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Ring My Belle
Daily musings from Rachel Belle of the Ron and Don Show.
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Thursday, July 31, 2014
Passing Notes: Is Texting & Twitter Less significant Than Classic Teenage Note Passing?
Inspired by a folder full of high school notes, found by two local, lifelong 42 year old friends, a story that compares and contrasts the value of hand written notes, and the electronic communication teens engage in today. Is one better than the other? The note passers seem to think so.
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Ring My Belle: Is Capitol Hill No Longer Seattle's Gayborhood?
1. Census data shows that Capitol Hill isn't home to the majority of the city's same sex couples. 2. Adam Carolla refuses to let a podcasting lawsuit drop. 3. The Pope releases his "Top 10 Keys to Happiness" list a la Buzzfeed.
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
"Ghost Tenants" Live in Luxury Homes at Apartment Prices
How can you live in a $3,000 a month, 4,800 square foot home for just $1,200 a month? A company called Showhomes, a real estate staging company, chooses hyper-clean people to live in vacant homes, in the hopes of adding new life and encouraging a quicker sale.
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Ring My Belle: SAS: Sipping and Shopping. Do you drunk Internet shop?
1. An airport is now offering free workout equipment at the gates. 2. Sipping and Shopping: when drunk people recklessly buy stuff online. 3. There are classes to rid you of your southern accent. 4. renting a wedding gown, instead of buying, is becoming more popular.
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Monday, July 28, 2014
Ring My Belle: How Much $$$ Is your Pet's Life Worth?
1. European museums are overflowing with tourists so they have to find ways to keep the art protected. Also: Why is the Mona Lisa such a big draw? 2. How Far Should We Go to Save Our Pets? An ethical dilemma, presented by Slate. 3. Sarah Palin will soon have her own subscription based web TV channel.
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Sunday, July 27, 2014
Ring My Belle Weekends: A Life of Pizza, Scrunchies, and Phones in Restaurants
Eating only pizza for 25 years. New York Times piece on the comeback of scrunchies. A restaurant does a study on how much you use your phone in a restaurant.
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Thursday, July 24, 2014
Pianos in the Parks Brings Two Seattle Staples Together: Music & the Outdoors
For a whole month, 20 whimsically painted pianos will live outside at 20 different Seattle and King County parks. Anyone and everyone is encouraged to sit down and play and add an element of creativity to local parks.
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Ring My Belle: Oh Kale no! A Kale shortage?
1. Baltimore Ravens running back, Ray Rice, was charged with felony assault after knocking out his then-fiance, but the NFL's punishment only calls for him missing two games. 2. Casey Kasem died a month ago, but he still hasn't been buried. Now his wife has allegedly taken his body to Canada without telling anyone where. 3. In Istanbul, a two-birds-one-stone solution for feeding homeless pets and encouraging people to recycle. 4. There could be a kale shortage! Ohhh nooo!
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Ring My Belle: How Orange is the New Black is Changing Real Prisons
1. The "most read" story on the Seattle Times website is a story from 2007 about an adopted man in Michigan who found his birth mom at work. 2. A 4 year old boy is banned from a doughnut shop for asking the clerk if she "had a baby in her belly." She did not. 3. A county jail had to change the color of its inmates' jumpsuits because of the "Orange is the New Black" TV show.
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
What's Being Served At President Obama'a $25,000 Hunt's Point, WA Dinner?
President Obama, and 35 guests, are enjoying a $25,000 meal prepared by Redmond's Lisa Dupar Catering. So what's on the menu at Jim and Jan Sinegal's cozy Senate Majority PAC fundraiser?
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Ring My Belle: When Your Air BnB Guest Refuses to Leave
1. A shoving match breaks out at a Seattle parks Prop 1 press conference. 2. A woman rented her condo out on Air BnB and the guest now refuses to leave. But under CA law he doesn't really have to. 3. A new app lets college kids to-be choose their own dorm roommate after filling out their preferences for the perfect roomie.
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Monday, July 21, 2014
Who Is Growing Washington's Weed?
Until the state finishes inspecting, and approving, cannabis growers, there will not be enough legal weed to go around. Tahoma Growers are hoping to pass their August inspection, and they share what the process has been like and what it's like to participate in this historic Green Rush.
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Ring My Belle: Who is YouTube's DisneyCollectorBR & Why Are Kids Obsessed With Her?
1. An article about millenial veterans trying to assimilate into post-war college life. 2. An unidentified woman is KILLING Youtube with these intensely boring videos where she opens up toys and talking about them. She gets millions of hits and is most popular with toddlers. 3. A Mexican gazillionaire is pushing a three day work week. 4. In NYC, a new apartment building will force poor people to enter through a back alley.
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Sunday, July 20, 2014
Ring My Belle Weekends: Winning, I Run 4 and Twin Peaks
Rachael visits with one woman who spends up to 4 hours winning every day, before learning about a special organization that will motivate you to run.
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Winning: An Edmonds Woman Enters 200 Sweepstakes a Day
After winning a trip to Palm Springs in 2008, Edmonds' April Jacques was hooked. She now enters about 200 sweepstakes a day and has won thousands of items, including 12 trips.
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