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Ring My Belle
Daily musings from Rachel Belle of the Ron and Don Show.
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Monday, October 20, 2014
Meet the woman who will clean up Ebola in Washington state
Theresa Borst owns Bio Clean Inc: "We clean up after suicides and homicides, decomposed bodies, meth lab cleanup, hoarders, industrial accidents, car accidents, trains, planes, automobiles, oil spills, sewage, mold. Everything gross that nobody else wants to do." And the King County Health department has asked her to help create protocol, and do any actual clean up, if someone in our state is exposed to Ebola. She explains how she'll do it.
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Friday, October 17, 2014
Ring My Belle: Starbucks baristas can now have tattoos
1. Starbucks changed their "No tattoo" policy and is giving employees a pay bump, amongst other new perks. 2. FlightCar lets you park your car for free at the airport, in exchange for letting strangers drive it while you're out of town. 3. A new Foo Fighters song basically has the same riff as Dio's "Holy Diver."
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Thursday, October 16, 2014
Seattle's Best Trick-Or-Treating Neighborhoods
Zillow has just put out its list of the best trick-or-treating neighborhoods, based on neighborhood density, safety, walkability and the wealth factor of the neighborhood. Meanwhile, in Mercer Island, one neighborhood gives out candy to 500-1,000 kids!
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Ring My Belle: Clowns are scary.
1. An advocate for feminist video games had to cancel an appearance because someone threatened to shoot up the university if she came. 2. Bed bugs give people actual PTSD. 3. America's clown union is upset over the violent clown depicted in "American Horror Story." 4. A recent study in Psychological Science says people won't like you if you talk about extraordinary experiences you've had.
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
A Bellevue sandwich chain lures in local techies with Indian food
The owners of the Bellevue Quiznos franchise are Indian, and so are a lot of people who work in Bellevue, so they got special permission to add chicken and paneer tikka sandwiches to the menu. The chutneys are homemade & the sandwiches are selling like crazy. This may reflect a new trend towards Indian fusion flavors in the West.
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Ring My Belle: A Renton student is suing to remove an "F" grade
1. A Renton high school student got an an F on a test, and now she is suing to have her grade changed. 2. An Australian family sold their cat, along with their house, for an extra fee of $100,000. 3. A NY Times magazine piece speculates why so many Americans are now obsessed with extreme fitness.
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014
See the Lombardi Trophy at the EMP's new Seahawks Exhibit
The new Seahawks exhibit opened at the EMP today, with a ribbon cutting ceremony headed by team owner Paul Allen and Coach Pete Carroll.
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Ring My Belle: Apple & Facebook will pay for you to freeze your eggs
1. Apple and Facebook are now offering to pay for women to freeze their eggs. 2. I-405 is probably getting a tolled lane, and the carpool lane might require three passengers. 3. Jimmy John's requires it's sandwich makers to sign a two year non-compete! 4. Some people with tattoos want to have them removed when they die, treated, and framed for their living loved ones.
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Friday, October 10, 2014
Ring My Belle: How many Seattle school children are vaccinated?
1. A look at which Seattle schools have the highest number of non-vaccinated kids. 2. This year's tackiest Halloween costume: sexy Ebola! 3. The Governor of Oregon's fiance was just outed for marring an immigrant in exchange for money, so he could get his Green card. 4. Red Bull won't give you wings and they're gonna pay you as an apology.
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Thursday, October 9, 2014
A White House Chef is Cooking in Port Angeles
John Moeller cooked for three Presidential families between 1992 and 2005, and this weekend he'll be cooking some White House dishes, from his new book, at the Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival in Port Angeles. We chatted about presidential palaces and life in the White House kitchen.
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Ring My Belle: The Pope is talking about s-e-x!
1. Newish Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, gives some very poor advice to women who are looking for a raise. He tells them not to ask for one. 2. The Pope is talking about s-e-x! 3. Willie Nelson's braids were auctioned off for $37,000! 4. Amazon is opening a brick and mortar store in NYC.
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Ring My Belle: A young woman decides on death with dignity
1. A 29 year old woman with a brain tumor, and a death sentence, moved to Portland so she could die with dignity. 2. Just how fast do germs spread throughout your office? Fast. You can blame your coworkers for your sniffles. 3. Washington state prisoners get to watch the Seahawks games. But only if they're good!
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A Seattle Councilwoman wants paid maternity/paternity leave for all city workers
Right now in Washington state, companies can choose whether or not they provide paid family leave for employees. But Seattle city councilwoman Jean Godden thinks it's important to give all city employees, moms and dads, paid time off to be with their newborn. Only one other city municipality in the country does this.
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Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Learn to be a little more French, in Seattle
French Truly was started a year ago, but a French woman who realized that Americans want to learn more than just the French language. They want to learn about the culture. So she curates events that include French film, art, music, politics, history and language.
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Ring My Belle: Would you have a "green funeral?"
1. An update on Watoto's death: the African elephant who died at Woodland Park Zoo in August. 2. Green burials are gaining popularity amongst people who want a simple, inexpensive burial. 3. Turns out, using hands-free voice commands, like Siri, are just as distracting as texting or talking on the phone.
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