this month have been sporting the pink ribbons to raise breast cancer awareness, and some of them have even been talking about their own battles with breast cancer, including Melissa Etheridge and Wanda Sykes.

For many of us, breast cancer survivor stories are personal ones.

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Lady Gaga to Donate LennonOno Grant Money to AIDS Charity

Lady Gaga was awarded the LennonOno Grant for Peace by the venerable Yoko Ono on Tuesday (Oct. 9), and promptly announced that she would donate the accompanying grant money to her friend and collaborator Elton John's AIDS charity. So she acted in the true spirit of the award by making the donation.

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Will You Heed the Coffee Warning?

Coffee is not an addiction right? If you enjoy coffee, perhaps the need for it every day is simply related to an intense love and appreciation. Justify justify.

Researchers have come up with a new "NOW WHAT" for us regarding coffee and why we shouldn't drink it.

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QVC Host Faints On-Air, Co-Host Keeps on Sellin’

As we've learned from Lady Gaga AND Justin Bieber, the show must go on. Fortunately (is it?) QVC guest host Cassie Slane didn't barf in front of her audience. She just fainted a little bit after a second of chest patting.

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Nelly Furtado Stars in Rock Ur Pink Breast Cancer Awareness PSA

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. 'The Spirit Indestructible' singer Nelly Furtado is the latest pop star to join the fight against breast cancer by speaking up and lending her voice and her image to the cause.

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