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The turkey is not to blame for Thanksgiving ‘food comas’

The real nap-inducers are side dishes: Sweet potato casserole, stuffing and double-crust apple pie.


    Why do TV shows come up with ridiculous fake names for Google and Facebook?

    Really, “FriendFace“? “Searchsies“?


    WASHINGTON, DC-July 25: An Bananas Foster ice cream torte is served at a home dinner catered by Federal City catering. The dinner was at the home of The Washington Post food critic, Tom Sietsema in Washington, DC. (Photo by Scott Suchman/For the Washington Post)

    Why get a party catered? To enjoy yourself, of course.

    A good caterer lets a host enjoy his or her own dinner party. But such an extravagance doesn’t come cheaply.


    Gastronomer Roast Chicken and Potatoes: small bird, big flavor.

    Thanksgiving FAQs: What if I procrastinated?

    So you haven’t done any planning or cooking. There’s hope for you yet.


    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 that don’t give offense

    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.


    WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 13: U.S. Botanic Garden's train display is crafted entirely from plant material, on November, 13, 2014 in Washington, DC. Pictured, one of the electric trains makes its' way around the tracks. (Photo by Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post)

    Botanic Garden travels in time for annual holiday display

    Buildings made of plant material and model trains are part of re-creation of an expedition from the 1800s.


    Carolyn Hax: Fed up with mother-in-law’s weight attacks

    She has endured criticism and unsolicited advice for 20 years, and now she has had enough.

    Reliable Source

    ‘Funniest celeb in Washington’ contest downplays charity angle

    The annual event is focused on helping VIPs live their standup-comedy dreams.


    HANDOUT IMAGE - The tasting room of Van Ryn's distillary in Vlottenburg, Cape Town South Africa. Van Ryn's distillery and brandy cellar began in 1845 when the Van Ryn family arrived from Holland.

    In Cape Town, forget the wine and go for brandy instead

    Skip the wine tours for the Western Cape Brandy Route to sip one of South Africa’s most popular liquors.

    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.


    Can cheap clothing generate fair wages? H&M believes it can.

    The retailer’s CEO is recognized for work on wages and sustainability.


    A Vector Illustration Of A Girl Running And Crying

    How and when to set boundaries for children

    Boundary setting can be clear and easy. Here are some ground rules to consider.