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Weed Can Affect Short Term …What Was The Question? –Dave’s Diary

Dope. Weed. Grass. Ganja. Herb.  Bud.  Mary Jane. There are many names for marijuana and many more study based opinions about it.  Add to those studies this latest which says - Marijuana may be a less deadly drug to use than cigarettes, but a brand new study suggests that teens who smoke regularly may actually experience problems with their long-term memory.

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Parenting Plan Needed For Parents Who Live On Line — Dave’s Diary

All good parents know it’s important to set digital limits—only two hours of TV a night, half an hour for video games, turn off the computer at 8pm, etc.  Good job Mom, well played Dad, but how well can you parent yourself when it comes to electronic devices?

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Yakima Is A Great Bargain For Millennials – Dave’s Diary

The Daily Dish calls itself “The Mother of All Coupon Blogs and while I’m not a regular reader or coupon clipper, the latest article caught my attention because it features Yakima.

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Fear of Arrest Drives the No. 1 Scam — Dave’s Diary

How low can they go?  Imagine the lowest -- then go lower. If scammers spent as much time working at legitimate jobs as they do developing new scams, they would have every corner office locked up by now. But there is something about the allure of ill-gotten gain that keeps them in the game.

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BBB Says to Be On Alert For Phone Scams And Phony Sales

It’s National Consumer Protection Week and the Better Business Bureau is on the frontlines in the fight against fraud.  Each year scammers get more sophisticated in the variety of ways they use to fool consumers. From the BBB, here are two more schemes to avoid:

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Korean Coffee Study Confirms Drink’s Health Benefits – Dave’s Diary

Maybe the folks at Starbucks are right.  Pour a Grande latte –wait, better make that just a Venti latte and check this out.  Another study reinforces coffee’s health benefits.  This time , as reported in Time, research out of South Korea reveals drinking three to five cups of coffee per day may help reduce signs of blocked arteries.   I c

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Salmon Recovery Preserves The NorthWest Way Of Life — Dave’s Diary

Washington State has spent many years and many, many millions of dollars on Salmon recovery efforts and it’s working according to a new report from the Governor’s Salmon Recovery Office.

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Daydream Believer – Going Off Focus Could Be Right On Point – Dave’s Diary

When you are short on time and money and you can’t get away for real, many of us get try to get away in our dreams! Who doesn't dream of being on a warm beach in the middle of winter?   And perhaps more than a few of us have been nudged back to reality with the well meaning admonition of “Pay Attention!”

New study data reveals that daydreaming can actually be good for your brain, offering a distinct cognitive advantage

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Will You Pay To Skip Youtube Commercials? – Dave’s Diary

     Rap Artist Nelly had a hit with lyrics that are almost universal in application - Must Be The Money.  That has to be what you tube was thinking when the brainstormed this idea.

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The Carousel Is Magnifique For a Place To Eat — Dave’s Diary

Keep your taste buds under control for just a few more hours and when the deal of the week goes hot on Friday morning you’ll thank me. The Carousel Restaurant and Bistro is under new ownership, and they have a new chef and big plans for the future for this best-kept secret at 25 N

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