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01/18/2019   Reuters: Life
A beaded dress worn by Catherine Deneuve when she first met Alfred Hitchcock in 1969 are among dozens of glamorous gowns up for auction next week in Paris, where the French actress is due to part...
01/18/2019   Seattle Times Living

America’s busiest airport, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International, is a blur of activity on the best of days. But an extra layer of anxiety gripped the airport Friday, the eve of a three-day holiday weekend. The partial government shutdown — the longest ever — has thinned the ranks of federal workers who staff airport security lines. And […]
01/18/2019   Reuters: Life
Intricately structured suits came with wraparound satin sashes, and animal prints adorned jackets and clutch bags at Christian Dior's menswear collection in Paris on Friday, worn by models gliding...
01/18/2019   Seattle Times Living

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A man from northeast Alaska said he fatally shot a polar bear that had strayed far south of the animal’s usual habitat. Jim Hollandsworth of Arctic Village said he encountered the bear in early January. He said the bear had tried to get into his cabin about 20 miles from the […]
01/18/2019   Reuters: Life
Hot pink suits and leather galore marked Kris Van Assche's debut as Berluti's designer at Paris men's fashion week on Friday, as the brand known for its luxurious shoes paraded models through the...
01/18/2019   Reuters: Life
Ten-year old Ricardo Barriga's backyard in Pirque, Chile is strewn with a blow-up unicorn, pool toys, a soccer ball and a $3,000 telescope that his parents mail-ordered from Germany.
01/18/2019   Seattle Times Living

Seattle didn’t top a recently released list of “the best cities for coffee lovers.” Here’s why local java experts weren’t fazed.
01/18/2019   Seattle Times Living

Once, a sick day was just that — a day away from work to focus on recovery (or at least pretend to: Think “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”). But in recent years, it has become something murkier in definition and more reflective of our highly competitive, 24-7 work lives.
01/18/2019   Seattle Times Living

Our new column ‘Gather’ explores our path to camaraderie, acceptance, belonging — and the realization that we’re not really as alone as we might think.
01/18/2019   Seattle Times Living

With meticulous attention to detail and history, architect and architectural historian Marvin Anderson updates and restores a Webster Point home originally designed by Lionel H. Pries.
01/18/2019   Seattle Times Living

Debuting this week, ‘Gather’ looks at our path to camaraderie, acceptance, belonging — and the realization that we’re not really as alone as we might think.
01/18/2019   Seattle Times Living

Readers rant about orca problem, rave about singing store checker
01/18/2019   Seattle Times Living

Husband feels like she married a concept rather than him. Is the relationship worth saving?
01/18/2019   Reuters: Life
A mural by elusive British street artist Banksy depicting a child enjoying falling snow that is in fact pollution from a burning bin has been sold for over 100,000 pounds ($130,000) to a British art...
01/18/2019   Seattle Times Living

HUNTINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A wayward cat is safe after it was rescued from a dam in Indiana. The Huntington County Sheriff’s Department writes on Facebook that a fisherman spotted the feline stranded on the spillway at the J. Edward Roush Lake dam. Officers could not reach the animal, so Army Corps of Engineers workers […]
01/18/2019   Seattle Times Living

BERLIN (AP) — Two German brewers associations are recommending that their members start printing the number of calories contained in their beers and shandies on the label. The German Brewers Association and the Association of Private Breweries in Germany said Friday it hopes other industries, such as vintners and distillers, will follow suit. The voluntary […]
01/18/2019   Seattle Times Living

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — An avalanche at a Himalayan mountain pass in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Friday killed three people and left another seven missing, officials said. The avalanche hit the Khardung La pass in the remote Ladakh region and trapped 10 people under snow, said top civil administrator Baseer Khan. Three bodies have been recovered […]
01/17/2019   Seattle Times Living

An open letter to the soon-to-be-richest woman in the world.
01/17/2019   Seattle Times Living

The deal would make her the first female designer of color at the largest luxury conglomerate in the world.
01/17/2019   Seattle Times Living

Tech columnist Geoffrey A. Fowler tries a $5,000 Sleep Number 360 smart bed and investigates other sleep tech that’s flooding the market. Does any of it work?
01/17/2019   Reuters: Life
Louis Vuitton recreated a nocturnal New York cityscape to present designer Virgil Abloh's latest Michael Jackson-inspired collection in Paris on Thursday.
01/17/2019   Seattle Times Living

WASHINGTON — During the first week of the partial government shutdown, federal employees ordered a drink, maybe two, to go along with their free meatball slider at Carmine’s, the 700-seat red sauce house in Washington’s Penn Quarter, says general manager Brian Schermer. By the third week, however, more and more furloughed workers were sipping water […]
01/17/2019   Reuters: Life
Louis Vuitton parent owner LVMH is developing a luxury brand with singer Rihanna, in a rare move by the acquisitive group towards building a new fashion label from scratch, industry news site WWD...
01/17/2019   Reuters: Life
Dogs, cats and birds were blessed at a church in Madrid on Thursday on the feast day of St. Anthony, the patron saint of animals, with many of the owners making an annual pilgrimage for their pets.
01/17/2019   Seattle Times Living

A cardiologist we know likes to say you can’t have too low a golf score or cholesterol level. That certainly is the prevailing view.
01/17/2019   Reuters: Life
French producers of foie gras, the rich liver delicacy made from force-feeding grain to ducks or geese, have denounced a ban on the product in California, saying they make the creamy paté humanely,...
01/17/2019   Seattle Times Living

Amid the hype about a “super blood wolf moon,” there's a legitimately interesting celestial event coming: a total lunar eclipse, which occurs when the sun, moon and Earth line up, with the Earth passing between the sun and the moon.
01/17/2019   Seattle Times Living

Travel and outdoors reporter Crystal Paul confronts the new face of her old stomping grounds in Denver, Colorado.
01/17/2019   Seattle Times Living

The four-day blizzard of 1916 was Seattle’s deepest snowstorm in history — and the First Hill church’s doomed dome could not withstand it.
01/17/2019   Reuters: Life
Afghan singer Abdul Salam Maftoon's striking resemblance to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has turned him into an unlikely celebrity in the war-torn country since his debut on a talent show.
01/16/2019   Reuters: Life
Netflix Inc and home-grown rival Hotstar plan to adopt self-regulation guidelines for content streamed on their platforms in India in an effort to prevent potential government censorship, sources...
01/16/2019   Reuters: Life
A stranger's comment on one's growing stomach may not always be welcome but a pregnant Meghan, Britain's Duchess of Sussex, took it all in her stride on Wednesday when a pensioner called her "a fat...
01/15/2019   Reuters: Life
Comfy puffer jackets, brightly printed tops and sleek goggles gave Berlin a cool start to its fashion week late on Monday, with German brand Bogner mixing ski and clubbing for its latest looks.
01/15/2019   Reuters: Life
The salmon-fishing season got under way on the banks of Scotland's River Tay on Tuesday with a whisky toast and pipe band and, more unusually, hopes of rain.
01/15/2019   Reuters: Life
Millions of pilgrims began bathing on the first official day of India's Kumbh Mela on Tuesday, the world's largest religious festival where politics play an important role ahead of a general election...
01/15/2019   Reuters: Life
At a workshop in Uganda's capital, Kampala, Noordin Kasoma measured and cut a length of bamboo. Within a few days, the 24 inch piece of grass would be transformed into the frame of a bicycle.
01/14/2019   Reuters: Life
Meghan Markle, wife of Britain's Prince Harry, told royal well-wishers on Monday she was six months pregnant but the royal couple do not know the gender of their first baby, British media reported.
01/14/2019   Reuters: Life
A British company plans to launch a Braille e-reader for blind people this year that should greatly enhance their reading experience and spare them from lugging around hefty print volumes.
01/14/2019   Reuters: Life
Pilgrims from across the world are gathering in India for the Kumbh Mela, a heady mix of spirituality, politics and tourism that begins on Tuesday, garnering extra attention ahead of a general...
01/14/2019   Reuters: Life
It took Smash customer Qiu Siyu just a few sharp blows with a baseball bat to wreck what looked like an old car radio, after which two friends battered telephones, audio speakers, rice cookers and...