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virtual happy hour...
Rachel Belle

Virtual happy hours and living room dates are the new normal

Seattle start-up Mystery now offers a similar service delivered to your door, and Dani and Jackie's Virtual Cocktail Hour lets you drink and hang with people around the world.
2 years ago
essential...
Rachel Belle

Some ‘essential’ workers don’t feel safe going to work, can’t stay home

Businesses deemed "essential" have been permitted to stay open during the stay-at-home order, but some workers feel their health is being compromised at work.
2 years ago
domestic violence...
Rachel Belle

Home quarantine is a dangerous time for victims of domestic violence

Working from home and sheltering in place might be frustrating for the average person, but for victims of domestic violence it's downright dangerous.
2 years ago
taiwan coronavirus...
Rachel Belle

Quarantine complete: How Taiwan quickly contained the coronavirus

An American expat living in Taipei, Taiwan, said the country took early measures to fight coronavirus, resulting in only two deaths and 216 sick.
2 years ago
coronavirus kids...
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Gig Harbor mom creates a ‘virtual kids camp’ to help families stuck at home

Unprepared to teach and entertain her children with schools shut down, Gig Harbor's Carianne Ekberg reached out to local artists, teachers and yoga instructors to make fun, instructional videos.
2 years ago
wedding, love, coronavirus...
Rachel Belle

Love in the time of coronavirus: an edited wedding and a virtual first date

Five days before their wedding day, Seattle filmmaker Megan Griffiths and her partner Ben Camp pared down their wedding from 128 guests to 20.
2 years ago
musicians, coronavirus...
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Musicians find creative ways to make money as venues close, festivals cancel

One musician says now is the perfect time for musicians to take back the industry, after decades of losing money to record companies and streaming services. 
2 years ago
takeout...
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For restaurants to survive the pandemic, order delivery and takeout

While some restaurants have shuttered, others are giving takeout a go. But either way, times are tough for the industry.
2 years ago
coronavirus, closures, restaurants...
Rachel Belle

Seattle restaurants are closing, cutting staff in the wake of coronavirus

With thousands of workers staying home, and many avoiding public spaces due to coronavirus, restaurants are suffering from empty dining rooms.
2 years ago
cleaning, coronavirus, bio clean...
Rachel Belle

Coronavirus cleanup: Who is doing the disinfecting?

Seattle's Bio Clean handles the messiest things in people's lives: homicides, suicides, meth contamination, encampments, hoarding, and now coronavirus.
2 years ago
sanctuary, yoga...
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No other students, no teacher: Seattle’s tech-forward solo yoga studio

At Sanctuary, you get a yoga suite to yourself complete with attached bathroom and shower. The solitary experience is meant to refresh.
2 years ago
rage baking...
Rachel Belle

‘Rage Baking:’ Frustrated by politics, some find release in the kitchen

'Rage Baking' is a new cookbook with recipes, essays, and poetry contributed by women like Gourmet's former editor Ruch Reichl and musician Ani DiFranco.
2 years ago
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27 years later, people are still buying the ‘Sleepless in Seattle’ nightshirt at the airport

Every time Rachel Belle goes to Sea-Tac Airport, she passes by the old 'Sleepless In Seattle' nightshirt and chuckles. Turns out, it's a big seller!
2 years ago
girl scout cookies...
Rachel Belle

Parents: Don’t sell your daughter’s Girl Scout cookies for them

When parents bring the Girl Scout cookie form into the office, the scout misses out on important lessons like money management, confidence building, and social skills.
2 years ago
zero waste, Seven Cafe...
Rachel Belle

Seattle’s first zero waste cafe diverts 95% of trash from landfills

Seven Coffee Roasters Market and Cafe wants other small businesses to know it's easy to shift to zero waste with compostable and recyclable products.
2 years ago
Lemonade stand...
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Washington state lawmaker wants to legalize lemonade stands

A new bill from State Sen. Steve O'Ban would allow children 14 and under to sell lemonade on the sidewalk, consequence free.
2 years ago
chicken wings...
Rachel Belle

Americans will eat 3 billion chicken wings Super Bowl Sunday

Just a handful of decades ago, chicken wings were a throw away part, only used to make stock. But one fateful night at the Anchor Bar, the Buffalo wing was born. Wings also happen to be disco queen Gloria Gaynor's last meal.
2 years ago
grandmothers...
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New book ‘Grandmothering’ on why women live decades past menopause

Humans are the only mammals besides whales and elephants who don't die within a year of going into menopause. So what is the a grandmothers evolutionary role in a family?
2 years ago
birth control...
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Belle: WA pharmacists can legally prescribe birth control, so why don’t many do it?

Washington pharmacists have been allowed to prescribe birth control directly to women since 1979, but very few provide the service. And very few women know the service exists. Rachel Belle investigates.
2 years ago
school lunch...
Rachel Belle

Seattle school lunches are getting more diverse, less processed

The Seattle School District's new director of nutrition services is tailoring the school lunch menus to the tastes, and heritages, of the students.
2 years ago
Thrift stores...
Rachel Belle

What actually happens to the stuff we donate to thrift stores

Only a third of items donated to thrift stores will sell on their shelves. Journalist Adam Minter tells us what becomes of the other two-thirds.
2 years ago
Hanukkah...
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December Dilemma: Advice for interfaith families celebrating Christmas and Hanukkah

This year Christmas and Hanukkah overlap, which makes the December Dilemma even stronger. How do interfaith families celebrate their respective holidays without causing discomfort and confusion?
2 years ago
Midwife...
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Study including 11 PNW hospitals says pregnant women have fewer complications with midwife

A new study that includes data from 11 Pacific Northwest hospitals, shows that women with low-risk pregnancies who were cared for by a midwife, left the hospital with fewer complications.
2 years ago
Mystery Seattle...
Rachel Belle

‘Mystery’ will plan a surprise Seattle date for you — the only requirement is trust

Seattle start-up, Mystery, sends you on a multi-destination adventure where every stop is a complete surprise.
2 years ago
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