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Dave’s Diary: Lower Wages Equals Higher Health Risks

 

 The experts are saying 2013 will go down as the year with the largest tax increases of all time! So have you already noticed the payroll tax hit to the take home total? It is more than frustrating; it’s a potential health hazard.

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Dave’s Diary: 30th Annual Bridal Show Was a Big Success

 

This Sunday I had the opportunity to host the 30th annual Central Washington Bridal Show.  What a wonderful day in celebration of brides and all the components of a fabulous wedding day. 

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Dave’s Diary: To Get A Job You Must Play Well With Others

 

If you have made a resolution to find a new job, according to Netscape you better start thinking about how you are going to demonstrate one particular and extremely valuable skill. The top trait employers want that can't easily be found on your resume or even in a typical one-hour job interview is: Do you play well with others?

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Dave’s Diary:Index Finger Points The Way To A Healthier Prostate

 

Men, look at your hands. The fingernail doesn’t count…but….if your index finger is longer than your ring finger (or fourth finger), you run a significantly lower risk of developing prostate cancer. 

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Dave’s Diary: Video Vixen has Unfair Lefthanded Advantage

(Netscape) Violent video games are in the news again over concern they may influence the more unstable among us to take up violence ourselves.  What’s a worse threat is a left handed video game player!  Left-handed people are able to think much more quickly when playing computer games and any athletic sport than are their right-handed friends, according to new research from Australia. The BBC News reports that it seems that connections between the left and right sides of the brain are faster in lefties and that makes them more efficient when dealing with multiple stimuli. Which at last provides an excuse for me as to why my wife thrashes me in every video game we have ever played!  We don't play violent games so it is even more embarrassing for something soft and fuzzy to destroy me.

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Three Things to Do When A Person With a Gun Invades [video]

The country is on edge following the Newtown, CT school shootings.  Everyone is looking for answers to the cause and looking for a plan of protection as well. What should you do if an “active shooter” comes into your workplace or where you shop?

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The EPA, Nitrates, Dairy Farms and More Discussed on KIT’s Mike Bastinelli Show [AUDIO]

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently released a report  that assessed likely sources of nitrate pollution - including dairy farms and crop fields - in lower Yakima Valley groundwater and some drinking water wells

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Dave’s Diary: Better to Give In Order to Recieve Good Service

 

  Men's Health magazine has done the computation, calculated the consequences and has come up with a master plan for your holiday giving to the non-family/loved ones in your life.  I don’t know the formula

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Dave’s Diary:Good Luck Charms Yield Confidence And Improved Performance

 

Who here couldn’t use a little extra luck?  But lucky charms?  Do they work? Reaching for the rabbit's foot isn’t as irrational as it might seem, says a team of psychologists. A German study found that having a lucky token boosted the performance of students in tests of motor dexterity, memory and world games.

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Dick’s Sporting Goods Suspends Rifle Sales, Removes Guns from Display

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A sporting goods chain says it's suspending sales of modern rifles nationwide because of the school shooting in Connecticut.

Dick's Sporting Goods also says it's removing all guns from display at its store closest to Newtown, where the massacre took place

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