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05/24/2019   Reuters: Life
Britain's Princess Charlotte, fourth in line to the throne, will start at the same private London school as her brother George from September, Kensington Palace said on Friday.
05/24/2019   Seattle Times Living

Sketched May 21, 2019 MARYSVILLE — If my sketches came with a soundtrack, this one from Ebey Waterfront Park in Marysville would include the loud whistle from a BNSF locomotive, the buzz of cars zooming by on I-5 and the chirping of little birds flying around the Snohomish River estuary at low tide. The Ebey Slough […]
05/24/2019   Seattle Times Living

With its relatively mild, famously moist, intensely fertile environs, the Pacific Northwest is the ideal place for fungi of all kinds, and the Puget Sound Mycological Society (PSMS) can help the mycology-curious get started.
05/24/2019   Seattle Times Living

Readers rant about airport line, rave about Cougar Mountain Zoo
05/24/2019   Seattle Times Living

Play dates, birthday parties, date nights, meeting up with friends, vacations, religious holidays. Whew. Carolyn Hax thinks it’s time to dial it back.
05/24/2019   Reuters: Life
The field of competitors in the annual Scripps National Spelling Bee has nearly doubled in recent years, thanks to a program that gives young prodigies an alternative route into an event that has...
05/24/2019   Reuters: Life
Rumilda Fernández's indigenous community has long tended its ancestral lands in Paraguay, marking boundaries with an ancient system of names for trees and streams. Now, squeezed by deforestation and...
05/23/2019   Seattle Times Living

Health officials in five states have warned people believed to be infected with measles and planning to travel that a federal regulation could prevent them from boarding planes. All eight individuals agreed to cancel their flights after learning the government could place them on the “do not board list” managed by the Centers for Disease […]
05/23/2019   Reuters: Life
Barbadian singer Rihanna has unveiled her new fashion brand with Louis Vuitton owner LVMH, a rare move by the French group to set up a label from scratch as it taps into soaring demand for celebrity...
05/23/2019   Seattle Times Living

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba’s railway system is undergoing a major overhaul, with the government pushing a program to revamp the decrepit and aging network with new cars and locomotives in the hope of restoring a rail service that was once the envy of Latin America. Cuba’s Ministry of Transportation took possession on Monday of 80 […]
05/23/2019   Seattle Times Living

Founded by Seattle's Stephan Guyenet, Red Pen Reviews' staff all have advanced degrees in nutritional science or a closely related field, and score each book on scientific accuracy, accuracy of its references, and the healthfulness of what the book is promoting.
05/23/2019   Seattle Times Living

In Spain, much of the day’s eating revolves around tapas. To survive the Spanish eating schedule, adopt their eating style.
05/23/2019   Seattle Times Living

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A company backed by tech billionaire Elon Musk has been awarded a nearly $49 million contract to build a transit system using self-driving vehicles underneath the Las Vegas Convention Center. The board of directors of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority approved the contract Wednesday with The Boring Company, the […]
05/23/2019   Seattle Times Living

A significant number of scammers are among the solicitations that flood our phones daily, and a lot of us aren't clued in to their tactics, according to state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, the AARP and others at a “Spoof-Proof Your Life” event in Seattle.
05/23/2019   Seattle Times Living

My wife and I wanted a vacation that would expose our 4-year-old to textures, sights and smells that feel foreign, and southern California is close enough to be convenient, yet exotic enough to feel otherworldly to a child. With pelicans, beach jaunts and (of course) Legoland, San Diego can be a child-friendly paradise.
05/23/2019   Seattle Times Living

The 94-year-old Rainier Chapter House of the Daughters of the American Revolution is a faithful reproduction of George and Martha Washington’s famed residence.
05/23/2019   Seattle Times Living

Is Pike Place Market turning into a chocolate hub? You can make the case for it as coffee-plus-chocolate specialty maker Joe Chocolate Co. opens on Friday in close proximity to the bean-to-bar purveyor, indi chocolate.
05/23/2019   Seattle Times Living

Readers rant about plastic bags, rave about Canadian TV not having drug ads
05/23/2019   Seattle Times Living

Sisters and Albuquerque, New Mexico natives Yukiko and Miko Sodos are well known for reviving Cafe Pettirosso and starting Belltown's Bang Bang Cafe. Bang Bang kitchen gives them a bigger space from which to introduce the people of Seattle to their beloved New Mexican cuisine.
05/23/2019   Seattle Times Living

How do you tell your in-laws you need to relax and can’t do that with them around?
05/22/2019   Reuters: Life
More Britons will opt for staycations this year over heading for trips abroad, a study by Barclays showed on Thursday, in a possible new blow for struggling tour operators.
05/22/2019   Reuters: Life
Few restaurateurs consider the threat of piracy in their plans but Abdulkadir Mohamed did so for his La Lanterna floating restaurant now moored off Mogadishu's popular Lido beach.
05/22/2019   Reuters: Life
When Gaelle Asheri first started playing soccer in the dirt streets near her home in Cameroon's capital, she was the only girl on the informal neighborhood teams which used stones for goal posts and...
05/22/2019   Reuters: Life
Britain's Queen Elizabeth popped down to the supermarket on Wednesday to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the British high street chain, Sainsbury's.
05/22/2019   Seattle Times Living

The natural wine craze is upon us. A Seattle couple behind the tiki den that won Best New Bar in America now own Vinnie's, a new wine spot in Belltown, and an award-winning Utah cheese-making couple have opened Underbelly in Pioneer Square.
05/22/2019   Seattle Times Living

Suffering from stubborn foot fungus? An unusual remedy involving cornmeal may help.
05/22/2019   Reuters: Life
Belgian monks at the Grimbergen abbey are on the verge of brewing beer again after a break of more than 200 years.
05/22/2019   Seattle Times Living

Seattle Times reader Jodi Laakso caught this view while celebrating an annual Mother's Day tradition — hiking with her daughter.
05/22/2019   Seattle Times Living

When Jennifer Lavers first arrived to the remote collection of tiny islands in the middle of the Indian Ocean, she saw all the makings of a “quintessential tropical oasis.” Beneath the waves, abundant coral reefs teemed with marine life. Clear turquoise water lapped against pristine white sand beaches lined with palm trees. Home to roughly […]
05/21/2019   Reuters: Life
Cambodia's royal oxen predicted a plentiful harvest of rice, the country's biggest crop, at an ancient plowing ceremony on Wednesday.
05/21/2019   Reuters: Life
Final preparations are underway for a 12-meter-long ship to set sail from Canada and attempt the world's first transatlantic crossing without a crew.
05/21/2019   Reuters: Life
On a studio set in Baghdad, a director watches the star of his TV series hold a knife against the neck of a fellow actor, in a dramatic revival of fortunes for Iraq's entertainment industry.
05/21/2019   Reuters: Life
Leon Gautier landed on Sword Beach in a hail of enemy fire on June 6, 1944, one of the first wave of French commandos to storm the Normandy beachfront defended by Hitler's troops. Seventy-five years...
05/21/2019   Reuters: Life
A Taiwanese artist has created giant inflatables of a tank and "tank man" - the lone protester who stood in front of a convoy of tanks on Beijing's Tiananmen Square - to mark 30 years since China's...
05/20/2019   Reuters: Life
Kate, Britain's Duchess of Cambridge, released new pictures of her family playing in a woodland wilderness garden she designed for London's Chelsea Flower Show.
05/20/2019   Reuters: Life
Movie stars including Salma Hayek and Eva Longoria celebrated the role of women in cinema at a glitzy gala in Cannes on Sunday, amid a drive to promote gender equality in the industry that is still...
05/19/2019   Reuters: Life
A town in southern Croatia whose citizens are obsessed with Mercedes-Benz cars plans to build a monument to the German car that symbolizes success for its rural inhabitants.
05/19/2019   Reuters: Life
No question was off limits for curious tourists and foreign residents of Dubai wanting to learn more about Emirati culture and the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.
05/18/2019   Reuters: Life
New father Britain's Prince Harry returned on Saturday to the Windsor Castle chapel where he married Meghan Markle a year ago this weekend, attending the wedding of relative Lady Gabriella Windsor.
05/17/2019   Reuters: Life
Grumpy Cat, an internet celebrity for her permanent frown, died "in the arms of her mommy, Tabatha" this week, leaving behind countless online jokes about how we all feel at our worst moments, her...