Sam Crane

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The four days in 1968 that reshaped D.C.

Disable animations<p>The day had been warm and breezy, with a high near 70. But the teeming intersection of 14th and U streets was tense. There had been an ugly fight there two days before. Objects had been thrown at police, and two arrests had been made. As the sun set, this cultural and financial …

Load up on CompTIA certification training for less than $8 per course

Learning will always be the cornerstone of any progressing career. And if you make your living (or want to make your living) as an IT pro, you’d better be ready to pick up new skills and learn new disciplines even faster than most.<p>In the IT world, there’s no more bankable training than …

‘The American War’: Why you need to understand American racism to understand what happened in Vietnam

By Alyssa Rosenberg<p>Opinion writer<p><i>After each episode of “The Vietnam War” airs, our new podcast — “The American War” — will break down the major themes and questions raised. We’ll talk to Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and others involved with the documentary for a new perspective on how the film was made</i> …

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Building your own smart mirror is surprisingly easy

Take that, Snow White<p>Smart mirrors are straight from science fiction. They’re part of an optimistic vision of the future that imagines a world where screens and data are everywhere, ready to feed you whatever information you need at a moment’s notice.<p>But it turns out that building your own smart …

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2017 Fantasy Football Draft Guide: The Ultimate Blueprint

Summer is winding down, and kids will soon be heading back to school.<p>For fantasy football enthusiasts, though, class is already in session. Draft season is upon us.<p>There are as many draft strategies as there are colors of the rainbow. Some prefer the statistics-based approach of Value-Based …

Watch 300 Jedi Absolutely Slaughter 60,000 Medieval Soldiers

Thanks to all those <i>Star Wars</i> movies we know the Jedi can barely survive an attack from just a pair of evil Sith lords. But pit a small battalion of …

10 Healthy Breakfast Ideas You Can Whip Up on Busy Mornings

"Healthy," "breakfast," and "busy" don't always belong in the same sentence, but it is possible to make it happen. Thanks to miracle workers like make-ahead egg muffins, overnight oats, freezer bags, and quick and easy recipes, you'll be on your way to becoming a breakfast person in no time. Ahead, …

E3 2017: All the trailers from Xbox’s conference

From Crackdown 3 to Metro Exodus<p>The biggest moment from the Xbox press conference was undoubtedly the confirmation that Xbox One X, the company’s new console, would be released on Nov. 7 for $499.<p>The Xbox One X isn’t just the most powerful, as toted by Microsoft during its conference, but it’s also …

Gene therapy: What personalized medicine means for you

This is the future of medicine. There is no turning back.<p>Dr. Massimo Cristofanilli<p>Once we understand how genes are being turned on and off, we'll be able to better predict which treatments will work.<p>Fergus Chan

Recruiter shares 5 tips to acing a job interview at Google

Today over at the Recruitring Blog, Sujay Maheshwari published a very interesting email. In it, a Google recruiter reportedly shares the five key components of acing a project manager (PM) interview. Granted, this is specific to a PM, but the tidbits within offer valuable insight to anyone applying …

The Lyric T5 smart thermostat works with Alexa and Siri for half the price of a Nest

The Nest Learning Thermostat is the gadget that started it all. Thanks to Nest’s intelligent design, people realized how inefficient dumb thermostats …

9 devices every Airbnb host should put in their rental

Part of the draw of Airbnb for renters is the ability to feel like you're in a home away from home -- or at least somewhere that's more homey and hospitable than your average hotel or hostel. But no one wants a helicopter host and very few hosts will feel worry-free without having at least <i>some</i> …

Smart Homes

100 movies on Netflix that everyone needs to watch in their lifetime

It's become harder on the movie front, as Netflix boosts its TV side, but you can put a good dent in some classic films if you have the right guide.<p>That's why we're here.<p>We have searched through all of the latest titles on the streaming giant so you don't have to, and we've put together the 100 …

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Oscars 2017: Where to Stream the Nominated Movies

Here‘s how you can catch up before the Academy Awards on February 26.<p>Oscar nomination day has finally arrived, and it‘s full of all the standards and surprises viewers were hoping to see. <b>Meryl Streep</b> picked up a record-breaking 20th Oscar nomination, while <b>Viggo Mortensen</b> surprised with his …

These presidents all said they were going to change America. How’d that work out?

By Joel Achenbach<p>, Reporter<p>Twenty-four years ago, William Jefferson Clinton promised change.<p>“Thomas Jefferson believed that to preserve the very foundations of our nation, we would need dramatic change from time to time,” the 42nd president said in his first inaugural address. “Well, my fellow …

The White House

Obama's White House, by official photographer Pete Souza - in pictures

Pete Souza, formerly the official photographer for Ronald Reagan, was the official White House photographer for President Barack Obama. As the US awaits the inauguration of Donald Trump, Souza looks back at some of his favourite images from the last eight years<p><b>All photographs by Pete Souza for The</b> …

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Three Days In Utah

<i>Bryce Canyon National Park</i><p>In winter, Utah is justifiably famous for its world-class skiing. When Salt Lake City hosted the Winter Olympics, the …

The Best Black Friday Deals of 2016

Steals and deals from Amazon, Target, Walmart and 13 other retailers.<p>The big retailers launch holiday sales the day after Halloween, and the flow of …

5 Awesome Uses for Drone Technology

<b>Interest in flying robot technology is skyrocketing, bringing a thrilling wave of novel uses for drones from saving lives to creating new</b> …

New iPhones and Apple Watches coming; here’s how to get the most money for your trade-in

We know Apple is going to announce the iPhone 7/Plus and an updated Apple Watch next week and that’s really exciting. However, one small downside of the upcoming announcement is the impending drop in value of your soon-to-be-outdated Apple devices, whether they are your daily drivers or an older …

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7 Instagram-worthy healthy dessert recipes

No matter how many times I look through my Instagram feed and salivate over beautifully curated pictures of rainbow sprinkled banana splits, dense …

49 health 'facts' you've been told all your life that are totally wrong

Nope, nope, nope, and nope.<p>Who hasn't shared these and other amazing-sounding notions about about health and the human body, only to feel embarrassed later on — when you find out the information was inaccurate or flat-out wrong?<p>It's time to put an end to these alluring myths, misconceptions, and …

Wellness

MoviePass To Offer Unlimited Movies With No 3D/IMAX Restrictions

<b>MoviePass</b> is a great idea, a monthly membership (starting at $30) that gives you access to see up to one movie a day in one of its 33,000 qualifying …

AA Reduced Mileage Awards for April-July 2016

<b>Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available – Citi / AAdvantage Gold World Elite Mastercard</b><p>American Airlines and Citi currently offer …

Your Fast and Furious Thigh-Blasting HIIT Routine

Need a quick cardio and strength pick-me-up? This workout is nonstop high intensity and will rock your legs, glutes, and abs. Get ready to move from …

Top 10 Motorcycle Rides in the U.S.

Explore the best drives in the United States for motorcyclists.<p>There’s something uniquely satisfying about touring by motorcycle. The enhanced sense of freedom. The heightened adventure and awareness as you sweep through twisties and curves. You could never get so close to nature's beauty from …

The Lazy Way to an Awesome Life: 3 Secrets Backed by Research

We all want an awesome life. And very often you know what you need to do to improve it… but you don’t do it.<p>I don’t blame you. Hey, some of that …

Johnny Manziel fending off critics as Browns get ready for Steelers

Maybe only a coincidence, but the Browns put rookie Johnny Manziel's locker in a corner near the equipment room, next to an NFL-issued poster that says: "Your Off-Field Conduct Matters."<p>Lately, that message seems more intended for Manziel's critics than any reminder for the super-hyped young …