Dr. Paul: Looking within yourself helps build your self-esteem

Courageous endeavors, acts of loving kindness and helping oneself and others improves self-respect.

He canceled his flight on Expedia, but refund flew away

When Eric Holman’s regional airline cancels his flight in Canada, he expects a refund from Expedia. He never gets it. What happened to his money?

  • Aug 15, 2021
“The Legend of Tommy G” is one of 17 short films and documentaries featured in 2021’s Banff Film Festival World Tour. (YouTube)

Outdoors classes and activities around Snohomish County

The listings include Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest updates and REI Lynnwood workshops.

“The Legend of Tommy G” is one of 17 short films and documentaries featured in 2021’s Banff Film Festival World Tour. (YouTube)
Caption: Using an old-fashioned Alphasmart Neo to increase productivity is one of many tips writers can use to sharpen their craft.

So you want to be a writer? Here are Jennifer Bardsley’s tips

Tip No. 1: Don’t start your writing project unless you can describe it in two succinct sentences.

Caption: Using an old-fashioned Alphasmart Neo to increase productivity is one of many tips writers can use to sharpen their craft.
The Camano Wildlife Habitat Project presents the “Tales from an Eagle’s Nest” webinar Aug. 18 via Zoom. (Mike Benbow)

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

The Camano Wildlife Habitat Project presents the “Tales from an Eagle’s Nest” webinar Aug. 18 via Zoom. (Mike Benbow)
Photo Caption: This 1920s apothecary sign shaped like a mortar and pestle is 20 inches high, made of tin with cut and colored glass mounted to the outside, and sold at Cowan's for $8,125.

How store signs drew attention before electricity was invented

Cigar store signs are readily recognizable, even a century later.

Photo Caption: This 1920s apothecary sign shaped like a mortar and pestle is 20 inches high, made of tin with cut and colored glass mounted to the outside, and sold at Cowan's for $8,125.
Fresh figs isolated on white

When Johnny’s fig tree comes marching home again

The tree grew from a cutting taken from John and Genny Holtum’s original fig planted at Sunnyside Nursery in the 1950s.

Fresh figs isolated on white
Funny beef steak character holding fork and knife, cartoon style vector illustration isolated on white background. Funny meat on bone, chop character with eyes, legs, and a wide smile
Funny beef steak character holding fork and knife, cartoon style vector illustration isolated on white background. Funny meat on bone, chop character with eyes, legs, and a wide smile
Jennifer Hudson stars as Aretha Franklin and Mary J. Blige as Dinah Washington in "Respect." (Quantrell D. Colbert/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/TNS)

‘Respect’ fails to capture the magic of Aretha Franklin

This biopic is flat, tedious and saddled with an uneven lead performance by Jennifer Hudson (who does excel musically).

  • Aug 12, 2021
Jennifer Hudson stars as Aretha Franklin and Mary J. Blige as Dinah Washington in "Respect." (Quantrell D. Colbert/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/TNS)
Skablins

All about music: Schedule of concerts around Snohomish County

The listings include Bands, Brews and Bowling at Evergreen Lanes in Everett.

Skablins
See new oil paintings by Leah Rene Welch, including "Home on the Range," through August at Gallery North in Edmonds.

Art events, galleries and exhibits around Snohomish County

The listings include museum exhibitions, gallery shows, fairs and festivals and calls for artists.

See new oil paintings by Leah Rene Welch, including "Home on the Range," through August at Gallery North in Edmonds.
Douglas Ryner brushes twin cows Thelma and Louise at the Evergreen State Fair in 2019 in Monroe. (Olivia Vanni / Herald file)

Family and kid-friendly events around Snohomish County

The listings include zoos, aquariums, museums, ice-skating rinks, shows and special walks.

Douglas Ryner brushes twin cows Thelma and Louise at the Evergreen State Fair in 2019 in Monroe. (Olivia Vanni / Herald file)
The gang returns in "Frozen 2." (Disney)

Schedule of special film screenings around Snohomish County

The listings include Edmonds Center for the Arts, Historic Everett Theatre and Whidbey Island Center for the Arts showings.

The gang returns in "Frozen 2." (Disney)
Gabriel Campanario, who teaches at the Cloud 9 Art School is Maltby, created the Snohomish Art Walk map. His work is often seen in The Seattle Times. "I was looking for a local artist who could set the tone and energy for the art walk. I think he nailed it," art walk organizer Wendy Poischbeg said.

See artists in action at Snohomish Art Walk on Aug. 19

The art walk will feature 21 stops where visitors can watch the creation of a wide range of art.

  • Aug 12, 2021
Gabriel Campanario, who teaches at the Cloud 9 Art School is Maltby, created the Snohomish Art Walk map. His work is often seen in The Seattle Times. "I was looking for a local artist who could set the tone and energy for the art walk. I think he nailed it," art walk organizer Wendy Poischbeg said.
Kermet Apio will perform stand-up at the Edmonds Center for the Arts on Sept. 9. (YouTube)

Theater, dance and comedy shows around Snohomish County

The listings include Historic Everett Theatre, Edmonds Center for the Arts and Thumbnail Theater shows.

Kermet Apio will perform stand-up at the Edmonds Center for the Arts on Sept. 9. (YouTube)
Cathy Richardson is lead vocalist of Jefferson Starship, which is scheduled to perform Sept. 17 at the Historic Everett Theatre. (Associated Press)

Tickets for sale in Snohomish County and around the region

The listings include Historic Everett Theatre, Edmonds Center for the Arts and Thumbnail Theater shows.

Cathy Richardson is lead vocalist of Jefferson Starship, which is scheduled to perform Sept. 17 at the Historic Everett Theatre. (Associated Press)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PMJoin us Friday, August 13th from 7 - 9pm for an evening with Josh Red Uttech playing acoustic hits from yesterday and today.

Where to hear live music in Snohomish County nightclubs

The listings include Engel’s Pub, Mirkwood Public House and Port Gardner Bay Winery shows.

7:00 PM - 9:00 PMJoin us Friday, August 13th from 7 - 9pm for an evening with Josh Red Uttech playing acoustic hits from yesterday and today.
Eating too much of the sweet stuff can cause diarrhea, stomach pain and other complications, dietitians and doctors told multiple news outlets this week. (Dreamstime/TNS)

Frozen honey trend on TikTok has experts concerned

“That is a lot of diarrhea,” says a gastroenterologist who has seen the videos of people gorging on the stuff.

  • Aug 11, 2021
Eating too much of the sweet stuff can cause diarrhea, stomach pain and other complications, dietitians and doctors told multiple news outlets this week. (Dreamstime/TNS)
Most humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes. Twenty-two of these chromosomes are the same between males and females. The 23rd set are our “sex chromosomes.” (Getty Images)

Gender aside, biological sex isn’t a dichotomy

Our biological sex characteristics and gender identities can be dynamic, and these variations enrich the human family.

  • Aug 11, 2021
Most humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes. Twenty-two of these chromosomes are the same between males and females. The 23rd set are our “sex chromosomes.” (Getty Images)
Bright beautiful background of ripe fruits. Organic healthy food.

Mailbag brings questions on fructose, sodium

Dietitian explains why she didn’t specifically mention high-fructose beverages in a recent column.

  • Aug 11, 2021
Bright beautiful background of ripe fruits. Organic healthy food.