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'How was school today?' There's a better way to ask

Getting a child to talk about school can be like pulling teeth. And when you ask questions like "How was school today?" often the answer is just "fine" or "OK." Is that the answer you were hoping for?

Monday - 11/11/2013, 06:11am EST

Tags: National Center for Learning Disabilities, 13 Better Questions,

Healthy lifestyles can go horribly wrong

You're exercising, drinking lots of water and adopting other practices considered healthy. So why do you feel so bad?

Monday - 11/04/2013, 07:16am EST

Tags: healthy side effects,

Poll: Married people more likely to spend more

A new Gallup poll shows married couples are more likely to spend more money.

Monday - 11/04/2013, 05:04am EST

Tags: marriage, economy, Gallup


9 things your boss doesn't want to hear

Saying the wrong thing to your boss can do major career damage.

Wednesday - 10/30/2013, 05:21am EDT

Tags: career, monster, jobs,

Drivers paying more to take the Dulles Toll Road

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, which operates the toll road, is on track to collect $125 million in tolls by the year's end, a 24 percent increase over 2012.

Tuesday - 10/22/2013, 05:25am EDT

Tags: dulles toll road, tolls, Silver Line, mwaa,

What makes a good boss?: Survey examines keys of effective managers

Oct. 16 is Boss's Day -- a day to show appreciation to the ones in charge.

Wednesday - 10/16/2013, 05:02am EDT

Tags: boss, employment

Computer programs help find the right new hire

Machines are starting to determine who's right for the job. And, what's more, they're even predicting who will be the star employee.

Monday - 10/14/2013, 04:29am EDT

Tags: bloomberg, jobs, careers, computers

Twitter makes profits, but not just for itself

Twitter is making millions selling information about what's being tweeted about.

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 08:53am EDT

Tags: wall street journal, Twitter,

Controversial project helps Army predict suicide

The Army has long looked for a way to prevent suicide in the military, and now, it might have a solution.

Sunday - 10/06/2013, 10:00am EDT

Tags: Army, National Institute of Mental Health, suicide prevention,


Streetcar revisited for Arlington's Columbia Pike corridor

Arlington County will be getting a costly reexamination of the need for a streetcar, and it will be paying consultant HR&A Advisors nearly $100,000 to determine the need.

Sunday - 09/22/2013, 09:31am EDT

Tags: Arlington County, streetcar, Columbia Pike corridor, Peter Rousselot, Arlingtonians for Sensible Transit, Marsha Allgeier, Barbara Donnellan

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