Upon the first cool wisps of fall air floats a familiar scent, one that you may have known for a long time. It is the aroma of mostly cinnamon, sometimes nutmeg, cloves, ginger, occasionally allspice always
What can I learn from my younger boss and colleagues, and what can they learn from me? How do I manage my grief? How do I find joy? And why in the world am I getting so many scammy emails? Those conversations
Oppenheim’s memo reiterates points he made last week in visits to news organizations. including The Washington Post, in anticipation of the book’s release on Tuesday. The thrust of his reply: That Farrow
Ibram H. Rogers, 17, hadn’t even told his parents that he was entering a Martin Luther King Jr. Day oratorical contest. They found out after he won one of the early rounds and they got a videotape of performance.
Major chocolate companies such as Godiva, Lindt and Hershey are failing to make sure their suppliers don’t use children as workers, according to a new ranking by activists released last week. Godiva was
I felt slightly sick, watching people laugh at the words about lynching reporters — and, in some cases, buy the shirt as a souvenir. What I didn’t realize then was that this ugliness would get much, much
Even under ideal conditions, baking can be a bit of a dance — reliant on the proper amount of ingredients, the right kind of interaction among them and a specific set of conditions, whether that’s in oven
The little brown dog growled low and threatening, as if to say she’d rip my throat out if she had to. Her dull coat stretched thin over abundant ribs. She trembled, barricading six two-week-old puppies
About 30 hours after I gave birth to my daughter, while I was still in the recovery room at the hospital, I saw my postpartum body for the first time. In the mirror of the cramped bathroom, I took in reflection
When you're traveling in either direction along Interstate 95 in Virginia, you will likely pass more than one sign featuring a silhouette of George Washington's head framed by a golden heart. Some have
They found a stack of WWII love letters for sale. Then they began to unravel the mystery of who wrote them.
“We were sitting there for what felt like forever,” said Grant, 24, of Clarksville, Tenn. “But we couldn’t read them fast enough.” Wolke and Grant purchased all 21 letters, at $4 a piece, and hurried the
Q: We refinished our ipe patio furniture with Penofin penetrating oil finish. Unfortunately, several large spots of the finish fell onto our slate patio. We noticed the spots immediately and tried to wash
Chronic pain is a widespread problem in the United States. According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 50 million Americans suffer from some form of chronic
Dear Miss Manners: I live in a city famous for the nouveau riche materialism of many residents. When I meet such people, their inevitable first question is, “Where do you live?” I think of this as the
Hi, Carolyn: Now that I’m getting pretty good at setting boundaries (thank you for your help with that!), how do I stop feeling guilty about it? For example, I plan my entire week so I don’t have to leave
A man laughs hysterically in the short video that’s racked up nearly 1 million likes, as the plastic packet of frozen mac and cheese is dropped into a boiler, cut open and then poured into a bowl ready
Two things stop me from making pot pies for other than special occasions: 1) The pastry, which takes time to make, roll, cut and shape. 2) The pastry, whose buttery goodness can make it seem a little indulgent
Queer Qrosswords 2.0 (playfully titled “2 Queer 2 Qurious”) has been released! This is a set of puzzles made by LGBTQ constructors that’s designed to benefit an LGBTQ charity of your choice. Their set
Rachel Lerman’s fourth-grade class at Watkins Mill Elementary School in Montgomery Village, Maryland, is the October Class of KidsPost. These 25 students love soccer, listen to DJ Marshmello and admire
Dear Carolyn: I live in a small town and am being treated for cancer. I’m an extremely private and sensitive person. I don’t want pity or to have to explain my situation to people when they see the little
Technically, Oktoberfest has come and gone, if we’re talking about exactly when the traditional German festival of Bavarian culture occurs. Still, the celebration has taken on a life of its own around
I mistakenly walked off the D.C. Metro with a stranger’s AirPod. I learned — once again — what a small town this is.
It wasn’t until I got to my desk and began unpacking my backpack that I noticed a lone left ear bud in one of my bag’s side pockets. My heart sunk. The woman! The AirPod! And at the center of it—me, an
Hello, Carolyn: I’m a 16-year-old who works at a coffee shop in a small town. Lately I’ve been working with the same guy a lot, and I’ve started to notice my heartbeat rising before I walk into the door.
Shepard Smith, one of Fox News’s leading anchors and a frequent target of President Trump, abruptly stepped down from the network on Friday, departing with little explanation after 23 years on the air.
If Matt Lauer’s response to a sexual assault accusation had been a wine, instead of just a whine, we’d say it had an acidic bouquet of victim-blaming with a bitter aftertaste of self-pity. I find myself