Streep questions Kimmel on whether he would run for president

He was flat-out self-deprecating when Streep grilled him about his presidential aspirations.

  • Jan 9, 2018

Consider adopting these very good dogs in Everett

Meet Akaida, Larsen, Laurie, and Lucy, up for adoption at Everett Animal Shelter.

‘Rotten’ exposes the shady business behind the food we eat

The six-part documentary series in Netflix uses a tone usually reserved for true-crime dramas.

  • Jan 9, 2018

Brother, new wife see invitations as threat to couple time

Adapted from a recent online discussion. Hi, Carolyn: My brother got married three months ago. My parents, husband, baby and I are on a two-week-long… Continue reading

Has your weight-loss resolution faltered already?

Americans need to relax, forget the food fads and eat their fruits and vegetables.

  • Jan 9, 2018
Lilia Smith, 62, a retired Boeing worker teaching line dancing classes at the Stanwood Senior Center on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 in Stanwood, Wa. Smith lost 98 pounds, going from 270 to 172 pounds. She credits it to TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Stanwood woman is kicking up her heels 98 pounds lighter

Lilia Smith ‘Took off Pounds Sensibly’ with the weight-loss support group TOPS.

Lilia Smith, 62, a retired Boeing worker teaching line dancing classes at the Stanwood Senior Center on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 in Stanwood, Wa. Smith lost 98 pounds, going from 270 to 172 pounds. She credits it to TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Today in History: Jan. 9

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 9, the ninth day of 2018. There are 356 days left in the year. Today’s highlight: On Jan. 9, 1793, Frenchman… Continue reading

  • Jan 9, 2018

Pneumonia is the pits, but modern medicine helps

Before she got pneumonia, Jenny Bardsley thought it only happened to elderly people.

Books to love and share with young readers

Everett Public Library offers some stories to grab, retain attentions from toddler to 9 years old.

Choosing not to let friend usurp birthday plans

Adapted from a recent online discussion. Dear Carolyn: Every year on my birthday, my husband and I do something simple like going to a museum… Continue reading

Living with Children: College visitations are a waste of time

Q: Our 17-year-old daughter wants to begin visiting colleges. She’s a high-school junior this year. We’re feeling like the Grinches Who Stole College Visitations because… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2018

Premium Toyota Avalon blends Lexus qualities, Camry pricing

Handsome styling and a spacious, muted cabin make the midsize sedan an appealing package.

Today in History: Jan. 8

Today is Monday, Jan. 8, the eighth day of 2018. There are 357 days left in the year. Today’s highlights: On Jan. 8, 1918, President… Continue reading

  • Jan 8, 2018

When to share the skinny and when to shut up about weight loss

Here’s how to succeed in your health endeavors without driving those around you utterly batty.

Share and heal: Speak up about your feelings before its too late

Don’t keep your feelings to yourself. Small disappointments can grow into major resentments.

Redefine what it means to be healthy in the new year

Here are three ways you can become a healthier, happier version of yourself in 2018.

Best selling books

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Origin. Dan Brown. Doubleday ($29.95) 2. The Rooster Bar. John Grisham. Doubleday ($28.95) 3. Year One. Nora Roberts. St. Martin’s ($27.99) 4.… Continue reading

  • Jan 7, 2018

Black Panther movie causing excitement around country

Viewing parties are already being scheduled for its release in February, Black History Month.

  • Jan 7, 2018

Dream big, fast and grand for 2018

1. Dream home. It time to enter the annual HGTV Dream Home Giveaway, which every year teases us that the possibility of living in a… Continue reading

Idaho’s new mountain coaster is ‘high thrill and low skill’

The 4,330-foot track pulls you 800 vertical feet up a hill, then sends you on a half-mile joyride.

  • Jan 7, 2018