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Bummed by gambling in Port Allen, La.

Gambling these days is exactly like voting: "You go in a dark room and press a few buttons and it's over. Nothing changes but the fact that you have less money in your pocket."

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Kick the habit with hypnosis?

Tried to quit smoking 20 times only to start again? If so, you've got a friend here. A hypnotist based in Florida has developed both in-person hypnosis and at-home self-hypnosis tools that may help.

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How to get caught up for the election

The Haul the Vote website provides a great resource for getting registered to vote, seeing who will be on your ballot, and learning about issues inside and outside of trucking.

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Flatbedders, be ready: Housing starts spike

The number of houses that began construction in September jumped a whopping 15 percent from August to its highest numbers since 2008 and up 34 percent over last September.

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Packing up for the wint… I mean, um, Fall

Wendy Parker packs for colder weather: "Everyone knows space in the truck is limited, and the closet in the Cascadia is perfect -- for one person."

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‘Monkey Gouger’ Jimmy Ardis in Real Life Trucking Hero running

The owner-operator is one of several up for the Progressive Commercial contest's $15,000 grand prize. Vote by October 31 to register your support for your favorite contenderss.

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6 scary trucking movies

Rounding up the top contenders for the best, most thrillingly horrific trucking movies out there.

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Strikes, stonings back in the South African trucking mix

A three-week work stoppage by a majority of South African drivers that resorted in trucker-to-trucker violence shows history can repeat itself just one year on.

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Blessed with health — and good humor

Wendy Parker thanks the Lord for her family's health -- and plans a future of hauling in Africa for her husband.

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Making the most of Foursquare

How to use Foursquare with your smartphone or tablet Sign up using your email address or Facebook account. Activate your device’s GPS function. When you make a stop, open the Foursquare app to find the nearest locations. Using the honor system, only “check in” where you are visiting. Link the app to your Twitter account to have your check-ins tweeted. Be wary that these are sometimes viewed as uninteresting, and you may risk losing some of your followers. Find ...

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