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2 dozen area parks eliminate trash cans, not trash

Trash cans have been removed from more than two dozen parks along the George Washington Memorial Parkway in an effort to force visitors to pick up after themselves. The National Park Service says the move will also better use staff, who no longer have to empty trash cans.

Tuesday - 05/28/2013, 03:10pm EDT

Tags: National Park Service, George Washington Parkway, trash

Foods can be useful for more than just eating

For instance, if you spend Memorial Day weekend getting too much sun, apple cider vinegar can ease the sting of a sunburn.

Wednesday - 05/22/2013, 01:04pm EDT

Tags: food, refrigerator, Memorial Day weekend, memorial day

How to find the perfect summer camp for your kids

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial kickoff to the summer season, with visions of summer camps dancing in the heads of both parents and their kids.

Tuesday - 05/21/2013, 02:45pm EDT

Tags: summer camp, Family Magazine, Brenda Hyde, camp counselor,

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Short naps: Best way to stay ahead of sleep deficits

Sleep deprivation can increase stress and make people overly emotional and less focused. But the best way to stay ahead of sleep deficits may be to take short naps.

Tuesday - 05/21/2013, 07:53am EDT

Tags: sleep, naps, napping, sleep deprivation

Commuter Idle: A 3-hour trek through 4 'states'

He's not a morning person, but family and church keep him waking up at 3 a.m. for the three-hour trip.

Tuesday - 05/21/2013, 05:10am EDT

Tags: commuter idle, commute, traffic, commuter idol, harrington, Nathan Stanford, Rosslyn

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Car drivers more likely to die in crashes with SUVs

Most people chose a car based on its safety rating. But when it comes to crashes with bigger vehicles, size is what matters most.

Wednesday - 05/15/2013, 02:43pm EDT

Tags: SUV, crash,

Tips for attracting Twitter followers

In the first study of its kind, researchers at Georgia Tech University came up with tactics that can bump up your Twitter popularity.

Monday - 05/13/2013, 09:42am EDT

Tags: Twitter,

Loudoun plan examines ways to ease bottlenecks

A Loudoun County study examines how gridlock can be lessen in the area south and west of Dulles International Airport.

Thursday - 05/09/2013, 07:53am EDT

Tags: Dulles International Airport, sprawl & crawl, Loudoun County Parkway, dulles greenway

Virginia Gold Cup debuts self-service betting system (Video)

Forget the fancy hats, elegant horses and Jack Russell Terriers that will be on display this weekend at the 88th Virginia Gold Cup. Parimutuel betting, in which people put their money into a collective pool, is the real star of this year's festivities, the organizers say.

Saturday - 05/04/2013, 06:47pm EDT

Tags: Virginia Gold Cup, Fauquier County, Parimutuel betting, horse racing, alicia lozano, Vicki Bendure, The Plains

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Man beaten in Charles County home invasion

Authorities are searching for suspects they say beat a man and held his girlfriend and child at gunpoint during a home invasion Wednesday morning in Charles County, Md.

Wednesday - 04/24/2013, 10:04am EDT

Tags: home invasion, Charles County Sheriff

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