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  • Seattle Architectural Foundation
    While it?s impossible to know what Seattle?s skyline will look like in the future, the Seattle Architecture Foundation hopes that citizens at least have some input and interest in the developments. To do this, the organization arranges a slew of architecture- and design-related walking tours, lectures, youth workshops, and volunteer opportunities throughout the city. Ideally, the activities help people become more informed and enthusiastic about great design and more willing to become involved when the city finally launches into space.
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    1333 5th Ave, Ste 300
    Seattle, WA US
  • Cinestores.com
    The Intro to Photography class is produced by Monte Zucker Photographic Education (MZPE), which provides quality professional photographic instruction. More than 30,000 enthusiastic students of all levels have attended their photographic tours on three continents over the past seven years to learn how to combine the power of technical expertise and artistic vision to create beautiful photos and films. In addition to offering the tours, MZPE produces instructional books and DVDs, as well as teaching in-depth photo-master classes around the world. The 2002 United Nations Photographer of the Year, celebrated photographer and mentor Monte Zucker once stated, "I don’t photograph the world as it is. I photograph the world as I would like it to be." Continuing on in his memory, current instructor Bob Ray teaches with an entertaining, passionate presentation that focuses on learning immediately in class. The experience provides an aspiring photographer a comprehensive set of tools to reach his or her artistic potential.
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    1113 6th Avenue
    Seattle, WA US
  • Diane's Market Kitchen
    With classes that often begin with a stop at the world-famous Pike Place Market for ingredients, Diane's Market Kitchen offers cooking lessons that celebrate local flavors. Students can learn to prepare authentic Northwest meals, while courses in pasta making and simple chicken meals are also available for those looking for practical dishes to make at home.
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    1101 Post Ave
    Seattle, WA US
  • RescueTime
    RescueTime is a silent, stalwart guardian of productivity. It runs in the background of computers and mobile devices, securely tracking all the minutes spent on applications and websites. That compiled data is then automatically assembled into detailed and easy-to-digest reports, which helps users mark the day's accomplishments and identify the biggest time wasters and distractions. The software even awards achievements and productivity scores, providing that extra dose of motivation needed to stay focused. RescueTime has over 1 million users and allows them to create goals, like spending less time on social media, to become more productive. Of course, not everyone gets distracted in the same way, which is why RescueTime offers an impressive variety of customization features. The application can block distracting websites and send alerts when it senses that you're spending too much time on a certain activity, among many other features that can be turned on or off at will.
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    811 1st Avenue
    Seattle, WA US
  • Tango
    Founder David Leeds designed the versatile Tango Card to ?ensure people use every penny of their gift cards every time,? according to a profile in Forbes magazine. Patrons convert their Tango Card?s cash balance into gift cards to more than a dozen name-brand retailers such as Amazon.com, Target, Home Depot, REI, and Pottery Barn, with no additional purchase fees. An online interface of free mobile applications for the iPhone, iPad, Android phone, and WiFi-enabled abacus enables them to easily track each card?s balance and expiration date. Faced with a looming expiration date, patrons can donate the unused portion of a card to a charity such as Habitat for Humanity, or opt to redeem it for cash, ensuring their dollars aren?t wasted. Click here to learn more about the Tango Card, and nothing more about the snacking habits of armadillos.
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    601 Union St
    Seattle, WA US
  • Unexpected Productions
    Grab a seat and dig in! Unexpected Productions in Seattle offers tasty eats everyone will enjoy. Tap your foot to Unexpected Productions' tunes — live performances are often showcased here. Weekend diners may find themselves waiting for a table, as Friday and Saturday nights tend to draw a crowd. Whether you have a large or small vehicle, parking is easy near Unexpected Productions.
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    1428 Post Aly
    Seattle, WA US
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