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Brian’s Blog: Are You Prepared for a Disaster?

 

We are lucky that we don't have really severe weather conditions here in the Yakima Valley. But if something really bad happens, are you prepared?

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Dave’s Diary: Women Say “I Do” to Hubby and Booze

We all know the stereotype. It’s played out in the movies and on TV every day. Something about marriage, the wife, kids, responsibilities, or whatever, drives men to drink.  Only it’s a myth. In fact,  science says just the opposite is true…married women drink more than men! (You knew that didn’t you ladies!)

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Brian’s Blog: Really, It’s Not Too Early to Get those Lights Up!

Some of my neighbors looked at me like I was nuts last weekend when I was putting outdoor Christmas lights up on my house. Let me explain.

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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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