Metallica Rocks Seattle

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(photo credit: Kjell Redal/The Seattle Times ) Metallica arrived in Seattle this past Wednesday, August 9th to perform at Centurylink Field as part of their 2017 WorldWired tour. It's been 9 years since Metallica rocked this city and Seattle fans were drooling at the bits to experience their heavy metal hits lining up before noon in hopes to see 36 year old band members walk by.  I consider myself a true "Metallica head" being a loyal fan since their first time they began. Wednesday was my 5th time experiencing the  WorldWired  tour.  I've seen them in East Rutherford, Uniondale, Detroit, Montreal. Every show has blown me away and it was exactly the same at CenturyLink Field. The show kicked off with a played track of “Ecstasy of Gold” that transition into Lars Ulrich fast drum thrashing beats to introduce "Hardwired." Once...
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Interesting Facts to Know About May

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May Day 8 Hours Labor Rights
Welcome to another month of 2017 and last full month of Spring as we creep into summer. What makes this month so special other the beautiful May flowers?  May Day marks May 1st marking the day smack dab in the middle between spring and summer and celebrated around the world. However that's not the reason why hundreds of Seattleites march the streets of downtown. May 1st is also the day where industrial workers across the U.S. went on strike in 1886 demanding 8 hour work days. Sadly the strike turned violent on the night of May 4, 1886 in Chicago when 180 policemen tried to break up the night's last meeting and a bomb exploded. It wounded 67 policemen and seven died. They opened fire in retaliation killing several men and wounding 200 protesters. The tragedy is known as the Haymarket...
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Hello November...

Hello November...
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As autumn has settled in and preparing for its last month of reign, November comes upon us. As October closes celebrating witches, ghosts and ghouls, November opens honoring the saints. Holiday decor has taken over every shop with a small trace of Thanksgiving dashed in between. The 11th month reminds that year is creeping to an end and a new year will soon be upon us. National Blog Posting Month is November, we decided to honor it by posting a blog on days to remember, holidays to celebrate and fun facts to know about November.  November 2016 Days to Remember Tuesday, November 1: just in case you didn't know what day it was Sunday, November 6: Daylight Saving Time - turn your clocks back at 2 am. "Fall back, spring ahead." If you are in the majority, you have a cellphone...
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Men's Fashion Trends To Jump On Before the Summer Ends

Men's Fashion Trends To Jump On Before the Summer Ends
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We're in the middle of the dog days of summer and style might be the last thing on your mind as you try to beat the heat. Sandals and shorts are no-brainers, but things get tricky when you start planning for a cool summer night or venturing out to brave a summer storm. These are four trends that you definitely need to take advantage of to end the summer right and be ready for fall. Wayfarers It's the obvious choice, but also the best. There's simply no pair of shades quite as versatile or timeless as a pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarers and these continue to be the gold standard for style in 2016. The Wayfarers were one of Esquire's top picks for summer sunglasses and while a bit pricey, just think of 'em as an investment that will never go...
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Review: New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

Review: New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
by Scott Mindel The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is the original Jazz Fest started from an intimate setting to now over 150,000 attendants on a single day. The festival started in the 70’s and the first year had an attendance of about 350 people and a lineup that included Duke Ellington, Fats Domino and Clifton Chenier. While jazz is still the focus; it has grown into a more traditional music festival with that New Orleans flavor. Whether you’re a lover of Jazz or not, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is a place to see bands from jazz and blues, folk, African beats, church hymns to some of the largest bands out today. The vendors offered an amazing array of foods from crocodile sandwiches to their most popular jambalaya and unusual crafts vendors throughout. The 12 stages...
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The Future of Seattle Real Estate

The Future of Seattle Real Estate
Seattle real estate is among the top leading real estate markets in the U.S. despite the current crisis facing a majority of the real estate market in the entire country. The availability of both full-time and part-time jobs in the Seattle area has made it one of the best places to live and work by numerous websites rankings. Seattle real estate market has proven to be one of the most lucrative ventures for landlords and home sellers alike. In fact, Seattle was ranked third best in Wallethub ’s “2016’s Best & Worst Cities to Be a Real Estate Agent.” Statistics done by Demand Institute show that Seattle home prices rose by 15% in 2015. Further research reveals that high rises of up to18% are expected by the year 2018. Property appreciation has been incredible in the last three years, and...
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Riding Solo

Riding Solo
If you could travel to any place in the world all by yourself, where would you go? When you’re a first-time solo traveler, the concept of traveling alone might sound frightening. But later on, you’ll find out that exploring places on your own will do you good. While it’s a fact that traveling to a foreign destination requires a certain level of preparation, your vacation shouldn’t be all about guided tours and planned travel activities because that could quickly get tedious and boring. In fact, breaking a few rules should be your motto for this kind of trip. It is never too late to awaken your thirst for adventure. Who knows, maybe the idea of solo backpacking could become your best experience yet. Meet New People Majority of the people who travel solo are women mainly because they want to...
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Don't Panic!

Don't Panic!
Have you ever had one of those moments where your heart suddenly races and you couldn’t catch your breath? That even though you’re practically doing nothing, you start having cold sweats and feel like you’re choking, trembling and shaking? The more you think about it, the worse it gets to a point where you can even feel like you’re dying. Don’t worry, you definitely aren’t going crazy. But there’s a good chance that you might be experiencing a panic attack. After a panic attack experience, your first plan of action would be to determine how a panic attack works. Panic attacks are triggered by different psychological and biological factors. These are brief episodes of anxiety that last for 5-10 minutes and can happen without any warning at all. Luckily, panic attacks are not considered dangerous. However, it is highly advised...
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