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All in the chemistry: Science says pizza is delicious

Pizza is the world's most popular food for a reason: It's delicious. And that statement isn't an opinion; it's science.

Friday - 11/07/2014, 02:46am EST

Tags: pizza, chemistry, Rachel Nania, Matt Hartings, American Chemical Society

Train your brain to prefer healthy food over junk

Imagine a world where people preferred carrots over candy bars and figs over French fries. According to researchers, that world is within reach -- as long as you take the time to train your brain.

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 10:32am EST

Tags: brain, food, Health, Rachel Nania, weight loss, Susan Roberts

From silly to sinister: The clown's image gets creepy

It's no laughing matter. Modern clowns are rarely perceived as innocent and silly. These days, they're terrifying. Why? (Photos)

Friday - 10/31/2014, 09:29am EDT

Tags: Rachel Nania, clowns

When spirits talk: Receiving messages from beyond

Inside an old shop in Frederick, Maryland, a medium delivers messages from the dead. WTOP's Rachel Nania shares her experience in a "spirit circle."

Thursday - 10/30/2014, 07:06am EDT

Tags: Rachel Nania, Terri Rodabaugh, spirits, The Owl Nest, spirit circle

Tablets at the table? Technology's on the dinner menu

The 'well-behaved kids' in restaurants are often pacified with an iPad. Has the age of technology transformed the dining experience?

Wednesday - 10/29/2014, 08:43am EDT

Tags: parenting, technology, Rachel Nania, Leticia Barr

How does your food score? App ranks grocery favorites

How does one go about choosing the healthiest products at the grocery store? A new database can help.

Tuesday - 10/28/2014, 12:25pm EDT

Tags: Environmental Working Group, Food Scores, grocery store, food, Rachel Nania

'It's everybody' -- 2 families struggle with addiction

"Everybody and anybody" is the new face of heroin, and when that face is your child, confronting the realities of drug abuse is much scarier. Two moms share their stories.

Thursday - 10/16/2014, 06:44am EDT

Tags: addiction, drugs, Rachel Nania, Trish Glowacki, heroin, prescription drug abuse

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D.C.'s homegrown chef to compete on 'Top Chef'

A number of D.C. chefs have competed on Bravo's hit show 'Top Chef,'and this season is no different. This chef has worked in a local kitchen since he was little.

Wednesday - 10/15/2014, 11:56am EDT

Tags: Rachel Nania, George Pagonis, Top Chef, Kapnos, Kapnos Taverna

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D.C. 'masters' wine knowledge; sommelier field grows

It's a title that belongs to only 219 people around the world, but a growing number are representing D.C., placing Washington on a more prominent spot on the world's culinary map.

Friday - 10/10/2014, 02:58am EDT

Tags: wine, sommelier, master sommelier, Rachel Nania, D.C.

Why you need to book holiday travel now

It's only natural to feel rushed when talking about the need to book holiday travel, but now is the best time.

Thursday - 10/09/2014, 02:26am EDT

Tags: travel, holiday, Rachel Nania, Ross Kenneth Urken

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