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Texas Ranks in the Middle in ‘Well-Being’ Study

These people have Hawaii written all over them.

It could be better, it could be worse for Texas.

When it comes to overall well-being, we're right in the middle of the pack at 27th of the 50 states, and for the 4th year in a row, Hawaii ranks number 1.  Things could go totally wrong there and it would still be a good day.  Because you're in Hawaii.

What about the worst state?  Which state's sense of well-being is generally in the tank?

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Texas Among the Saddest States

Feeling blue today?  Blame it on Texas.

That's what a new study says, that looked over Twitter posts from us Texans, and others across the US. The study combed for negative and positive words, and added them all up to see which stat

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Applebee’s is Expanding in East Texas

A new Applebee's restaurant is being planned for one East Texas city.

The Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar always tries to remain true to its name by decorating the interior to match the area that it's in.  Sometimes you see murals of local baseball and football teams on the restaurant's walls, along with recognizable scenes of area lakes and picnic spots, water towers, and other landmarks.

One East Texas city will talk about bringing an Applebee's to town at a meeting on Monday.

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The Most and Least Romantic Cities in America Are Guaranteed to Surprise You

Valentine’s Day is upon us, so if you’d like to find the most romantic place to take that special someone, you might be surprised to find out just where in the US that is.

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Texas Chocolate Maker Creates Chocolate Shoes

Don't know what to get your sweetie for Valentine's Day?  How about a chocolate shoe!

Most women love fancy shoes, and some will pay more than a car payment for a coveted pair.

Then there are others of us who prefer a comfy pair of sneakers over the fancy pumps.  But we still like chocolate.

Big chunks of chocolate molded into the shape of a sensual, sexy shoe are becoming more popular now, and some of those chocolates are made right here in Texas.

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Waiter Who Defended Boy With Down Syndrome Gives All Donations To Charity

Last month, Michael Garcia made a lot of people smile. The 45-year-old, who is a waiter at Laurenzo’s Restaurant in Houston, Texas, refused to serve a family who insulted Milo Castillo, a five-year-old with Down Syndrome, by suggesting that "special needs children need to be special someplace else."

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5 Ways to Save Money on Your 2013 Taxes

It's hard to believe it's already the middle of tax season. 2013 is off to a fast clip, and unfortunately this means that Tax Day is right around the corner. You could bury your head in the sand until you hit April 14 panic mode, or this year you could give yourself a burst of energy and self-confidence knowing that you met your taxes head-on. Here are money savers to get you started:

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Dinosaur Footprints Excavated From NASA’s Backyard

The coolest thing we've ever found behind the house was a cigar box with our dad's stash in it, so this NASA find is pretty exciting.

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