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First Names Signal Success in Marriage — Dave’s Diary

Some people will search for every possible sign that Mr. or Ms. Dreamy really is Ms. Or Mr. Right, right down to the picture I.D.  Allow me to explain. A British group asked 2,000 people what names they identified with being good husbands and wives.  We’re not sure how the respondents came up with their answers but it interesting to think that your

great great grandma's first name, passed on to you, could be the key to your marital success!  Here are the lists.

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The Long and Short and Really Long Answer on Marijuana — Dave’s Diary

Are you tired of talking about Marijuana?  I have to admit I finally am!  I have written thousands of word about it and the council will vote this week whether or not to ban recreational grow/package and sales operations in city limits.  I gave made the case for it a zillion? times but I got drawn into what I hope will be one last conversation in the posted comments to the article in the Yakima Herald Republic about the Attorney General's opinion on the legal status of city bans.

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What’s Reasonable When it Comes to Allowance — Dave’s Diary

Did you get an allowance as a kid?  Raised on the farm in the Midwest in the 60’s we were “allowed” to have dinner!  Not much in the way of allowance on the farm but hard work could get you a calf or a couple acres of wheat.  So I will be the first to say I don’t have much of a perspective on cash for kids but the Harris people do.

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State Attorney General Agrees With Yakima Legal Team on Pot Ban – Dave’s Diary

All the insults and acrimony should die down a bit now that the Attorney General of Washington State has given his opinion that local communities like Yakima do have the right to make land use decisions that include banning recreational marijuana.  The AG’s opinion was released this morning and it tracks exactly with Yakima’s city legal team of Jeff Cutter and Mark Kunkler.  Well done gentlemen.

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Brain Training Can Keep You Sharper Longer — Dave’s Diary

Training drills can make you faster, stronger, better at certain skills so why not better with your brain?  A first-of-its kind study finds that older adults who engaged in brain training drills retained measurable benefits up to 10 years later, suggesting that such interventions may help stave off impairments of aging that rob seniors of their independence.  That’s reason enough right there to hit the old mind gym!  Which is where, by the way??  Consider these finding as reported by the Boston Globe.

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