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Two Texas Cities on the Most Redneck List

 

Tom Pennington/Getty ImagesA real estate company put out a blog naming the most redneck cities in America, and Texas has two in the top ten. 

We tend to think of redneck cities being here in the south, but there are some northern metro areas that made the list.

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How to Keep Beer Cold; The Secret Revealed!

I always do my best to keep you updated on what's happening in the world of beer, and today I found a nice little nugget that might help keep you happy at your outdoor barbecues this summer.

What's the best way exactly, to keep that beer cold?  It may not matter so much with subsequent beers, but the first and second ones sure do taste best if they're ice cold. So what's the secret?

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If You Still Have These Toys From the 80s, You Could Be Sittin’ On Big Bucks.

Remember the talking Teddy Ruxpin bear?  The A-Team and Miami Vice figurines?  What about the Knight Rider car and action figure?

If you hung on to those toys and they're still in good condition, you might be able to sell them for a few hundred bucks, or even several thousand.  Here's the deal.

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Finally…A Place Guys Will Want to Shop!

Call it a Mantiques store, and that's sure to get a guy's attention.

A new store in downtown Lufkin is selling all kinds of blasts from the past, like old phone booths, jukeboxes, and slot machines.  

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The Most-Trusted Office Worker IS…

Which person at work do YOU trust the most? Is it the boss? NOOOO.... At least that's not the person most people pick.

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Good News; Maybe the South Isn’t the Fattest After All

If a survey-taker called and said she was doing research on obesity in the US and asked how much you weigh, would you tell the truth?

The South always gets a bad rap for having the biggest obesity problems, but now there's new evidence that shows perhaps we're just more honest!  Some of the worst obesity problems in the US are said to be in southern states like Mississippi and Alabama, and Texas doesn't fare a whole lot better.  But maybe that's just because those in northern states aren't quite as forthcoming with the details about their body weight.

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Gals Who Wear Makeup at the Gym Burn Fewer Calories

Working out is all about getting great exercise and burning maximum calories, right?

Not exactly.

For some women, it's about looking good and impressing the fellas!  But guys, here's why women may be looking LESS hot while working out very soon.

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For Some Stars, Half of Their Twitter Followers are Fake!

In a shocking turn of events, we've learned that some of the stars with astronomical numbers of Twitter followers, may actually only have about half that many.

There are millions of fake Twitter accounts, and many of them have linked up with stars like Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga, boosting the number of followers to well over 30 million.

What about Steven Tyler?  He's popular on Twitter.  And what exactly is a "fake" account?

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Women Aren’t the Only Ones Who Go For Retail Therapy

Women have known this for a long time, but now research proves it.  Shopping can make a person feel better!

Women are known for engaging in a little retail therapy to improve mood, but guys do it too.  Women and men just buy drastically different items when they're feeling blue.

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The College Application Process is Turning Into a Fierce Competition

If you're applying to go to a particular college in the fall, the first week of April is usually the time to find out whether or not you've been accepted, and then you have to notify the school by the first part of May if you accept the invitation.  Every school works differently, but that seems to be the general trend.

SFA is taking applications for the fall, and they've posted info on how to apply on their website.

There is one school in the US that gets more than 38,000 applications every year, and accepts only 2200 new students.  Any guess?  It's an Ivy League school.

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Texas Among the Baseball Teams with the Most Expensive Food

It's opening day for most Major League Baseball teams, and it's time to talk about the important baseball things; like the food!

Have you tried that $26 hot dog at the Texas Rangers' stadium?  That hot dog dubbed the "Boomstick," is a 2-foot-long beef hot dog, smothered in chili, nacho cheese, jalapenos and caramelized onions on a potato bun.  Even if you break it down into 6-inch portions and share it with your buddies, that monster still costs $6.50 per person.

What do baseball fans around the country pay for concessions, and how does Texas compare?

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East Texas Students Learn at NASA

The Angelina College Aerospace Scholars have a connection to NASA now, and it's a kids' toy that has linked them.

The students built a Mars Rover out of Lego's  as part of a competition at the National Community College Aerospace Scholars event at NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center recently. The program helps math and science students with problem-solving skills, and has been available to Angelina College students for over forty years.  How do you build a Mars Rover out of Lego's?

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