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We Consume HOW Many Calories at Thanksgiving?

The season of eating continues this week.

We stuffed our faces full of candy at Halloween, and now it's on to the big Thanksgiving meal. This Thursday we'll sit around the TV watching the Cowboys' game and graze all day on turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and of course that green bean casserole with the crunchy onions on top that seems to find its way to most tables.

Have you ever put down the fork long enough to count the calories? Prepare yourself for the shock!

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Dave Dugdale, Flickr
Dave Dugdale, Flickr
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Tipping — Who to Tip? When Should You Tip? How Much?

With the Holiday season upon us, we will be out and about more. On these outings there will be tip jars as far as the eye can see. Coffee shops, delivery drivers, and of course your waitress or waiter will be looking for those extra bucks to come into their pockets from yours. So, who do you tip and how much?

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"Black Friday" Marks Start Of Holiday Shopping Season
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2012 Black Friday Deals + Business Hours in Tyler

Black Friday is only a week away and it's time to start preparing. We gave you tips on how to do well on your Black Friday shopping, but how can you do that if you don't know where the best deals are? Here is a list of when the biggest stores in Tyler will be opening, along with some of their awesome savings. Just click on the links to see even more holiday deals.

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laurieofindy, flickr
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Tips and Tricks for Black Friday Shopping

Thanksgiving is a time of fellowship with friends and family, and reminiscing about all the blessings you have. But the day after Thanksgiving has kind of become a holiday in itself. Black Friday has become a culture phenomenon and it's only getting bigger. Everyone is out shopping for the best deal on all of their favorite things. If you're brave enough to face the crazies, you're going to need to have some tricks up your sleeve.

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@doug88888, Flickr
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Tips to Keeping Warm This Winter

It looks like the winter weather is on its way. We've been fortunate to have warm, pretty weather so far this season. But it looks like this week will be the turning point as far as weather goes. It's about to get cold in East Texas. Here is a list of ways to keep you and your family warm this winter, without a hefty electric bill.

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Ron Dauphin, Flickr
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East Texas Retailers Who Are Hiring This Holiday Season

People everywhere are also trying to find some ways to earn extra cash to buy Christmas presents this year. Well, it just so happens that Christmas season is the busiest season for retailers everywhere. Between Black Friday and all the Christmas shopping, retailers are going out of their way to hire help for the holidays. So if you're looking to earn a little extra cash for the holidays, here is a list of the companies hiring the most for this holiday season.

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Old Shoe Woman, Flickr
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What You Should And Shouldn’t Buy at the Dollar Store

When most people need just a few things from the store, they go to Walmart. But constantly running back and forth to Walmart can get expensive. I would know. Well, my naive self just recently discovered that most things I need I can buy at the dollar store. Around here we have a variety of them (Dollar Tree, Dollar General, Family  Dollar, etc.).I have found that I can get just about everything I need for a much lower price. However there are somethings you definitely don't want to buy there.

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Rasmus Rasmussen, Getty Images
Rasmus Rasmussen, Getty Images
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How Much Caffeine Does It Take to Kill You?

After the death of the 14-year-old last week that is being blamed on Monster Energey Drinks, the question now stands: How much caffeine will kill you?

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Best and Worst Halloween Candy

What is it that makes Halloween? No, it isn't the costumes or haunted houses, it's the candy! It wouldn't be Halloween without the bags full of candy that a kid receives from trick or treating. That's the highlight of the holiday - all of the free candy they get. But they don't want any of that icky stuff, they want the good candy! Here are some of the best and worst candies you can give for Halloween.

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Hidden in the Pink — The Story of Male Breast Cancer

During Breast Cancer Awareness month, there is a group of breast cancer patients who are being overlooked. Even the awareness pink is almost secluding this population. So what is the deal with men with breast cancer?

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More Men Are Asking the Ladies to Split the Check on the First Date (or Worse) [POLL]

Hey gals, out there in the cruel dating world, I have a question for you. Do you think chivalry dead? Case in point -- a guy takes you out on a great first date, and then he leans in and sweetly asks you to split the check. WHAT?!

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‘A Fox Stole My Car Keys’ and Other Brilliant Excuses for Being Late to Work

Coming up with creative excuses for not getting to work on time is just part of the American way, it would seem. A new study has found that not only are employees in this country frequently running late, but they've been making up some real doozies to keep out of trouble on the job.

Traffic, bad weather, trouble with the kids, etc., are still quite popular, but some workers have begun digging a little deeper for a more elaborate excuse to avoid beating that dead horse right to the unemployment line.

How much deeper, you ask?

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