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How to Make New Friends at Any Age

February 26, 2015 1:30 pm

In elementary school, meeting a new friend was as simple as sharing a box of crayons during story time. Now that you’re older you have far fewer opportunities to talk to like-minded people who could become new friends, but that doesn’t mean that you should give up entirely. Use these smart tips to begin making new friends at any age:

  1. Ask friends and family. Just like you might ask friends and family if they know anyone you might be interested in romantically, you can do the same for platonic relationships. It’s much easier to meet a friend when you already have someone to introduce you.
  2. Be more social at parties. Instead of clinging to the group of people you already know at parties, make yourself more of an extrovert. Introduce yourself to anyone who looks like a potential friendship candidate, and be sure to exchange contact information.
  3. Try something new. One of the very best ways to make new friends as an adult is through a shared interest. Join a book club, begin taking a workout class or even volunteer at your kids’ school to be around people with interests similar to yours. Just be sure to put yourself out there and strike up a conversation with anyone you meet.

Survey Says: How to Meet New People [Psychology Today]
50 Ways to Meet New People [About Relationships]
Real-Life Social Networking: How These Best Friends Met [Redbook]

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Go Crazy Over Well-Seasoned Meats at Shwarmaniac in Kirkland

February 18, 2015 12:02 pm

Shwarmaniac was conceived when a chef from Washington began exploring his Lebanese background. His curiosity led him to the Middle East, where he fell in love with shwarma meat cooked on vertical skewers. When he returned to the U.S., he began experimenting with creating his own shwarma and sharing it with his friends. Then, he took it a step further by launching a fast-casual eatery so he could share his love of shwarma with a larger audience. Shwarmaniac opened in the summer of 2014, and the glowing Yelp reviews seem to indicate that the chef has touched upon a recipe for success.

Diners say you really can't go wrong with any of the shwarma dishes on the menu, although eaters seem to gravitate toward the chicken shwarma. If you don't eat meat, no problem. Vegetarians praise the cauliflower wrap, which comes crammed with hummus, romaine, onions, tomatoes, and garlic sauce wrapped in a pita. Complete your meal with an order of the highly-rated garlic fries.

11510 124th Ave. NE
Kirkland, WA 98003
(425) 803-0337

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Wine & Chocolate – This Thursday

February 17, 2015 7:31 pm

You're Invited! This Thursday, February 19th from 6-7PM

Tis the season for love, fitness, and of course…chocolate!

Join us in the Tera Leasing Center along with XGym of Kirkland for an exclusive meet and greet. Decompress with the perfect "after work" indulgence- wine and samplings of incredibly delicious fat burning chocolate bites! Get the recipes, ask questions, plus sign up now for our next resident event: A FREE 21-minute high intensity workout at XGym.

Please respond to your email RSVP so we know how much wine and chocolate to have prepared. Thanks and we hope to see you there!

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