Seattle party planners find a cure for the city's common cold -

The climate is getting a little hotter in the Emerald City, and no, we're not talking global warming or carbon dioxide emissions.

Seeking to thaw Seattle's reputedly chilly social climate is a new group, Seattle Anti-Freeze, which hosts big parties and social mixers for mostly 20- and 30-somethings. Seattle Anti-Freeze took its name in response to a 2005 Seattle Times article on a crippling social disease the writer dubbed the "Seattle Freeze," in which people are polite to newcomers but not truly warm or inclusive.