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Health officials: US well-equipped to stop Ebola

Seattle Times Headlines - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 00:27
The Obama administration is seeking to allay fear about the single confirmed case of Ebola in the United States, saying that despite some initial missteps the health care system is doing what needs to be done to prevent an outbreak.

Four favorite L.A. bars, from Hollywood glamour to hipster

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:46
Take your pick of places all over the city that serve craft brews, boutique wines, cocktails.

Going beyond bucolic Provence with author Peter Mayle

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:46
The author of “A Year in Provence” sings the praises of Marseille, France’s historic, tough and lively second-biggest city.

School for safety: How to survive a plane crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:31
British Airways offers safety courses in a Boeing 737 cabin simulator at its flight-training center in London.

Beware the ‘six-month’ rule for passport validity

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:31
Some countries require that your passport be valid for six months beyond the start of your visit, so be sure to check the expiry date.

Costume designer reveals secrets of ‘Kinky’ boots

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:16
Broadway designer Gregg Barnes reveals the secrets behind the glitzy, high-stepping boots he created for the Tony Award-winning “Kinky Boots,” coming on tour to Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre.

‘Gone Girl’ Seattle Pops, Kay Ryan and M.C. Escher on tap this week

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:16
The week of Oct. 5 brings farm fun, wine-tasting, and authors.

Learn the fundamentals of aikido

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:16
Seattle Aikikai, a not-for-profit dojo, begins a one-month “Aikido Beginner Series” on Monday, Oct. 6.

Why — and how — to eat more seasonally

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:16
Nutritionist Carrie Dennett explains why eating produce in season is better for your health and your wallet.

Sunday Best: Sunglasses a must when marrying George Clooney

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:16
A peek at Amal Alamuddin’s ensemble the day she arrived in Venice for her nuptials with George Clooney.

Rant&Rave: I love your jacket

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:16
RAVE While leaving the casino in Tokeland, I commented to a woman how much I liked the jacket she was wearing. She thanked me, then while getting into her car, yelled across the parking lot: “Here, try it on!” She walked over, jacket in hand, I tried it on, it fit, and she said, “I

Remain gracious with less well-off friends

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:16
Advice columnist Carolyn Hax on how emphasis on others — putting people above things — inoculates you from becoming THAT boastful person.

Now is the time to protect yourself from the flu

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:16
Doctor says patients reluctant to be vaccinated for flu primarily because they are misinformed.

‘Lila’: a journey toward love and hope in a small Iowa town

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:16
With “Lila,” Iowa novelist Marilynne Robinson completes the masterful trilogy she began in “Gilead,” as she tells the story of a troubled young woman who finds love and a kind of peace with a small-town Iowa minister.

Follett’s ‘Edge of Eternity’ grabs top-selling spot

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:16
Steve Harvey’s “Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success” tops nonfiction.

Books for the ages: Washington authors fill a time capsule

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 22:16
A literary time capsule, filled with books by Washington state authors, is in the works. The Seattle Antiquarian Book Fair comes to town, the third annual Lit Crawl is afoot, and Humanities Washington honors some hardworking Washingtonians.

Love, faith and loss in post-Revolution North Carolina

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 22:16
Katy Simpson Smith’s debut novel “The Story of Land and Sea” focuses on a North Carolina coastal community whose fortunes wane as the Revolutionary War ends and the nation moves west.

‘The Glass Cage’: fears, facts and fantasies about automation

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 22:16
In “The Glass Cage: Automation and Us,” author Nicholas Carr examines the impact on humans of the automation of much of the world’s work. Carr talks about his book Monday, Oct. 6, at Town Hall Seattle.