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I Lost 100 Pounds Twice…

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Feb/17/795438.jpg My road on the way to becoming a personal trainer is a unique one. I was fat all my life. I was the kid that wore husky pants in elementary school and by my junior year of high school I had ballooned up to 250 pounds! ... Continue reading

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IE 6 user? Tell us your story

Do you use IE 6 as your primary browser when coming to LJWorld.com? We'd like to hear from you in the comments below whether you're able to upgrade your IE 6 browser or not. IE 6 is very long in the tooth now, and there's a wide ... Continue reading

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eBay gets no Klondike bar from me.

Next entry:"eBay How sweet does my wife need to smell?" 2-23-2010 → eBay just burst my bubble. I signed up for the first time to make a purchase. I checked in periodically for more than a day, there was only one bid, very low. This was a ... Continue reading

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Coupon Deals Can Be Found Outside of Sunday Paper

On Sundays, Jenn and I write blogs on LJWorld.com about coupons and sale ads we find in the paper. But you don't have to wait for Sunday for the newspaper inserts to find coupons and sale notices. Jenn and I also watch national retailers that advertise, and ... Continue reading

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Some trolls you meet on the internet

There are several types of trolls who post on public internet forums. Some posters are genuinely interested in helping others find solutions to their problems, meaningful dialogue and deep philosophical discussions. This is not about them There are other posters whose sole reason for existing appears to ... Continue reading

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Some Web site downtime coming tonight

UPDATE: We're running a few minutes behind, but we still expect this to go through tonight. Thanks for your patience. As you may have noticed, our Web sites have been running a little bit slowly lately. There's two reasons for that and hopefully both will be resolved ... Continue reading

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Anna Undercover: Next Stop, New York City

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Feb/16/statueofliberty.jpg Hey guys! I'm homesick, so I'm headed to New York City tomorrow to visit my friends and briefly rejoin the rest of the crabby, self-righteous elitists I love so much. I'll be sure to blog all about what it's like to work there, assuming a club ... Continue reading

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Happy Happy Joy Joy

Just going to post the list and the link.... Your thoughts?..... http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20100216/sc_livescience/happieststateshawaiimovesintofirstplace If you needed an extra twist of the arm to set off on a Hawaii vacation, here it is: The big-wave state was the happiest place to live in 2009, according to a newly released ... Continue reading

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The Sacred Cow of USD 497 - Administration

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Feb/16/anim-sacred-cow.jpg Lawrence Public Schools (LPS) has abruptly come to the realization that money, although made of paper, does not grow on trees. The recent budget crisis was brought to light by the failure of the Kansas Legislature to properly fund public schools. There has been a huge ... Continue reading

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Anna Undercover: Alcohol

How the drug that some observers blame for sexual assault, deaths from road accidents, and other poor choices remains legal while other far more innocuous substances earn hippies four years in the pen is not the subject of this blog entry. What is the subject of this ... Continue reading

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Fiction 500 Deadline Approaching!

This evening (Tuesday, February 16th) at midnight, is the deadline for this year's February Fiction Five Hundred short story submission. We have three judges: RoeDapple, Lori Schutter and Tena Santaularia. Each judge will assign points to the stories (see below for judging criteria) and then each of ... Continue reading

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Panda captivates KU fans on Twitter

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Feb/16/66389016.jpg Did you see the panda? It appeared in the student section in the first half, and ended the evening creepin' on B. Knight. Watch out, Bobby! (Photo from @wibwBlake) The panda in the Texas A&M student section was one of the most popular topics among KU ... Continue reading

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Recap: Despite rebounding woes, KU bests A&M

Rare is the basketball game that provides 40 minutes of excitement.* But when one of those comes along, it looks like this: College Basketball As is made apparent by StatSheet.com's nifty graphic above, Kansas and Texas A&M engaged in quite a tug-of-war Monday night. The greatest gap ... Continue reading

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To Reticent_Irreverent

Dear Reticent_Irreverent: Thank you! You opened my eyes: I was pushing away a perfect 10 of a man for the silliest reason. It hit me, and it was the biggest "duh" moment of my life. Yes, he's completely geeky, and I wasn't even looking for a boyfriend ... Continue reading

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Society, Love, and the fear of Loneliness

How many of us seek out a relationship, want to find companionship with someone because we are afraid of loneliness? How many of us think that we could be with anyone we want but are, in moments of doubt, afraid that no one will love us? Despite ... Continue reading

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Shrimp, pasta, and dreams of sunnier days

It's hard to believe, considering how UTTERLY DELIGHTFUL slush, cold, dry skin, slick roads, muddy shoes, dirty floors, and cabin fever are, but I am tired of winter. I am also tired of winter food. I do make some effort to eat seasonally, buying ingredients that are ... Continue reading

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It’s the Breaks: The Arikaree Breaks

I spent ten years growing up on a farm in NW Kansas - about as far north and west as you can go and still remain in Kansas. We were just a few additional miles from Nebraska. What I wouldn't give now to lie on my Grandfather's ... Continue reading

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UPDATE: Snow found in Hawaii confirms 50 states with snow on the ground

After analysis confirmed snow on the ground in 49 states, the search was on for snow still on the ground in the higher elevations of Hawaii. Turns out, there was a little bit. The photo below was submitted to a website run by Patrick Marsh, an Oklahoma ... Continue reading

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The gold standard

I happened upon a national cycling magazine’s buyer’s guide recently and was intrigued by the tease on the cover, pointing readers to the world’s most expensive bike. I flipped through the mag, marveling at the number of bikes priced in the five figures. I don’t think there ... Continue reading

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Pierce adds to already-sterling resume

So there he was, the old guy in the field, just looking for a way to showcase his sweet stroke and have some fun during his 8th trip to the NBA All-Star game. And then something incredible happened. Like he’s done so many times before — be ... Continue reading