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Nov 2, 2011

We all want to lose weight...whether it’s 10 lbs or 50....many of us are desperate to get the added fat off of us!  And when you see a celebrity or friend dropping the pounds .....you ask...how are you losing it?  Many of us get to willing to lose without considering the consequences to our bodies.  Weight lost doesn't always equal health gained.

Nov 1, 2011

Five ways to avoid divorce: 

   1. Be Thrifty. Researchers from BYU studied over 17-hundred couples and found that those who don't value money very highly score better on marriage stability tests. Materialist couples can become victims to eroding communication, poor conflict resolution and low responsiveness to each other.

Oct 28, 2011

Last night, parents had a chance to weigh-in for the first time on the possibility of closing several Knox County schools.

Five schools are on the potential cut list. They include Corryton, Gap Creek, South Knoxville and Maynard elementaries, along with Vine Middle Magnet School.

Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre hosted a public listening session that focused on the $7 million budget shortfall facing the district next year and what he called "hard choices."

Oct 27, 2011

Does being nice at work get you ahead at work?

 

After reading a study showing that nice people are at a disadvantage in the workplace, the Daily Beast's AMY REITER decided to test out the theory for herself.

First, she painstakingly eliminated "thank you" and "I'm sorry" from her vocabulary. Then she did the same thing with her e-mails. Suddenly, people started treating her better; she was respected by her colleagues and could bargain harder for what she wanted.

Oct 25, 2011

Many of us use computers and the internet everyday, and you too may have older parents who are just now getting connected on the internet and discovering email, etc.

And Bryan’s mother is really new to the whole internet, email and Facebook thing.

Like a good son, Bryan helped his mom set up a Facebook, YouTube and email account.

 

So Bryan’s mom frequently calls him up to ask the most adorably clueless questions.

And sometimes those calls go to voicemail, you have to hear it this:

Oct 19, 2011

Tennessee came out at the 12th safest state for teen driving!  Here are some of the evaluations:

 

 

Teen driver deaths per year (10-year average):

185.4

Percent of teen driver deaths involving alcohol/drugs (10-year average):

Oct 19, 2011

There are new guidelines out from the nations pediatricians and their recommendations for treating ADHD  (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)

And the NEW recommendations are raising a lot of eyebrows....

Looks like the Doctors are going to EXPAND the age category for diagnosing ADHD. They USED to put that span of diagnosis between the ages of 6-12.  BUT surprisingly the medical community will NOW include ages 4-18.

 

Oct 14, 2011

According to research from the Harvard Business School, doing meaningful work and making progress in it make people the happiest on the job.

For many of today’s employees, these two basic elements are missing, and that’s a problem, not only for employees, but for their companies. Unhappy employees are less productive and hurt the bottom line.

This was no small study, they collected nearly 12,000 electronic diary entries from 238 employees in seven different companies.

Oct 13, 2011

We know a lot of kids are off for Fall Break and this might be a great time to sit down with your child during this time and bully proof your child.

You may not realize this, but the nation's first anti-bullying law is going into effect in New Jersey this fall.

So what can you do as a parent to bully proof you child?

Joel Haber, an expert in bullying and author of Bullyproof Your Child For Life offers some great tips.

First of all Joel says talk with your kids often.

Sep 29, 2011

This is the last week of September and next week kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  October is so very important to us because of the Race For The Cure, Oct 22 World's Fair Park. 

But this week....several newspapers reported a NEW cancer treatment! 

So exciting!  

The reports say that trials of the new radioactive treatment have been so successful they have been stopped early as it would have been unethical not to offer all the patients the treatment.