Take Instant Pot cooking to the next level with a pot-in-pot technique

Using the "pot-in-pot" technique allows you to create multiple components of a dish at the same time.

By Joe YonanMay 22, 2022

Carolyn Hax: Invitation without a plus-one threatens decades of family friendship

A mother "struggles to move on" after her daughter's invitation to a family wedding did not include a plus-one.

By Carolyn HaxMay 22, 2022

Ask Amy: How do I support my trans son and hold on to my church?

Reader supports their son who is trans but worries about their church’s reaction.

By Amy DickinsonMay 22, 2022

Make burger night better with recipes for patties, sauces and more

From buns to toppings and everything in between, these burger recipes will satisfy meat eaters and plant-based diners alike.

By Becky KrystalMay 21, 2022

Inside queer proms, where LGBTQ adults get a high school re-do

Many say these events offer them a safe and inclusive space to be themselves.

By Janay KingsberryMay 21, 2022

Carolyn Hax: Friend’s young adult kids are always tagging along

One friend seeks a diplomatic way to approach another whose kids "always, I mean always," tag along at every social event.

By Carolyn HaxMay 21, 2022

Ask Amy: I’m not in love with my partner but don’t want to break his heart

Reader is in a 20-year relationship with a man but has always been attracted to women and wants to explore that.

By Amy DickinsonMay 21, 2022

Miss Manners: I didn’t wait for everyone to be served before eating

Reader didn’t think they had to wait for everyone to have an appetizer before they started eating.

By Judith Martin,  Nicholas Martin and Jacobina MartinMay 21, 2022

Roger Angell, editor, baseball writer at the New Yorker, dies at 101

As fiction editor, he helped mold the stories of generations of writers. As a sportswriter, he was enshrined in the writers’ wing of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

By Matt SchudelMay 20, 2022

Couples share the abortion decisions that shaped their lives

Four couples told The Washington Post about making that choice — to abort or not — and how it affected them.

By Anne Branigin and Rachel HatzipanagosMay 20, 2022

Meet the man who has eaten a Big Mac a day for 50 years

Big Mac superfan Don Gorske of Fond du Lac, Wis., has missed only a few days in the past half-century.

By Emily HeilMay 20, 2022

The Pentagon congratulates the New York Times for doing its work

The Pentagon's spokesman credited the Times with a punishing series exposing Defense Department missteps. Is there a precedent for such an acknowledgment?

By Erik WempleMay 20, 2022

Make sexy, smoky cocktails with grilled citrus, pineapple and more

For grilled fruit cocktails, try charring lemons, grapefruit and pineapple for richer and smokier juices.

By M. Carrie AllanMay 20, 2022

Track team was suspended for sports bras at practice. They fought back.

A disagreement over sports bras between the Albany High School girls’ track team and the school district’s athletic director sparked a protest, a flurry of suspensions and accusations from the student-athletes of “blatant” discrimination.

By Anne BraniginMay 20, 2022

In Lyon’s network of hidden passageways, footfalls of the past

Books and movies have added to the mystique of the “traboules,” or hidden passageways, that wind through Lyon.

By Lily RadziemskiMay 20, 2022

How to peel and devein shrimp — a visual guide

Peeling and deveining shrimp yourself is simple and can save you money. This video tutorial will show you how.

By Aaron HutchersonMay 20, 2022

Explaining water pillows and three other specialty headrests

Specialty pillows such as water, cervical, buckwheat and wedge help with different sleep problems.

By Angela HauptMay 20, 2022

A rock shattered our windshield in Jordan. It became a trip highlight.

A thrown rock is an unexpected introduction to village culture on a road trip through rural Jordan.

By Steve HendrixMay 20, 2022

New Heights, a longtime favorite, undergoes a delicious reinvention

New Heights reopens with new owners, a new look and some fantastic new dishes.

By Tom SietsemaMay 20, 2022

A generation of LGBTQ advocates hopes the clock isn’t ticking backward

They hoped the long battle for mainstream acceptance was nearing an end. Then came the so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bills and the “groomer” rhetoric.

By Ellen McCarthyMay 20, 2022