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Where You Live Reveals How Long You’ll Live — Dave’s Diary

Former game show host Bob Barker is 90. That's more years than most of us will get. I guess his "have your pets spayed or neutered" approach to life is working for him.

You may not reach Barker's milestone, but picking the right place to live could tack on  a few years.

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Remember More Of Your Punchlines By Listening To Ours — Dave’s Diary

Did you know that the Good Book has something good to say about a good laugh?  Proverbs 17:22  - A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.   Translation - Laughter really is the best medicine and according to new research humor can improve short-term memory in older adults.

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First Born Puts You First in Line For All This! — Dave’s Diary

I'm still basking in the glow of the birth of my first grandson, so indulge me in a just a couple more posts about children in general, thanks. Back in the days of the rent-a-car company commercials, Hertz bragged about being No. 1 and Avis agreed, but they claimed to be No. 2 so they tried harder!

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Bottoms Up To Smarten Up — Dave’s Diary

The Yakima Valley has a worldwide reputation for wine and beer and will soon add spirits to the menu in the form of local brandy, moonshine and more!  Not only are we meeting the recreational sipping needs of people everywhere, we are also helping to improve on the intelligence of men

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New Report Says E-Cig Safety Is A Load of Smoke — Dave’s Diary

A short while back, the City Council was considering the most responsible approach to dealing with e-cigarettes.  Were they safe? Were they safe for second-hand breathers? Should they be treated like cigarettes or more like a cure for smoking? In the end there weren’t enough votes for a ban.

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Is Your Loyalty Card Worth Your Loyalty? — Dave’s Diary

We’ve all seen the commercials.  The subject is loyalty rewards on credit cards and whether it’s some Viking horde, Alec Baldwin or Samuel L. Jackson, the question is being asked.--What’s in your wallet?

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A Good Honest Cup of Coffee Keeps You, Well, Honest — Dave’s Diary

Man, I wish I liked to drink coffee. There are so many positive medical/health benefits in the news about coffee these days. I guess I could just tell people I loved coffee — but then that would be dishonest, and a new study by three college professors found that just two cups of coffee can keep you more honest.

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Have Another Cup Of Joe And Reduce Your Risk Of Diabetes – Dave’s Diary

Hey Java junkies, good health news for you piping hot and fresh out of Harvard. Drinking more coffee may slightly reduce your risk of diabetes, and people who drink three or more cups appear to be at the lowest risk of all!   

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Birth Order Seems To Predict Your Level Of Success — Dave’s Diary

I'll admit I have been accurately called out as being a “middle child.” The stereotype is that of someone who acts out to seek attention. Me? But the analysis goes deeper than that, leading to the real question: How does birth order determine who is more successful in their careers?

All men may be created equal, but a look at their pay stubs will tell you that their incomes are not

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Weight Loss Ingredient Identified in Chocolate — Dave’s Diary

At last we have some weight loss info we can really sink our teeth into! Researchers have identified the specific ingredient in chocolate that may be most responsible for its newly recognized weight-loss and anti-diabetes benefits. That’s right! In c-h-o-c-o-l-a-t-e ! 

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