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A Happy Childhood Helps Build A Stronger Marriage
We have always heard that being born with a silver spoon in your mouth-while no guarantee- is a huge advantage toward having a successful life.  But what about being born into an emotionally successful family? How does the silver lining of happiness compare to money...
Attention Voters : Intense Emotions Increase Chances of Heart Attack
Heads up high blood pressure election watchers -- new research of more than 12-thousand people shows both intense activity and intense emotions seemed to double the odds of suffering a heart attack in the next hour.
So in other words, if you know you’ll get worked up watching the political news cover…
Texas Towns Are Kings Of The Comebacks
The economy has slipped off the top of the list of election concerns but that doesn’t mean everything is roses.  Growth has been inching along at an all-time slow pace, but some parts of the country have enjoyed a rebound and have the growing populations to prove it...
Yakima Valley Hops And Your Liver – Get Acquainted
Nobody does hops like the Yakima Valley!  We grow the most and the best and it’s a big dollar business!  New research shows that in addition to the economic impacts, Yakima Valley Hops may have a positive medical impact too!
CBS News reports on a German study that found the hops in your beer is doing…
Who’s Drinking The Most On The Job?
It’s Friday so perhaps the weekend beverage is something a little stronger than coffee?  Me too!  But looking back on the work week, do you know how much coffee you consumed?  Truth is it may be directly related to the kind of job you have...
It Takes Time To Rewire Your Body After Losing Weight
We want it and we want it NOW.  Patience is indeed a virtue and it’s in short supply.  Our impatience often gets in the way and can undercut our efforts to change--including losing weight and keeping it off.
Losing weight is hard enough but keeping it off can be even harder.…
C.S.I.: West Valley Investigates ‘Homicide’ [VIDEO]
Earlier today, I swung by my old (new!) high school in West Valley for an awards presentation. As I strode to the main entrance, I saw a number of people in white lab coats, armed with clipboards, cameras and other equipment surveying an area adjacent to front doors that had been cordoned off with y…
Date Night On Beer Day – A Sound Relationship Decision
Today is National Drink Beer day and where better to celebrate than in the Yakima Valley and the heart of Hops country.  And what better way to celebrate than on a “date night” with your significant other.
A new study shows that couples are less likely to break up if …
Seek Happiness For Yourself? Help Others First!
What are you doing this weekend?  Besides watching football? Have you though about helping the neighbors or volunteering at a food bank or charity?
We often hear that the path to greater happiness come in the service of others.  That’s not Tibetan mumbo-jumbo...

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