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Articles from the September 24, 2010 edition

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 By Soundbite Services    News    September 24, 2010

Guys' Dating Advice - It's the Smell, Stupid

(If you have any problems with the hyperlink, go to and use SS-21457 to login.) The way to a woman's through her nose, according to a recent survey of women across the country. Reportedly, the way a man smells is...

 By Jim Miller    Columns    September 24, 2010

How to Save on Your Final Farewell

Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any affordable ways to die these days? When my father died a few months ago we had a regular funeral for him and got stuck with a $12,000 bill. Are there any funeral cost-cutting tips or cheaper alternatives that you can...

 By Monika Kristofferson    Columns    September 24, 2010

Under clutter and I can’t breathe

Walk into any room that is packed with stuff, with clutter, and it can stop you in your tracks. It can leave you feeling overwhelmed, frozen and like you can’t breathe. As a professional organizer, I see it all the time, busy people who have...

 By Chris Thomas    News    September 24, 2010

Wilderness Week Celebrates WA Scenery, Greenery

SEATTLE - Wilderness Week begins on Sunday, an annual reminder to enjoy America's most scenic spots - and to think about what it takes to protect them. Members of conservation groups from Washington State will be in a less tranquil setting: the natio...

 By Chris Thomas    News    September 24, 2010

WA Teachers Question New Film Critical of Public Schools

SEATTLE - From Oprah's TV show and the Internet to movie screens here in Washington, the film "Waiting for Superman" is getting a lot of publicity for the dim picture it paints of public education. It follows five students and their...

 By Chris Thomas    News    September 24, 2010

Mortgage Delinquencies: Less Stigma, More Walk-Aways?

KIRKLAND, Wash. - At least one in five homeowners owes more on their mortgage than their home is worth, and an increasing number think it's okay to walk away from that mortgage. A Pew Research Center survey found that about two-thirds of respondents...