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Your spring planting schedule

Washington Post gardening columnist Adrian Higgins developed this seed-starting and planting schedule for vegetable gardeners in the Mid-Atlantic.
  • Mar 18, 2021

Brain Hacking: The Mind’s Biology

Doctors are looking beyond the typical symptoms to gain a better understanding of mental health.
  • Feb 19, 2016

Plant your seeds at the perfect time using this gardener-approved guide

This spring, get the most out of your garden with this planting schedule recommended by The Washington Post’s gardening columnist, Adrian Higgins.
  • Feb 10, 2016

Prolapse: When the pelvic floor collapses

Muscles at the base of the pelvis support organs of the lower abdomen. In women, that pelvic floor has three openings, which can lead to a hernia of or more of the organs, should the pelvic muscles atrophy.
  • Dec 22, 2015

Maulings, escapes and deaths: Which small D.C.-area zoos have put people and animals at risk

More than 80 animals have died or suffered serious illness or injury because of neglect or mishandling over the past decade at 10 small zoos in Maryland and Virginia, according to federal inspection reports.
  • Sep 18, 2015

Looking for a geographic thrill? Go where states meet

The convergence of three state borders, or tri-points, offers a chance for out-of-the-way exploring.
  • Sep 17, 2015

Lost leaders of Jamestown

The 1607 site of the first permanent English settlement in North America has given up new secrets and an intriguing mystery as the 400-year-old graves of four “high status” settlers have been found inside the remains of the colony’s church in James Fort.
  • Jul 28, 2015

We crave that sweet taste — but at what cost?

Scientists debate the effects of natural sugars vs. the artificial versions.
  • Mar 2, 2015

White House requests $3.7 billion

To address illegal immigration from Central America, funds would be used for deterrence, enforcement, improved repatriation, public information campaigns and efforts to address the root causes of migration. Unaccompanied children would get better care.
  • Jul 8, 2014