At Penn, students can get credit for ‘Wasting Time on the Internet’

Professor Kenneth Goldsmith, who will teach the creative writing class, says he will strictly enforce “a state of distraction” among the students.


    Quinn Bradlee’s eulogy for his father Ben Bradlee [VIDEO]

    Bradlee’s touching tribute brings tears to many.



    America’s war on candy

    It’s sweet. It should be a treat. And it could become a scourge as a nation tries to regulate what its increasingly plump citizens can eat.


    epa04460868 A man sorts shrimp and prawns at the port bordering Myanmar, in Ranong, southern Thailand, 24 October 2014. The Thai fishing industry has been accused of instances of using alleged slave crews and continued over-fishing, moving further away from traditional methods that do not allow a sustainable supply chain of fish, and creating a threat to food security. The southern coastal areas sees many workers from Myanmar employed in the fishing industry.  EPA/BARBARA WALTON

    Shrimp by any other name might not taste as sweet

    Advocacy group Oceana finds widespread mislabeling of the shellfish on menus and in stores.


    Man running in a gym on a treadmill concept for exercising, fitness and healthy lifestyle

    Too sick to go to the gym?

    Learn when to give your body (and the people around you) a break.

    Weddings & Romance

    Leslie and Demetrius

    He likes Jim Carrey, she doesn’t. Can this work?

    Their senses of humor may be different, but they had much in common.


    D.C. United goalkeeper Bill Hamid makes a save against the Vancouver Whitecaps during the second half of an MLS soccer game Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)

    Can D.C. United make a long run in playoffs?

    The team has a terrific goal keeper and two new forwards to help its chances.


    Carolyn Hax: Will they or won’t they explain their will?

    Couple wonder if they should tell relatives about their will’s directive on guardianship of two toddlers.

    Reliable Source

    After the service, raising a glass to Ben Bradlee

    Sally Quinn entertained friends and family of the late Post editor in her Georgetown home.


    IDAHO - AUGUST 2014 - Pungo Canyon offers great rapids and some fishing. Solitude River Trips offers raft and fly fishing trips down the Middle Fork river in Idaho. The Middle Fork Salmon River is a 110 mile long river in Idaho. The river has 100 miles of whitewater, starting at an elevation of 7,000 feet and dropping to 3,000 feet. (Kat Smith)

    In rafts, off the grid on Idaho’s Middle Fork of the Salmon

    In search of wilderness immersion, a father leads a family on a camping-and-rafting trip, with surprising turns.

    Travel coverage

    Home & Garden

    HANDOUT ART: Little Hakurei turnips at left and Purple Top turnips at right.

    Hakurei, a sweet little Japanese import

    The turnip that acts like a radish in salads or a water chestnut in stir-fries.


    Oscar de la Renta’s best quotes through the years

    “Fashion is about dressing according to what’s fashionable. Style is more about being yourself.“


    Is someone mean to your child? Here’s how to fix it

    When parents rush to solve problems by trying to fix other people’s behavior, they set their kids up for a long, frustrating, painful battle.