The Weekly Slice

What is a “Ghost Apple?”

Apples have gone viral! The latest and greatest from social media features “ghost apples.” Ghost apples are an oddity brought on in this case by the Polar Vortex. The extreme cold of the Polar Vortex caused the rainfall to freeze faster than it would have under more standard conditions. Andrew Sietsema made the post viral…

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Overcome the cold with fruit!

The arctic chill has descended on Seattle and it seems like everyone is looking for a way to stay warm and beat this chilly front. If you’re spending any amount of time in the cold then you know it affects more than just your internal temperature. Our energy levels, overall health, and even our skin…

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Take the time for lunch

Do you stop for lunch? Do you really? In an article published for the Seattle-Times by nutritionist Carrie Dennett, she claims that workers who take lunch breaks are: ”Happier, healthier — and more productive.” As a nutritionist, her clients offer countless reasons why they are frequently unable to take their full break or simply eat at their desk….

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“Water you having?”: The best drinks to stay hydrated

It seems that information around coffee, water, soda, and hydration changes like the tides. It should come as no surprise that we recommend drinking water to stay hydrated, but if you need a substitute, Men’s journal listed the best (and worst)drinks to help maintain and stabilize your hydration. Men’s Journal based its article off of this…

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Deepak Chopra doesn’t think all technology is bad

It seems like more and more these days, technology is taking hold of our world and many of us feel the need to completely unplug from our cell phones and Wi-Fi and try being “off-the-grid.” For some, even a short vacation from “screen time” can do wonders for them, especially if they want to meditate….

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Desk stretching can improve your work life

Are you still on your path to making 2019 your healthiest year yet? If you’re like me, finding time to exercise is difficult and it’s even more difficult to find time to properly stretch. We already know that sitting at your desk is unhealthy and can cause carpal tunnel and other arm issues but according…

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New year, new you? Here’s to sticking to your goals

Look, we get it. It’s a punchline at this point. What’s your New Year’s Resolution? I, like many of you have made this year the year that I’m going to stay in shape. This article has several different ways to help stick with a plan. Part of maintaining your weight or losing more is certainly…

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Sweden and its famous goat Gavle

Last week, we looked at some of the things going on around Seattle to celebrate the holiday season. This week we drill down on something a little (Okay, a lot) further away than SoDo or the Sheraton downtown: The Gavle goat. I first heard about Gavlebocken last Christmas when Starbucks decided to put the superstar on…

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Holiday activities spring up all over Seattle

When the mercury drops and the holiday season rolls around, it brings about the same question every year: “How should we celebrate?” If Enchant is out of your price range and you’ve seen Candy Cane Lane, you might think you’re stuck. I didn’t want to spend another year trolling strangers’ neighborhoods looking at their house…

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The history behind holiday traditions

Enough with the fruitcake, already. As we have heard throughout time, the United States is a melting pot of ideas, language and culture. With that in mind, it stands to reason that the traditions surrounding the holidays here in the states would share an equally diverse background. With the end of the year hurtling towards…

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