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Staying in constant touch changes experience for students abroad

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 00:31
Today’s students who go abroad can stay completely connected to parents and friends back home.

Going silent on vacation

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 00:31
Meditation retreats can last from a day to a week, at everywhere from monasteries to spas and hotels.

Big-box vacation: Should you buy from Costco, Sam’s Club?

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 00:31
Testing out the travel deals from warehouse stores.

2 sought in LA-area Halloween crash that killed 3

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 00:16
Police are looking for two people who abandoned their SUV after the vehicle fatally struck three teenage girls who were trick-or-treating in the Los Angeles area.

‘Leaving Time’ arrives atop best-sellers list

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 00:16
“Killing Patton” stays atop nonfiction book sales list.

‘The Good Lord Bird’ top-seller at Elliott Bay Book Co.

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 00:16
“Black Prophetic Fire” a top-selling nonfiction seller.

Sunday best: Grief and gowns at the Metropolitan Museum

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 00:16
A look at two exquisite dresses in the Metropolitan’s exhibition, “Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire.”

Nov. 2 TV Picks: ‘The Returned’ marathon on Sundance

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 00:16
TV picks for Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, include a marathon of Season 1 of the French drama “The Returned” on Sundance, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” on Fox and “Olive Kitteridge” on HBO.

Dry tart cherries keep gout at bay

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 00:16
People’s Pharmacy on a home remedy to treat painful joint inflammation, Vitam C for colds and soap to ease muscle cramps.

7 ways to combat Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 00:16
“Winter depression,” or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), tends to hit women harder than men. Here are some steps you can take to avoid it, or lessen symptoms.

10 centenarians share secrets to long life

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 11/03/2014 - 00:16
An interview with 10 residents of Pickersgill Retirement Community in Towson, Md., who collectively have lived more than 1,000 years of life.

Huskies morning links: Travis Feeney 'finally' gets in on scoring act for the UW defense

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 23:31
Notes and links the morning after the Huskies' 38-23 victory at Colorado:

‘Rebel Yell’: A riveting biography of Stonewall Jackson

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 23:16
Seattle Times book editor Mary Ann Gwinn writes that “Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson” is one of the best-written pieces of nonfiction she’s ever read.

Meet the winners of The Seattle Times Newsprint Masterpiece contest

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 23:16
We reveal the winners of The Seattle Times Create a Newsprint Masterpiece contest, the latest in our series of DIY competitions.

3 new, noteworthy biographies

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 23:16
An annotated list of three noteworthy new biographies: “Gandhi Before India,” “The Crusades of Cesar Chavez” and “Penelope Fitzgerald: A Life.”

‘Victoria: A Life:’ the epic rule of England’s indomitable queen

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 23:16
English historian A.N. Wilson’s “Victoria: A Life” is a comprehensive, entertaining and at times humorous biography of England’s longest-ruling queen.

‘Norah Webster’: a stern, spare portrait of an Irish widow

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 23:16
In his new novel, “Norah Webster,” Irish author Cólm Toibín explores the world of a recently widowed mother in small-town Ireland in the late 1960s. Toibín appears Nov. 3 at Town Hall Seattle — sponsored by Seattle Arts & Lectures.

‘Just Mercy’: fighting injustice in a broken legal system

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 23:16
Bryan Stevenson’s dramatic and arresting memoir “Just Mercy” tells the story of the Harvard Law School graduate’s mission to take on the defense of the most hopeless of the accused in the United States’ legal system. Stevenson appears Tuesday, Nov. 4, at the Seattle Pub

America’s most trusted news source not so trustworthy

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 21:16
Maybe conservative hard-liners are more rabid in support of those who validate their views than the rest of us are in pursuit of simple truth, writes syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts Jr.

Late campaigning points to economy, women's issues

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 11/02/2014 - 20:46
Candidates in crucial Senate races are clashing over women's issues and the economy, and both parties are predicting victory in Tuesday's election that will determine Senate control.