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'Dataclysm': What online data says about human nature

The posts you "like" on Facebook do more than show support for a friend's new baby or express your obsession with a video of cute kittens. Your "likes" help scientists understand human behavior.

Wednesday - 09/10/2014, 10:49am EDT

Tags: Dataclysm, facebook, Twitter, Christian Rudder, okcupid, Rachel Nania

To buy, or not to buy? When buying is cheaper than renting

With more than one-third of renters spending more than 30 percent of their incomes on rent, alone, when does it become cheaper to buy, especially in a market experiencing above-normal rates of home value growth?

Tuesday - 09/09/2014, 04:58am EDT

Tags: TheStreet.com, buying, renting, real estate, Ross Kenneth Urken, Rachel Nania

Helicopter parents reach college; expert offers tips

Helicopter parenting is more of an issue than ever on college campuses. An expert offers tips on how to back off before kids are off on their own.

Friday - 09/05/2014, 07:32am EDT

Tags: Leslie Morgan Steiner, college, helicopter parenting, parenting, Rachel Nania

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Georgetown's evolution: Why some of the neighborhood's most iconic institutions are no longer

From music venues in the '70s to clubs in the '80s and restaurants in the '90s, many places in Georgetown no longer exist. Why?

Thursday - 09/04/2014, 11:31am EDT

Tags: Georgetown, Rachel Nania, Georgetown Metropolitan, Topher Mathews, John Asadoorian, D.C.

Listing your house or apartment on Airbnb? Know the rules

For the under-30 crowd, traveling via the shared economy is the norm, and renting out your apartment is a money-maker. But before you do, know the rules.

Wednesday - 09/03/2014, 07:52am EDT

Tags: Airbnb, sharing economy, regulations, Rachel Nania, Laura Powell

Could tiny robots be the answer to the decline in honeybees?

Researchers at Harvard University have developed robotic bees, called RoboBees, which one day could pollinate a field of crops.

Monday - 09/01/2014, 02:02am EDT

Tags: bees, honeybees, Robobees, Rachel Nania, Mary Beth Albright

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Local chefs preserve summer memories with smoke

Labor Day marks the end of summer, but several local chefs are preserving the flavors of the season by taking diners' minds off premature pumpkin-spice lattes and keeping them on summer beach bonfires.

Thursday - 08/28/2014, 02:21am EDT

Tags: Rachel Nania, smoking, smoked foods, summer, restaurants

Allergy and asthma sufferers seek relief at Md.'s first salt cave

Nutritionists may encourage limited amounts of salt, but some allergy sufferers can't get enough of it at a local salt cave.

Tuesday - 08/26/2014, 02:43pm EDT

Tags: Bethesda Salt Cave, salt therapy, Rachel Nania, allergies, asthma, Janine Narayadu

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Creative, healthy and quick back-to-school breakfast, lunch and snack recipes

It's back to school for many students in the D.C. area -- and back to busy schedules for many families. A chef has creative, kid-friendly recipes the whole family will enjoy.

Monday - 08/25/2014, 02:20am EDT

Tags: back to school, food, kid-friendly, recipes, Rachel Nania

New research shows promise in preventing common superbug infections

The CDC calls the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria "one of our most serious health threats." But researchers may have a way to stop some hospital superbugs.

Thursday - 08/21/2014, 11:12am EDT

Tags: superbug, antibiotic resistance, bacteria, Garry Laverty, Rachel Nania

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