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These 10 Plants Shaped Tennessee

Whether walking through fields of high cotton or "sangin' in the hills," Tennesseans know plants are the state’s lifeblood. Two experts with the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture recently led a project choosing the 10 plants that most shaped the state: American chestnut, beans (several varieties), corn, cotton, dogwood, ginseng, grasses (prairie and turf), tobacco, white oak, and, of course, kudzu...

Generations

Breaking down stereotypes, trends and the biggest moments of each living generation

We've all heard the many stereotypes about different generations. The Greatest/Silent Generations are the hardest working generation. Baby Boomers put their careers before anything else. Generation X is cynical because they were forgotten by their parents. Millennials have unrealistic expectations and are obsessed with avocado toast. Generation Z is lazy because they grew up with technology that does their work for them. But where did these stereotypes come from? Are any of them true? ...

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Bill aims to help Tennessee families of kids with special needs

Katie Phillips told the story of how families like hers do not qualify for the state's Medicaid TennCare because they make too much money, but private insurance often does not cover the kind of needs that kids like Keagan have. Phillips said right now it begins with $2,000 dollars monthly for his care. ...

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Mayor Jacobs to deliver donations to Love Kitchen

Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs will deliver four barrels of donated food to the Love Kitchen Thursday. Mayor Jacobs will be joined by Senior Director of Parks and Recreation Paul White to deliver the food donations and a check for $2,700....

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Propose to your loved one in front of thousands of Vol fans

Sports Radio WNML and Kimball's Jewelers are sponsoring what they call Volentine's Dayat Thompson Boling-Arena on Thursday. If you want to propose to the special person in your life on Valentine's Day you may have the opportunity to do it in front of thousands of Vol fans on February 14...

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Faith

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    The Top Reasons Young People Drop Out of Church

    Slightly fewer young adults are dropping out of church after high school, but those who do have more serious reasons for leaving than a decade ago.In a 2017 LifeWay Research survey released today, 66 percent of Americans between 23 and 30 years old said they stopped attending church on a regular basis for at least a year after turning 18, compared to 70 percent in 2007...

LifeStyles

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    How Exercise Reprograms the Brain

    For an hour a day, five days a week, mice in Hiroshi Maejima’s physiology lab at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan, hit the treadmill. The researcher’s goal in having the animals follow the exercise routine isn’t to measure their muscle mass or endurance. He wants to know how exercise affects their brains...

Tim Barnwell, Asheville, NC

Tech Bites

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    Don't forget that Instagram is creepy, too

    With Facebook in the news for all the wrong reasons this week, it may be tempting to overlook the social media giant's photo-oriented sibling, Instagram. That would be unwise. Instagram, which you should absolutely never forget is owned by Facebook, has around 800 million monthly active users — and it exploits their data for ad targeting much like its scandal-prone big brother. This should worry you...