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Study Shows Atheist Parents Make Better Parents — Dave’s Diary

Hold on to your Sunday-go-to-meeting hats, a new study says that atheist parents,  do a better job of raising kids than those who do believe in God.

The study out of USC took 40 years and is reported on the Jezebel website--some "interesting" stuff to be found there so considered the source

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English Pop Music Found To Be Among World’s Most Depressing – Dave’s Diary

Pop music.  What comes to mind when you think about popular music?  Iggy? Beiber? Taylor?  Pop music by definition is fun, breezy, catchy and not too thought provoking.  Depressing is not a word you would use to describe pop – unless you are a geeky mathematician with time and a super computer on your hands

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Sleep Test Proves The Power of The Power Nap – Dave’s Diary

We've talked about this before and again I’ll admit to the occasional “power nap”.  I’ll even admit to taking a nap or two long before researchers came out in support of the idea!

Morning radio has forever altered my natural sleep patterns and I can never seem to get enough deep nighttime sleep

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Your Facebook Legacy Can Live On After You’re Gone — Dave’s Diary

The conversation might go a little something like this: “We all have to go sometime, so kids, to make easier on you later, let me just say that Mary gets the house when I’m gone, Don gets the cars and Wally -- the best for last -- YOU get my Facebook page”!

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Washingtonians Among The Country’s Most ‘Lovesick’ — Dave’s Diary

As listeners, we tell Pandora what we want to hear and in return “they” make judgments from that about our emotional state -- and perhaps even the state of our love life. That's the logic behind Pandora linking the music to which customers listen to their relationship status.

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Healthy Cereals Are Out There If You Read The Label – Dave’s Diary

We’re heading into Valentine’s Weekend which will be marked by my daughter Kate’s consumption of way more chocolate than any kid should ever need.  It is a sugarfest for sure but it’s a once a year thing if you don’t count Easter and Halloween and Christmas and….  On the other hand, breakfast cereal is once or twice each day which raise questions about cereal bowl filled with calories, sugar and sodium?

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California DA Kamala Harris Speaks At Facebook HQ On Safer Internet Day
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Who’s In Charge? You Or Facebook? – Dave’s Diary

There are those who live on line and there are those who study those who live on line!  Consider this - Facebook may have more of an influence on you than you think. (In fact I don’t think we have scratched the surface of social media and influence)

A new study reveals users of the social network who like, share, or comment on alcohol-related pages or posts are more likely to consider drinking alcohol

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