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Dark Nail Polish is ‘It’ for Fall

Lady Gaga's nails have become part of her persona. They might be painted black, they might be extra long, they might be pointy and sharp. But they will be SOMETHING. They won't be boring, filed off, and plain.

If the rest of us don't want to venture as far out on that limb as Gaga (after all we don't have a stage to perform on, and we might look funny at school or at the office), what IS a good color for fall for us?

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Area Weight Loss Challenge Kicks Off Today

Here were are, officially in the weight GAIN season.

Those little packs of Halloween candy have been "fun size," but they're not so fun when they're sitting on our thighs and back sides. And looking ahead, there are turkeys and trimmings, pumpkin pies, and Christmas candies, and big steaming mugs of hot chocolate with whipped cream in our future. And perhaps a few festive adult beverages too. Tis the season.

Today is the day to weigh in at Bergfeld Park and gain control of your body!

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Trick-or-Treating Event at the Tyler Airport This Afternoon

Don't you love it as a parent, when you can take the kids to one place and they can trick-or-treat a lot without having to get in and out of the car?

The Tyler Pounds Regional Airport plans to have its second annual Fall Festival this afternoon, and that means Trick-or-Treating from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

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Halloween High Heels How-To

Celebrating Halloween early this Saturday, I saw a lot of girls wearing high heels. The ones that did not full out fall down tripped and wobbled down the road. If you are going to wear them, you need to do it correctly. 

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Tyler Kids Can Trade Halloween Candy for a Toy

Over the next couple of days the kids will get piles and piles of candy, so much in fact that they could never possibly eat it all. Some dentists in Tyler hope they don't!

If kids are willing to exchange the candy they rake in trick-or-treating, they can have a toy, thanks to Kool Smiles.

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It’s Official….East Texas is Getting a New Lake

How in the world does one build a brand new lake? East Texas is about to find out.

And how did it get its name?

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Dogs Take Over Bergfeld Park Saturday

It was all about the pups on Saturday at Bergfeld Park in Tyler at the 14th Annual Pets in the Park event.

Proceeds went to the Humane Society of East Texas, which you may know is a selective admission, no-kill sanctuary for unwanted animals. Saturday's event helps the Humane Society with their mission of giving the animals a safe place to stay until they can be adopted. The Humane Society also offers low cost spay and neuter services.

It was chilly at times on Saturday, but that didn't stop the masses from bring the pups out to play.

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Palestine Spices Things Up This Weekend

The weather has taken a chilly turn, but Palestine plans to warm up your insides with the Hot Pepper Festival on Saturday.

Texas is GREAT at combining food, live music, friends, and family, and making it into one big festival. The pepper gets the spotlight tomorrow.

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‘Password’ is Not a Good Password

We have passwords for everything these days, and it's tempting to pick an easy one so it will be top of mind when we're prompted for it.

But it turns out, the hackers are onto us. For example, using the word "password" for your actual password is not a good idea at all. Surprise, surprise. And the names Ashley, Michael, and Jesus are not fooling the hackers, for whatever reason.

What are some other terrible passwords that open the door to hackers?

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The Vietnam Memorial is Headed to East Texas

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial that graces Washington DC is large, and a replica half that size travels the country to give those wishing to pay respects close to home the chance to do that.

The replica is coming to Rusk County this Friday, and will be on public display from Friday morning until noon Monday at Rader Funeral Home, 800 Kilgore Drive in Henderson.

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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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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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