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Survey reveals nearly one in four dieters using smart phone apps 
Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – Can’t squeeze into your jeans? Not happy with what you see in the mirror? For consumers whose New Year’s resolution is to eliminate unwanted inches and pounds, Consumer Reports has the skinny on shopping for home exercise machines such as treadmills and ellipticals.

February 2012 CoverIn addition to exercise machine Ratings and buying advice, Consumer Reports has seven tips to add some sizzle to your workout including two advanced moves, the “side step” for toning problematic inner and outer-thighs and the “squat while you pedal” move for firming your quads and butt.

The tips come courtesy of the testing organization’s technical experts who have logged hundreds of hours and thousands of miles testing exercise equipment in CR’s labs. «Read the rest of this article»

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NASA Twin Spacecraft On Final Approach For Moon Orbit


Written by DC Agle
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – NASA’s twin spacecraft to study the moon from crust to core are nearing their New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day main-engine burns to place the duo in lunar orbit.

Named Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL), the spacecraft are scheduled to be placed in orbit beginning at 1:21pm PST (4:21pm EST) for GRAIL-A on December 31st, and 2:05pm PST (5:05pm EST) on January 1st for GRAIL-B.

“Our team may not get to partake in a traditional New Year’s celebration, but I expect seeing our two spacecraft safely in lunar orbit should give us all the excitement and feeling of euphoria anyone in this line of work would ever need,” said David Lehman, project manager for GRAIL at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, CA.

Artist concept of GRAIL mission. GRAIL will fly twin spacecraft in tandem orbits around the moon to measure its gravity field in unprecedented detail. (Image credit: NASA/JPL)

Artist concept of GRAIL mission. GRAIL will fly twin spacecraft in tandem orbits around the moon to measure its gravity field in unprecedented detail. (Image credit: NASA/JPL)

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Prepare Your Family for Flu Season


USA.govWashington, D.C. – Coughing, sneezing, and high fever – just the thought of all these symptoms can send you into a panic. Even though it’s cold and flu season now, there are ways you can prepare yourself and your family to avoid it as much as possible. provides a variety of resources about the different types of flu strains, where you can get shots, and prevention and treatment options. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay Lady Govs open OVC Slate at Tennessee State


APSU Sports Information: Austin Peay Basketball

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay returns from its Christmas break to begin Ohio Valley Conference play with a 5:30pm, Thursday contest at Tennessee State. The Lady Govs bring a two-game losing streak into conference play after dropping back-to-back home contests just prior to the holiday break.

Tennessee State has lost its last three outings entering league action. Both teams played Florida A&M prior to their respective six-day breaks, Austin Peay dropping an 86-77 decision, December 21st, while Tennessee State fell to the Lady Rattlers, 90-75, the next day.

Austin Peay Women's Basketball.

Austin Peay Women's Basketball.

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Final Christmas Push Propels U.S. Online Holiday Spending to $35.3 Billion, Up 15 Percent Versus Last Year


Christmas Day Sees Significant Spike in Digital Content & Subscription Sales as Consumers Load Up New Tablets, e-Readers and Music Devices

comScoreReston, VA – comScore, a leader in measuring the digital world, today reported holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 56 days of the November – December 2011 holiday season. For the holiday season-to-date, $35.3 billion has been spent online, marking a 15-percent increase versus the corresponding days last year.

The most recent week (ending December 25th) witnessed $2.8 billion in spending, an increase of 16 percent versus the corresponding week last year. «Read the rest of this article»

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Journey to Freedom


YMCAClarksville, TN – The Clarksville Area YMCA is once again offering Journey to Freedom. This small group is limited to 10 participants and meets weekly for an hour and a half. A new group starts January 24th and will meet every Tuesday from 6:30pm–8:00pm through March 20th.

Journey to Freedom is a group for adults of any age who want to self-examine and work toward making healthy changes that will promote joy, hope and peace in their life. «Read the rest of this article»

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Soldiers learn Pashto, Dari to connect with Foreign Partners


Written by Sgt. Richard Daniels Jr.
1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

BastogneFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Students graduating from the Eagle Language Training Center took center stage during a skit demonstrating their newfound skill to translate Dari and Pashto here at Wilson Theater, December 15th.

Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division graduated the nearly four-month long course and rank the top class since the course began. This included two 1st Brigade soldiers receiving honors for their outstanding accomplishment during the duration of the course.

The course provides Dari and Pashto language training for general purposes in a deployed environment and supports up to 70 to 75 students. The goal is to produce within students a high knowledge and low intermediate proficiency. The course also takes the students out of the class room environment and submerses them into the foreign culture. «Read the rest of this article»

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“Emma” and “William” take Top Spots as Tennessee’s Most Popular Baby Names for 2011


Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – William’s the winner for five years running, but Tennessee parents of new baby girls have put Emma back in the top slot on the list of most popular names for children born in 2011.

While the most popular names for both girls and boys born in Tennessee remain largely unchanged from the previous year, new names have made their way into the top 10 on both lists this year. «Read the rest of this article»

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Sears Holdings Corporation Reports up to 120 Sears and Kmart stores to Close


Sears Holding Corporation

Hoffman Estates, IL – Sears Holdings Corporation (“Holdings,”  “we,” “us,” “our,” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: SHLD) is providing an update on its quarter-to-date performance and planned actions to improve and accelerate the transformation of its business.

Kmart’s quarter-to-date comparable store sales decline reflects decreases in the consumer electronics and apparel categories and lower layaway sales. Sears Domestic’s quarter-to-date sales decline was primarily driven by the consumer electronics and home appliance categories, with more than half of the decline in Sears Domestic occurring in consumer electronics. Sears apparel sales were flat and Lands’ End in Sears stores was up mid-single digits. «Read the rest of this article»

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New Year’s Eve Party at The Zone!


Morale, Welfare and RecreationFort Campbell, KY – The Zone will be holding a FREE New Year’s Eve Party!  Anyone age 18 and over is welcome to join us at The Zone for music by DJFM, party favors, some great surprise giveaways, champagne (age 21 and over) and a free breakfast buffet. 

The Zone will be open for normal operations from 11:00am until 4:00pm when they will close in order to set up for the party. «Read the rest of this article»

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