Photos courtesy of Neechie Greer, Certified Health & Fitness Specialist, for Local Living Misfits col on 12/18.

Training with trainers

Think they push you hard? You should see what they do to themselves.

    Style

    NAPA, CA - NOVEMBER 10: Margaret Keane has her photo taken at her home in Napa, Calif., Monday November 10th 2014. Keane is an artist who is the subject of a Tim Burton movie coming out in December. (Photo by Randi Lynn Beach For The Washington Post)

    ‘Big Eyes’ artist Margaret Keane gets her Hollywood break

    Margaret Keane’s inspiring story comes to the big screen, with Amy Adams playing her

    Magazine

    SILVER SPRING, MD -- SEPTEMBER 12: Martine Rothblatt, CEO of United Therapies and former CEO of SiriusXM, is the highest paid CEO in the country. Rothblatt founded UT after her daughter was diagnosed with a rare lung disease. She is also transgender and married to the same woman for 32 years…. (photo by Andre Chung for The Washington Post) MAGAZINE

    A Washington lawyer unlike any you’ve ever met

    She founded SiriusXM, a religion and a biotech to save her daughter. Now she’s the top-paid female exec.

    Food

    WASHINGTON, DC- DECEMBER 10, 2014:    Dutch Baby With Cinnamon Apple Compote   (Photo by Deb Lindsey for the Washington Post).

    If you make just one pancake . . .

    Nourish: . . . then it ought to be as satisfying as Ellie Krieger’s Dutch baby with a fruit compote.

    Wellness

    SLUG: FD-COOKIES09 DATE: 11-18-2009 NEG#: 210780 PHOTOG: Jonathan Ernst/FTWP LOCATION: Studio  CAPTION: Hazelnut-Chocolate Chip Graham Cracker Cookies for the 2009 holiday cookie feature.  Freelance Photo imported to Merlin on  Mon Nov 23 06:49:01 2009

    Enjoy holiday treats without guilt

    Eating cookies is a way to take in the holiday spirit. Strike a healthful balance so you can enjoy them.

    Weddings & Romance

    Keith and Maya 12/14/14 Date Lab

    Date Lab: Well-worn luggage seeks home

    Two world travelers discover they are both at the nesting stage. And...?

    KidsPost

    WASHINGTON, DC- DECEMBER 11:  Kelly Mullen, age 5 is the winner of the Annual KidsPost wrapping paper contest. Photographed in Washington, D.C. on December 11, 2014.    (Photo by Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)

    Pint-size painter is this year’s gift wrap contest winner

    Five-year-old Kelly Mullen’s nature-themed design reminded judges of a winter garden.

    Advice

    Carolyn Hax: Playing the toddler comparison game

    A mother of a 3-year-old wonders how to fend off her husband’s frequent worries about the child.

    Travel

    A festively decorated Christmas tree standing in a farm's garden is slightly covered in snow near Unterjoch, southern Germany, on December 8, 2014.      AFP PHOTO / DPA / KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND +++ GERMANY OUTKARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND/AFP/Getty Images

    A (very) cool Yule: When .2 inches of the powder won’t do

    A family finds its longed-for white Christmas in New England.

    Travel coverage

    Home & Garden

    Using chard in lasagna instead of noodles.

    Move over kale, chard is the new glamour crop

    Easy to grow and nutritious, this leafy green might be the next big thing.

    Fashion

    American glamour, from Halston to the Kardashians

    It’s an ineffable, impossible to define magic, but three new fashion tomes make an attempt.

    Parenting

    The Nutcracker is so much more than a tradition

    What all those Nutcracker practices and performances mean to us