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More Than an Apple for Teacher

Gifts for those who educate children.

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Ready for Summer

Time to dust off and spruce up patios for a season of al fresco entertaining.

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Wellbeing: Erasing the Stigma

Mental Health advocates work to tear down barriers to treatment.

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Camps & Schools: Affording Summer Camp

For families with a limited budget, paying for camp can be a challenge.

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Teaching Lessons in Money Management

April is Financial Literacy Month.

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Spring in Bloom

Preparing and planning a colorful warm-weather garden.

Too Late for a Flu Shot?

Flu season may continue longer than usual this year.

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Manners in the Tech Age

Etiquette classes aim to teach lost art of manners.

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Highlighting Features that Improve Functionality

Designer must-haves for building a dream kitchen.

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Discussing School Shootings and Other Violence with Children

Open dialogue is key to quelling fear, say mental health professionals.

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Diving into Black History with Books

Local educators suggest books to read in celebration of African American History Month.

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Styling a Coffee Table

Using décor to make a table pop.

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Feeding the Flu

What to eat when fighting the flu.

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Gifts for Valentine’s Day

Local tastemakers offer thoughtful giving suggestions.

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New Year, New Order

Local organizers teach methods for streamlining a space.

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2018 Color of the Year: Ultra Violet

Mixed reactions from local tastemakers who offer design ideas.

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Ready for the Cold

Preventing, recognizing and treating hypothermia and frostbite.

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Finding Peace and Joy

Relieving stress and finding meaning in the holiday season.

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A Kitchen for the Ages

McLean couple gets modern, spacious kitchen.

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Creating a Free-Flowing Kitchen

Remodel yields brighter space.

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Trends in Gift Giving

From charitable to sustainable, shopping ideas to please even the pickiest.

Manners in the Tech Age

Etiquette classes aim to teach the lost art of manners.

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Local Designers Help Light Up the Season

Tastemakers create holiday trees, mantelpieces, wreaths and a menorah for charity.

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Updating the Kitchen

New space includes a suite of stainless steel appliances.

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Adding an In-law Suite

Home expanded to make room for three generations.

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Creating Balance During the Holidays

Advanced planning is one of the keys to seasonal harmony.

Boosting a Child’s Self-Esteem

A positive self image is a lifelong gift.

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Inside D.C. Design House

In its 10th year, showcase home raises money for charity.

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Alzheimer’s Walk Raises More Than $267,000

Thousands gather to raise money and awareness.

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Staying Socially Connected After Retirement

Volunteering and maintaining familial relationships can help seniors stay plugged in.

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New Year, New Teacher

How to identify effective teachers.

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Enlarged and Updated

1970s Fairfax kitchen gets a makeover.

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Designers for DC Design House Revealed

Local tastemakers selected to give home a makeover for charity.

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The Psychology of Color

Using color to set the mood in a space.

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Healthy and in Season

From juicy apples to hearty cabbage, how to reap the health benefits of fall produce.

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Time for School

Making the transition from summer to the classroom.

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NOVA Hosts Eclipse Viewing Party

A “huge scientific phenomenon.”

NOVA Selects New Dean of Nursing

Marsha Atkins Ph.D., has taken the helm.

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Solar Eclipse 2017

Local experts offer instruction in safe viewing.

Saving Your Skin

How to prevent sun damage while enjoying summer vacation.

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Sun Protective Clothing

Stylish, comfortable and good for you

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Summer Book Clubs for Children

Ideal time to instill a love of reading, say experts.

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Small Home Gets Big Honor

Old Town home is finalist in national contest.

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Redefining Space

Designer thinks outside the proverbial box.

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Recreating a Childhood Oasis

Home features chef’s kitchen and saltwater pool.

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Wellbeing: Meditation as Medicine

Practice linked to improvements in health.

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Finding the Right Mentor

A mentor can brighten a young person’s future.

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Patio Ready for Summer?

The latest in furniture and accessories for alfresco entertaining.

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Getting Hurt in the Gym

Strategies for preventing and treating workout injuries.

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