It’s out there and it’s waiting. You may not even think about it for years--but it’s thinking about you. Sooner or later, someday you will turn 50 and when you do, the colonoscopy will be waiting. The colonoscopy is a relatively simple, potentially lifesaving and yet awkward and perhaps even embarrassing procedure. The fear of the unknown coupled with the miserable prep process can have any patient on emotional high alert on appointment day.
OK, OK, I’m feeling guilty. On this day-after-Earth-Day we’ve taken quite a few shots at the “green” community online and on air and I think justifiably so. However, in fairness I am going to pass on some suggestions from a popular magazine that we all can do to help mother earth. Fair and balanced?
It’s the day after Earth Day. What a party! We are still sweeping up the recycled confetti and putting the champagne bottles in the recycle bin. The feel good is over and it’s time to get back to the get real.
I'll admit I have been accurately called out as being a “middle child.” The stereotype is that of someone who acts out to seek attention. Me? But the analysis goes deeper than that, leading to the real question: How does birth order determine who is more successful in their careers?
All men may be created equal, but a look at their pay stubs will tell you that their incomes are not
We've spent a lot of time talking about Obamacare over the past few years trying to get a handle on the real purpose and true nature of the law. Now it's time for a little levity emailed in from a friend of the The Morning News
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Good jobs can be hard to come by around here. Yakima County's unemployment rate was up to 11.4 percent in February, according to the state Employment Security Department. That number is 4.1 percentage points higher than the state average. For those of us who are gainfully employed, well it’s human nature to think the grass may be greener on the other side of the fence -- that some other job may be better than the job you have.
Unless you are a lumberjack. If you are a lumberjack you are pretty much assured that the grass IS greener -- everywhere.
One of the great things about the Yakima Valley is our lack of serious traffic problems. Still, there is a tradeoff for our freeway flexibility. Ask our biggest neighbor to the west. Seattle is on the top 10 list for worst traffic.
One way to look at it is like this:
When is good news bad news? When the bad news is increased traffic jams resulting from the good news of economic recovery.
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