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  • Everything you need to know about cholesterol — and how to manage it

    American Heart Association SPONSORED — They say life is short, but if your cholesterol is high, it might be shorter than it should be. If you haven’t had your levels checked recently, you’re probably overdue. That’s because cholesterol affects your health significantly. “High cholesterol is a key risk factor for heart disease and stroke, but […]
  • Here’s what you should know about Seattle’s easiest way to park

    PayByPhone SPONSORED — Free parking might only exist on Sundays or in a rousing game of Monopoly, but thankfully, paying for your parking is becoming easier than ever. With the PayByPhone app now available for 170 Diamond Parking lots citywide – as well as at more than 13,000 on-street parking spots, you’re bound to save […]
  • It’s about dam time: 7 things you didn’t know about local rivers and dams

    Riverfest 2018 SPONSORED — Whether you’re out on the boat or relaxing in your air-conditioned living room, Pacific Northwest rivers — and the dams that manage them — have a big impact on your life. In fact, you may not realize just how much these beautiful waterways affect your family, community and lifestyle. Here are […]
  • 7 ways to soak in summer by the sea

    Sundance Yachts SPONSORED — Paul Revere said “two if by sea,” but when it comes to summer fun, there’s no reason not to fill your boat to capacity. If you’re looking to take advantage of those long summer days, there’s no better place than on your very own yacht. In fact, there are several reasons […]
  • Social jet lag is associated with worse mood, poorer health and heart disease

    By Gordon Cohen MD PhD FACS, Chief Medical Officer at PRO Club 20/20 Lifestyles SPONSORED — Past research studies have shown that getting enough sleep is important because of its effect on having healthy brain functions, emotional wellbeing, and physical health. But new studies from The American Academy of Sleep and the Center for Disease […]
  • Introducing the WSECU & KIRO Radio Hometown Hero: Angie Barreto

    NOMINATE your Hometown Hero WSECU SPONSORED — It’s no secret the issue of homelessness in Washington state is making the front page of every local news organization on a daily basis. City governments, nonprofit organizations and community groups are all honing in on the issue in an effort to bring resolve, and in an effort […]
  • 4 ways to make the summer sizzle in Anacortes

    Visit Anacortes SPONSORED — Summer in the city can be a drag. With longer days and shining sunlight, it’s the perfect time for an island getaway. Conveniently located between Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia, Anacortes is a vibrant town with a laid-back, coastal vibe. Celebrate the season with Fidalgo Island’s impressive lineup of summer events. […]
  • The hidden history of the quintessential summer cocktail

    Heritage Distilling SPONSORED — The quintessential summer cocktail can be traced back to an Italian count who spent time in London and also lived in America where he was a cowboy, a banker and (according to legend) a riverboat gambler. You don’t need to know the biography of the Italian Count Camillo Negroni to appreciate […]
  • 3 ways to simplify your mattress shopping

    Bedrooms and More SPONSORED — There’s nothing like a good night’s sleep. Unfortunately, finding the mattress that will carry you off to sweet dreams can be nothing short of a nightmare. Don’t despair: The money and time you invest in your new mattress will be worth it in the end. According to the Huffington Post, […]
  • Why can’t I lose weight?

    By Gordon Cohen MD PhD FACS, Chief Medical Officer at PRO Sports Club 20/20 Lifestyles SPONSORED — Many people wonder why they cannot lose weight. Losing weight is not just about the number of calories you consume. Recent research showed that many things affect your ability to lose weight. For example, changing your job or […]