• You can take your best pal with you on these getaways around the West.



    Orcas IslandOrcas Island
    Orcas Island, WA
    Play: After (on-leash) hiking in Turtleback Mountain Preserve (sjclandbank.org), swimming the cool waters of North Beach (orcasislandchamber.com), and romping in Eastsound's off-leash dog park (orcasdogpark.org), your pup will learn to love the sight of the island ferry (dogs ride free; wsdot.wa.gov).

    Stay: West Beach Resort ($18 per night pet fee; westbeachresort.com) has cabins on a ½-mile dog- and family-friendly beach.
    Build your dog its own vacation home


    SeattleSeattle
    Seattle, WA
    Eat: Restaurants don't get more dog-centered than the casual joint Norm's Eatery & Ale House. Servers skillfully maneuver around four-legged guests, and dogs dine on burgers and sip Bowser Beer while their humans go for cheeseburgers and sliders. There are rules here--for example, dogs aren't supposed to get up on the furniture. But the dogs don't always pay attention. 460 N. 36th St.; (206) 547-1417.


    Walla Walla, WAWalla Walla, WA
    Walla Walla, WA

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  • 15 things introverts absolutely love.

    By Amy Odell & Lori Fradkin

    You're all in favor of a long conversation with a friend. But small talk with strangers? Not so much.

    1. Spending the day alone at home with a stack of magazines and your nicest tea. Especially when the weather is dumpy.

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    2. Long walks or runs with nothing but your music. This gets you going way more than other people.

    3. Dinners with one person or a couple of people instead of huge group gatherings. A lot of your friends are in different social groups anyway so this always works out best. Not only is it less overwhelming, it's easier to split the check.

    4. Binging on Netflix instead of going out. Forced small talk is bad enough, but it somehow feels even more difficult when you're talking to a drunk man in a fedora with a shark's tooth around his neck.

    5. Quiet, by Susan Cain. This nonfiction book explains the fascinating, secret powers of introverts and is near-impossible to put

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  • by Elizabeth Siegel

    CN Digital ArchiveCN Digital Archive

    1. One word: primer. Layer a pea-size amount of hydrating facial primer over your moisturizer (we like Laura Mercier Foundation Primer - Hydrating). The primer keeps the moisturizer from evaporating, so your skin looks extra dewy, says cosmetic chemist Ni'Kita Wilson.


    2. Try a peel for sensitive skin--even if you don't have sensitive skin. "A home peel makes your skin more even," says dermatologist Joshua Zeichner. "But most are so strong they make it red." One for sensitive skin, like Philosophy The Microdelivery Peel, brightens without too much irritation.

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    3. Slap on an eye patch. Makeup artist Troy Surratt likes Shiseido Benefiance WrinkleResist24 Pure Retinol Express Smoothing Eye Mask. (Full disclosure: It takes 15 minutes to work.) "It reduces bags and hides the wrinkles caused by dryness."

    4. Get your hair back.
    Pull everything except any face-framing layers into a high, tight ponytail. "Flip the free pieces to

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