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Health District provides needle clean-up kits

Courtesy of Snohomish Health DistrictThese items are included in free needle clean-up kits available now from the Snohomish Health District.Free needle clean-up kits are now available to help residents or businesses who want to dispose of discarded drug needles found in their community.The program began as a partnership between the Snohomish Health District and the city of Everett."This started because of the increasing number of community groups that are doing clean up projects," said...

Thousands Submitted Ideas to Our ‘Chasing Genius’ Challenge. These 4 Won

View Images Michael Ver Sprill, National Geographic Your Shot Transformational ideas can come from anywhere. From anyone. National Geographic’s CHASING GENIUS has been soliciting ideas around three issues: sustainable planet, global health, and feeding nine billion. Now four winners have been chosen, winning $25,000 each. A compostable fabric made from kelp. A portable eyeglass-making kit. A solar-powered device for processing millet, a staple food in sub-Saharan Africa.These are the...

What Your Halloween Costume Says About You

Weird, Halloween, isn't it. When I was a kid I remember it sort of as a mass-organised party to irritate adults – "Just American shit," my dad would say, standing bolt upright in the front room, lights off, watching behind the curtains as boys in tracksuits with Scream masks knocked against the door, whittling a turnip. "Just American bloody shit and nonsense." I was allowed to trick-or-treat exactly once, dressed in a series of newspaper-stuffed tights sewn together in the shape of a...