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Great News – New Study Says Beer Is Actually Good For The Brain

Beer lovers rejoice!!! A new study suggests that drinking beer has a positive impact on the brain and actually improves your cognitive thinking.....I knew it!! All of this wonderful news is the result of what scientists have found out about Flavonoids, which are compounds found in plants.

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Evansville Police Officer Makes Two New Little Friends In The Best Way Possible [Video]

Unfortunately, the police have been in the news a lot lately for doing their job and the reaction is not always positive. The job is tough and sometimes completely thankless, but it has to be done nonetheless.

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Is Johnny Appleseed A Real Person? [VIDEO]

As I was searching through the special events that happened on today, September 26th, throughout history, I came upon the birthday of Johnny Appleseed.  This got me thinking, "Wait!  I thought he was a fictional character?"  Well, here is your answer!

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Mirror, Mirror On The Wall, Please Tell Me I Am Enough Just The Way I Am [Video]

I saw this video and immediately thought about my wife Lisa. Looking in the mirror is not always the most pleasant of experiences, especially if you don't like what you see in the reflection. One of my favorite classic country songs of all time is Lefty Frizzell's, "I Never Go Around Mirrors" because I relate so well to that sentiment

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Do You Understand Your Elementary School Student’s Math Homework?

My 5th grader came home the other day from school and asked for my help with his math homework. They are currently working on converting fractions into decimals and some long division. I took all this in school, so no problem, right, I mean It's 5th grade math...how hard can it be?

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Majority of Today’s Teens Say Life Without Social Media Would Be Better; Much Better

Social media.  There is no escaping it these days; it is no surprise that teens are particularly adept at social media and just can't seem to post enough selfies. Well, a new study says 54% of today's teens think their lives would be much better without social media. That's right....WITHOUT social media.

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Jon and Evansville Police Chief Billy Bolin Discuss ShotSpotter To Curb Gun Violence [Video]

Earlier today, I had a chance to sit down with Evansville Police Chief Billy Bolin to discuss ShotSpotter, a new technology that could help curb gun violence.

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Should the State Cover the Cost of Textbook Rental in Indiana?

The debate about textbook rental fees in Indiana schools has been raging for years with good arguments on both sides. According to the State Constitution of 1816, public education is to be provided free of charge, which makes you wonder about the policy of parents paying huge fees for the use of textbooks.

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September 8th the Final Supermoon is Rising

I have an obsession with clouds and the sky in general. Since I spend a lot of time on the road, with nothing to look at BUT the sky, it's understandable. I have tried many times to take photos of the beautiful moons I have seen as I drive west on my way to work. It just doesn't work. The moon, in the photo never looks as big and beautiful in the picture as it looks to me. But in the morning, I may get the shot of the moon I want because it's going to be bigger and more amazing than ever.

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Huggers Beware – Hugging Could Get You In Big Trouble and Fired

Are you a hugger, or do you know a hugger? You know, one of those people that has to hug everyone they know. Some people, me included, do not like to be touched and unwanted or unsolicited hugs can be a real problem because hugging is NOT a right.

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Four-Year-Old Expelled From Pre-School Because of Mom’s Facebook Post

If I've said it one, I've said it a thousand times....be careful what you put on Facebook because it could get you in trouble as one Florida mother found out the hard way.

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Brilliant Back-to-School Parody Video Is Every Parent [Video]

You may not know the Holderness family, but you might be familiar with their xmasjammies  video that was a viral sensation last Christmas. They are back with a brand new video that captures the emotions of every parent at back-to-school time.

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