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Ring My Belle
Daily musings from Rachel Belle of the Ron and Don Show.
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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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Thursday, October 23, 2014
Ring My Belle: A broken hearted woman doesn't leave a KFC for a whole week
1. In Auburn, some parents are uncomfortable with a Sikh boy bringing a religious knife to school every day. 2. A woman has been painting on rocks in several western National Parks, and authorities are searching for her. 3. A Chinese woman spent an entire week, 24/7 at a KFC, recovering from a breakup. 4. If you act young, you'll stay young.
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Ring My Belle: It's spider season in the Pacific Northwest!
1. Renée Zellweger's face and the pressure for women to be beautiful. 2. Everyone seems to be scared of spiders, and they post about their fears on social media. Well, turns out it's spider season.
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Vacant Seattle Buildings Explode with Art & Music Before Demolition
A Seattle arts collective called Love City Love has been making deals with developers to use vacant buildings as art spaces before they're knocked down and replaced with condos. Their latest space is a former Azteca/Don Eduardo Mexican restaurant on Eastlake, and this time the developers offered them the space.
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Ring My Belle: Latest restaurant trend? Artisan ice cubes.
1. SPU students are signing a petition, asking the media to keep footage and audio of this summer's deadly shooting off the air. 2. Trick or treating has been cancelled in a Canadian town because it's polar bear season. 3. The #1 song on Canadian itunes is a Taylor Swift song. That's actually just eight seconds of static. 4. The latest cocktail trend: artisan ice cubes. And one bar in DC is charging you for them.
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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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