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~EAT TO LOSE~: Want to lose weight in 2015? Come meet author Andi Holyfield as she discusses her book "Eat 2 Lose" and receive a free assessment. Due to consultation time, class is limited to the first ten who respond. Eat 2 Lose is a concept of eating healthy and losing weight in the process. It's not a fad diet, it's a lifestyle change. Register by calling 368-9226. All participants must be Union Parish Library patrons in good standing to attend the class. Calendar

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"Saturday Night Live" delivered the Deflate-Gate parody we all needed this week, opening the Blake-Shelton-hosted episode with a take on the NFL scandal's press conferences.

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:17:39 GMT
The end of snow days for students?

A weekday spent home from the classroom and out in the snow with friends may soon not be an option for students not because of the piles of snow, but rather technology. Some students already complete assignments on iPads which means teachers could virtually send them their homework on "snow days." The Weather Channel's Dave Malkoff has the story.

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 14:12:00 GMT
Chuck Todd on Boehner's controversial invitation, presidential candidates

Moderator of "Meet the Press" Chuck Todd discusses the implications of House Speaker John Boehner's decision to host Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington despite not consulting the White House. He also talks about an "anti-Washington, outsider candidate" that the billionaire Koch brothers could be looking to support in the 2016 presidential election.

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 14:11:00 GMT
'He choked': Donald Trump calls out Mitt Romney at Iowa Summit

Saturday was a try-out day for potential Republican presidential candidates at the Iowa Freedom Summit, an event full of nine hours of speeches. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Texas Senator Ted Cruz were among the many speakers, but it's what Donald Trump had to say about potential candidates Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush that really got people talking. NBC's Kelly O' Donnell reports.

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 14:10:00 GMT
From the cave to your plate: 4 ways to make paleo work for you

If you've not already tried the paleo diet, your carnivorous friends probably have. People who follow the carb-shunning menu believe it can doing everything from keep diabetes in check to speeding weight loss through the elimination of refined sugar, dairy and processed foods.

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:58:56 GMT
Sandra Lee's fun, festive Super Bowl recipes, from pulled pork to whoopee pies

For some, the Super Bowl is more about the food than the game itself. To help navigate the seemingly endless culinary Super Bowl options, Sandra Lee stopped by TODAY on Saturday to share a few of her favorite game-day recipes, from a Polynesian pulled pork sandwich to meatballs in chipotle sauce and even football whoopee pies!

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 18:35:00 GMT
88-year-old Olive Garden food critic Marilyn Hagerty takes on local McDonald's

Marilyn Hagerty, the Grand Forks, North Dakota food critic whose reviews of popular food chains such as the Olive Garden, Ruby Tuesday, Taco Bell and others have gone viral, has taken on America's most popular restaurant McDonald's.

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:53:00 GMT
Start planning your Super Bowl party in advance with these unique recipes

Sandra Lee, editor-in-chief of "Sandra Lee Magazine," shows the Weekend TODAY team how to put a twist on traditional Super Bowl dishes including a pulled pork sandwich and a grilled margherita pizza.

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 15:30:00 GMT
New year, new virtual you! TODAY gives two people social-media makeovers

The start of a new year is the perfect time to make changes in your life, including polishing up your social media presence. TODAY's digital lifestyle expert showed TODAY's Erica Hill how he improved the profiles of a freelance photographer and a senior in college who's searching for a job.

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 15:29:00 GMT
'I'm so proud of it': Jennifer Aniston on her new film 'Cake'

Jennifer Aniston is receiving rave reviews for her performance in the movie, "Cake." Aniston talks to NBC's Joelle Garguilo about her role as a pill-addicted, angry woman suffering from chronic pain, as well as the questions she would never like to be asked again during interviews.

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 15:27:00 GMT
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