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Higher Salary? Check the Fingers on the High Five! :Dave’s Diary

You have to hand it to a guy with a long ring finger…or rather he’ll probably just take it!  Men whose ring fingers are longer than their index fingers appear to be more successful at the frantic, high-frequency trading in financial districts, reports the University of Cambridge in England.  Just having a longer ring finger was equal to years of experience on the job. Odd isn’t it?

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Want More Paid Time Off Work? Move to France!

Do you ever feel like you are overworked and underpaid?  Well, if you live in the United States, you probably are getting shafted when it comes to vacation days and paid holidays - at least, compared to the rest of the world.

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Enjoy the Job Seen as Key to Life’s Happiness :Dave’s Diary

Do you want to be happy in life?  Really happy?  Beyond our sunshine and the weekend yard sale?  Really really happy? Then here is the answer you’ve been seeking.  You have to enjoy yourself at work.   Don’t take my word for it.  Tom Griesel and Dian Griesel, the brother and sister co-founders of The Business School of Happiness say so.

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American Heart Association Recommends Eating Seafood Twice A Week
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Omega-3 for You and Me – Fatty Fish Fuels Longer Life : Dave’s Diary

Holy Mackerel!  There’s nothing fishy about this report from Harvard.  Eat your fish. And while you watch for bones, don't hold back on seconds. The omega-3 fatty acids found in salmon, mackerel, herring, lake trout and albacore tuna

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Top Dogs Tell Tail of Personality : Dave’s Diary

I don’t really believe in horoscopes but I get a kick out of reading them.  I don’t know that the flavor of chewing gum I like reveals any deep inner secrets about me either…but again, I like to read the studies and conclusions.  So…with that thought in mind, the kind of pet you choose can be a direct reflection on the type of person you really are according to psychologist Marion Steinberg.

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Congressional Health Care Caucus Holds Forum On Insurance Coverage Options
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Allergies and America Liknked Like Watery Eyes and Runny Nose : Dave’s Diary

 

USA! Hay Fe-ver! USA! Sniff and Sneeze!  Why is it that U.S.-born children more likely to have asthma, hay fever and eczema than foreign-born kids? A new study finds children living in the United States who were born elsewhere are less likely t

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Bilingualism Benefits Brains – So Say Scientists : Dave’s Diary

So you watched the May Day protest march coverage on TV both here and around the country and you heard the chants in Spanish, you saw the signs written in Spanish and your brain started to boil a bit.  You believe, like I do, that English should be the official language of America and all who want to be Americans should be required to learn English…as respect to the country and to prepare to fully function within the country

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Studies on Greed Prove Gecko Got it Wrong : Dave’s Diary

Remember Michael Douglas as Gordon Gecko in the 1987 hit movie Wall Street?  In the picture he gave an oft quoted speech saying “greed is good”.

Well sorry to have to break it to ya Gordo but greed is not good, especially if you want to live a long and happy life

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Target's Beloved Bull Terrier Mascot Bullseye Hits The 2013 Billboard Latin Music Awards Red Carpet
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You Are Judged by the Canine Company You Keep – Dave’s Diary

Whether hunting game, fighting fires, herding livestock or protecting the home-front, man’s best friend since the days of the cave is the noble hound.  They come in all shapes, sizes and colors.  And know this: People will judge you by the breed you choose. 

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Dave’s Diary: The Rich Come In All Flavors Including Smart And Dumb

The very rich are different from you and me," said F. Scott Fitzgerald.  How different?  Well, Ivana Trump so abhors footprints on the carpet that she has the rooms in her home freshly vacuumed before she enters them.  Christina Onassis used to have Diet Coke flown to her by private jet.  You get the idea.  We wouldn’t think of any of that would we…even if we COULD afford it?  But one way they aren’t any different is in overall intelligence…common sense maybe,

but not intelligence! 

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