(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?


    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?


    WASHINGTON, DC- FEBRUARY 25, 2015:  Rustic Chocolate Chip Tea Bread    (Photo by Deb Lindsey for the Washington Post).

    Chocolate chips in the round, but not in a cookie

    Treats | Even the occasional baker can produce this impressive loaf.


    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. ...


    HANDOUT IMAGE - Quarterback Daron Bryden, 12, of Enfield, Connecticut at the All-American game in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. (Craig Bryden)

    A college football prospect? It’s way too soon.

    A Web site that lists players who might be college recruits is profiling two sixth-graders.


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

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

    Reliable Source

    Forget about posing with the president or first lady. For celebs, it’s all about selfies with Sunny and Bo.

    A-listers who’ve visited the White House know they have exclusive access when they have a play date with the top dogs.


    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.



    Missing ink: Are postcards a thing of the past?

    The erstwhile vacation staple is on the decline. But if you want to really connect home, 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.