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Study: Naps ARE Good For You!
Here in South Texas, the concept of the siesta is not unfamiliar. Most of us know how brief, refreshing "power nap" (if one has the ability to take one) can give you that little "re-charge" of our internal batteries to get through the remainder of a tough work day.
Now, researcher…
Lifebuzz: 30 Things To Stop Doing To Yourself
I love a good list. Especially lists that offer up some good life advice or helpful suggestions. I happened to see this one linked on Facebook, and found it to be very interesting. I think you will, too!
From time to time, we all find ourselves at a loss for how to deal with some of the stuff life th…
Is Chivalry Dead?
Dictionary.com defines "gentleman" as:
1. a man of good family, breeding, or social position.
2. (used as a polite term) a man: Do you know that gentleman over there?
3. gentlemen, (used as a form of address): Gentlemen, please come this way.
4. a civilized, educated, sensitive, or well-manner…
Promises, Promises
Once upon a time, a man's (or woman's) word was their bond. If one made a promise, and then didn't deliver on that promise, it was not only considered "bad form," but an extreme embarrassment. A cloud of shame could descend upon an entire family over one broken promise.
But here, well into …
Free Computer Training
Enhance your skills with more than 110 different tutorials from Learning Express Library and Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing. The Victoria Public Library Computer Lab will be reserved every Wednesday for this self-guided training. For more information visit the library website www...
Study: Drummers Are ‘Natural Intellectuals’
I love it when science and medicine confirm something I've known most of my life! I hate to brag, but hey...this was a scientific study, and who am I to argue with scientists; especially when their conclusions serve to boost my ego a little? If you know (or are yourself) a drummer, this will ma…
The Phoebe Philes–Part 1
Skeeter notes: Sometimes, I get 'writer's block' when trying to come up with something clever for my blog posts here. So, I asked my Pug "princess," Phoebe, to write something for me this week. Now, you may say to yourself, "Dogs can't write!" And you would be correct. However, w…
Pick Me! Pick ME!
I am not above shameless self-promotion. After all, if I was an introvert, I picked the wrong career path! But seriously, I need your help to make this bit of shameless self-promotion happen. The Victoria Advocate is gathering votes for their 2014 "Best of the Best Awards." There are a who…
Goodbye, North Star Drive Ball Field!
If you haven't driven up North Star Drive in Victoria recently (that's the street where the KIXS 108/Townsquare Media studios and offices are), then you may not have seen the flurry of earth-moving activity happening on the piece of land in the middle of the two sections of the street. This area of …
Earl Pitts 12/17/13: Stupid Christmas Songs
Earl has a real problem with certain Christmas songs he considers to be "stupid." Yes, there are many holiday tunes that we all find to be annoying...if not, well, stupid! Listen as Earl lists just a few of his least-favorite holiday ditties!

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