Pregnant woman

Is Washington in the midst of a post-shutdown baby boom?

In area maternity wards, nurses suspect a mini-increase in births has something to do with the fall furlough.


LYNCHBURG, VA - JULY 22: The Anne Spencer House and Garden Museum in Lynchburg, Virginia is the home that the 20th century poet lived in throughout her life, pictured July 22, 2014. Spencer, an african american poet was part of the Harlem Renaissance and would often host intellectual thinkers of the day at her home in Lynchburg.   (Photo by Ryan Stone/For The Washington Post)

Where the Harlem Renaissance blossomed in Virginia

The home and garden of the poet Anne Spencer are lovingly restored to keep the literary connection alive.


WASHINGTON, DC -- JUNE 17: Jim and Doreen prepare to return to the live broadcast after a commercial break. Doreen Gentzler and Jim Vance have been at NBC4.They've been continuously anchoring the 6 pm and 11 pm broadcasts since 1989.…. (photo by Andre Chung for The Washington Post) FOR MAGAZINE

Washington’s anchors

Jim Vance and Doreen Gentzler have co-anchored for 25 years. They’re still leading the pack.


food value

When more means less

Reader response to what constitutes good food value prompts further reflection.


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

A beginner’s journey to the gym

Start slow, and try to find a program you can adhere to on a consistent basis.

Weddings & Romance

Michael and Liza at Woodward table June 22. 2014

A date that ends with a proposal, sort of

He might not be the right guy for her, but she gives the thumbs up for others to date him.


SILVER SPRING - JULY 10: Sophia, 7, left, and Noah Moran, 5, right, scoop out a watermelon to make Melon Salad With Chilies and Mint for KidsPost. Photographed on July 10, 2014. (Photo by Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)

Easy recipe for kids: Melon Salad with Chilies and Mint

Combining melons with the tartness of lime, the cool flavor of mint and the spice of chili pepper.


Carolyn Hax: Gatherings with kids cause a parent’s anxiety

Setting realistic expectations can create a calmer atmosphere and quiet everyone’s nerves.

Reliable Source

Eight weird quotes from The Hill’s ‘Most Beautiful’ list

Awkward nuggets from the profiles of official Washington’s least-ugly people.


SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - APRIL 24: My father, George Kim, stands in front of Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul, South Korea, April 24, 2014. (Theodore Kim/The Washington Post)

A son’s first visit to Korea, his parents’ homeland

Visiting Mom and Dad in their native South Korea, the writer discovers that Dad is actually quite the guide.

Travel coverage

Home & Garden

Beds ready for planting on an organic farm.

The organic-vs.-chemical can of worms

Barbara Damrosch’s case for organic food and a level playing field.


Model Andreja Pejic comes out as trans

Androgynous model Andreja Pejic used to be known as Andrej Pejic. She came out as trans Thursday night.


On Parenting: Meghan Leahy and Amy Joyce take questions about parenting

Meghan Leahy, a parenting coach with Positively Parenting, will join Amy Joyce to talk about parenting children of all ages.