Health, Beauty & Fitness

Seattle's Pot Shops Get Fancy

Seattle’s Pot Shops Get Fancy

Pot stores aren't all equal, but they're doing all right

Vela’s sleek interior. Experts predict U.S. cannabis sales will reach $50 billion by 2026, close to wine’s $50.8 billion

GoCstudio’s Floating Sauna Sends Winter Blues Adrift

GoCstudio’s Floating Sauna Sends Winter Blues Adrift

GoCstudio’s floating sauna is a one-of-a-kind space for blowing off steam

Architect Jon Gentry climbs the custom aluminum ladder of the ‘wa_sauna’, goCstudio’s outdoor floating sauna, as Tony Kim back flips off the upper diving deck. Inside, Lydia Ramsey enjoys the heat of the sauna which makes that icy water feel sensational

Four Simple Ways to Give Back During the Holidays

Four Simple Ways to Give Back During the Holidays

Looking for ways to give back? There's still plenty you can do

No matter your schedule, resources or budget, there are Seattle organizations in need of your service.

Video: A Seattle Drag Queen's Visit to the Pot Shop

Video: A Seattle Drag Queen’s Visit to the Pot Shop

This article originally appeared on The Fresh Toast.  Marijuana retail stores are among the most inclusive establishments you’ll visit in Seattle. If you have cash and an ID that shows you are 21 or older, you’re welcome to shop. As marijuana becomes more normalized in the Northwest, many cannabis curious consumers have questions. Mama Tits,…

Value-Based Health Plans: Healing Medicine?

Value-Based Health Plans: Healing Medicine?

Our medical costs are out of control. Some local companies are trying value-based health plans. Are they the answer?

Sabrina McKinney faced an important decision two years ago.  It was Boeing’s annual open enrollment period, when employees choose a health plan for the following year. McKinney, now in her 39th year with the company, chose something new: a “value-based” health plan. It meant a small monthly health insurance deduction from her paycheck and access…

Local Grief Support Group Hosts Autumn Bonfire Event

Local Grief Support Group Hosts Autumn Bonfire Event

Providence Hospice of Seattle offers activity-based grief support event

With a small bundle of sticks laced with sprigs of rosemary, the Providence Hospice of Seattle is giving adults, children and families a safe—and meaningful—opportunity to grieve the loss of a loved one. During their twice-yearly autumnal bonfire event, which began 12 years ago, the Providence Hospice of Seattle invites all to participate in honoring…

Pain Point: Taking the Opioid Addiction Problem Seriously

Pain Point: Taking the Opioid Addiction Problem Seriously

Is the medical community doing enough to solve the opioid addiction problem?

When Rose Dennis’ 12-year-old son developed leukemia, it seemed that nothing in the world could be scarier. But she was wrong. Now 30 years old, her son is addicted to heroin, an addiction that had its roots in the opioid pain medication his physicians prescribed to help him deal with the cancer. It led to…

A Disturbing Trend: Evidence in Rape Cases Often Goes Untested

A Disturbing Trend: Evidence in Rape Cases Often Goes Untested

The backlog of untested rape kits goes back years, and it's hindering the justice process

The night she was at a Seattle bar and left her seat to visit the restroom, Leah didn’t expect the man sitting next to her would spike her drink while she was away. Nor did she expect him to rape her later at his apartment. She has only flashes of memory about how she got…

Just Say Om: The Health Benefits of Meditation

Just Say Om: The Health Benefits of Meditation

Meditation may help you feel less stressed, but studies show it also helps with pain

On Wednesdays, the mood of the midday crowd at Seattle’s Frye Art Museum on First Hill is contemplative. Many people aren’t there to peruse the most recent art exhibit—currently, of works by Danish Symbolist painter Vilhelm Hammershøi. They won’t see a film, or take in a lecture. Instead, they’ll spend half an hour in a…

Instagram Inspiration: Get Active!

Instagram Inspiration: Get Active!

The Pacific Northwest offers an array of opportunities to get out and move your body

As one of the most active cities in the country, Seattle sure knows how to get out and move. And it’s no wonder: whether you’re moving through vinyasas, training for your next marathon, paddleboarding through crisp glacial water or running up and down a mountain, the Pacific Northwest’s many trees, trails, mountains and bodies of…

Travel Easy With New In-Home Health Service

Travel Easy With New In-Home Health Service

TravelRx service eliminates trips to the office

Typhoid, dengue fever, measles. These aren’t diseases most of us worry about—until we start planning that trip abroad to countries where these diseases are problematic. Helping you learn what vaccines or medications you need to protect yourself, and having them conveniently administered, is the mission of TravelRx (progressivetravelrx.com), a new Tacoma-based company. The Centers for…

The Seattle Freeze: Botox in the Northwest

The Seattle Freeze: Botox in the Northwest

Cosmetic injectables are more popular in Seattle than you may think—and new treatments offer even m

Kara Montgomery*, a petite, blond, 45-year-old mother of two, is a regular at Cascade Eye & Skin Centers, a dermatology and ophthalmology practice with several locations. A few times a year, she spends $300–$500 for Botox injections, something she views as a beauty treatment that’s less expensive and invasive than surgery and no more expensive…

What You Need to Know About Zika

What You Need to Know About Zika

Disease-carrying mosquito not found in Washington, will likely reach U.S. this summer

Seattle may not be a hot spot for the mosquito-borne Zika virus, but the number of local cases could swell during the summer travel season. First identified in 1947 in Uganda, Zika—often a symptomless virus—is now a household name because it has been linked to several debilitating conditions, including microcephaly, in which babies are born…

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