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02/21/2018   Reuters: Life
MILAN (Reuters) - Italian entrepreneur Alessandro Bastagli set his sights on Shanghai Tang two decades ago and having finally bought the brand in 2017 from Richemont he aims to increase the group's...
02/21/2018   Reuters: Life
MILAN (Reuters) - The traditional catwalk show is dead and the way forward is to attract customers with new products each month, the chairman of Moncler said, as the luxury group kicked off Milan...
02/21/2018   Seattle Times Living

Hepatitis B vaccines have been in childhood shots for decades. The new vaccine is for adults. The hepatitis B virus can damage the liver, and cases have been rising.
02/21/2018   Seattle Times Living

From must-have Wake robins to the charming and rare Soldanella, here are some colorful flowers to spring for.
02/21/2018   Seattle Times Living

NEW YORK (AP) — Award-winning chef Jose Andres is working on a book about his efforts to help Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. Ecco told The Associated Press on Wednesday that it has acquired “We Fed An Island: The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time.” The book is scheduled for […]
02/21/2018   Seattle Times Living

NEW YORK (AP) — Priceline is changing its name to Booking Holdings Inc., citing its expansion into numerous international brands over the last 20 years. The change at the former Priceline Group Inc. is effective immediately. The company will begin trading under the ticker symbol “BKNG” on February 27. The travel website company operates in […]
02/21/2018   Seattle Times Living

A common mantra is, ‘If you can ski here, you can ski anywhere.’
02/21/2018   Seattle Times Living

Readers rave about wheelchair help, rant about bike lanes.
02/21/2018   Seattle Times Living

When Kurt Timmermeister got fed up with the city, he moved to Vashon Island and started a farm. Then he started writing about his new life on it. And while he didn’t know what he was doing, he’s done beautifully well.
02/21/2018   Seattle Times Living

A Washington photographer has re-created sweeping photos from a 1930s-era project to document the country’s national parks and forests.
02/21/2018   Seattle Times Living

Carolyn Hax suggests that the reader apologize to her sister for unknowingly exposing her secret. And urge sis to tell her other children about her courageous act.
02/21/2018   Reuters: Life
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth made a surprise appearance in the front row at a fashion catwalk on Tuesday where she watched a show by emerging designer Richard Quinn.
02/21/2018   Seattle Times Living

PARIS (AP) — Air France says that half of its long-haul flights departing from Paris will not operate for 24 hours during a strike over pay. The French airline said that Thursday’s long-haul flights would be affected during the day-long strike that aims to pressure management to increase employee salaries by 6 percent. In a […]
02/20/2018   Seattle Times Living

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Department of Transportation has raised the speed limit from 75 to 80 mph on a section of Interstate 80 in Elko County. The Elko Daily Free Press reported Monday that the department said the new speed limit signs went up this week between Wendover and Oasis, a distance of […]
02/20/2018   Seattle Times Living

The United Nations’ children’s agency says that in America, a baby’s risk of dying as a newborn is just barely lower than the risk in Sri Lanka or Ukraine.
02/20/2018   Seattle Times Living

People in the study who cut back on added sugar, refined grains and highly processed foods while eating plenty of vegetables and whole foods — without worrying about cutting calories or portion sizes — lost significant amounts of weight over the course of a year.
02/20/2018   Seattle Times Living

While we often think “sweet” when we think of cocoa, it adds deep flavor and potential health benefits to many savory dishes, too.
02/20/2018   Seattle Times Living

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A task force is working on eradicating albizia trees on the east side of Big Island within the next several weeks. The Hawaii Island Albizia Task Force has planned four control projects totaling $1 million, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported Monday. The task force is made up of members from the Big […]
02/20/2018   Seattle Times Living

Trump.dating is an odd site, and not just because it featured a convicted sex offender’s smiling face on its homepage. More on that shortly. It’s strange in nearly every way a dating site could be strange. Its all-caps slogan – “MAKE DATING GREAT AGAIN! FIND YOUR PRO-TRUMP MATCH TODAY” – may actually be the least […]
02/20/2018   Seattle Times Living

The CDC, which urges consumers to not use kratom in any form because of the possibility of salmonella contamination, said the infections started in October and have affected 20 states. Eleven people have been hospitalized.
02/20/2018   Seattle Times Living

Oceania hands Murray Cohen a bill for $5,929 after he’s hospitalized on a Mediterranean cruise. Why is his travel insurance company dragging its feet on his claim?
02/20/2018   Seattle Times Living

Hiking, cuckoo clocks, charming villages and delicious cherry cake are trademarks.
02/20/2018   Seattle Times Living

Billiard Hoang in Columbia City, a billiard hall/sports bar/restaurant hybrid, has some pretty great Vietnamese dishes for meal time or late-night cravings.
02/20/2018   Reuters: Life
LONDON (Reuters) - Burberry's star designer Christopher Bailey bid goodbye to the British brand on Saturday with a colour-infused show, showcasing designs with a rainbow twist on the label's famed...
02/19/2018   Reuters: Life
ZURICH (Reuters) - Uranium glass occupies a little-known niche in the collectables world, whose members appreciate its soft color and distinctive glow, which comes from the uranium added as the glass...
02/19/2018   Reuters: Life
BEIJING (Reuters) - For centuries, owning the flat-faced Pekingese dog was a luxury to be enjoyed only by China's royal family.
02/16/2018   Reuters: Life
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Mulberry looked to the garden parties of old to inspire its most modern fashion collection to date, as the brand on Friday launched a new format allowing shoppers to buy...
02/16/2018   Reuters: Life
BERLIN (Reuters) - In 2015, with Germany facing turmoil after flinging its doors open to a million refugees, Berlin repurposed a defunct airport to house them, creating an ad hoc village that is the...
02/15/2018   Reuters: Life
TOKYO (Reuters) - Fasten your seatbelts for a flight departing to Paris, and never leave the ground.
02/15/2018   Reuters: Life
RIEC-SUR-BELON, France (Reuters) - When farm machinery revolutionized French agriculture in the years after World War Two, a young Jean-Bernard Huon turned his back on the new technology.