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Ring My Belle
Daily musings from Rachel Belle of the Ron and Don Show.
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Monday, November 10, 2014
Couple drives around the world in their tricked out VW van
Brad and Sheena Van Orden were bored of their 9-to-5 routine, so they saved up their money and took off on a two-and-a-half year road trip that took them on adventures around the world. They just landed back in the US and chose Seattle as their new home.
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Ring My Belle: Why aren't you an organ donor?
1. 21 Americans a day die because they don't get the organ transplant they need. Why don't more people donate? 2. Kenneth Bae is finally released from a north Korean prison and the first thing he requests in pizza. 3. If you're a bad dancer, it could be biological. 4. In Thurston and Lewis counties, the new sheriffs elected are identical twins.
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Friday, November 7, 2014
Seahawks chow down on southern comfort food after every home game
The Seahawks eat lean and clean all week, but after a big, taxing game the healthy diet goes out the window. The Seahawks are fed New Orleans cooking from Seattle food truck Jemil's Big Easy after every home game.
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Ring My Belle: Is your beard bad for the economy?
1. Seattle is about to get new parking meters that will charge different prices at different times of day. 2. Actress Keira Knightley agreed to pose topless in a magazine as long as they didn't Photoshop her body. 3. Bearded dudes are killing the shaving industry.
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Thursday, November 6, 2014
Ring My Belle: Seattle now has an alcohol home delivery service
1. Even science enthusiasts like Stephen Hawking are afraid of the future of artificial intelligence. 2. There's a kindler, gentler KKK in town that welcomes people of all races and religions. 3. Starbucks is bringing back their recently cancelled holiday drinks, like the Eggnog Latte, after people complained that they couldn't go on without them. 4. Seattle now has an alcohol delivery service.
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Wednesday, November 5, 2014
The psychology behind hoarding, and the local company who'll help you clean up your act
A Seattle woman hasn't allowed a single person into her home for five years, embarrassed that it's completely jammed packed with garbage and stuff. A secret hoarder, she's now working with Bio Clean, a local company that specializes in cleaning up hoarder houses, murder scenes and anything else that no one else wants to clean up.
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Ring My Belle: Where you sit in a restaurant determines what you order
1. Some Seattle parents are pushing schools for a longer lunch break. 2. Amanda Knox has been the subject of much news, and now she is creating content at a Seattle paper. 3. New research says what you order in a restaurant depends on where you sit. Note: sitting near a window will lead to healthier ordering. 4. A 28 year old guy who recently broke up with his girlfriend and was all set to go on an around-the-world-trip with her, wants to give her ticket to another women with her same name.
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Tuesday, November 4, 2014
A culinary pho-nomenon: The history of pho in Seattle
It's hard to walk a few blocks in Seattle without stumbling upon a pho restaurant. But I wondered what sparked the popularity of this Vietnamese soup in our city. What's the history behind it? Here you'll meet the owner of Seattle's first pho restaurant & the Governor who opened the state's doors to Vietnamese immigrants.
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Ring My Belle: A single mom finds love with her sperm donor
1. A single mom used a sperm donor to have her daughter, and a couple years later they met and fell in love. 2. Taylor Swift has pulled all of her music off of Spotify. 3. Chris Brown wants the world to stop talking about his past. 4. A woman, annoyed that babies don't get to choose if their pictures are posted to FB, invented a way for babies to post their own selfies.
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Friday, October 31, 2014
Ring My Belle: Why you shouldn't talk like a robot at work
1. An awesome story of a 15 year old girl who got the amber Alert yesterday, and located the suspect and called police within a minute! 2. A health department worker in NYC was suspended for using a robot voice when he answered the phone. 3. Beer, wine and booze don't have nutritional labels but the UK wants to change that. 4. Some of the Seahawks favorite candies, unwrapped.
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Thursday, October 30, 2014
Girl Scout leaders desperately needed and you don't have to be a parent
The Girl Scouts of Western Washington says there are 2,600 girls in 17 different counties who are on a waiting list to join a troop, but there jsut aren't enough troop leaders. In this story, we meet a woman who became a Girl Scout troop leader 12 years ago, despite not being a parent or ever having been a Girl Scout, and stuck with her troop until they recently graduated from high school. The troop's story of success and friendship is truly inspiring.
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Ring My Belle: Axe Body Spray wants you to wear less Axe Body Spray
1. Brittany Maynard, the 29 year old woman with terminal brain cancer, decided not to end her own life on November 1st. 2. New details on the Honey Boo Boo molester story. 3. Fireball whiskey contains a chemical found in anti-freeze. 4. Axe Body Spray wants you to wear less Axe Body Spray!
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Ring My Belle: Seattle will finally get a cat cafe!
1. Google is trying to come up with a pill and device that could predict cancer and heart attacks way before they happen. 2. For the first time, researchers believe they actually found a piece of Amelia Earhart's airplane. 3. Seattle will finally be getting a cat cafe!! 4. A photo has gone viral, of an elderly man eating at an In & Out Burger with a photo of his late wife at the table.
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Why Google when you can ask the know-it-alls at the Seattle Public Library
Seattle Public Library's Quick Information Center (QIC) has been operating since 1976, and it's still going strong even with the Internet. A staff of 25 will try and answer any question you throw at them, over the phone, in five minutes or less.
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Monday, October 27, 2014
Less Stuff, More Experiences: How to clear your kids toybox clutter
Many parents struggle with their kids' overflowing toy chests. They can't stop buying toys, their kids get too many toys as gifts. California's Bea Johnson lives a zero waste lifestyle, which means her family usually chooses experiences over physical gifts. She talks about how her family got rid of 80% of their possessions to live the simple, happy life.
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