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8 Great Spring Hikes in Northern Virginia

Spring hikes are an excellent antidote to the dark days of winter, when the air was too cold and the trails were too icy to tempt us. When warmer …

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5 Restaurants to Try Before the End of D.C. Restaurant Week

Whether you've been taking advantage of it so far or still need to make that first reservation, you can't deny Restaurant Week is the best excuse to …

Snarkitecture opens immersive ‘fun house’ in Washington DC

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Inarritu's VR Hit 'Carne y Arena' Storms DC

Film director Alejandro G. Inarritu (“The Revenant“, “Birdman”, “Babel”, “Amores Perros”) has created one of virtual reality’s first masterworks,”Carne y Arena” (translates as “Flesh and Sand”), and it’s now playing in Washington, DC, through the summer. While Tickets are free for this mixed …

Why People Happily Spend Money on Snacks, Smartphones, and Slot Machines--But Not Coaching or Therapy.

I recently entered my 29th year of practice in the field of emotional health.<p>Through the decades, I've seen a number of things change--hairstyles, clothing trends, music, cars, technology, and communication preferences.<p><b>One thing hasn't changed, though.</b><p>Today--as always--many people are fine with …

Happiness

NPR Music's 50 Favorite Albums Of 2014

Was the music of 2014 heavier than usual, or is it just us? When the staff of NPR Music and our member station partners gather to collect our favorite albums of the year, we don't start out with a theme. We don't intend to come to an absolute consensus. We begin with questions: What do you hold …

Exclusive: 29 Instagrams That Defined the World in 2014

More from Newroz in Diyarbakir. #newroz #kurds #turkey #amed #diyarbakir #flags #somanyflags<br>Scout Tufankjian (@stufankjian) via Instagram<p>1 of 29<p>As …

How to Make Breakfast Hash Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Everyone loves a good breakfast hash -- here's how we like to use what's on hand to create an impressive</i> …

Gallery: 21 Festive Soups for Your Holiday Table

The High Heel Survival Guide

Party season means countless occasions on which to wear all those sparkly, impractical, towering heels. Here, expert tips and products for getting through the night without winding up as the barefoot girl on the dance floor.<p>Party season means countless occasions on which to wear all those sparkly, …

#TheLIST: 10 Affordable Luxuries

You don't have to spend a ton of money for great looking clothes and accessories. Here, we rounded up 10 editor-approved basics that say luxe without breaking the bank.<p>You don't have to spend a ton of money for great looking clothes and accessories. Here, we rounded up 10 editor-approved basics …

Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping reaches an audience of 30+ million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, the Good Housekeeping Institute is the consumer …

Housekeeping

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10 Plyometric Exercise Moves That Burn Major Calories

These high-intensity moves can improve your performance, too<p>Ever seen people at the gym do a series of crazy-intense, rapid-fire jumps, skips, and hops? You were probably witnessing plyometrics, a type of high-octane training that taps into energy stored in muscles to encourage muscle development, …

12 Totally Useless Travel Gadgets

<i>By Elina Bolokhova for the Orbitz blog</i><p>Never know what to buy the savvy traveler in your life? Or maybe you're heading out on the road yourself and need one more useless travel gadget to stuff into your already over-packed suitcase? Here's a list of 12 travel items that are certain to make someone's …

NASA: New "impossible" engine works, could change space travel forever

Until yesterday, every physicist was laughing at this engine and its inventor, Roger Shawyer. It's called the EmDrive and everyone said it was …

Declare Independence from Slow Wi-Fi with This Discounted AC Router

The deals don't stop just because it's a holiday, and today's best is this powerful 802.11 AC router from ASUS, on sale today for $40 off.<p>As far as …

Scallops with Hazelnuts and Warm Sun Gold Tomatoes

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 20 min<p>Quick-cooking scallops means you can have this light summer meal on the table in a matter of minutes.<p>June 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>¼ cup coarsely chopped skin-on hazelnuts<p>3 tablespoons olive oil, divided<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>1½ pound …

Summer Movies Don't Have to Suck: 10 You Should See

<b>Edge of Tomorrow</b> <b>(June 6)</b> — Eerily youthful 51-year-old Tom Cruise's second humans-vs.-alien invaders flick in two years has a <i>Groundhog Day</i>–like …

Onigiri 101: How to Make Japanese Rice Balls

<i>Every other week, Anna Hezel talks about the innovations, decorations, and other quiet touches that make a party memorable.</i><p><i>Today: Everything you need to know about making this food truck treat at home.</i><p>Onigiri are a type of Japanese rice ball made from sushi rice packed tightly around a salty …

English Muffin Bread

A few years ago I told my friend Sandra that I thought she should be selling toast, that it would be the Next Big Thing. I like to think that I was …

The 31 Best Sriracha Recipes of All Time

Over the years, we've created a lot of recipes using Sriracha—and these 31 are, we've decided, the absolute best of all time<p>Over the years, we've developed a lot of recipes that use Sriracha. And while we love all of our recipes equally, we'll admit that some stand out in a crowd better than …

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Todd Selby's Go-To Party Cocktail

It involves homemade ginger ale<p>Yesterday, photographer Todd Selby talked to us about his morning routine. (He's a tea guy.) Now, the man who turned his popular Edible Selby website into a book, called (guess?) <i>Edible Selby</i>, out soon, tells us how he pleases all when he throws parties: with ginger …

Avocado-Egg BLT

Last week on The Scoop I wrote about exercise and shared a little bit of my personal weight-loss experience. I was overwhelmed by the response that …

The 24 Most Adorable Kids Halloween Costumes

As we continue on the hunt for the perfect Halloween costume, we turn our attention to adorable costumes for kids. Little ones have it pretty good in the costume department, mostly because they can turn even the more grown-up costumes (read: Lady Gaga or Edward Scissorhands) into absolute cuteness. …

2014's Most Anticipated Movie Adaptations

With so many book-inspired films headed our way in 2014, we lit lovers can’t help but resolve to go to the movies. Sure, the next chapters in “The …

Spice Up Your Soiree with these Fall Cider Recipes

Cheers to all the delectable delights of Autumn — kettle corn, pumpkin pie, and apple cider, to name but a few! <b>When seasonal temperatures start to drop, nothing chases off the chills better than a toasty beverage.</b><p>Next time you pass a roadside farm stand, why not pick up a gallon of locally made …

A Kangaroo And Wombat Form An Absolutely Adorable Friendship

Some of the best friendships are the product of the most unlikely pairings. Case in point? The union of Peggy the wombat and Anzac the kangaroo. …