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Daily musings from Rachel Belle of the Ron and Don Show.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

  • Ring My Belle: The first dinosaur fossil has been found in Washington state
    1. Took em long enough! The state's first ever dinosaur fossil has been found in the San Juan Islands. 2. Seven out of 10 teens surveyed said they don't use birth control because they don't want their parents to find out what they're up to. 3. LA has passed $15 minimum wage and Tacoma is trying to get it on the ballot. 4. The City of Seattle is trying to make sure musicians get paid when they perform in local venues.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

  • One year, one Tacoma family, 59 national parks
    President Obama recently created an initiative called Let's Get Every Kid In A Park, giving 4th graders and their families free access to every national park in the country starting this fall. So a Tacoma mom and her two daughters, one of them an incoming 4th grader, are spending the next year traveling the country, and beyond, visiting every one of them.
  • Ring My Belle: No more water guns, ninja stars or cannons for the Boy Scouts
    1. The Boy Scouts have forbidden water gun fights, saying Boy Scouts are kind, and it's not kind to point a gun at each other. 2. A Florida woman has been jailed for not circumcising her son. 3. A new WSU study says women speak to their small children in baby talk, men do not. Women talk more to their children, but men use a more varied vocabulary. 4.Seattle Public Library branches will now offer lendable mobile hotspots.

Monday, May 18, 2015

  • The Puberty Lady teaches the birds and the bees in Seattle
    For 27 years, Julie Metzger has used humor, facts and compassion to teach girls, and the adult who accompanies them, about public hair, periods and sex. Girls squirm and cover their faces, laugh and take notes, as she teaches the stages of puberty at Seattle Children's hospital.
  • Ring My Belle: Goldfish now have a longer attention span than people
    1. According to a spring 2015 study the average human attention span has fallen below that of goldfish. 2. A new UW finds that kids in local preschools are sedentary for the vast majority of the day & don't have enough active play. 3. An IKEA in London is serving breakfast in bed! 4. A new survey shows happiness levels of children in countries around the world.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

  • Pamper your pooch with homemade, edible shampoos and treatments
    The sister and brother team behind Seattle's High Maintenance Bitch brand are coming out with a new book full of recipes for health and beauty treatments for your dog. They invited Rachel Belle over to help make a Strawberry and Cream shampoo for their dog, Texas.
  • Ring My Belle: Many Seattle dwellers choose walkability over affordability
    1. Seattleites who live in the central part of the city are more interested in walkability and neighborhood love than affordability. 2. Google's self-driving cars have gotten into some accidents, but it was never the car's fault. 3. Starbucks' is introducing mini Frappuccinos 4. Skype now has a translator option so you can have conversations with foreigners in real time.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Thursday, May 7, 2015

  • Ring My Belle: A woman without feet won a treadmill on the Price is Right
    1. Starbucks' bottled water comes from California. But because of the drought, Californians are telling them to source elsewhere. 2. Chik-Fil-A is paying the City of Bellevue $23,000 to reimburse them for the overtime work police have done to manage the chicken induced traffic. 3. A woman who lost her legs in an accident won a treadmill on the Price is Right. 4. Heroin use is way up in Seattle. Again.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

  • Ring My Belle: Older than 33? You probably don't seek out new music
    1. This Saturday, Seattle area Free range parents plan to celebrate “Take Our Children to the Park… And Leave Them There Day.” 2. A Little Free Library at a Seattle preschool was burned down & the kids are super sad about it. 3. A new study says that after the age of 33, the average adult no longer seeks out new bands and musicians. You basically just listen to your old favorites for the rest of your life.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

  • A divorced Seattle couple lives together, raises kids together
    Whitney and Brian live in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood with their two kids, only they got a divorce 10 years ago. The pair, who call themselves friends and a team, decided to raise their kids together, in one house, while living in separate bedrooms.
  • Seattle 'Full House' family is the answer to the city's rent crisis
    Three and a half months ago, Seattle's Julia Massey and Jared Cortese became parents to baby Carl. They wanted to move to a bigger place, but can't afford it on their musician salaries. So they rented a bigger house with Jared's two brothers to save money, create a stronger community for themselves and raise their son in a close knit family atmosphere.
  • Ring My Belle: A Seattle architect is a Lego maniac
    1. Bamboo and Chai, the Seattle elephants, are stuck at the San Diego Zoo and a request has been filed in federal court to keep the elephants there until they can be sent to a nearby sanctuary. 2. A woman who ran the Boston marathon, and kissed a random man, finally tracked him down - and he's married. 3. A Seattle architect has 250,000 pieces of Legos and an entire room dedicated to building with them in his house.
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