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Should you be worried about your cat eating your face when you die?

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Will Midnight eat your face? Wouldn't you like to know.

We’ve got good news and bad news. A chat with the superintendent of Seattle schools, and a look at your home (which might be looking back at you).

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Caitlin Doughty, Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?

When you wake up out of a dead sleep to see your cat’s eyes shining like lamplights very close to your face: is it plotting its next meal? Not exactly, says mortician Caitlin Doughty. And even more interesting than feline snack practices is our grownup fears about confronting our own deaths. Her new book is Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death.

Denise Juneau

There’s a new dress code for Seattle schools this fall. There’s also a new teacher contract, a new Department of African-American Male Achievement, and a new vaccine policy. We spoke to Seattle Schools Superintendent Denise Juneau about all the changes that have come with this new school year.

Smart apartments

How do you feel about the Internet of Things? It can feel luxurious to have your morning coffee made by the time you get up, because your coffeemaker is chatting with your alarm clock. But what about if all that information was going to your landlord – and it wasn’t voluntary? Rich Smith at the Stranger wrote about an apartment building where tenants are being required to let smart devices into their homes.

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