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Louie's Kids love to lose... weight

Louie's Kids love to lose... weight

Kids all over the U.S. are getting a hand getting fit thanks to Louis Yuhasz and his 'Louie's Kids' fitness program. 

Meet some of the kids Louis is teaching to live more active lives and you'll see why he is a Morning Express with Robin Meade 'Leader with Heart.'

Candle hits guys upside the head with a 2x4

Candle hits guys upside the head with a 2x4

Guys, there's no shame in loving the ambiance a scented candle can add to a room.  Lets face it, the one that smells like candy corn is kind of nice around Halloween... or the one that smells like Nilla Wafers you light once a month to cover up the smell of wet Labradoodle when it's time for Rascal's bath... those are fine.  But they're still a little sugary... homey even.  Great for when it's just you & Rascal pallin' around the pad, but you wouldn't light them on poker night... or when the game is on. 

So here's the deal... Yankee Candles has come out with a line of burnable smell makers that put out more aggressive scents.  Odors that bring to mind “manly” pursuits like:  having your nose shoved into the turf while trying to break through the line for a first down -- using the wrong tool to successfully cut through a piece of lumber -- installing a beer holder on your John Deere. 

First family member to serve is Mom's 'hero'

First family member to serve is Mom's 'hero'

How proud is Army Mom Tina Kirkland of her son Specialist James Treherne?  Twenty-seven O’s worth!  She writes:

My Son James Treherne, U.S. Army Specialist, recently returned from his first deployment to Afghanistan. He is the first in our family to serve in the U.S. military.  I am so proud to be his mom… My hero!  Love you sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much.
- Mom

Skechers to give refunds for Shape-ups

Skechers to give refunds for Shape-ups

If you bought a pair of Skechers in the past few years you could be getting some money back.  The company makes shoes that promised to lift and tone -- like Shape-ups, Resistance Runner, Shape-ups Toners/Trainers, and Tone-ups.

But the Federal Trade Commission says those claims were simply not true and wearing those shoes will not tone your behind like Kim Kardashian after all.

Robin's Thursday Rundown: May 17, 2012

Robin's Thursday Rundown: May 17, 2012

Howdeeee!

Thursday is connected to Friday. Good for you? Then good for me.

Mending devastated towns, one family at a time

Mending devastated towns, one family at a time

Editor’s Note: Dianna Hill is a producer for HLN’s Morning Express with Robin Meade.  She spent the week of May 6th through May 13th on a volunteer project to rebuild an Alabama home destroyed by a tornado. 

On April 27, 2011, Denise Pruitt was out of town when a devastating tornado tore through Pleasant Grove, Alabama.  It destroyed her home, but her family survived and for that, she was grateful. Across the Southeast, more than 300 people were killed in the same outbreak of storms.

Medical report: Zimmerman was hurt

Medical report: Zimmerman was hurt

The day after George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin, Zimmerman's family doctor diagnosed him with a broken nose, two black eyes and two cuts on the back of his head.

That's from a newly uncovered medical report. Some legal experts say the report seems to support Zimmerman's side of what happened the night Martin was killed. Lawyers for Martin's family disagree.

Salute to Troops: John Duke

Salute to Troops: John Duke

Debbie Duke says her son's decision to join the Navy was easy. As Debbie puts it, John "comes from a very long line of U.S. Navy men on both sides of his family."

John is now serving in Kuwait.

Robin's Wednesday morning rundown, May 16

Robin's Wednesday morning rundown, May 16

On the show today…

Finally! You'll be able to use your cell phone in flight! It's on one well known airline for starters. So what's to stop your transcontinental flight from becoming a yackfest?

Children fighting cancer share amazing friendship

Children fighting cancer share amazing friendship

Break out the tissues, because this story even had Robin choked up a bit.

A little boy and girl diagnosed with cancer a day apart can’t seem to stay away from each other.  Bella Hicks is 5 and Addison Kleinhans is 7. The best friends both have a type of Leukemia that’s common in children. They go with each other to treatments and, well, play like any normal childhood friends do. They even consider themselves soul mates.

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