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BOOK REVIEW: 'The Biology of Beating Stress' by Jeanne Ricks

These days, antacids are your most efficient office assistant. Aspirin is your co-worker. Sodium bicarbonate, your best friend. You need "The Biology of Beating Stress" by Jeanne Ricks.

Girls Get Royal Treatment

They didn’t wear glass slippers or ride in golden carriages but dozens of youngsters received spa treatments befitting a princess during a gathering at a local salon.

Salamander Resort Celebrates Anniversary

When it comes to luxury resorts and spas, one of the newest kids on the block has already aced the competition.

Home Transformed into Art Lovers Treasure Trove

A homeowner in Northwest D.C. decided to do something unique, combining conventional design with an eclectic array of fine art adorning every nook and cranny in order to transform her abode into a veritable gallery.

Gray Dedicates New Chuck Brown Memorial Park

Celebrating what would have been Chuck Brown's 78th birthday, Mayor Vincent C. Gray Friday posthumously honored the life and legacy of the go-go legend at the new Chuck Brown Memorial Park at Langdon Park in Northeast.

African Diaspora Film Festival Opens

This year's African Diaspora Film Festival promises to have a strong Afro-Latino flavor, adding a new twist to the longest running event of its kind.

BOOK REVIEW: 'No Saints around Here: A Caregiver's Days' by Susan Allen Toth

Pick up "No Saints around Here" and you'll notice something: holding it in your hands is like grasping a half-pound of pure ache.

A Passion for Fashion: Anacostia Designer Jarmal Harris Stitches Together a Successful Career

Creativity, ingenuity and a desire to help others are the foundations on which D.C. fashion designer Jarmal Harris has built his career.

FLO Brands to Host D.C. Cultural Festival

On Sept. 1, FLO Brands, LLC, parent brand of USA Today Top 10 Celebrity wine FLO will host FLOFest – an end to summer festival event at newly developed Gateway DC St. Elizabeth’s East property featuring expert selected wines from ...

D.C. Filmmaker a Quarterfinalist in Prestigious Screenwriting Contest

Shuaib Mitchell, an award-winning producer, director and screenwriter from D.C., has been selected as a quarterfinalist in the 2014 Scriptapalooza screenwriting contest for his feature-length screenplay "A Rose By Any Other Name," Nubia Filmworks announced Wednesday.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Monster's Chef' by Jervey Tervalon

Even though there's some mild hair-raising here, this book isn't exactly a thriller and it's not a mystery. Author Jervey Tervalon's novel actually seems jumbled, in fact, although it's strangely addictive.

Farafina Kan Storms into its 10th Year

For Nana Efua Badu Osundara, Farafina Kan has been a godsend.

Robin Williams, 63, Found Dead in Calif. Home

Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead Monday morning inside his California home, according to multiple news outlets.

Robyn LaJoya Charles Named Spokeswoman for Women's Radio Network

Robyn LaJoya Charles, daughter of legendary singer and songwriter Ray Charles, has been named spokeswoman for the Women's Radio Network (WRNW1), a global community for women professionals and entrepreneurs.

BOOK REVIEW: 'Good Morning, Mr. Mandela' by Zelda la Grange

For most of her life, author Zelda la Grange held beliefs that everyone around her shared. In the new book "Good Morning, Mr. Mandela," she explains how those tenets changed, and who led her there.