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Celebrate the holidays by candlelight

Celebrate the holidays by candlelight

Rheostats have nothing on candles. Dimming the lights boosts the ambience when you’re trying to dial down a bright interior at night. But candlelight interjects another dimension. It’s romantic. Dramatic. Even magical. It lends a familiar, [...]

The most modern corner in Alexandria

The most modern corner in Alexandria

It’s not easy to find examples of modernist architecture in Alexandria, but longtime residents Don and Lynne Komai set about changing that when they decided to buy an oddly shaped parcel of land on Rosecrest Avenue. [...]

Has preservation impeded progress?

Has preservation impeded progress?

When Bradley King tore down the aged chain-link fence in front of his Earl Street row house last spring, he thought he was removing blight, but city staff saw King’s action as destroying a piece of [...]

Pet Matters: Digging a hole for retractable leashes

The retractable leash is the bane of my existence. [...]

Medical acupuncture: a valid healing art

Acupuncture is among the oldest healing practices in the world, but is far from obsolete. [...]

Blurring the line between the dog’s dinner and my own

 I recently upgraded my dogs canned food to a holistic, organic brand. My finicky Titan and I were impressed when simply opening the can made us both salivate. [...]

Slimming down your fat cat or round hound

About 40 percent of household pets are overweight and half of those are considered obese, according to The Association for Pet Obesity Prevention. According to me, its a disgrace!
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MSNBC correspondent stresses good nutrition for young children

MSNBC correspondent stresses good nutrition for young children

Childhood obesity starts in infancy and it's up to parents to instill nutritious habits early on that's the message Norah O'Donnell delivered at INOVA Alexandria Hospital's Women's Health Expo Saturday. [...]

Wooden kitchen countertops coming back

Don't knock wood as a durable and functional kitchen countertop option. While wood might seem problematic in terms of water and stain resistance, it has a long tradition of being used as a countertop in Europe [...]

Home of the Week: An Old Town steal

Renters can revel in the elegant atmosphere of a 190-year-old Old Town federalist-style townhouse at a fraction of its projected price tag. [...]