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Ring My Belle
Daily musings from Rachel Belle of the Ron and Don Show.
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Friday, December 19, 2014
Ring My Belle: Dr Oz is 50% quack
1. New research says that half the medical claims that Dr Oz makes are not true. 2. Following the Sony hack, people are being advised to keep their own email accounts free from any info that could be hacked. 3. The Miss World competition will no longer have a swimsuit competition. 4. Yahoo's CEO apparently didn't want Gwyneth Paltrow writing a food column because she doesn't have a college degree.
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Thursday, December 18, 2014
Ring My Belle: Amazon is now offering one hour delivery!
1. Amazon is now offering one hour delivery service in NYC. 2. A British woman raised $43,000 to help a homeless man who offered to give *her* money when she needed a cab ride home. 3. Six science proven tips to giving the perfect gift. And weird facts about insects. 4. A woman got her lost luggage returned 20 years later.
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Ring My Belle: Dead woman wants her healthy dog euthanized, cremated and buried with her
1. A dead woman's will requests that her healthy dog be euthanized and then cremated and buried with her body. 2. Two brothers, of opposite political leanings, got a surprise call from their mother on C-SPAN telling them to stop fighting. 3. The young man who was looking for a a woman named Elizabeth to go on an around-the-world trip with him found his gal. 4. Never go on a diet with your partner. It won't work for one of you.
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014
To Tweet or Not to Tweet: When is it ok for local government to say no to social media?
A Seattle woman, attending King County committee meetings, was told she was no longer allowed to live Tweet the meetings. She feels like her 1st Amendment rights are violated. But the county said they wanted to create a trusting environment where everyone was focused on the task at hand. Just because it is legal and "normal" to post everything to social media, does it mean we should always be allowed to do so?
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Ring My Belle: Robin Williams at the top of Google's most searched list of 2014
1. Bill Cosby's wife and daughter have now made statements regarding all the rape accusations. They say he's innocent. 2. Robin Williams, World Cup & Ebola top Google's "Most Searched" list of 2014. 3. The 17 year old kid who says he made $72 million working the stock market? He made the entire thing up.
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Monday, December 15, 2014
Maybe Marshawn Lynch is just an introvert
Marshawn Lynch is famous for dodging interviews. He's dodged so many the NFL has fined him $100,000. But what if he's not just trying to rebel or hide from his fans, maybe he's just an introvert who isn't comfortable with public speaking and sharing all of his thoughts and feelings with the world? Susan Cain, the country's leading introvert expert, helps us understand the mind of an introvert.
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Ring My Belle: Seattleites buy more books than anyone in the country
1. The NY Times examined Americans buying habits and found that Seattle spends 68% more than the national average annually on books. 2. A 17 year old NY boy claims to have made $72 million, working the stock market during lunch. 3. Nike's chief information officer moved from London to Portland, OR to take the job, but recently resigned because Portland was far too boring for his taste. 4. Barbara Walters names Amal Clooney as the Most Fascinating Person of 2014, based entirely on the fact that she married George Clooney.
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Friday, December 12, 2014
Ring My Belle: Found: Paul Revere's time capsule from 1795!
1. Construction workers in Boston hit on a time capsule from 1795, that's believed to belong to Samuel Adams and Paul Revere. 2. Michelle Dugger, of "19 Kids and Counting" helped reverse a decision that would have protected people from workplace discrimination in Arkansas. 3. A Korean Airlines executive was fired after she went...nuts on a plane because her macadamia nuts came in a bag, rather than on a plate. 4. A new pop-up bar in Michigan is alcohol free.
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014
How to save a Seattle building from condo fate
Seattle is the fastest growing city in America, and many of the city's beautiful buildings have been demolished to make room for newer, bigger condo buildings. Here we explore how to save a building by making it a city approved historic landmark.
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Ring My Belle: The pope says all dogs go to heaven!
1. Pope Francis says all animals will go to heaven. 2. Some therapists are prescribing cooking and baking for depression. 3. A Harvard Business School professor wants to take legal action against a Chinese restaurant that he says overcharged him.
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Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Ring My Belle: New Trend: Dying armpit hair bright, punky colors
1. Our state may start taxing us based on how many miles we drive. 2. Someone has purchased the Paseo sandwich shop for $91,000, it comes with everything but the beloved recipes. 3. A new trend, that some think was started by a Seattle hair stylist: dying your armpit hair bright colors.
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Monday, December 8, 2014
A Jewish mother & a rabbi ponder: Should Rachel Belle get a Christmas tree?
Being Jewish, I have never had a Christmas tree, and I never cared or considered getting one. Until two weeks ago, when I saw a snowy tree tied to the top of a car and thought it might be nice. This story is my journey to a decision about whether or not to get a Christmas tree, or as some might call it, a Hanukkah bush. You'll meet my mother, a rabbi and a local Jewish woman who just got her first tree at age 47.
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Ring My Belle: Has Grumpy Cat's owner really made $100 Million off him?
1. The Stranger published a great article, featuring a convicted car thief who gives advice on keeping your car safe. 2. In Tacoma, medical marijuana dispensaries are close to closing. 3. Grumpy Cat's owner is said to have made $100 million off her frowny feline. But is that true? 4. The mother of a man who took his own life is sending his ashes around the world, 100 countries so far.
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Friday, December 5, 2014
You can now eat a Tom Douglas meal while flying the friendly skies
Alaska Airlines has started serving a brisket chili over a Yukon gold potato, created by Seattle Chef Tom Douglas, and there's more to come next year. But did Tom manage to elevate above the typically, notoriously bad airline fare? Rachel Belle got a taste.
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Ring My Belle: Being left handed does not pay the bills
1. A grown woman has a chance meeting with her childhood bully. See what happens when he asks her out on a date. 2. Left handed people make less money than righties. 3. Should parents legally have to pay for their kids college? If you're divorced you might, especially in our state. 4. A WA town is invaded by crows. CAW CAW.
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