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Guys, Ever Gotten Your Butt Kicked By A Girl?

I had a great date over the weekend, and it was his idea to go bowling.

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Tberrigan
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Labor Day 2014 in Tyler + East Texas — What is Open + What is Closed?

As Labor Day 2014 approaches, folks in Tyler and East Texas might be wondering what is open and what is closed on that day. Here's a handy list that takes care of it for you!

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Stress Can Make You Gain 11 Pounds Per Year

Something tells me us gals worry more about stress-eating than you fellas do.  If we get fat, we have something to blame it on!

Since stress-eating usually involves comfort foods like pizza, cheeseburgers, and chocolate cake, that packs on about a pound a month and eleven pounds per year those experts say.

I was a fat kid and part of my stress now involves worrying about being fat again, so this bit of news makes me feel like the problem is compounded.  Stress makes me want to starve and eat at the same time!

It's not just the foods themselves that cause the weight gain.  There could be something else going on with stress that makes us add the LB's.  

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I Think I Have Tech-Elbow

 

Does anyone else's elbow hurt?

Mine started hurting a few weeks ago and I passed it off as a freak injury that probably happened when I was picking up the 2-year old to give her a smooch and she wiggled free and twisted my funny bone.  But it won't go away and it's getting worse and I made a huge mistake in Googling my symptoms.

Just say no to medical Googling!  It's always a can of worms better left sealed up because it always comes back with horrible possibilities and then tells us to go to the doctor.  Maybe we should start with the doctor.  But I'm pretty sure he will tell me I have 90-degree-computer-and-smart-phone elbow.  You too?

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A Short Drive Gets You To The What-A-Melon Festival This Weekend

Texas knows how to throw a festival that centers on food!

We've got the Tomato Fest in Jacksonville, the Blueberry Festival in Nacogdoches, and this weekend it's all about watermelon in Center.

If you don't mind the hour-and-a-half drive, you'll be able to sample some watermelon, hear live music, ride carnival rides, and benefit a bunch of East Texas non-profits.

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‘#SchoolisCool’ Back To School Event Coming To Tyler’s Harvey Hall

The farthest thing from our kids' mind right now is school; they're focused on summer vacation plans, swimming, hanging out with friends and just being kids! Right now, we're basically one-third of the way through summer and pretty soon we'll be buying school supplies and uniforms and packing their lunch to send them off to continue learning.

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Grilling Questions? There’s a Hotline For That!

At Thanksgiving there's a hotline to help us with turkeys,and guess what will be set up on the biggest grilling weekend of the year?  Yep!  There will be experts on the phone waiting to help us with steaks and brisket.

Longhorn Steakhouse will open up a hotline tomorrow (July 3rd) and it will be open through Sunday, so if you're in the back yard and you get in a seasoning bind, they'll be waiting to rescue ya.

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ThinkStock
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July 4th Fireworks In + Near Tyler

There's nothing like celebrating the Fourth of July than with a great fireworks show. And thankfully we've had some great (and rainy!) weather this year in Tyler and East Texas, so that means fireworks will be blowing up all over the area this weekend.

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Grilling This Weekend? Here Are Some Not-So-Helpful Tips.

Have you ever cleaned your grill with an onion?  Me neither!  A top grilling tip is to cut the onion in half and use the flat side to scrub and clean the grill instead of using a scraper. Onion lovers are high-fiving on that idea.  But wouldn't it make you cry?

Another top grilling tip is to microwave the meat before you stick it on the grill.  It speeds up the process, and basically allows you to do all the major cooking inside, and just the finishing touches on the grill.  Kinda defeats the purpose of grilling since you don't get to stand around and drink beverages with your grilling mates and I wonder if it would make the food taste rubbery.  But okay!

What else?

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Andrew Burton, Getty Images
Andrew Burton, Getty Images
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What Was Your First Drink? [POLL]

Turning 21 is supposedly the last of the fun birthdays. People always say there's nothing left to look forward to about birthdays after that point, unless you consider renting cars or having your car insurance decrease to be fun. But if 21 is the last good one, shouldn't you make the most of it?

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4th of July Fireworks Safety Tips

Next Friday, July 4th, we'll be celebrating our nation's birthday with a big birthday party that will most likely involve fireworks! Although they are a source of great joy and full of amazement because of all their beautiful colors, they can though be quite dangerous.

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slightlyeverything, Flickr
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Women Want Men With Experience!

So ladies, when it comes to relationships, do you think a guy with a failed marriage is damaged goods?  Or is he road-tested and primed with good experience, and someone who has learned from his mistakes?

More and more women are saying it's the latter.  Yes please!

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