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Small-Town Living is Great, and Many of the Best are Nearby — Dave’s Diary

A half-dozen of the best small towns in the country are less than a five-hour drive away from Yakima, and while we didn’t make the list (our population is too large) Ellensburg, just 30 miles away, did.  The list is compiled by the website Liveability-dot-com. 

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Standing For A Couple Of Hours Does A Body Good – Dave’s Diary

The weekend is upon us, it’s going to be hot, so why not spend the time stretched out in the old hammock under the shade tree?  Because according to a report in Mashable you need to stand for two hours a day, that’s why!!

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In The Buff At Bedtime Makes For Better ZZZZZZ’s – Dave’s Diary

We could be headed for record setting heat this weekend.  How will that impact your nighttime wardrobe?  You make decide to go Au Naturel which sleep scientists say would be a good idea-anytime!

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Brunell Knows Business, Olympia Pay Attention — Dave’s Diary

The Washington Legislature is locked in a philosophical battle over taxes.  The House Democrats want more money and they see raising taxes as the only way to do it.  But it isn’t.

Don Brunell is the former president of the Association of Washington Business and he has a different perspective.  We’ve shared his columns here before.  He's a smart guy!  This time he talks about a couple of other state’s approach by cutting taxes to spur jobs and growth.  Don, the floor is yours:

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Happy Birthday Superman – Man Of Steel – Man Of Cash — Dave’s Diary

Today Marvel Comics characters rule the silver screen with mega-movies like The Avengers, Ironman, Captain America, The X-Men, Wolverine, Thor and the Hulk and the much anticipated Ant-Man.  But back in the day, DC comics ruled the world of imagination and Superman was top dog of steel. In fact on this day in 1938 Superman made his first appearance in D.C.’s' Action Comics Series first issue. 

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How You Sleep Is How You’ll Work….zzzzzzzzz – Dave’s Diary

Facebook, texting, the internet and Mary the receptionist – all are potential office distractions that can impact productivity. But what about the sleep you got the night before? How does that affect your job performance?

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One In Three Americans Favor Equal Rights For Animals — Dave’s Diary

How did we get here?  A Gallup poll out yesterday found that 32 percent of Americans believe animals should have, quote, "the same rights as people to be free from harm and exploitation."

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Smoking Weed Could Stunt Your Teenager’s Growth — Dave’s Diary

All parents want tall, strong, healthy kids. Me, too. So as the parent of a 6-year-old, when it comes to meal time, I’m always doing to her what my mom used to do to me: I nag. I nag my daughter to eat her greens so she'll grow big and strong.

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Here’s Why Remembering Names Is Difficult — Dave’s Diary

And you are ...? Man, I hate not being able to remember names. And it’s getting worse! 

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Where’s The safest Seat on A Train? – Dave’s Diary

The Amtrak derailment in Pennsylvania has again shined the national spotlight on train safety.  I have taken Amtrak back to the Midwest three times and while all trips were safe and for the most part ok, they weren’t without incident.

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