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Carrie Underwood Talks Beauty, Her Style Icons and Healthy Eating

Carrie Underwood is getting ready to perform at the Nordstrom Symphony Fashion Show, a sold-out event that will take place at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Feb. 28. The show, which will feature an exclusive presentation of Oscar de la Renta’s Pre-Fall 2012 collection, will also showcase a performance by Underwood. In a recent interview with Nashville’s NFocus magazine, Underwood dished a bit on her favorite designers, her style muses and how she stays fit and glowing despite her hectic schedule.

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Nasty Norovirus Sickens 500 Passengers on Carnival Cruise Ships

In yet another blow to the cruise industry — and Carnival Cruises in particular — nearly 500 people contracted norovirus on board two of the company’s Florida-based Princess Cruises ships last week.

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Caters News
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Best Man Donates Life-Saving Kidney to His Pal’s Bride

Usually a best man’s duties are limited to throwing the bachelor party and getting the groom to the ceremony on time. But one British guy went above-and-beyond by donating one of his kidneys to the bride.

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Daniel Morris/Flickr
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Montanans Make the List for Drunkest Cities…Twice

Montana still has a drinking problem!  This time we made the list not once, but twice in the latest survey of America’s Drunkest Cities.  Luckily, Billings isn’t one of them!

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Researcher Propose Higher Tax on Sugary Beverages

As obesity continues to plague the United States, many states have imposed a tax cost on some of the products that contribute to unhealthy weight gain, like soda. But experts believe that the current sales tax isn’t high enough to truly impact health and weight loss.

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Chuck Barthuly of the Better Billings Foundation Discusses Public Pool [INTERVIEW]

Chuck Barthuly of the Better Billings Foundation along with over 500 families from Harvest Church, the City of Billings, First Interstate Bank, T & E, Wells Fargo Bank and many other supporters have broken ground on a new public swimming pool project 1/3 mile off Airport Road on Aronson Avenue and Caravan Avenue.  They are calling it Sahara Park.  Information gleaned from the website and my interview with Chuck it looks like a fantastic opportunity for the community.

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Adam Cleaver, Flickr
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Have You Started a Diet for 2012? — Survey of the Day

It’s been a little over a week since New Year’s resolutions kicked in, officially long enough to determine if  you’ve started that diet that you promised yourself — if, in fact, you picked what is usually the year’s most popular resolution.

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Weight Watchers/Swedish Diet/Jenny Craig
Weight Watchers/Swedish Diet/Jenny Craig
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7 Ridiculous Workout and Diet Commercials

Weight Watchers/Swedish Diet/Jenny Craig

Everyone knows that the only real way to lose weight and keep it off is to eat smaller portions, choose healthier foods and exercise more. Everyone also knows doing those things suck and there has to be a better way.

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10 Clever Ways to Drop Those Excess Holiday Pounds

The holidays are behind us and perhaps the only thing more disappointing than the awful gift from your Aunt Beatrice — seriously, a tie? — is the fact all the eating you did is starting to show in what used to be your washboard abs.

If you see more numbers when you step on the scale than you do when you look at your paycheck, it may be time to face the dreaded “d” word – diet. Before you start chowing down on nothing but tofu and steamed broccoli, though, consider these helpful tips to win the battle of the bulge.

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Feeling Down After the Holidays? Here’s How to Perk Up

We have, once again, celebrated our way into January and, for most of us, it’s time to get back to reality after the whirlwind that is the holiday season. If this isn’t easy for you to do this time of year, here are some things that might help.

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How to Get Home Safely on New Year’s Eve

With New Year’s Eve vastly approaching, many are planning a night of revelry — one that usually includes alcohol. But have you figured out how you’ll get home?

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Wade Hayes Is ‘Getting a Little Better Every Day’ Following Surgery for Colon Cancer

Wade Hayes is now resting comfortably at home following his recent surgery for colon cancer. Hayes, 42, was admitted to Nashville’s Vanderbilt Hospital earlier this month after learning he was battling stage IV colon cancer. The hit singer-songwriter’s surgery went better than doctors expected it would, and they sent Hayes home on Dec. 17, just nine days after the extensive procedure.

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