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Foster Kids Get A Boost From Yakima’s Junior League — Dave’s Diary

The Junior League motto is “Women Building Better Communities,” and nothing demonstrates that better than the May 1 Open House in honor of their Grand Opening of IDentity.  IDentity is a clothing store exclusively for foster children. The store, sponsored by Junior League of Yakima, will be stocked with new or like-new items that will be available to the kids at no cost.

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Category: Families, Yakima News
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Yamila Lomba/Getty Images for Food Network SoBe Wine & Food Festival
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To Your Health and Welcome Women of Wine — Dave’s Diary

Spring Barrel tasting is underway in the Yakima Valley.  I went downtown for lunch and ran into a small group of wine tasters who said they were here from Puyallup and were having a blast and enjoying our sunshine. Little did they know they were extending their life expectancies!

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Category: Yakima News
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Losing Proposition-Gain Weight-Lose Grey Matter — Dave’s Diary

Take a look at the KIT team photo of our Wray’s Market Fresh IGA Get Away winner.  You may notice Lance never changes, Big Dave continues to get bigger (I need to lose some weight!) and Brian Teegarden is a shadow of his former self having lost more than 150 pounds in the past year!  I wonder if he feels any smarter today--or better yet, how much dumber am I today?

According to a recent study from UCLA, for every extra pound you put on, your brain shrinks! Wow! Who among us can afford that!

Elderly people who are obese or overweight have significantly less brain tissue than people of normal weight

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Category: Health and Fitness
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Patient Sues Over Unconscious Colonoscopy Conversation — Dave’s Diary

 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. 

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Category: Weird News
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Universal Images Group via Getty Images
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Earth Day Can Be Every Day — Dave’s Diary

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?

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Birth Order Seems To Predict Your Level Of Success — Dave’s Diary

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

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Category: Families, Study

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