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Serving Others Also Serves Yourself — Dave’s Diary

Most of us were taught that it is better to give than receive. Good advice when you consider that giving of yourself to help others out could actually keep you alive, according to new research.

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For Students to Make Big Bucks They Must Pick the Proper Major –Dave’s Diary

What’s the magic number for you?  How much money do you need to make to consider yourself a success?  Back in the day the goal was to earn your age but we have moved past that by a decimal or two.  As you wave good bye to your college bound offspring, pass them a note that says ENGINEERING

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Choke on This–Smokers Earn Less Money — Dave’s Diary

The Yakima City Council is considering some kind of partial ban on smoking in parks and around playgrounds—which got us to thinking about money and cigarettes.

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250 Million Tons of Trash–Break it Down! — Dave’s Diary

 

The City of Yakima is considering implementing a new curbside recycling program.  The citizen’s survey says there is quite a bit of interest…and why not when you consider Americans throw away 251 million tons of trash each year, before recycling:

  • 34% paper
  • 13% yard trimmings
  • 12% food scraps
  • 12% plastics
  • 9% wood and other
  • 8% metals
  • 7% rubber, leather, and textiles
  • 5% glass

 

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Too Thin is More Dangerous to Your Health Than Too Heavy — Dave’s Diary

The person who said 'a woman can't be too rich or too thin' was in fact a thin woman and a woman who was rich.…with a man’s name!  Her real full name was Bessie Wallis Warfield  but was know by Wallis Simpson and later as the Duchess of Windsor after marrying Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor in 1937.

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Maybe We’re Not What We Eat? — Dave’s Diary [video]

We are heading to the Olympia area this weekend.  My wife Sara, the new fitness fanatic, is going to participate in a Run for your Life-Zombie Race  on Saturday.

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Test Prevents Counterfeit “Cat Poop” Coffee -Yea!? — Dave’s Diary

Look, when you are paying 80 bucks for a cup of joe, you at least deserve to know for sure if it came from cat poop or not, right?

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Rise Early, Work Out, Develop Heart Problems? — Dave’s Diary

Hey Ben Franklin! Try Again! Early to bed, early to rise? Not so much, IFf you believe the Japanese!! Getting up very early could be bad for your heart health, according to a recent study of more than 3,000 healthy adults.

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Cats Dogs & Dollars–The High Price of Some Pets! — Dave’s Diary

People will judge you by the company you keep, the clothes you wear and believe it or not , the pets you own.  According to professional blogger Shea Gunther, there are more than 150 million dogs and cats in the United States and close to four in 10 homes count a feline or canine as a member of the family

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Getting Kids Back to School Worse Than Detention for Some Parents! –Dave’s Diary

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t won’t be too long now until Betty and Bobby are back in school.  Who am I kidding, it won’t be long before Aiden and Sophia are back in school but getting them there is apparently NOT half the fun

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