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Jun 4, 2012

PAID TO LOSE

How many of you need to lose weight?  What if you paid to do it?  

About 16-percent of Americans have gym memberships. But a membership is just the beginning. The hard part is actually going.

Now, there's an app that can help provide that little extra boost to drop those extra pounds....

 

A free iphone app called gympact.

 

It's one of thousands of fitness related apps on the market.  BUT it seems to be working because it's simple.

Jun 4, 2012

See the Video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpESgqrmlQk

 

HOME RUN

When Dylan Coleman hit his first home run, it came off the bat with a very special sound. The spectators were stunned and the crowd roared to their feet. 

The sad part of this story is his dad wasn't there.  Dylan had to settle for a call to his dad to let him know he'd put one over the fence.  Right then, his dad made a promise- that's the last home run he'd ever miss. 

Jun 4, 2012

GUYS LIES DECODED

Be warned, gentlemen --your secret is out! Cosmopolitan reports guys lie about six-times every day --twice as much as women. What's with the fibs? The love goddesses at the magazine discovered the 10 biggest love lies and the real story behind them!

 

THE LIES-

   10. "I'm Stuck in Traffic." JOHN AMODEO, author of "The Authentic Heart," says this is code for running late, even if the reason is totally legitimate.

 

Jun 4, 2012

Wahooo... it's back!   It's Tax Free Weekend in TN! 

The dates are set for Tennessee's sales tax holiday weekend.

During the first weekend in August, from Friday, August 3 at 12:01 a.m. to Sunday, August 5 at 11:59 p.m., shoppers can buy many items tax free.

As in the past, tax-free items include clothing under $100, school supplies under $100, and computers that are $1500 or less.

 

A complete list of restrictions and eligible items can be found here.

Jun 4, 2012

LOOK TO THE SKY

Liked the Solar Eclipse? You'll Love the Venus Transit

On June 5, Venus will pass in front of the sun just as the moon did on May 20. Better watch. The next Transit of Venus won't be until Dec. 11, 2117.

Skygazers who watched the recent solar eclipse should get their safety goggles ready for a celestial event that won't occur again for 105 years.

On June 5, the second planet in our solar system will crawl across the surface of the sun making an epic journey called the Transit of Venus.

Jun 4, 2012

GOODBYE RICHARD

Former 'Family Feud' host Richard Dawson dies at 79.

Richard Dawson, the wisecracking British entertainer who was among the schemers in the 1960s TV comedy "Hogan's Heroes" and a decade later began kissing thousands of female contestants as host of the game show "Family Feud" has died. He was 79.

Dawson, also known to TV fans as the Cockney prisoner-of-war Cpl. Peter Newkirk on "Hogan's Heroes," died Saturday night from complications related to esophageal cancer at Ronald Reagan Memorial Hospital, his son Gary said.

Jun 1, 2012

DIVORCE HOTEL

Some new hotel chains could be making their way from Europe to the U.S. that may change how divorces are done.

It’s a type of hotel you can stay at when your marriage disintegrates, where you can meet with lawyers and notaries to make things official.      

Jun 1, 2012

TEENS AND TWEETING

Teenagers... This one word alone can make parents all over cringe. It seems teens and parents can't ever get on the same page on anything.

Well If there is one thing every teenager can agree about, it is this: Adults just don't get it.

Teenager problems are unique, hilarious, confusing, and -- if Monday evening's worldwide trending topic on Twitter was any indication -- often have to do with the existence of parents.

Jun 1, 2012

Rickshaws in Knoxville?

Forget the trolley -- downtown Knoxville may soon offer a more exotic transportation option.

While much of this morning's CBID meeting was devoted to a discussion about various accounting questions, the real news is that CBID and the city are looking into the possibility of having pedicabs/rickshaws in the downtown area.

The Scope is hoping to learn more, but CBID executive director Michele Hummel said at the meeting that "there is a group wanting to do pedicabs or rickshaws in the downtown area."

Jun 1, 2012

Dear Ashley and Brad