Back to school, down to business

A growing surge of professionals in fields other than business or finance are turning to adult and continuing education programs to pursue an MBA while still working full time.

Senior Care is Having a Moment

A surge of seniors will soon change U.S. population dynamics. About 10,000 baby boomers will turn 65 every day until about 2030, when seniors are predicted to number about 72 million — about 20 percent of the U.S. population, according to a 2013 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And they’ll all […]

Living High But Not Dry

Stifling heat and humidity drive most D.C. urbanites indoors for the summer, but for some apartment dwellers, relief is up on the roof — where a glistening pool awaits. The best rooftop pools offer inviting waters, scenic cityscape views, a retreat-like atmosphere, a social scene and late-evening hours for hardworking D.C. residents. Erica Kunkel, 27, […]

Cyber Heroes in Training

In its simplest abstraction, the world of cybersecurity is a story of good guys (the cybersecurity experts) versus bad guys (the people who aim to sabotage our networks or steal information). Of course, they’re not always guys. “I was always interested in that balance of giving people access while keeping things secure,” says Brittney Bukartek, […]

Bounty on Your Balcony

Kim Ward often thinks back to her grandparents’ large garden, filled with edibles. “I remember helping in their garden growing up,” says Ward, who would pick and wash vegetables. Ward, 27, a receptionist at a labor union, rents a two-bedroom apartment in Alexandria and dreams of someday cultivating an in-ground garden like her grandparents did. […]