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DC Wine Week toasts its third year, Oct. 12-19

Over a boozy brunch at Belga Café in Capitol Hill, new friends Vanessa French, 38, and Lisa Byrne, 35, bonded over their love of wine and their frustration with its omission from the list of week-long celebrations in D.C. So they made their own.

Friday - 10/11/2013, 07:22am EDT

Tags: DC Wine Week, wine, Rachel Nania, Vanessa French


Run like a mother: Finding community, humor in a serious sport

It's not all about running for Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea. It's about coming together with like-minded women to exercise bodies and emotions.

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 09:07am EDT

Tags: run, running, Run Like a Mother, Another Mother Runner, Rachel Nania, Sarah Bowen Shea, Dimity McDowell


Shake Track & Field: A running club with some flavor

"Order up!" may not be the first words most runners hear after a hard run, but for more than 150 Washingtonians, it's very familiar.

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 08:42am EDT

Tags: Shake Shack, running, run, Pacers, food, Shake Track & Field, running club, Rachel Nania


Dishing on the drama: Behind the scenes of the Food Network

New York Times journalist Allen Salkin got his first taste of Food Network frenzy while covering the South Beach Wine & Food Festival in 2008 -- and he was struck by the attention paid to the network's top chefs. Salkin's new book dives into the world of the Food Network.

Tuesday - 10/08/2013, 09:56am EDT

Tags: Food Network, Allen Salkin, Rachel Nania, From Scratch, book, food

Is climate change affecting your health?

Wind, heat, rain, snow and severe storms have long been blamed for interruptions to the nation's overall infrastructure, but federal and state officials are more carefully studying changing weather patterns as a direct threat to human health.

Wednesday - 10/02/2013, 08:32am EDT

Tags: climate change, weather, extreme weather, CDC, health, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Rachel Nania

Social and mental health integration may help prevent, treat obesity in teens

High school health education classes that focus exclusively on topics of physical activity and nutrition may be a thing of the past. It turns out, integrating cognitive-behavioral components into health curricula makes for happier and healthier teens.

Monday - 09/30/2013, 07:40am EDT

Tags: health, Health education, NIH, Rachel Nania, high school, mental health

Weekend Guide: Celebrating Oktoberfest in D.C., Md., Va.

Those looking to have a "hoppy" time this weekend will find no shortage of options from which to choose. After all, D.C.-area Oktoberfest celebrations are in full swing.

Friday - 09/27/2013, 07:22am EDT

Tags: Oktoberfest, weekend guide, events, Rachel Nania

Petworth named one of the best neighborhoods in the country for old houses

This Old House, a home improvement magazine and television show, named Petworth one of the best neighborhoods in the country for its promising future and collection of beautiful homes.

Thursday - 09/26/2013, 08:28am EDT

Tags: Petworth, This Old House, D.C., housing, houses, Rachel Nania

Hard cider orchards: Virginia's other wine country

There's another beverage that's filling locals' glasses and the need for a homegrown, seasonal taste -- and it's got a crisp, hard edge.

Wednesday - 09/25/2013, 02:00pm EDT

Tags: cider, hard cider, Rachel Nania, beverage industry, wine, orchard, Foggy Ridge Cider, southwest

Touring D.C. step-by-step and bite-by- bite

For tourists and residents, alike, D.C. has an endless list of must-see museums, monuments and historic landmarks. And while double-decker buses, segways and Potomac cruises will take you to the sites, there's another way to experience the nation's capital -- through your taste buds.

Thursday - 09/19/2013, 07:22am EDT

Tags: food tour, tours, DC Metro Food Tours, Washington Walks, Rachel Nania

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