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Hitting the snooze button does more harm than good

While it's tempting to hit the snooze button when the alarm clock goes off in the morning, you should resist. There's a scientific reason.

Sunday - 03/24/2013, 10:11pm EDT

Tags: snooze, veronica robinson, ASAP Science, Lifehacker

When to get the best vacation travel deals

With the start of spring, travelers may be planning their summer getaways. Find out when to get the best prices on flights.

Wednesday - 03/20/2013, 06:14am EDT

Tags: veronica robinson, wtop saves you money, travel, airfare, vacation

Pomegranates possess many positive health benefits

The answer to improving health -- from slowing the aging process to stopping the spread of cancer -- may lie in a fruit.

Tuesday - 03/19/2013, 04:15am EDT

Tags: veronica robinson, pomegranate, antioxidant

Antibiotics second choice for childhood earaches, academy says

A child in pain with an earache is a pain for a parent as well and most are ready and willing to give them antibiotics. But a new study indicates it could be a bad idea.

Wednesday - 02/27/2013, 07:33am EST

Tags: veronica robinson, ear infections, parenting, earache, antibiotics

Deet proves less effective in warding off mosquitos

After several days of cold and rainy weather, chances are, you're dreaming of summer. But even warm, sunny weather has its downsides. For example, mosquito bites.

Sunday - 02/24/2013, 07:18am EST

Tags: mosquitos, DEET, veronica robinson

A social network for babysitters and parents

Need a babysitter on short notice? There's a new social network for parents and babysitters that may do the trick.

Saturday - 02/23/2013, 07:26am EST

Tags: UrbanSitter, veronica robinson, Georgetown Patch, babysitter

Prince George's still paying for Jack Johnson's housing scandal

Former Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson is in prison but his corruption conviction continues to cost taxpayers. The U.S. Housing and Urban Development wants Prince George's County to pay back $1 million that was misspent.

Wednesday - 02/20/2013, 04:36am EST

Tags: Jack Johnson, HUD, Temple Hills, veronica robinson, Kairos Development

More women participate in shooting sports

The National Sporting Goods Association says in the last decade the number of women who participated in shooting sports increased to more than 5 million, up 51.5 percent from 2001 to 2011.

Wednesday - 02/13/2013, 04:27am EST

Tags: veronica robinson, guns, gun ownership, New York Times, women gun owners

Cruise lines start catering to the Barbie demographic (VIDEO)

As the demographics change, the cruising industry changed its itineraries and amenities. Some cruises target children as young as 4.

Tuesday - 02/12/2013, 08:03am EST

Tags: Barbie, Royal Caribbean, veronica robinson, travel, cruises

Beloved kids' toy goes gluten-free

When "gluten-free" is brought into a conversation it's usually in reference to cupcakes or special menus at restaurants, but now it's hitting children's toy chests.

Monday - 02/11/2013, 08:19am EST

Tags: gluten free, veronica robinson, play-doh, gluten

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