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12/10/2019   Reuters: Life
Elusive British street artist Banksy has highlighted the issue of rough sleeping in a seasonal mural showing two flying reindeer pulling a homeless man on a street-bench sleigh.
12/10/2019   Reuters: Life
A national park in the Netherlands is making an unusual offer to visitors this holiday season: come and chop down your own Christmas tree - for free.
12/10/2019   Seattle Times Living

Try this recipe for a bourbon pecan pie that remains a family favorite, amid changing times.
12/10/2019   Seattle Times Living

Want a family-friendly steakhouse where you can take your kid but still enjoy a juicy New York strip or a well-executed beef Wellington? Look no further.
12/10/2019   Seattle Times Living

Snowshoeing by moonlight feels like a sport unto itself — and if you’re willing to brave the dark season after hours, it’s a terrific way to experience the heart of winter.
12/10/2019   Seattle Times Living

Karen Mason Blair documented Seattle's bubbling music scene between 1989 and 1992. Compiling her images for the book brought back memories — and emotions.
12/10/2019   Seattle Times Living

RAVE to the person/persons who found my lost check in a parking lot and mailed it back to me. Thanksgiving is all about being thankful for our family, friends and our countless blessings. I was deeply touched by one such random act of kindness which appropriately happened during this season. We lost a check and […]
12/10/2019   Seattle Times Living

This is pumpkin spice the way it was meant to be enjoyed, in an alcohol-forward drink that tastes like the cocktail equivalent of the movie “Love, Actually.”
12/10/2019   Reuters: Life
A nine-year-old Belgian boy who was on track to become the world's youngest university graduate has terminated his studies at the Dutch university of Eindhoven following a dispute over his possible...
12/10/2019   Reuters: Life
A midnight blue velvet gown that Princess Diana wore when she danced with John Travolta at a 1985 White House state dinner failed to sell at auction on Monday, though two of her other dresses went...
12/10/2019   Seattle Times Living

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A little piggy named Biscuit is headed home. Police in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, found a 6-week-old potbellied pig behind an area restaurant on Sunday, The News & Observer reports. Earlier that day, he escaped from his family, who was vacationing in the area from North Carolina, police said in […]
12/09/2019   Seattle Times Living

NEW YORK (AP) — A common but increasingly mighty and very busy little word, “they,” has an accolade all its own. The language mavens at Merriam-Webster have declared the personal pronoun their word of the year based on a 313 percent increase in look-ups on the company’s search site, Merriam-Webster.com, this year when compared with […]
12/09/2019   Seattle Times Living

The White Island volcano has what is called an “open system,” meaning that the magma beneath the surface has an open route to the atmosphere. The Cascade peaks are “closed-system” volcanoes, essentially bottles of magma with a cork in the top.
12/09/2019   Reuters: Life
A lovelorn singing whale, a world-famous feline sourpuss and ravenous goats credited with thwarting a dangerous California wildfire were among animals whose escapades across the United States made...
12/09/2019   Reuters: Life
Scottish auctioneers hope to sell off 3,900 bottles of rare whisky for up to 8 million pounds ($10.3 million) next year in what they said would be the largest private collection of the tipple ever to...
12/09/2019   Seattle Times Living

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska hiker is lucky to be alive after he was buried during an avalanche and another hiker saw his feet and freed him, officials said. The hiker was alone on Flattop Mountain around 1 p.m. Saturday when an avalanche buried him, the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center said. The […]
12/09/2019   Reuters: Life
For most of the year, Willy Nanlohij, a 62-year-old retired bank worker, lives with his wife Hilda in a comfortable yet unremarkable home in the Dutch city of Enschede.
12/09/2019   Seattle Times Living

American Airlines canceled a flight and is now demanding a fee to change one couple's itinerary. Shouldn't they instead get a refund?
12/09/2019   Seattle Times Living

In the season of overeating, it can be difficult to set and honor your food boundaries. Try these tips to avoid an uncomfortable Christmas dinner or holiday party.
12/09/2019   Seattle Times Living

RAVE to the Humane Society and animal-rescue groups! A sad little rescued puppy has grown up to be our big ray of happy sunshine. Thank you to all those hard working people! RANT to the thief of my 1996 silver Honda Civic with disabled plates from the secure parking garage at West Seattle’s The Blake […]
12/09/2019   Seattle Times Living

Regardless of how long a transgender child was raised as a different gender than what they identify as, and regardless of how long it’s been since the child socially transitioned to match their gender identity, trans children’s gender identity is just as strong as that of children who identify with the gender assigned to them at birth, researchers at the University of Washington found.
12/09/2019   Seattle Times Living

Ski lift tickets can be expensive, or scary for those who have a fear of heights. But if you're not into skiing or snowboarding, there's plenty else to do outdoors in the winter.
12/09/2019   Seattle Times Living

Toni Tipton-Martin's "Jubilee" is a bridge, a pathway even, to understanding the complexities and grand diversity that is often not underscored when talking about African American food and those who cook it.
12/09/2019   Reuters: Life
The dance floor is packed, the disco lights are flashing and the DJ is spinning R&B and pop beats.
12/08/2019   Seattle Times Living

TAURANGA, New Zealand (AP) — A volcano off the New Zealand coast erupted Monday with a towering blast of ash and scalding steam as dozens of tourists were exploring its moon-like surface, killing five people and leaving eight others missing and feared dead, authorities said. Helicopter crews landed on White Island despite the danger and […]
12/08/2019   Seattle Times Living

RANT to individuals who stroll idly through the center of the traffic lanes in parking structures looking at their cellphones, thus making it impossible for others to drive forward to find and/or turn into parking spots. Come on guys — it’s a parking structure, not a park for a leisurely walk! RAVE to the individual who […]
12/08/2019   Seattle Times Living

In Mark Morris' "The Hard Nut," the waltzing Snowflakes bring icy coolness to the stage thanks to costume design from the late Martin Pakledinaz.
12/07/2019   Reuters: Life
The Belgian village of Hamme-Mille became Christmas central on Saturday when "Elf Serge" turned on more than 25,000 lights in his garden.
12/07/2019   Seattle Times Living

BARI, Italy — The grandmothers set up shop early. Out of ground-floor kitchens that opened directly onto the street, they came out singing old songs, sweeping the stone floor and scattering their homemade orecchiette, the city’s renowned ear-shaped pasta, on the mesh screens of wooden trays. As the pasta dried in the sun along with […]
12/07/2019   Reuters: Life
Masked devils march through the village, rattling their chains and clanking bells, going door-to-door to search for badly-behaved children.
12/06/2019   Reuters: Life
From vintage posters to action figures, Star Wars collectibles are up for grabs in an online auction, days ahead of the release of the sci-fi saga's highly-anticipated ninth chapter.
12/06/2019   Reuters: Life
From a superfan's shrine to a replica of the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest stage where they triumphed with "Waterloo", a new exhibition opening in London on Friday looks back at the huge success of...
12/05/2019   Reuters: Life
Chanel turned little gilded birdcages into handbags on the catwalk in Paris on Wednesday, at an annual "Metier D'Art" fashion showcase of its most intricate craftwork that also included lacy...
12/04/2019   Reuters: Life
In a barn in southwest France, farmer Valerie Fosserie squirts serum into a gosling's mouth as a prelude to what she says is production of the world's first ethically friendly foie gras.
12/03/2019   Reuters: Life
From Haiti's devastating earthquake to war in Syria, Reuters photographers have covered the biggest news stories of the decade, capturing images of armed conflict, natural disasters, the plight of...
12/03/2019   Reuters: Life
Italian photographer Paolo Roversi took inspiration from William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" for the 2020 Pirelli calendar, which features Hollywood names such as Emma Watson and Kristen Stewart...
12/02/2019   Reuters: Life
Bottega Veneta creative director Daniel Lee was the big winner at the British Fashion Awards on Monday, picking up the top prizes at the glitzy ceremony where industry veterans Giorgio Armani and...
11/30/2019   Reuters: Life
Visitors to a zoo in Thailand are being offered a tasty choice over the name of its newest resident - a baby pygmy hippopotamus that is drawing crowds.
11/30/2019   Reuters: Life
Brussels restaurant 65 Degres has become the city's best-rated eatery, largely thanks to rave reviews of its staff, most of whom have Down Syndrome.
11/29/2019   Reuters: Life
A fragment of wood reputed to be from the manger where Jesus was laid after his humble birth went on display in Jerusalem on Friday, ahead of its transfer to Bethlehem for the official launch of the...