The Curious Case of Seattle’s Vaccine Anxiety

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports Washington State has the highest vaccination opt-out rate in the nation. And the opt-outs are notably pervasive in some of Seattle’s most affluent and well-educated communities.

10/21/2011 By James Ross Gardner


Seattle Bouldering Project Sets the Route

Seattle Bouldering Project in the Central District is a new breed of rock climbing gym.

10/14/2011 By Allison Williams


Bikers and Drivers: Let’s Share the Road

Blake Trask saddles up as the new statewide policy director for the Bicycle Alliance of Washington.

10/14/2011 By Matthew Halverson


Unnecessary Roughness

Football season’s upon us, but it’s getting harder to watch when we know what we know about the brain.

08/19/2011 By Kathryn Robinson


Dr. Deisher’s Stem Cell Crusade

When pro-life biotechnologist Tracy Deisher sued to halt federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, it rocked the biotech universe. What’s driving the Seattle researcher to kill the promise of medicine’s greatest hope — Catholicism

07/22/2011 By Kathryn Robinson


Top Doctors 2011

Seattle offers some of the most outstanding medical care in the world. This year, thanks to a new partnership with Avvo, Seattle Met brings you more top doctors than ever before in 66 specialties.

07/22/2011 Edited by Ariana Dawes


The Girl on the Bridge

The Aurora Bridge was the Northwest’s most notorious suicide site for 80 years. After one man’s plan to finally erect a fence to deter fatalities was stalled, a race unfolded to save one last person.

06/29/2011 By James Ross Gardner


Pot Dispensary Braces for Legal Trouble

Medical marijuana advocate Laura Healy, who opened Shoreline’s Green Hope Patient Network with her husband Mark, braces for legal trouble.

06/29/2011 By Matthew Halverson


Yoga on Paddleboards

Via the folks at the Surf Ballard shop comes the next evolution of stand-up paddleboarding, a mashup of surfing and yoga. They call it WASUP Yoga, as in Washington Stand-Up Paddleboarding Yoga.

06/29/2011 By Neal Thompson


Seattle Start-Up PlugOut Converts Exercise into Electricity

Working out is a huge waste of energy—unless you turn your spin bike into a generator like SoDo-based company PlugOut did.

06/24/2011 By Matthew Halverson


Geek: Knows How to Fold ’Em

Watch Dr. James Porter, director of surgical robotics at the Swedish Medical Center, demonstrate the da Vinci surgical robot folding a piece of paper into an airplane the size of a penny.

05/20/2011 By James Ross Gardner



If cyclists were meant to wear helmets, would they have been born with thicker skulls?

05/20/2011 By Kathryn Robinson


Trade Secrets: How to Take a Punch

Seattle boxing trainer Cappy Kotz teaches us how to take a punch.

04/22/2011 By Clancey Denis


23 Reasons It’s Great to Be a Pet in Seattle

Seattle pets eat better, play harder, go more places, and even have better career opportunities than their counterparts just about anywhere else.

02/20/2011 By Matthew Halverson


Would It Work Here? The Indoor Park

Jonathan Daou, inventor and owner of Park Here, drew over 50,000 sun-starved New Yorkers this winter with a 4,500 square-foot, indoor popup park. Would it work here? We ask Seattle Parks and Recreation spokesperson Dewey Potter.

02/16/2011 By Jessica Voelker


Little Missed Sunshine

Just how bummed are we in Rain City? Sustainable Seattle aims to find out. In January the environmental nonprof launched the Happiness Survey, a means to gauge what it calls our Happiness Index.



Parade of Pets: Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

Seattle Met readers’ well-dressed, regal, extra cute furry friends



Parade of Pets: Awwww

Seattle Met readers’ well-dressed, regal, extra cute furry friends