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05/26/2017   Seattle Times Living
The sun slowly rose over the horizon along the south-side of Kruzof Island off Sitka, Alaska, back in late July of 2003 as I bobbed in the gentle ocean swells with my late grandfather George Yuasa and great-uncle Shun Yuasa along with two of my dad’s brothers. Gray whales splashed nearby before disappearing into the […]
05/26/2017   Reuters: Life
ROME (Reuters) - Laura Biagiotti, who helped transform her mother's business from a small tailoring shop in Rome to an internationally recognized ready-to-wear fashion brand, died on Friday aged 73,...
05/26/2017   Seattle Times Living

CHICAGO (AP) — How can you get a gourmet Italian pizza delivered right to your door for no more than $7? Get locked up at Cook County Jail in Chicago. Inmates in the jail’s medium-security Division 11 can now order pizzas made with the finest ingredients in the kind of ovens found in pizzerias. It’s […]
05/26/2017   Seattle Times Living

It’s time to dig for a geoduck on the beaches of Puget Sound and Hood Canal as extremely low tides are looming on the near horizon allowing shellfish gatherers a rare chance to get these deep-dwelling shellfish. For those who don’t want to be in waist-deep sand and muck can purchase them at many seafood […]
05/26/2017   Seattle Times Living

The hall, built in 1905, will be the focus of Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s ‘If These Walls Could Talk’ tour.
05/26/2017   Seattle Times Living

Former ski bums’ beautiful, fresh wines have amassed 17 gold medals in three years at the Cascadia Wine Competition.
05/26/2017   Seattle Times Living
Gestures that complicate life can be dealt with as long as you keep in mind some variables in the relationship.
05/26/2017   Seattle Times Living

The decision to be a mother is as intense, and personal, as ever.
05/26/2017   Reuters: Life
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's most prestigious flower show is taking place this week with hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of floral delights from Alium to Zantedeschia.
05/26/2017   Seattle Times Living

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Stepping inside Disney’s latest theme park attraction, Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission BREAKOUT!, is like being thrust into one of blockbuster films’ pulsating, action-packed trailers. Music blares throughout the tower drop ride as guests are treated to a visual feast of images from the “Guardians” universe, as well as cameos by […]
05/26/2017   Seattle Times Living

Ramadan, a 30-day holy period for Muslims, is marked by reflection and fasting during the day.
05/26/2017   Seattle Times Living
Readers rave about kayak help, rant about I-90 homeless camp
05/26/2017   Seattle Times Living
The senior writer for BuzzFeed Canada will discuss her book of essays, “One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter,” at Seattle’s Central Library on May 31 with Lindy West.
05/26/2017   Seattle Times Living
Altitude sickness, or acute mountain sickness (AMS), is a frequent companion for travelers to high elevations. Here are some helpful tips.
05/26/2017   Seattle Times Living

Rivers rise and fall, low bridges make routes iffy, and the wait staff might not be veterans, but a European river cruise can still enchant.
05/26/2017   Seattle Times Living

Fill up on breakfast tacos, chilaquiles, burritos and more at Taco Street and your day will be a bit brighter. Just be careful with the orange salsa — it may be the spiciest in the city.
05/26/2017   Reuters: Life
HAVANA (Reuters) - Yubis Zapata had to stop playing baseball when he lost his eyesight during military service due to an explosion, so for him, it is a miracle to be able to play once more, in Cuba's...
05/25/2017   Seattle Times Living

An algae bloom is producing high levels of Anatoxin-a, which is a neurotoxin. Neurotoxins cause damage to the nervous system.
05/25/2017   Seattle Times Living

Nestlé can pump more than 130 million gallons of water a year from a well in northwestern Michigan to bottle and sell, and it wants to increase that by 60 percent. But a sense of being exploited is propelling many residents to denounce Nestlé’s demand.
05/25/2017   Reuters: Life
HANOI (Reuters) - Dressed in the bright silk garments of a woman and dancing with candles between his fingers, Nguyen Duy Nam leads a temple of worshippers in a ceremony honoring mystical goddesses...
05/25/2017   Seattle Times Living

This Ballard bar, less well-known than its critically acclaimed older sibling next door, made the cut for Esquire's list of best bars in America.
05/25/2017   Seattle Times Living

A donut-shaped serving of leftovers is ripe for “weed-hacking” with the addition of cannabis-infused butter.
05/25/2017   Seattle Times Living
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A deadly botulism outbreak linked to nacho-cheese sauce confiscated from a California gas station appears to be limited to an opened bag of the sauce, state health officials said Thursday. The state Department of Public Health said tests on the opened bag sold last month in Walnut Grove, a suburb of […]
05/25/2017   Seattle Times Living
NEW YORK (AP) — Seven ancient statues and pottery vessels are headed back to their homeland in Italy after authorities said they tracked down the stolen items in New York City. Dating back as far as the eighth century B.C., the artifacts were looted by Italian tomb raiders in the 1990s, then were smuggled out […]
05/25/2017   Reuters: Life
THE CRADLE OF HUMANKIND, South Africa (Reuters) - An exhibit of the largest collection of fossils of close human relatives ever to go on public display opened on Thursday in South Africa, not far...
05/25/2017   Reuters: Life
VIENNA (Reuters) - A 58-year-old former surveying technician from Belgium has taken up his new post as the official hermit of Saalfelden, living in a hut-sized chapel built into a cliff in the...
05/24/2017   Reuters: Life
CAIRO (Reuters) - A chariot and funeral bed belonging to ancient Egypt's boy-king Tutankhamun were safely moved on Tuesday across Cairo to a new museum that Egypt hopes will lure back wary tourists.
05/24/2017   Reuters: Life
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Aboriginal Australian leaders are meeting at the sacred landmark of Uluru to decide how the country's first inhabitants, who date back about 50,000 years before British colonizers...
05/23/2017   Reuters: Life
BEIJING (Reuters) - A new digital interactive exhibition in Beijing allows visitors to create their own art and see it immediately reflected in the work being displayed around them.
05/23/2017   Reuters: Life
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Thousands of people lined up for hours in Moscow on Monday to venerate the relics of Saint Nicholas, believed by Orthodox Christians to have miraculous powers, after his remains...