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March of Dimes ‘March for Babies’ Walk Coming to Abilene May 17th

The Abilene March of Dimes 'March For Babies' is an annual event whose goal is to raise money and awareness, and improve the health of babies will be taking place on Saturday, May 17th at Red Bud Park

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Autism Awareness Card Gives an Eye-Opening Experience

I was shopping with my son at the Mall of Abilene a while back. Near the main entrance, we saw a small, maybe 5 year old boy, having what appeared to be an epic meltdown. With a mom holding the boy by the hand, the child screaming and trying his best to wiggle away to freedom. We’ve all witnessed this situation, right?

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Annual ‘Walk Now For Autism Speaks’ Coming to the Abilene Zoo April 26th

Autism is a disorder that changes the brain's normal development of social and communication skills, and affects one in 68 U.S. children. It is considered by many to have reached epidemic proportions in the United States. That's why autism awareness is important. Get your team of walkers together and spread the word about autism and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at the annual Greater Abilene Walk Now For Autism Speaks Saturday, April 26th at the Abilene Zoo.

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Let’s All Wear Blue on ‘Light it Up Blue Day’ For World Autism Awareness Day April 2nd

Wednesday, April 2nd is World Autism Awareness Day to help bring attention to this neural development disorder. Whether you or someone you love has been affected by autism, everyone is encouraged to wear blue on 'Light Up Blue Day'.

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Smoking, Booze and More – Find Out How Much Your Bad Habits Cost Annually

As I was killin' time on the company dime (surfing the net), I came across this website that helps you calculate how much money you spend each year on your vices.

We've all got our vices, from smoking to drinking to gambling, but do you know how much you spend each year on each bad habit? Now you can find out, thanks to a new website.

The results may startle you.

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Shay Hill
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DIY: How to Make an Inexpensive Ice Pack

My mom and I have both recently had surgeries that have required the use of ice packs. What I found is that sometimes you only need a small pack, especially if you need it for your face, hand, neck etc. You want it to be malleable too. It's hard to find small ones in the stores, but you can make your own.

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Government Scientists Are Giving People the Flu on Purpose for $3,000

You read the headline correctly. It appears that government scientists are literally squirting the flu up volunteers' noses to better understand how the virus works. In fact, they are willing to pay you $3,000 for your time. You can't make this stuff up.

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Rudy’s 2014 New Year’s Resolution is to Lose Weight and Get Fit

I've been struggling with my weight for 27 years. When Donna and first I married, I weighed 155 pounds and wore a size 30 waist pants. Today, with a little help from doctor prescribed steroids, I quit smoking, the lack of physical activity, my job and my poor late night food choices, my weight has gone as high as 337 pounds. To start my New Year off right, I am resolving to lose weight for 2014.

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Miranda Lambert
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Miranda Lambert Slams Tabloid That Reports She Had Weight Loss Surgery

Miranda Lambert wants her fans to know that weight loss surgery is not the reason for her recent shedding of pounds. The country superstar credits diet and exercise for her new look, and isn't happy with tabloid reports that she went under the knife to lose weight.

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Michigan School Reverses Ban on T-Shirts Honoring Classmate Who Died of Cancer

12-year old Caitlyn Jackson lost her battle with cancer over the weekend. As if that isn't tragic enough, the little girl's school decided to add insult to the pain when it banned wearing t-shirts that memorialized their classmate.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month
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National Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day Helps Women Understand Options Available for Reconstruction

October is breast cancer awareness month so it stands to reason that there is a special day within the month focused on reconstruction. Today, October 16th is that day. As a breast cancer survivor I know there is so much to think about, and honestly reconstruction was the last thing on my list of worries. Making sure I was cancer free was my initial focus then came the time to think about reconstruction and there are many options available. That's what BRA day is all about; making women aware of the options available.

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Top 5 Games You Loved in Elementary School

With the start of another school year I am reminded of the many different school house games like tag, red light green light, mother may I, stick ball, dodgeball, kickball or king of the hill. Here's a list of five popular games amongst grade school kids

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