Teresa Buczinsky

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Freezing Credit Will Now Be Free. Here’s Why You Should Go for It.

Consumers will soon be able to freeze their credit files without charge. So if you have not yet frozen your files — a recommended step to foil identity theft — now is a good time to take action, consumer advocates say.<p>Security freezes, often called credit freezes, are “absolutely” the best way to …

Personal Information

Eight ways to find the true passion in life that has eluded you

If you feel lost or unfulfilled, these exercises could help you work out what you should be doing with your life<p>"Follow your passion" has become a well-worn phrase. But what happens if you don't know what your passion is?<p>This isn't just an issue for those beginning their careers, it can be a …

The Best Thing My Psychic Mom Taught Me Is No One Wants To Hear The Truth

<b>My mother didn’t</b> want to be a psychic. “Divination is a sin,” she was always saying — as a warning, as an explanation for her bad luck, and as a …

Tarot

Why Earth's History Appears So Miraculous

The strange, cosmic reason our evolutionary path will look ever luckier the longer we survive<p>It was hard times for the bomber pilots that floated over Europe, their planes incinerating cities below, like birds of prey. Even as they turned the once-bustling streets beneath to howling firestorms, …

Lodge-Hop the Olympic Peninsula

Embark on a nostalgic train journey to an outdoor wonderland in Montana.<p>Embark on a nostalgic journey to an outdoor wonderland in Montana.<p>There's a …

Hiking

Klallam Language

​​​The Klallam Language is the language of the people of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, and the Jamestown S’Klallam …

Coast Salish

Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe

The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe is a sovereign, federally recognized Indian Nation, with its own constitution and government. Not only does the Tribe …

Coast Salish

On the Road - The Olympic Discovery Trail

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History - Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe

Early History<p>By Jerry Gorsline<p>The S'Klallam were called the Nux Sklai Yem, Strong People. Historically, they belonged to the Salish speaking people …

Coast Salish

10 Top Tips for Creating an Emergency Stockpile for Your Home

A pandemic or natural disaster could force you to live on your wits and your supply of food. Start small if you need to, but start building your …

Port Angeles council told of casualties, destruction of a massive quake

PORT ANGELES — Between 6,100 and 24,000 Clallam County residents would die within the first six weeks of a magnitude-9.0 earthquake in the Cascadia …

Cascadia

Is Port Angeles ready to realize its potential?

The city seems on the cusp of greatness, primed to take advantage of its geographic good fortune — if it wants to.

National Parks

Secrets of the Olympic Peninsula: 25 Hidden Gems Waiting Across the Sound

<i>Pictured above: The Elwha River flows free again (see #24).</i><p><b>1. Dawn Patrol on a Local Board</b><p><i>Port Angeles</i><p>What started as a chill, just-for-friends …

Aretha Franklin’s Astonishing “Dr. Feelgood”

In March of 1971, Aretha Franklin was twenty-eight years old and the undisputed Queen of Soul. She’d had so many gold records over the previous four years that a new category of Grammy had been invented for her. But she was apprehensive about playing for the so-called love crowd at San Francisco’s …

Music

8 New Books We Recommend This Week

Literary culture can be as guilty as the rest of American society when it comes to favoring the young, both as characters and as authors — when’s the last time anybody released a list of fashionable <i>old</i> writers, an annual tally of (say) “Five Over 65”?<p>That’s our loss. Age, after all, often brings …

Top 10 Design Flaws in the Human Body - Issue 24: Error

The Greeks were obsessed with the mathematically perfect body. But unfortunately for anyone chasing that ideal, we were designed not by Pygmalion, …

Anthony Bourdain on Writing, Hangovers, and Finding a Calling

<i>Anthony Bourdain, the beloved chef, writer, and TV personality, died on June 8, 2018, at the age of 61. This interview was first published in the</i> …

Anthony Bourdain

The 7 best websites for modern architecture rentals

The launch of Airbnb in 2005 and the rise of the sharing economy has changed the way we see holiday architecture.<p>While fewer of us are checking into …

How Different Retirement Income Is Taxed

We all dream of the day when we can leave a boring corporate job or unfulfilling career behind for good, take our retirement savings and spend more …

Study: Describing Breastfeeding as ‘Natural’ Is Unethical Because It Reinforces Gender Roles

It’s “ethically inappropriate” for government and medical organizations to describe breastfeeding as “natural” because the term enforces rigid …

Ridley: Cities Are the New Galapagos

Two Czech scientists counted the species of plants in the city of Plzen compared with a similar area of surrounding countryside. In the city the …

Why the 5 Least-Visited National Parks Are Worthy of an Adventure

A century ago, America invented the idea of the National Parks System to preserve rad wilderness. The parks were places largely un-screwed-with by …

How to Talk About ‘Race’ and Genetics

In a Sunday Review essay last weekend, David Reich, a geneticist at Harvard, argued that science is changing how we think about “race” and urged a candid discussion of the findings, whatever they may be. Hundreds of readers left comments, many expressing worry about the possibility that the results …

Here's what you probably don't know about Illinois pensions

Illinois' budget mess is the stepchild of Illinois' pension mess, and for that perhaps nothing incites more steam-coming-out-of-the-ears fury from …

Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys

A study of 20 million children shows the fragility of the American Dream.

Racism

When Truth and Reason Are No Longer Enough

In his new book, Steven Pinker is curiously blind to the power and benefits of small-town values.<p>I’m a scientist at UC Berkeley—a card-carrying true believer in liberal Enlightenment values. Imagine that I meet a bright young woman in a small town in Wisconsin or Alabama, and that I want to …

Why They Hate Margaret Atwood

On March 9, a University of Alberta English professor named Julie Rak headlined a speaking event that was billed as a showdown on the issue of “bad …

A Mental Disease by Any Other Name - Issue 58: Self

It starts without warning—or rather, the warnings are there, but your ability to detect them exists only in hindsight. First you’re sitting in the …

The More Gender Equality, the Fewer Women in STEM

A new study explores a strange paradox: In countries that empower women, they are less likely to choose math and science professions.<p>Though their numbers are growing, only 27 percent of all students taking the AP Computer Science exam in the United States are female. The gender gap only grows worse …

Gender