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Chicken pox poses greater risk to adults

Chicken pox is considered a childhood disease but adults can contract the virus and health experts recommend that adults who managed to escape the itchy condition as a child be vaccinated to guard against the illness.

Wednesday - 01/30/2013, 01:43pm EST

Tags: vaccine, chicken pox, CDC, Barbara Walters,

Hot new home technologies plug in to your lifestyle (VIDEO)

Humans have yet to be "beamed" from room-to-room, but newly built homes are adapting the latest technology and embracing society's love for gadgets.

Tuesday - 01/29/2013, 05:04am EST

Tags: Home, gadgets, the International Builder’s Show, Leviton, General Electric

Move over, stainless steel, a new "it" metal is in town

Stainless steel has been one of the premier finishes in kitchen appliances, such as refrigerators, stoves and microwaves for a couple of decades.

Friday - 01/25/2013, 05:31am EST

Tags: stainless steel, slate

Debate on rear-view car cameras lingers

Cars have many more safety features today, like air bags and air pressure monitors, but the push continues to install rear-view mirror cameras to help minimize the dangerous blind spot.

Thursday - 01/24/2013, 06:56am EST

Tags: rear-view camera, blindspot, cars, traffic accidents

Business boot camp helps veterans translate skills to boardroom

A 15-day boot camp for veterans helps them retool their skills to the business world.

Tuesday - 01/22/2013, 10:03am EST

Tags: veterans, employment, Fullbridge Program, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

Are hand sanitizers worth your money?

Hand sanitizer sales totaled millions of dollars last year but do they actually ward off the flu?

Thursday - 01/17/2013, 07:44am EST

Tags: flu, hand washing, Anthony Fauci, hand sanitizer

Thieves cash in on laundry detergent trade

Local police say Tide, an expensive brand of laundry detergent, is being sold on the black market and traded for drugs.

Tuesday - 01/15/2013, 05:24am EST

Tags: Tide, Aubrey Thompson, Prince Georges County Police, theft, laundry detergent,


One-third of workers hope the new year brings a new job

A new survey finds many employees saying they will look for a new job sometime this year.

Saturday - 01/05/2013, 08:58am EST

Tags: job search, careers,

Buy now, pay later-style credit cards can cost you

Many stores carry deferred-interest credit cards but customers should carefully read the fine print or they could be paying big interest rates.

Friday - 12/28/2012, 07:22am EST

Tags: credit cards, personal finances, WTOP Saves You Money

Christmas offers lots of dinner options

Stuck on what to serve for your Christmas meal? There's no one right answer.

Friday - 12/21/2012, 04:12am EST

Tags: Christmas, food, cooking

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