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Multi-tasking Might Shrink Your Brain — Dave’s Diary

How many times have you been told -- by a woman -- that women are better “multitaskers”? Ha! I laugh at that as I walk and chew g ... wait, I can’t do all three at once. Anyway, I hear it all the time, but it might not be the point of pride the little lady thinks it is.   According to a new study published in the journal PLOS ONE, watching TV while surfing the web and being on your phone can cause your brain to shrink.

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Category: Lifestyle, Study, Weird News
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Hot Drinks Might Make You Think He’s Cool When He’s Not! — Dave’s Diary

We are into fall and the iced beverages of summer will soon give way to hot cocoa, hot tea and hot buttered rum.

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Allow Me To Romance Your Funnybone, My Dear — Dave’s Diary

So I was sitting in a waiting room the other day and while searching for something to read to pass the time I found the results of a study on romance. I’m a happily married guy, but a little extra advice never hurts to help keep the home fires toasty. So I read on.

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Ladies More Likely According to Rat Tests! — Dave’s Diary

You don't have to admit that you've tried the new "legal" marijuana but as more people are smoking the stuff, observers notice not everyone reacts to the drug the same way.

Not sure who thought of this but there is new data showing that female rats are more sensitive to pot than male rats.  Female rats w

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Washington Comes Up Four Dollars And A Dime Short — Dave’s Diary

The debate over a higher minimum wage in our state got me thinking about how much value do we actually get from our hard earned bucks.  There are certainly places where it is more expensive and places where it is cheaper to live. SO where do we fit?  Thanks to the UK Daily Mail for the article.

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Meeting in the Middle: Making the Most Of Brain Power — Dave’s Diary

You pack their lunch, check their homework and send them out the door to school, but do you which side of their brain your kids work with best when they get there?

Most of us have a distinct preference for left or right brain styles of thinking. Some, however, are more whole-brained and equally adept at both modes.

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Category: Human Interest, Study
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Remember How Fish Is Good For You? If You Do, It Is! — Dave’s Diary

Remember when Friday was Fish day?  If you do,  your memory was no doubt improved by those delicious fish sticks!  Fish and memory are together again!

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Back to School With the Best – Here’s the List — Dave’s Diary

Like the dearly departed Whitney Houston, I too belive that children are our future. They deserve the best education possible and it’s not unusual for parents choose neighborhoods, cities and even state’s based on the school performance. 

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Holiday Weekend Travel Expected To Higher Than Last Year
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Cell Phones and Driving Put Us All In the Slow Lane — DAve’s Diary

Earlier this week we shared the results of six year California study that seemed to indicate banning cell phones didn't appear to make the roads safer.  But Wait, there's more!

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Trees Save Lives, Give ‘Em A Hug — Dave’s Diary

Those of us with a more conservative view on the world have been known to refer to the more liberal and environmentally conscious among us as “tree huggers.” A new study would seem to indicate that we ALL need to give a hug of thanks to the next tree we see.

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