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Shrink your Stress But Grow a Stone? No Thanks! — Dave’s Diary

I am trying to develop a taste for tea.  So far I’m talking sweet tea from McDonald’s, at the theater and from Snapple.  Hot tea in a teapot--not so much.  The reason for the baby steps toward tea is because tea is one of the healthiest drinks you can consume -- it soothes stress, it helps prevent heart disease and stroke and it even helps preserve memory

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Gluten Eats Into Cereal Sales –Dave’s Diary

It’s the most important meal of the day but it’s changing.  I grew up on Raisin Bran and bacon and eggs but chances are good that your kids are eating something else.

A recent study finds that Americans are buying less cereal and more breakfast bars. The research fr

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Log the Miles and Add On the Years –Dave’s Diary

Put down that Smart Phone, tie on your running shoes and hit the pavement for a longer life.  Here’s a bonus…don't go too fast! Just jog at a nice, even pace, do it regularly and you could add about six years to your life, according to Danish researchers with the Copenhagen City Heart Study.

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Challenge Races Are Good Clean Fun — Dave’s Diary

Bored with the gym?  Want to add fresh air and some fresh mud to your workout routine?  There are any number of obstacle races out there to test your level of fitness and your tolerance for the basic elements of earth, air and water in a fine frothy mix caked into every nook and cranny!

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Preparations Made For Year Of The Rooster Celebrations
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The Incredible Edible Personality Profiler – Dave’s Diary

The incredible edible egg is quite a food source. We eat them as they are, we mix them in with other ingredients to bake…we do experiments with them in science class…what’s not to love about the egg?   Cholesterol used to be the common answer…but does that concern hold up today?  Medical thoughts on eggs have flipped more often than an over hard egg.

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Fidget Now – Live Longer Tomorrow! – Dave’s Diary

When you hear the word “fidgeter” what image comes to mind.  Don Knotts as Deputy Barney Fife?  Lance Tormey as Mr. Giggles?  The guy in the next cubicle?  Well, research shows they will probably get the last laugh. 

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Try S-E-X to Look Y-o-u-n-g! –Dave’s Diary

With Geraldo tweeting a picture of his nearly naked self to the world proclaiming that 70 is the new 50 (and not a good idea) we got to wondering about youth, beauty, health and plastic surgery.

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As Advertised on TV? Not so Good! — Dave’s Diary

I can admit it…I watch a lot of TV.  I love TV, I quarrel with my wife about TV…and so yes, I am a TV junkie but being a junkie I have to watch out for junk food advertising.

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FDA Announces Stricter Guidelines For Sun Screens
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Jobs…With Benefits — Dave’s Diary

My “other” job is being a Yakima City Councilmember and we have spent quite a bit of time recently talking about salary AND benefits for city employee unions.  Boy can those benefits add up!  How about your benefits package?  Can you even call it a “package”? Me neither.

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Blood for the Red Cross in High and Urgent Demand

This is the time of year that donations stop flowing in and supplies drop to emergency levels, which means The American Red Cross needs your blood.

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