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Good Tuesday morning to you!

Does this email sit alone in your in-box, or does it join thousands of others that you haven’t dealt with yet? Believe it or not, the answer to that question says a lot about your personality, at least according to a 2020 article at businessinsider.com.
     This very interesting piece says there are three different types of people, based on how they clean (or don’t clean) their email:
     1. The filer/deleter is someone who sees a message in his or her inbox and takes action immediately. This person’s emails typically are around zero. The brain of a filer/deleter is "uniquely wired to react negatively when faced with a bunch of unread messages.” This person needs order and control.
     2. The saver has few unread emails but rarely deletes a message after reading. These folks tend to have one of two personalities, according to the article. Some are perfectionists with long and un-useful to-do lists and “a bunch of clothes that need to be mended sitting in the back of the closet.” Others save the already-read emails for the sense of security it gives to them to believe they could find it later if they really needed to.
     3. The ignorer does not read or delete emails. Those who do this can be perceived as being lazy or disinterested. Being an ignorer can also signify that the person is overwhelmed or disengaged. The article states that the opposite can also be true, and these tendencies can signal that a person recognizes that “monitoring and organizing emails isn't helping achieve progress.” The article also claims that some email ignorers might actually be more organized and productive than everyone else.
     So which one are you? And how about your co-workers? Or your family members? You might want to pass this one around.
     Make it a terrific Tuesday and, as always, thanks for reading (and checking your email).

Shane Goodman
President and Publisher
Big Green Umbrella Media
515-953-4822, ext. 305


The Des Moines Police Department mobile radar units are at these locations today:

2500 block E. MLK Parkway
900 block S.E. Sixth
1800 block S.E. 14th

Your Clear Mortgage forecast from Jason Parkin

While there will be breaks in the rainfall this week, every day into the weekend brings with it a chance of showers and thunderstorms. At this time Sunday looks to be dry. Temperatures warm into the 80’s by the weekend.

For help with preapprovals or refinancing, get in touch with Jason at

The Score
MLB: Cubs 7 Nationals 3, White Sox 16 Twins 4 MORE SCORES...
AND:  The Iowa State Cyclones softball team is going dancing for the first time in 33 years. Iowa State learned Sunday that it will participate in the NCAA softball tournament. The program last participated in the NCAA tournament in 1988.
A.M. Headlines

FROM KCCI: School bus carrying 10 students rolls into Madison County ditch

WINTERSET, Iowa — The Winterset Community School District said 10 elementary students and a bus driver were involved in a rollover crash Monday in Madison County. The crash occurred around 7:30 a.m. near the Hanson Prairie Preserve on 195th Trail and Nature Trail. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office did not confirm what caused the crash, but Winterset Superintendent Justin Gross said road conditions may have contributed to the rollover. ... READ MORE FROM KCCI

FROM WHO-TV 13: Evacuation Order Still in Place After Fiery Iowa Train Derailment

SIBLEY, Iowa (AP) — An evacuation order remained in place Monday for part of a northwest Iowa town as firefighters worked to extinguish a burning train after a weekend derailment. About 47 cars derailed Sunday afternoon near Sibley, including several cars that were carrying hazardous materials. The resulting fire created a thick plume of black smoke but no injuries were reported.   READ MORE FROM WHO-TV

FROM WOI-DT Local 5: Ankeny families protest mask requirement in school, but district upholds mandate

ANKENY, Iowa — Weeks after a similar protest, a group of families in the Ankeny Community School District gathered outside a school board meeting again to protest the district's mask mandate. The district told Local 5 Monday, they have no plans on lifting the mandate. Still, a little more than 30 parents, guardians, and children held signs outside the school's administrative building asking for a choice in the matter.... READ MORE FROM WOI-DT Local 5

CITYVIEW's Best Of Des Moines 2021

Nearly 14,000 votes were cast in the 2021 CITYVIEW Best Of Des Moines readers' poll.

Best Local Place to Get a Donut
1. Hurts Donut Company
2. ChuChu Donuts
3. Donut Hut


Read more

Reis, a passionate decorator, adds personal touches to home

By Lindsey Giardino

Since both Becca Reis and her husband, Jesse, grew up in small Iowa communities, they wanted to settle down in a town similar to the ones they were raised in.
     That town ended up being Polk City, where they moved to in April 2013. At the time they arrived, Fareway wasn’t even built yet, so the couple has enjoyed seeing Polk City’s growth and enhancements over the years.
     They initially lived in a home in the Marina Cove neighborhood, which was then the perfect size for the couple, but, as they started their family, they desired a place with the potential to grow into.
      In 2016, they found just the spot in the Lost Lakes neighborhood. A two-story with a large yard, the Reis home is exactly what they were looking for. It also sits on a horseshoe-like street, so it doesn’t see a lot of traffic — a benefit since their girls are 3 and 4 years old and enjoy playing outside.


Things To Do
Tuesday, May 18
At: The I-Cubs play home games at Principal Park in downtown Des Moines.
Info: I-Cubs Triple-A baseball action returns to town as the Cubbies begin a six-game homestand against Omaha. Visit www.iowacubs.com for ticket information, official start times and updated information.
The rest of the series against Omaha:
Wednesday, May 19: 12:08 p.m.
Thursday, May 20:  12:08 p.m.
Friday, May 21: 7:08 p.m.
Saturday, May 22: 7:08 p.m.
Sunday, May 23: 1:08 p.m.


Paragon Prairie Tower, located at Marsh/Mercer at 123th and Meredith in Urbandale. “Prairie Tower” is the largest Italian glass mosaic tile mural in the United States and pays homage to the history of the native Iowa prairie, depicting big bluestem grass, black-eyed Susans, and other colors found in the landscape of field and sky. The image was transferred to tiles, affixed to a mesh material in Ravenna, Italy, then shipped to the site for installation. Prairie Tower featuring nearly 1.8 million Italian glass mosaic tiles. — Photo by Jackie Wilson 

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Birthdays and Notables!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Ian Brandt! Have a great day!

Happy Birthday to these celebrities: Pope John Paul II, Tina Fey, Nicholas II of Russia, George Strait, Bertrand Russell, Reggie Jackson, Vince Young.

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Poll of the Week

Which ice cream flavor would you choose?

French Vanilla
Mint Chocolate Chip
Cookies and Cream

Which payment method do you use the most?

Cash - 10%
Credit card - 49%
Debit card - 37%
Electronic transfer - 4%

Morning Chuckle - Scandinavian Week!
Why does the Norwegian navy have barcodes on their ships?

How do you win a Scandinavian race?
Have a guess? Email tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com Answer in the next Daily Umbrella.

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