Only 6% of top chefs are women, and some blame the lack of paid maternity leave
Rachel Belle | February 08, 2016 5:42 pmThe United States and Papua New Guinea are the only two industrialized nations that don't provide paid parental leave. And an article on Eater connects the dots between this and the huge lack of top tier female chefs.
Work in Seattle, live in Bremerton? The mayor says cheap rent is just a ferry ride away
Rachel Belle | February 04, 2016 5:34 pmThe city of Bremerton has launched a campaign to encourage downtown Seattle workers to live in Bremerton, where rent and mortgages are half the price. A Bremerton-based 30-something writer argues that Bremerton is a great place for growth.
New book details what led up to brutal Seattle murder
Rachel Belle | February 02, 2016 5:53 pmIn 2009, Seattle's Jennifer Hopper and Teresa Butz were asleep when Isaiah Kalebu came in through their window, raped them, and killed Teresa. A new book tells the whole story.
Seattle advocate says elephant died after 'a horrible, traumatic life at the hands of Woodland Park Zoo'
Rachel Belle | February 01, 2016 5:49 pmChai, a 37 year old female elephant died at the Oklahoma City Zoo over the weekend, less than a year after she was moved from Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle. Chai spent her entire life in captivity, separated from her mother, and was artificially inseminated 112 times. Advocacy group, Friends of Woodland Park Zoo Elephants, thinks she could have lived longer in a sanctuary.
Can you learn to be funny? A new Bothell humor school thinks so
Rachel Belle | January 28, 2016 12:58 pmBothell's LAF Tech says anyone can learn to be funny with enough practice and determination. They hold workshops, giving atendees access to stand-up comedians, so they can learn the mechanics of joke telling.
UW computer scientists are working on a way for you to talk to the dead
Rachel Belle | January 25, 2016 5:51 pmUniversity of Washington computer scientists are working on making 3-D models of people, using photos and video, that you could have a conversation with. This means, with enough footage of a deceased love one, you could talk to them again.
From sweatpants to cellphones, do Seattleites lack restaurant etiquette?
Rachel Belle | January 21, 2016 6:19 pmSeattle Times food writer and a Seattle etiquette expert share some of the worst offenses they have seen in restaurants, and offer a solution to bring manners back to the dinner table.
'The Taco Cleanse' could change how you think about dieting
Rachel Belle | January 19, 2016 6:23 pmA new book, called "The Taco Cleanse," shuns juices and fasts for 30 days of tacos. There are 75 vegan taco recipes in the book, and plenty of advice.
Grammy performers will be gifted jewelry by a Seattle single mom
Rachel Belle | January 18, 2016 5:53 pmA single mom, who makes cuff bracelets at night, after work, after her daughter goes to sleep, was thrilled when the GRAMMYs asked to feature her bracelets in the official GRAMMY gift bags.
Would-be Seattle bride, broken up with weeks before her wedding, donates her reception to homeless women
Rachel Belle | January 15, 2016 5:08 pmFive weeks before her wedding, Dana's fiance broke up with by her. Since she was unable to get back the thousands she spent on the reception hall, catering and band, she decided to donate the party to Seattle's Mary's Place.
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