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Ring My Belle
Daily musings from Rachel Belle of the Ron and Don Show.
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Health: Your zip code is more important than your genetic code
Where you live, what you eat, and your lifestyle has a stronger impact on your life expectancy than genes and health care. And urban planners can actually use design concepts to keep poor people out of wealthier neighborhoods with healthier resources.
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Ring My Belle: Should President Obama Take Vacation?
1. Two fighting people get kicked off a flight after a man uses a Knee Defender to keep the woman in front of him from reclining her seat. 2. Critics say President Obama shouldn't be taking vacation or having fun while so many terrible things are happening around the world. The President's former press secretary gives his insight.
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Monday, August 25, 2014
Unschooling: When kids rule the school
Unschooling is an educational philosophy that allows kids, at home, to choose what they want to learn, with no other curriculum imposed on them. Unschooled children are often taken on trips by their parents to experience what the world has to teach them.
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Ring My Belle: Anti date rape nail polish
1. The big Napa earthquake destroyed a whole bunch of wine. 2. Four college undergrads are developing a nail polish that will tell you if there's a date rape drug in your drink. 3. McDonald's is in a financial rut because young people don't think it's a cool or healthy place to eat.
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Friday, August 22, 2014
Ring My Belle: RIP Watoto, Woodland Park Zoo's 45 year old elephant
1. Woodland Park Zoo's 45 year old African elephant, Watoto, died this morning. He was humanely euthanized. 2. PETA wants the Space Needle restaurant to go vegan. 3.The continuing saga of a dog named Buddy.
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Thursday, August 21, 2014
GISHWHES: Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen
This seven day international scavenger hunt challenges participants to operate out of their comfort zones. Tasks range from impossible (getting NASA to send a message to space) to embarrassing (cover your body in whipped cream and get strangers to hug you). I interviewed members of two Seattle teams about the craziest week of their lives.
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Ring My Belle: It's been 50 years since the Beatles 1st played Seattle!!
1. A Leavenworth woman's dog went missing. And then he was found. And then he was adopted out to another woman. And she won't give the first woman her dog back. You dig? 2. Today marks 50 years since the Beatles first played in Seattle! 3. More and more people are wearing yoga pants, not that many people are actually doing yoga.
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Ring My Belle: America's Last True Hermit
1. An update on the Bainbridge woman who was sleeping in a tree to prevent a development from being built. 2. A few teens built an app that's like Yelp for rating police officers. 3. An amazing story from GQ about a hermit who has managed to live alone in the woods, with no human contact, for the past 27 years.
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014
hitchBot: The robot that successfully hitchhiked across Canada
Over the past three weeks, a robot named hitchBot has successfully hitchhiked all the way across Canada, from east to west, completely by itself, relying on strangers for rides. It now awaits its professorial creators in Victoria, BC.
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Ring My Belle: A Bainbridge Island Woman Climbs a Tree To Save a forest
1. A 19 year old Bainbridge Island woman takes to a tree to try ad save a forest destined to become a new shopping center. 2. Back to school shopping is on a major decline. Don't people know how fun it is to buy a new lunchbox?????
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Monday, August 18, 2014
From Car to Crockpot: the Ferndale woman who lives in a Seahawks house
A Ferndale, WA woman decided she wanted to go ALL in last season, so she painted her house in Seahawks colors, wrapped her car and decorated the entire interior with Seahawks memorabilia.
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Ring My Belle: Woman steals wine so she can reunite with boyfriend in jail
1. Now that Uber and Lyft ride services are so popular, people say that strangers try and get into their cars when they pull over to park, thinking they're an Uber driver. 2. From KUOW: what's lurking in Lake Washington? 3. A woman steals a bottle of wine, and tells police officers to arrest her, so she can see her boyfriend in jail. 4. Facebook is toying with a "satire" label so people will know what news is real and what is fake.
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Sunday, August 17, 2014
Ring My Belle Weekends: The Seahawks DJ, "I Believe You - It's Not Your Fault" and Talking Sports for Business
Rachel Belle introduces you to the Seahawks personal DJ before sharing a new tool to help you survive a conversation about sports.
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Thursday, August 14, 2014
Dining Hall Hacks: A Guide To Cooking in a College Dining Hall
"Ultimate Dining Hall Hacks" was written by a recent Dartmouth graduate who grew tired of eating the prepared meals in her school's dining hall. The book teaches you how to create your own meals using the ingredients found in the dining hall, plus a microwave and a toaster oven.
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Ring My Belle: Beefcake yoga designed by a professional WWE wrestler
1. Seattle has lost so many of it's beautiful trees, and the poorer neighborhoods suffer most. 2. The top 10 lowest paying fields to major in in college. 3. A new form of yoga, nicknamed Beefcake Yoga, was started by WWE performer Diamond Dallas Page.
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