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Designer Christie Leu uses paint and a variety of seating to create a comfortable and inviting outdoor living space.

Do your basement walls sweat and do your Lucky Charms go stale? This could help.

Architects, environmentalists and some forward-thinking builders embrace the construction method as the way every home should be built in the future. But modular homes are still a rarity.

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Weight stigma can keep some individuals away from the doctor’s office, resulting in more health problems in the future.

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If you’re polite, prepared and persistent, you just might get satisfaction.

In gardening, whether you’re talking about pest control or fertilization, “organic” generally means natural. The word “organic” refers to “organic matter,” the linchpin of organic gardening and, traditionally at least, all good gardening. “Organic matter” is material derived from what is or was once living.

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Graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallows are the essential ingredients for summertime s’mores, but what about wax, alcohol and pinecones?

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The four connected 19th-century townhouses have hosted chiefs of state, heads of government, presidents-elect and more. Take a peek inside.

For more than 75 years, it’s been the most exclusive bed-and-breakfast in town.

The forest pays the price of globalization.

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In a study, white adolescents slept longer and more deeply than their peers; Asian adolescents slept the least.

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Traditionalists once dismissed Holly Chapple as a “Basement Betty.” But her aesthetic and business model have earned their respect.

This Haitian sculpture has acquired a rust coating but many people like it that way.

HOUSE OF THE WEEK | The elegant home has many of its period features — plus a secret garden.

The Washington Post's home and design writer hosts a live chat every week for readers.

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Five options that marry form and function.

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