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Dave’s Diary: Oh Rats, I Forgot How Much Sugar to Consume

 

A spoon full of sugar may help the medicine go down….but could the sugar itself cause other problems?  Is it possible that your sweet tooth may be nibbling away at your brain power?  New research seems to suggest that a sugary-sweet diet, high in fructose, could impair memory.

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Yakima Valley Home Ownership Fair Scheduled for Saturday

Catholic Charities Housing Services  announces the 6th Annual Yakima Valley Homeownership Fair, happening this Saturday, October 20th, from 10am-5pm  in Granger.  This free bilingual, one-stop home ownership fair is for first time home buyers throughout the Yakima Valley. 

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Brian’s Blog: Our Happiest Years

 

A candy company recently surveyed 2,000 people who said the ages of 9 and 68 were the happiest years of their lives. How about you?

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Fickle Finger of Fate Points Out Math Potential

 

You may have heard something like this before…but you might be able to predict your students SAT performance just by looking at their hands….and it doesn’t have anything to do with those hands busy texting rather than flipping through the pages of a book! 

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Dave’s Diary: Drinkuing U.K. Parents – the Glass is Half Empty!

 

  I know dozens of parents who, at one time or another, have all joked about being driven to drink by their kids. But it seem like in the U.K. they aren’t joking!

A new report reveals that almost  a fifth of Britain's mothers and fathers believe drinking alcohol actually helps make them a better parent …a “fifth” get it!  How ironically inappropriate.   And how unsettling that six out of 10 parents claim their drug or alcohol use had no effect on family life.

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Dave’s Diary: Socialize Your Kids to Build Better Adults

 

As the father of a 3+ year old dynamo I’m always on the lookout for tips and ideas to be a better parent.  The goal is – Don’t turn out like dad!  Perhaps my search will help you with your kids or grandkids…here’s the latest from Dr. William Sears author of “The Successful Child”.

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Saturday In The Parks!

 

Today, look at a facility that serves the whole community, but especially our seniors.

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Working Moms Relax–The kids Will be Just Fine

 

The guilt of the working mom.  How to provide for a better life without being there for the life you have?  It is source of never ending stress for some moms but take a deep breath and hear the results of a new study.  Dr. Anne McMunn of University College London conducted a study and the results show that mothers with young kids should stop feeling guilty about working outside of the home.   

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I-1240 Proponent On KIT’s Mike Bastinelli Show [AUDIO]

 

I-1240, also known as the Charter Schools Initiative is on the statewide Nov. 6 ballot.

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Miserable Marriages Caused by No Fun…Really!

Not all marriages are happy  and not all marriages are successful  …it’s only about a 50/50 proposition these days.  A lot of factors contribute but what makes a miserable marriage – miserable? Interestingly, one psychologist asked several unhappy couples – “What do you two do for fun?” The #1 answer was…”Nothing.”

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