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09/15/2019   Seattle Times Living

A swarm of fans, each wearing that trademark red Mister Rogers cardigan, greet Tom Hanks at the premiere of "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" at the Toronto International Film Festival.
09/15/2019   Seattle Times Living

Accessibility in our built environment is essential — but not yet a given, says award-winning Seattle accessibility consultant and architect Karen Braitmayer.
09/15/2019   Seattle Times Living

As an accessibility consultant, an architect and a wheelchair user, her crusade for an inclusive built environment is rooted in public policy, personal motivation and excellent design.
09/15/2019   Seattle Times Living

RANT to people who smoke at bus stops (or in the bus shelter) and force the other people waiting to breathe in your toxic fumes. It would be nice if no-smoking signs could be put up. RAVE to all of the hardworking [Seattle] City Light employees who braved a terrible storm last Saturday night to make […]
09/15/2019   Seattle Times Living

In Washington, where outdoor recreation plays an outsize role in local economies and communities, we're likely to feel the impacts of climate change keenly. The fallout will likely reduce our access to the outdoors, alter our ability to take part in longstanding seasonal activities like skiing and fishing, and change the very landscape of our state.
09/15/2019   Seattle Times Living

Dear Carolyn DEAR CAROLYN: I’m a 70-year-old mom of a 35-year-old, newly married son, my only child. What are your thoughts about his telling me that if I visit them, I need to stay in a hotel? I would only visit if invited, of course. I visited him before and stayed in his apartment. Prior […]
09/15/2019   Reuters: Life
British designer Molly Goddard focused on volume for women's spring wardrobes at her London Fashion Week show on Saturday, presenting a colorful collection of puffy smock dresses, frilly skirts and...
09/14/2019   Seattle Times Living

PARIS — The April fire that engulfed Notre Dame contaminated the cathedral site with clouds of toxic dust and exposed nearby schools, day care centers, public parks and other parts of Paris to alarming levels of lead. The lead dust came from the cathedral’s incinerated roof and spire, which contained about 460 tons of the […]
09/14/2019   Seattle Times Living

The Memory and Brain Wellness Center at UW Medicine and Seattle Parks and Recreation have partnered to create this unique and progressive treatment.
09/14/2019   Seattle Times Living

RANT AND RAVE Rave to the medical and hospital staff that made my husband’s kidney transplant possible. A special rave to the family of the donor who generously gave so that he could live. You are all very special people. Rant to the potholes and crumbling Seattle roads. They make driving around the hospitals after surgery […]
09/14/2019   Seattle Times Living

Dear Carolyn Adapted from a recent online discussion. DEAR CAROLYN: Three years ago, when I was happily married, a friend from a college friend group proposed an affair. I declined and avoided seeing him one-on-one. Now I am going through a rocky divorce. He proposed an affair again. I am still not interested. I told […]
09/13/2019   Seattle Times Living

Officials say the bats are the first to test positive for rabies in the county in nearly a decade.
09/13/2019   Reuters: Life
The French town of Bayeux has been home for nearly a millennium to a tapestry depicting a bloody battle for power.
09/13/2019   Reuters: Life
An ornate tapestry woven in the early 1800s and rescued from Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral after a massive fire in April is going on public display for only the third time in recent decades.
09/13/2019   Seattle Times Living

ATLANTA (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Atlanta say the managing partner of a Chicago travel agency fraudulently accumulated millions of points in a Delta Air Lines frequent flyer program. Gennady Podolsky was indicted Wednesday on 12 counts of wire fraud. A dual Ukrainian and American citizen, he is managing partner of Vega International Travel Services. […]
09/13/2019   Seattle Times Living

This is an all-caps development in local eating: H MART JUST OPENED A BRANCH STORE IN SOUTH LAKE UNION.
09/13/2019   Seattle Times Living

Start the day with a ferry ride across the Puget Sound and a stop at a Parisian-style bakery. Finish with a glass of wine at an outdoor tasting room, or line dancing and wood-fired pizza at a rural cidery.
09/13/2019   Seattle Times Living

RAVE to the guests on Alaska Flight 225 on Sept. 7 who were patient, kind and tolerant as we had to wait on the tarmac at Paine Field during the lightning storm for four hours until it was safe to return to the air. Airport safety and logistics wouldn’t allow anyone to get off and […]
09/13/2019   Seattle Times Living

Dear Carolyn DEAR CAROLYN: I have a very high-stress job and a disabled husband and mother. I also have a friend who makes fun of my cellphone use whenever we are together. Yes, I do check my phones every 10 minutes, but I’m always worried somebody might need me. Also, whenever I show her pictures, […]
09/13/2019   Reuters: Life
Britain's Duchess Meghan returned to work on Thursday for the first time following the birth of her first child with husband Prince Harry to launch a new fashion range whose sales will help a charity...
09/13/2019   Seattle Times Living

Medical and dental tourism is a booming business: Crowns that cost $1,500 in the U.S. run $300 to $600 in Mexico or Costa Rica. Americans spent $2.6 billion on medical and dental tourism in 2018, the government says. Here's how it went for this reporter.
09/13/2019   Seattle Times Living

PARIS (AP) — The biggest strike to hit Paris public transport since 2007 created major traffic jams Friday, disrupting tourists’ plans and forcing commuters to work from home or find alternative ways to reach the office. French unions were protesting plans for sweeping pension changes by President Emmanuel Macron’s government that aim to create a […]
09/12/2019   Seattle Times Living

The "Will & Grace" star has recently drawn fire from Trump and others for seeking to publish the names of the president's Hollywood supporters.
09/12/2019   Seattle Times Living

Leviticus 11 contains a zoo’s worth of animals. The hyrax and monitor lizard. The katydid is there, as is the gecko. And it ends: “You must distinguish between the unclean and the clean, between living creatures that may be eaten and those that may not be eaten.” Dietary restrictions are woven into religious texts, the […]
09/12/2019   Reuters: Life
A U.S. man whose marriage to his Japanese husband is legally recognized in his country sued the Japanese government on Wednesday for the same right to stay that a heterosexual couple would get,...
09/11/2019   Reuters: Life
Devi Apriliyani turns heads when the carnival she works with comes to town.
09/10/2019   Reuters: Life
Luxury brands and retailers are increasingly collaborating with celebrities, including style bloggers and Instagram stars, to help design collections and jazz up their wares.
09/09/2019   Reuters: Life
Luxury apparel brand the Blonds lived up to their over-the-top reputation, as it partnered Moulin Rouge on Monday night with the spectacular debut of its latest looks for spring on Broadway for New...
09/09/2019   Reuters: Life
It's a warm night in Indonesia and the air is filled with excitement as villagers watch a puppet show accompanied by traditional music.
09/09/2019   Reuters: Life
One of Madrid's hidden cultural gems, up to now only accessible to private guests or art aficionados willing to endure a near three-year waiting list, the neoclassical Palace of Liria will open its...
09/09/2019   Reuters: Life
Millions flock to Barcelona to watch Lionel Messi play at the Camp Nou, and visitors to the city will soon be able to see a circus show about the five-times world footballer of the year.
09/09/2019   Reuters: Life
His people's link to the land goes back to biblical times, says the comics illustrator. His neighbor, a farmer, says the land belonged to his ancestors and has been stolen. One is an Israeli settler,...
09/09/2019   Reuters: Life
In one of the most anticipated New York Fashion Week runway events this season, American designer Tommy Hilfiger unveiled his latest ready-to-wear looks on Sunday in a collaboration with actress...
09/08/2019   Reuters: Life
Several thousand people marched in Bosnia's first Gay Pride on Sunday, protected by a major security operation including anti-sniper units after some conservative Muslim groups organized...
09/08/2019   Reuters: Life
Floating above the turbulent politics of modern-day Romania, the biennial George Enescu Festival is a welcome relief for Bucharest's classical music fans, with performances not just in the main...
09/05/2019   Reuters: Life
Princess Charlotte, daughter of Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate, started school on Thursday, joining her elder brother Prince George at Thomas's Battersea in southwest London.
09/05/2019   Reuters: Life
Vienna has held off Melbourne to retain the top spot on the Economist Intelligence Unit's Global Liveability Index for 2019, further strengthening its reputation as the world's most pleasant city,...
09/05/2019   Reuters: Life
A French court ruled on Thursday that a rooster called Maurice could continue his dawn crowing despite complaints from neighbors, in a case the French media has cast as a battle between the old rural...
09/04/2019   Reuters: Life
Germans celebrated on Wednesday 70 years of the currywurst, a Berlin speciality of sliced sausage smothered in curry powder and ketchup, as they celebrated its national day.
09/04/2019   Reuters: Life
Thailand's capital, Bangkok, edged out Paris and London as the world's most popular city to visit, according to a survey released on Wednesday, welcome news for Thailand after worries over a drop in...