Conversation Starters

Meet The Man That Cleaned Cornell's Statue

Hola Bitcholas!You may have caught the news earlier this week that the statue of Chris Cornell standing at the EMP, in honor of the beloved Seattle icon, was vandalized. Someone went to the statue in the dead of night and sprayed white graffiti all over the statue, effectively besmirching the...
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This 15-second video perfectly explains how social distancing works

This 15-second video perfectly explains how social distancing works to stop the spread of coronavirus.
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Wash Your Hands

Wash Your Lyrics

Here's a step by step chart on proper handwashing technique published by the World Health Organization, set to the lyrics of "Hand In My Pocket" by Alanis Morissette. Choose your song and make your own poster.
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Girl Scout Cookies

Pairing Girl Scout Cookies With Wine Is A Thing

It has come to this. Which wines pair best with which Girl Scout cookies? For every cookie, this writer suggests a different variety of wine. This may be merely a conversation starter, or a theme for your next get-together. Bottoms up!
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Friends Having Coffee

Paying Your Company Back for Coffee Breaks

The ruling began by an employer taking employees off the clock for cigarette breaks. Which led to coffee breaks. It's not so far-fetched. It's currently happening in Spain at energy company Galp.
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Cool. Awesome. Rad. Words that sneaked into our conversations more often than we care to admit. Time for something new: Fancy.
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2019 into 2020


How many words can you make from the letters in RESOLVE ? According to official Words With Friends judges (who else would you trust in these times) you can fashion 95 legit words from RESOLVE. For Resolution Week, look for hidden keywords among those 95 to inspire you. Like SOLVE (address a nagging...
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Halloween Candy Assortment

How Healthy Is That Halloween Candy?

Supported by Hold those jokes about post-Halloween sugar highs and the dreaded next visit to the dentist. Some Halloween candy is actually good for you! I did some detective work to uncover the good and not-so-good choices that you'll find in plastic pumpkins when the trick-or-...
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Meet Blanco, The Legendary Costco Cart

Supported by Every neighborhood needs an icon. West Seattle has its Statue Of Liberty, Freemont has its Troll and Vashonites are proud of that bike in that tree. Woodinville has its wineries , so it didn't really need anything else to brag about, but don't tell that to fans of Blanco...
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Sniffspot: Where Apartment Dogs Who Hate Dog Parks Can Run Free

Supported by When you're a dog owner living in an apartment, the dog park is pretty much your only option for off-leash fun for your pooch. But what if your dog doesn't do well in dog parks? There's a new app for that. Sniffspot matches homeowners with yards/land with dog owners who...
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