The future of candy

Are sweets the next battleground in America’s health war?


    One Direction members, from left, Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson perform on NBC's 'Today' show on Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

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    The future of candy

    Are sweets the next battleground in America’s health war?


    WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 22, 2014:  Cioppino  (Photo by Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post).

    This cioppino’s a good choice for weeknight chow

    Nourish: Follow Ellie Krieger’s lead for a make-ahead Italian classic that can be ready in less than an hour.


    WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 14:  Former NFL player, Cal Snowden walks near the William H.G. Fitzgerald Tennis Center in Rock Creek Park on Tueday October 14, 2014 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Matt McClain/ The Washington Post)

    Retired NFL players team up to lose weight

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    Weddings & Romance

    Leslie and Demetrius

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

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    Local middle schooler Jai Kumar took third place at the Young Scientist Challenge with his 'Ultratitan,' an air filter that uses UV light to keep out pollution.

    D.C. area teens among top three in national science contest

    Chantilly and Silver Spring youths impress with their inventions in Young Scientist Challenge.


    Carolyn Hax: Anger lingers over daughter’s breakup

    Her daughter and grandkids have moved on, but Mom wants to see the ex pay for leaving for another woman.

    Reliable Source

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg confirms she’s a diva

    The Justice performs at Arena Stage.


    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

    husk cherry (<i>Physalis pruinosa</i>, also called ground cherry), is something of a wild child, not a cherry at all but an unimproved tomato relative

    An experiment with husk cherries

    The golden, marble-sized fruits are kin to tomatoes but taste nothing like them.


    Oscar de la Renta’s best quotes through the years

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    In this image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures, Michael Keaton, left, and Edward Norton appear in a scene from 'Birdman.' (AP Photo/Fox Searchlight, Alison Rosa)

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