On YouTube, unboxing your Birkin can bring joy to many

A phenomenon poses an existential question: If a luxury bag is unwrapped in private, does its value decrease?


    90-DAY Fiancé: Chelsea and Yamir in front of the Managua cityscape. Credit: TLC

    For recently engaged couples, 90 days to show what love’s got to do with it

    TV REVIEW | Premarital test-drives by Americans and foreigners make for genuine reality viewing on TLC’s “90 Day Fiance.”



    How did an unarmed mother’s U-turn lead to her death?

    The killing of Miriam Carey on Capitol Hill, with her baby in the car, still presents questions with few answers


    Buttermilk from Coulter Farms.

    Coulter Farms now selling its own buttermilk

    This is the real deal: the leftover liquid from churning butter, not cultured milk.


    The new Fitbit Charge ($130) doesn’t just count steps, stairs climbed and active minutes, but also monitors sleep, works as a watch and displays caller ID when your phone is nearby.

    Fitness gifts: Know your audience

    How to make sure that what you’re giving doesn’t cause someone to take offense.

    Weddings & Romance

    Regina and Chris

    Date Lab: For these two Nats fans, hope springs eternal

    Their favorite team may have collapsed, but their date didn’t follow suit.


A young dancer warms up prior to competing at the Feis Culkin 2014 traditional Irish dance competition November 2, 2014 in Boyds, MD.  
(Photo by Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)

    Irish dancers are on their toes at local competition

    Hundreds of kids compete in Maryland for chance to travel to national competition in Florida.


    Carolyn Hax: Cheating wife wants to stay friends after the divorce

    He wants to keep his distance, but he’s worried about coming off as the bad guy by rejecting her overtures.

    Reliable Source

    Thanksgiving Talking Points 2014: How to sound like a D.C. insider

    It’s the Reliable Source’s ninth annual guide to dazzling friends and family with your Beltway prowess.


    MAGALLANES, CHILE - The Torres del Paine National Park. Lago Pehoe, in the Magallanes Region, landscape at dawn. (Jay Goodrich/TandemStock.com)

    Seeking refuge in the wild of Chilean Patagonia

    In Torres del Paine National Park, wind gusts and snow lashes my face — but this is when I find peace.

    Travel coverage

    Home & Garden

    A potato hoe, also called a potato hook, is great for removing rocks. This hand version is sold by Johnny’s Selected Seeds as a “hand tiller”.

    Dealing with stones in the garden

    They can actually be a good thing.


    Chanel, Hermes and Louis Vuitton are ready for their close-ups on unboxing videos

    Designer handbag purchases are transformed into performance art.


    In this photo provided by TimetoPlayMag.com, Toy demonstrators Lyndzee, and Coco, right, play the “Classic Battleship Movie Edition Game” from Hasbro at the “Time To Play Spring Showcase” in New York, Wednesday, April 25, 2012. TimetoPlayMag.com named the game to its Spring 2012 Most Wanted list. ( AP Photo/TimetoPlayMag.com, Ray Stubblebine)

    “Mama, why can’t girls play baseball?“

    I didn’t want him to know that there is a thing called sexism, and that life can be hard for women in ways that it isn’t for men.