Weekend Express with Lynn Berry

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5 words changed my life: We don't carry your size

5 words changed my life: We don't carry your size

Editor’s note: Makenzie Bowker is a social media producer for HLN's Weekend Express with Lynn Berry.

I've never been what you would describe as "thin" or "skinny." In high school, I was for sure carrying more weight than I should have been. Rack it up to depression stemming from my parents' divorce, typical high school woes or overindulgence in one too many meals -- but I was easily a size 16 on a "skinny" day. Needless to say, I didn't have an overwhelming amount of male suitors lining up to ask me on dates.

Ice down your summer with the 'Coolest' cooler!

Ice down your summer with the 'Coolest' cooler!

What is it about the idea of a cooler that makes people want to throw over $6 million at its creator? That's a good question for Ryan Grepper, the man behind the "Coolest" Kickstarter. 

Grepper wanted to make a cooler that was like an upgrade to the old-school plastic version we've been dragging around for the last few decades. So, Grepper designed one with a blender, a waterproof speaker system and a USB charger and popped the whole thing up on Kickstarter.

Massive sinkhole causes evacuation in Florida

Massive sinkhole causes evacuation in Florida

A sleepless night for some families in Spring Hill, Florida.  This is new video from CNN affiliate WTSP of a sinkhole growing near homes.

The Hernando County Sheriff's office says several families were evacuated Saturday night. The hole is about 40 yards across and 40 feet deep. The sheriff's office says there are cracks in the road and cracks in the house closest to the sinkhole.

Pac-Man invades New York streets!

Pac-Man invades New York streets!

Pac-Man and the ghosts hit the streets of New York on Friday. Yes, as in the old school arcade game!

According to CNN affiliate News 12 Brooklyn, the dressed-up characters were part of the city's two-day "Come Out & Play" festival. 'PacManhattan' participants donned costumes, grabbed maps and chased each other down.

Flight 17 family member: 'Nephews were wonderful'

Flight 17 family member: 'Nephews were wonderful'

The pain of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17's horrific crash has been felt all over the world. Memorial services, lit candles and prayer circles have been held in remembrance of the 298 victims.

Flight 17 was traveling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed Thursday in eastern Ukraine, according to the airline. In total, 298 people from 11 countries were killed.

The dad behind the 'My son wears dresses' post

The dad behind the 'My son wears dresses' post

Almost a week ago, dad Seth Menachem shared his story on Huffington Post with the title, "My Son Wears Dresses, and That's OK With Me." The post explains how Menachem's 2-year-old son prefers to wear dresses and skirts over shorts.

Watch: Mom's letter to Lands' End goes viral

Hot-air balloon explosion caught on video

Hot-air balloon explosion caught on video

A hot air balloon crashed into power lines Saturday in Clinton, Massachusetts, startling bystanders who witnessed the terrifying scene.

According to CNN affiliate WCVB, witnesses heard two explosions as the balloon with six people on board made contact with the power lines.

Who will reign supreme at the VMAs?

Who will reign supreme at the VMAs?

Nominated in 8 categories, will other musicians bow down to Queen Bey at this year's MTV VMAs? Will Iggy Azalea be picked as a performer and have everyone talking Monday morning?

HLN contributor Sian-Pierre Regis shares his predictions for the biggest moments
of the night.

What can the courts do about Flight 17?

What can the courts do about Flight 17?

The families of the 298 people lost in the Malaysia Airlines crash are dealing with the immediate shock and grief of the tragedy.

Read more: Flight 17: From a pilot's perspective

Ultimate DIY project: Dad delivers baby girl in kitchen

Ultimate DIY project: Dad delivers baby girl in kitchen

Dads are known for doing things themselves, but a New York man accomplished the ultimate project by delivering his first child in the kitchen on Thursday morning.

Mom Erin Kemper was getting ready to leave for the hospital to be induced, when she suddenly started to have contractions, according to CNN affiliate Long Island News 12. Kemper says her contractions became so strong that she told Michael Ferriggi to "get ready for a baby!"

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