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Two Unique, New Ways to Protect Yourself

With violence against women, seemingly, at an all time high, it's important that we, as women, find ways protect ourselves. Whether it be a situation, like displayed in the Ray Rice video, where your attacker is someone you know or like in the case of Evansville, IN woman Joelle Lockwood, you are attacked by a stranger, we need to be less vulnerable and empowered  with the right tools in order to protect ourselves. I have found a couple of very unique and helpful ways for you to do just that.

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Leslie’s Lovin It – DIY Fall Dog Treats

I found this cool recipe for DIY dog treats. But, I'm telling you, they sound pretty tasty to me!! :-)

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Love Reveals Itself In a Skillet

This morning, I woke up before everyone else and thought I would make a bid, yummy breakfast. We're talking my special biscuits and sausage gravy, homemade blackberry jam, pancakes and scrambled eggs. Mmmmmm Mm! With love for my family in my heart, the eggs gave a little love back to me.

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Leslie’s Friend Offers Words of Wisdom to Daughter

In light of the missing women in the Tri-State, my friend offers this word of warning, encouragement and strength to her daughter and to all of us.

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CVS To Make A Big Change Earlier Than Expected – No More Tobacco Sales

Earlier in the year, CVS, the nation's second biggest drugstore chain, announced it would stop selling tobacco products in it's stores beginning October 1st. The move was announced after the company decided to focus more on customer health and the idea of selling tobacco was counter to that notion.

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Watch A Message About The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge That Will Change The Way You Look At ALS [Video]

By now, I think we have all taken the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which started with a young ALS sufferer. The web is chock full of ice bucket videos including ours. There is a lot of laughing and fun in these videos, but it's time for some reality with a new challenge that has nothing to do with ice water, fun or laughing.

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New Study Says Teens Need More Sleep and School Should Start Later

Teens and sleep...if you have teenagers and it seems like they sleep the day away, the reason is simple.....they need it. The American Academy of Pediatrics just released a new study that says older students, those in high school, are not getting enough sleep and that school should start later for those students.

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Farmers’ Almanac is Predicting a Snowy, Stinging Winter

Since it's SO hot outside, let's get our minds off of the heat and talk about winter!! First of all, just let me say the outdoors is my favorite place to be. Whether it's winter, spring, summer or fall, I want to be outside. I just can't tolerate extremes. Normal is more my thing. HAHA! I know what you are thinking. You just did a spit take. OK, fine, let me correct; normal WEATHER is my thing. You know, normal temps, rain, snowfall, etc. Because of this, I always try and prepare myself ahead of time for what may come with the Farmers' Almanac. Not sure I like what the farmer has to say about this Winter.

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‘Doubtfire Face’ Video Challenge For Suicide Awareness and Prevention

While the world is still mourning the death of Robin Williams, mourners are using Facebook to spread suicide awareness. Here is how YOU can get involved!

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Strange New Anti-Obesity Video Campaign – Is It Going Too Far Or Not Far Enough? You Decide [Video]

Obesity is one of THE most talked about topics today and everyone has an opinion. There have been many public service campaigns about obesity, some that get a lot of attention for various reasons, and some that get almost no attention. A new video campaign is raising more than a few eyebrows and some say it goes too far.

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Jon Responds to Fox News’ Shepard Smith’s ‘Coward’ Comment About Robin Williams

By now, we are all painfully aware of the tragic death of actor and comedian Robin Williams due to an apparent suicide. It also no secret now that Williams suffered greatly from depression over the years, which obviously became unbearable for the 63-year-old beloved comic genius.

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Hilarious Video Proves We All Do It – Whether We Admit It Or Not [Video]

The below video is without question one of the funniest videos I have ever seen and it covers a topic some of us are not very comfortable with...Flatulence. Leslie and I have talked about this on the morning show numerous times and for whatever reason, men can never control their laughter when this occurs, while women pretend they don't do it...ever!

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