The best way to back up your photos (and everything on your personal computer)

Whether I'm at a barbeque or a bat mitzvah, there's one question I'm asked again and again: "What's the best way to back up my personal files and photos?"

Tuesday - 05/20/2014, 06:33pm EDT

What the heck is wrist wrestling and why will Fairfax County profit from it in 2015?

Way down at the bottom of the long list of events for the World Police and Fire Games — an athletic competition among first responders coming to Fairfax County next summer — is an event called "wrist wrestling."

Tuesday - 05/20/2014, 03:19pm EDT

Top 10 Memorial Day destinations

Tourists visiting Washington for the three-day Memorial Day weekend may spend less than they would have last year, at least for lodging.

Tuesday - 05/20/2014, 11:42am EDT

Southwest to add nonstop Las Vegas service from Dulles

Dallas-based Southwest Airlines, which is doubling the number of its flights at Reagan National Airport, is betting on demand for nonstop flights from Dulles International Airport to Las Vegas.

Monday - 05/19/2014, 12:32pm EDT

5 credit card mistakes that will cost you

Considering that each American credit card holder has an average of 3.7 cards, according to the results of a recent poll, it's safe to say that most people in the U.S.have a general understanding of how credit cards work.

Monday - 05/19/2014, 08:36am EDT

Travel: 9 luxurious, over-the-top hotel amenities

A pet psychic is just the beginning.

Friday - 05/16/2014, 01:59pm EDT

We now know what will replace Buddha Bar in D.C.

The Texas de Brazil churrascaria-style steakhouse will take over the former Buddha Bar space in Mount Vernon Triangle.

Friday - 05/16/2014, 10:43am EDT

My boss is evil (and 10 other career excuses)

Calling the boss evil is often the go-to explanation for career dissatisfaction.

Friday - 05/16/2014, 08:46am EDT

5 ways to build health into your architecture, as seen at GW's new $75 million public health school

You won't find any stairwells tucked away into the dark corners of George Washington University's newest academic building.

Thursday - 05/15/2014, 06:29am EDT

D.C. restaurateur to open another risky business: a bookstore

The tiny margins and horrible hours of the restaurant business must have made Paul Ruppert of Room 11, Petworth Citizen and the forthcoming Crane & Turtle a glutton for punishment.

Wednesday - 05/14/2014, 04:59pm EDT

District Flea may be out, but Union Kitchen is in for Atlantic Plumbing site

News came down Wednesday that District Flea, the Brooklyn-based high-end flea market that launched at the intersection of Ninth Street and Florida Avenue NW last summer, will close up shop and not finish out the season after opening to the public in April.

Wednesday - 05/14/2014, 03:09pm EDT

Matchbox and new Robert Wiedmaier restaurant among those headed to One Loudoun

Looks like Bryan Voltaggio isn't the only D.C.-area restaurateur ready to break into Loudoun County. The Matchbox group of restaurants and Chef Robert Wiedmaier — of Marcel's, Brasserie Beck and Mussel Bar — are also heading to the One Loudoun development in Ashburn, according to the developer, Miller & Smith, Inc.

Tuesday - 05/13/2014, 03:16pm EDT

1776 seeks independence for startups

Monday - 05/12/2014, 03:29pm EDT

Edens goes big at Union Market again, proposing 500-plus residential units and retail

The developer of Union Market has submitted plans to redevelop another part of the 45-acre warehouse district, 1270 Fourth St. NE, with up to 520 residential units and nearly 40,000 square feet of ground floor retail in an 11-story building.

Wednesday - 05/07/2014, 02:58pm EDT

Ted's Bulletin, Old Town Pour House to join Gaithersburg's booming Crown

Westbrook Properties, the firm behind the Crown master-planned community now under construction in Gaithersburg, is packing a massive amount of development into a 182-acre suitcase.

Wednesday - 05/07/2014, 10:10am EDT

Stephen Fuller on regional incomes: 'The area is not getting wealthier'

That big Washington region paycheck helps keep up with the cost of living here. Or does it?

Tuesday - 05/06/2014, 01:29pm EDT

JBG bids to knock down half of the 1300 block of U Street

The JBG Cos. has already made an indelible mark on the U Street corridor, but that mark is about to get much, much bigger.

Tuesday - 05/06/2014, 07:18am EDT

Carluccio's, European restaurant-market concept, coming to Old Town Alexandria

Carluccio's, a United Kingdom-based Italian restaurant, café and gourmet grocery concept, will soon take up residence at the foot of King Street in Old Town Alexandria.

Tuesday - 05/06/2014, 07:00am EDT

Report: Shallal to open restaurant and training center in Anacostia

Andy Shallal to open restaurant and training center in Anacostia.

Monday - 05/05/2014, 10:51am EDT

Travel: 9 of the best hiking trails in the United States

The United States offers some of the most varied and stunningly gorgeous terrains in the world that make the perfect backdrop for a back-to-nature hike, whether you're looking for a one-day jaunt or hoping to make a vacation out of the entire experience.

Monday - 05/05/2014, 07:53am EDT

Thinking about a career change? Here's what to consider

Economists predict that the labor market will improve in 2014 — the unemployment rate will fall while job opportunities rise. In other words, it's time to consider new opportunities and find your dream job.

Friday - 05/02/2014, 08:53am EDT

The best premium-class airfares to Europe this summer

Any traveler looking for a premium-class score across the pond this summer knows, the posted deals aren't that good.

Thursday - 05/01/2014, 03:58pm EDT

Baby boomers aren't so entrepreneurial after all

Pardon me if I'm confused: I thought aging baby boomers like myself represented the next wave of entrepreneurship.

Thursday - 05/01/2014, 01:17pm EDT

Cocktail bar from Ghibellina, Acqua al 2 owner coming to Penn Quarter

Liquor Bar, a cocktail bar from restaurateur Ari Gejdenson, will open at Sixth and F streets NW across from Verizon Center, according to building owner Douglas Development Corp.

Thursday - 05/01/2014, 12:10pm EDT

Mintwood team to open restaurant at CityMarket at O, Voltaggio heads to Loudoun, and more openings

Looks like the Mintwood Place folks are the next D.C.-area restaurateurs to want in on the Shaw neighborhood.

Thursday - 05/01/2014, 07:16am EDT

New whiskey, vodka, gin coming to (and from) D.C.

One Eight Distilling plans a summer opening in a Northeast D.C. warehouse and has brand new bottle designs to show off now.

Wednesday - 04/30/2014, 05:57pm EDT

House flipping cools in Washington, but not the profits

The number of single-family homes in the Washington area flipped by investors last quarter was down 73 percent from a year ago, but the return on investment on those flips was significantly higher.

Wednesday - 04/30/2014, 12:36pm EDT

D.C. reigns as the best destination for millennial talent

Graduation season is nearly upon us. That means a job hunt is next for many, and Washington is the place where they should look. D.C. is the best city for recent college graduates, according to a new analysis of the 50 largest cities in the country by NerdWallet.

Wednesday - 04/30/2014, 10:43am EDT
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