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Photo by NASA via Getty Images
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Here’s How East Texans Can Help Those Affected By Hurricane Sandy

The weather in Tyler is just fine, so it's hard to imagine exactly how bad it is right now on the East Coast as Hurricane Sandy makes her way into New York and New Jersey. There are blizzard warnings in places like West Virginia, because Sandy is mixing with a winter storm there, and meteorologists say that's the first time in history a storm like that has been created - hurricane meets winter storm. And we look out the window and see nothing of the sort. Wanna help those who need it?

The American Red Cross says there are blood drives up and down the Eastern Seaboard that are being cancelled because of Hurricane Sandy, and they're advising those of us in areas that are unaffected by the hurricane to donate if we're able.

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Flickr
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Daughter And Dad Charged With Letting Girls Live Amongst Child Porn and Trash

This is out of hand and freakishly disturbing. A daughter and her father let kids ages 6 and 8 live with child porn on the walls and in unsanitary conditions.

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Police Probe Man in Returning Used Enemas to CVS

Now really, what the hell is going on here? A Florida man has been indicted on a federal product tampering charge.

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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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rob_rob2001, Flickr
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Losing Your Marbles for a Piece of Pizza — Junk Food Can Cause Higher Risk of Alzheimer’s

The majority of America eats junk food on a regular basis. With its affordability and fast service, too many families eat at places like McDonald's rather than a home cooked meal. Could all of these junk foods be the cause for more problems than just obesity?

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McCann Ford, Getty Images
McCann Ford, Getty Images
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Poll Numbers Show Colorado Will Likely Be First State to Completely Legalize Marijuana

If these poll numbers are any indication, it looks like Colorado will be the first state in the union to legalize marijuana for personal use. 

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TJC to Host Alumni Reunion

Okay, admit it. If it weren't for Facebook, you would have lost touch with just about everyone you went to college with. Thank you Mark Zuckerberg for making sure we don't lose touch, and for giving us the chance to continue to "Like" each other.

Social media keeps us all together on a daily basis, but Tyler Junior College Alumni will actually have the chance the shake hands and high five, and have some real live, face-to-face interaction Tuesday.

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Sleeping In on the Weekends Could Actually Ruin Your Work Week

For some people, the weekend is spent trying to catch up on all the sleep they deprived themselves of throughout the course of the last week. Yet, while sleeping in can be somewhat of a godsend, new research finds that it might actually make you more tired throughout the week.

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Would You Donate A Lung To Help Your Son? [POLL]

A twelve-year-old boy in Germany recently received a life saving gift from some people very close to him - his parents! The boy suffers from cystic fibrosis, an incurable genetic condition where the body produces thick mucus. This mucus gradually fills the lungs, reducing and eventually stopping the ability to breathe.

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Deep Fried Fair Food — What’s Your Favorite? [POLL]

I think the hot dog was the first thing that was battered in corn meal, deep fried and offered up at the fair.  For as long as I can remember, I've always had a corn dog at the fair, but now the deep fried menu has expanded greatly and offers up quite a few tasty treats for fair goers every year.

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Man Steals Phone from Hospital Patient, Gets Ebola Virus

Security and medical officials in Kibaale have a registered  case which a man allegedly went in an isolation ward at a hospital and stole a cell phone from an infected Ebola patient.

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Allison Joyce, Getty Images
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Is Modern Technology Making Us Fat?

It’s no secret that a sedentary lifestyle promotes obesity, but a new study by the Milken Institute in California confirms the negative impact of TVs and computers while adding a frightening statistic — for every 10 percent increase a country spends on technology, that country’s obesity rate climbs.

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Category: Health, News, Technology

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