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Pick a Great Beer — There’s an App For That Coming Soon — Dave’s Diary

No matter which beer you prefer, there’s a pretty good chance it’s flavored with Yakima Valley hops. But get this: Could there soon be an app that decides which beer is best for you based on a DNA analysis? High-tech cold brew appreciation!

ABC News reported recently on a Swiss scientist who says his goal is to create a beer genome tree that will help people better figure out what beer they'd most enjoy drinking.

The popularity of microbrews is the inspiration for the inventor, who says he came up with the idea after being given too many beer choices at Switzerland's microbreweries.

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New Study Shows Personal Technology Is a Productivity Killer — Dave’s Diary

I’m old enough to remember the original promises of the past-- how technology would make us so much more productive in the future, and professionally applied technology has. But personal technology such as cellphones, texting, Facebook, etc. is now actually killing our productivity.

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Sleep, Perchance to Dream. Better Clean Your Room First! — Dave’s Diary

Ah, Saturday. It’s the weekend and a day to sleep in!  But you’ll have a better chance for better sleep IF you keep your bedroom a little more organized.

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Pippin Power Powered By Pink! — Dave’s Diary

This Monday night at The Orchard in State Fair Park we hope to witness a record “strikeout!” Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital is looking to Strike Out Cancer and in a news release, they're asking if you are up to the challenge:

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John Fogerty Has New Take on the Phase “FORTUNATE SON”

NEW YORK (AP) — John Fogerty feels a little weird about calling his autobiography "Fortunate Son," but he's taking a different approach to those words. Fogerty says the song "Fortunate Son" was a harsh look at the sons of rich families who escaped the draft during the Vietnam war or were sent to places that weren't dangerous

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Lemonade-No Permit

OVERTON, Texas (AP) — Two Texas girls whose lemonade stand was shut down because they lacked a permit will instead offer the drink for free.

Television station KLTV reports that 8-year-old Andria Green and her 7-year-old sister, Zoey, will take only donations for lemonade Saturday in Overton, about 120 miles east of Dallas

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Man, er ..Woman’s Best Friend Channels Her Stress -Dave’s Diary

This is one of those stories that’s as interesting as it is meaningless…but INTERESTING none the less!  Man’s best friend is the dog but perhaps woman is a better friend—for the dog!

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Soda Warning-San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco supervisors have approved the inclusion of a health warning on ads for sugary sodas and some other drinks, saying such beverages contribute to obesity, diabetes and other health problems

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Mayo Clinic Discovers The Secret To Happiness — Dave’s Diary

The Mayo Clinic is one of the world’s most prestigious medical centers.  Scientists there study the bad stuff trying to find the good stuff to keep us all healthy and alive.  Along the way they have been studying a key component of wellness—happiness.  No less than the Declaration of Independence mentions our right to ”life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”.

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Wearing Contacts Can Affect How You Look Later In Life — Dave’s Diary

If you wear contact lenses you may want to pay attention to this report from Yahoo News.  That is of course unless you want to end up looking like cartoon character droopy dog because a new study published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal shows that wearing contact lenses can seemingly lead to eye droopiness.

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