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From documentaries to jazz bands, D.C. arts center fosters talent, passion in low-income youth

From almost dropping out, to making and screening a documentary at prestigious film festivals: Students at a local arts center discover creativity and themselves.

Monday - 07/28/2014, 06:42am EDT

Tags: Sitar Arts Center, Precious Lambert, Alejandro Marquez, Rachel Nania, arts education

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Local farmers turn to crowd-sourced loans to increase infrastructure, production

In 2012, 75 percent of the nation's 2.1 million farms sold less than $50,000 in agricultural products, but the cost to maintain a farm continues to increase. Local farmers turn to crowdsourcing.

Friday - 07/25/2014, 10:08am EDT

Tags: Kiva Zip, FRESHFARM Markets, farming, farmer, Love Dove Farm, Endless Summer Harvest, Rachel Nania

Girl Scout Barbie sparks debate on role models, commercialization

There's a new Barbie on the shelves -- one that is causing quite the debate. Should Barbie be a Girl Scout? One expert says the issue is much deeper.

Thursday - 07/24/2014, 09:07am EDT

Tags: Girl Scouts, Barbie, Rachel Nania, Leslie Morgan Steiner

D.C. rides wave of the future: Sea containers as homes

Could you live in a shipping container? More architects and developers are repurposing sea containers into homes. But don't worry; it's not as small as it sounds.

Wednesday - 07/23/2014, 10:35am EDT

Tags: shipping containers, sea containers, Travis Price, apartments, D.C., development, real estate, Rachel Nania, Brookland

Study: Organic foods are more nutritious, taste better

Shelling out a few extra dollars for organic foods could pay off in the long run when it comes to your health, a new study finds.

Monday - 07/21/2014, 05:37am EDT

Tags: organic, health, British Journal of Nutrition, Mary Beth Albright, Rachel Nania

How to stage a house to sell (Photos)

Staging a home can make it or break it when it comes to selling a property. A local stager offers tips and advice to get your house off the market.

Thursday - 07/17/2014, 06:30am EDT

Tags: real estate, Staging, Stage a home, Tiffany Parker, Rachel Nania

Not in Italy: Some of the best limoncello is being made in W. Va.

A historical plantation, once one of the largest bootlegging operations, makes an award-winning limoncello that rivals Italy's best.

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 03:38am EDT

Tags: Bloomery SweetShine, moonshine, limoncello, Rachel Nania, liqueur

Everything you need to know about biking in D.C.

The number of cyclists is growing in a town known for its traffic. And while this trend is great for the health of environment and the health of District residents, it has caused some tension between motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.

Monday - 07/14/2014, 01:29am EDT

Tags: biking, D.C., bikes, Rachel Nania

The daiquiri: Steeped in D.C. history, not red dye

A frozen, red, sugary drink with an umbrella? That's not a daiquiri. Uncovering the myths and the history of summer's darling drink.

Friday - 07/11/2014, 06:38am EDT

Tags: Derek Brown, daiquiri, cocktail, drink, Rachel Nania

The struggles of a bicultural marriage

A surfer girl from Southern California meets and marries a Muslim man from a small fishing village in Libya. From raising kids, to understanding religions, author Krista Bremer discusses the joys and struggles of a bicultural marriage.

Thursday - 07/10/2014, 06:39am EDT

Tags: Rachel Nania, Krista Bremer, My Accidental Jihad, bicultural marriage

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