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School refusal: More than simply skipping class

Studies show children who refuse to attend school are more likely to be treated for depression as adults.

Tags: school refuser , depression , social anxiety

Tuesday - 09/21/2010, 12:02pm EDT

Looking for a job? Check out these resume tips

A Career Builder survey found 38 percent of managers saying, on average, they spent less than a minute reading each resume, and 18 percent spent fewer than 30 seconds.

Tags: Career Builder , resume , job applicants ,

Wednesday - 09/15/2010, 02:20pm EDT

Computer use, kids' test scores linked

Messaging, Web-surfing and online homework reinforce reading, communication and problem-solving skills. That is the conclusion of a six-year-long study that appears in the journal "Child Development."

Tags: computers , University of Maryland , Sandra Hofferth , Internet ,

Wednesday - 09/15/2010, 10:26am EDT

Would pay-to-drive solve congestion problems?

The idea creating 1,650 miles of "variably priced" lanes on Capital Beltway, Interstates 270, 66 and 95, Route 50, the George Washington Parkway and others, is being floated as a "what-if" scenario by area transportation officials.

Tags: National Capital Region Transportation Planning Bo , Chris Zimmerman , Capital Beltway , George Washington Parkway , I-270 , I-66 , Route 50 , I-95 ,

Monday - 09/13/2010, 09:20am EDT

Tea company finds D.C. to be very honest

A local tea company says D.C. is a lot more honest than people might think. Bethesda-based Honest Tea recently set up kiosks in seven major cities across the country where people could pay $1 for a bottle of iced tea based on the honor system.

Tags: Honest Tea , Bethesda , honesty ,

Wednesday - 08/25/2010, 03:44pm EDT

Preservation group backs Gettysburg casino

Proponents of a project to convert Gettysburg's Eisenhower Conference Center into a gambling casino received new support from a surprising corner -- the Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association.

Tags: Civil War , Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association , Gettysburg , Mason Dixon Resort & Casino , No Casino Gettysburg , American Legion ,

Tuesday - 08/17/2010, 09:24am EDT

New green windows can open the door to savings

Despite the high installation cost, new windows can lower your carbon footprint and even earn you a substantial tax credit.

Tags: energy efficiency , air conditioning , Windows , Energy Star , Washington Consumers' Checkbook , Robert Krughoff , carbon footprint , bills

Wednesday - 08/11/2010, 03:35pm EDT

Storms knock out power in Md. and Va.

Crews are working to restore electricity across the WTOP listening area.

Tags: Pepco , Dominion Virginia , BGE ,

Monday - 07/19/2010, 07:15am EDT

For some workers, every day is a scorcher

Bakery workers and mechanics sweat it out every day.

Tags: HEAT , Heat wave , Germantown

Wednesday - 07/07/2010, 08:53am EDT

Inspections turn up bugs, rodents at airline caterers

Inspectors found roaches, flies and mice at some of the catering facilities that provide the food the airlines serve.

Tags: airlines , airline food , Food and Drug Administration , Roy Costa , Colleen Kelleher

Monday - 06/28/2010, 08:36am EDT
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