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Language barriers

We leave a trail of linguistic fingerprints, but as potential evidence to a crime, is it reliable?


    WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 26: Adam Eidinger plants cannabis seeds at the DCMJ headquarters, which is a private residence, in Washington, D.C., February 26, 2015. (Photo by Astrid Riecken For The Washington Post)

    How easy is it to go grow your own pot?

    The District’s marijuana initiative offers many pitfalls for the cannabis connoisseur; the hardest part may be growing the stuff.


    STEVENSVILLE, MD - JULY, 7: Reproduction writing samples from the UNABOMBER, the DC Sniper, and the Jonbenet Ramsey murder, all cases worked on by forensic linguist Jim Fitzgerald. 2014. (Photo by Mike Morgan/For The Washington Post)

    Language barriers

    We leave a trail of linguistic fingerprints, but as potential evidence to a crime, is it reliable?


Grilled Satsumas With Gorgonzola and Smoked Olive Oil photographed in Washington, DC. Tableware from Crate and Barrel. Photo by Deb Lindsey/For The Washington Post)

    Dessert under attack! How to keep the last course from disappearing.

    Weekend Kitchen | What you bring to the table doesn’t have to be laden with sugar and its evil twins.


    After a heart attack, well-managed exercise is key to rehabilitation

    Experts say assess your health status, start slow, keep going — and, if you can, work out with friends.

    Weddings & Romance

    Yo'av and Lily

    When our first pick can’t make the date, she suggests a friend

    They’ve both spent time in Israel. They both are shy and ambitious. ...


    German Shepard Elsa (L), Lark (C) and Gabriela, both Labrador Retrievers, pose as the American Kennel Club announces their list of the Top Breeds of 2014 at a news conference February 26, 2015 in New York. The Labrador Retriever tops the list of 2014 Most Popular Dogs in the US.  AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERTDON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images

    Which pup is preferred? Labrador is most popular, kennel club reports

    Breed stays atop the field, but bulldog climbs in rankings, hitting number 4 for first time.


    Carolyn Hax: You can share love with grown child despite differences

    If you look, you can find things to respect despite rift in values.


    Oscars 2015: Why a dress is not always just a dress

    Fashion is so integral to the Oscars that the choices don’t just speak to the message the actors want to send. They also speak to the state of the fashion industry itself.



    Are postcards a thing of the past?

    The vacation staple is on the decline. But if you want to really touch a friend, a digital upload won’t do.

    Travel coverage

    Home & Garden

    The new main building of Southern Exposure Seed Exchange in Mineral, Va., where annual seed sales are in full swing.

    Visiting a Virginia cooperative that nurtures seeds and gardeners

    For the Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, the seed business hits high gear as spring approaches.


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

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