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A Map of DC Road Closures During the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit

Published on Washingtonian. The full list of DC road closures during the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit is long. With sporadic road closure times, no-parking zones, and Metro skipping some stops, figuring out how to get from point A to point B becomes an ordeal. So we’ve created an interactive map of all…

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These DC Pets Are Loving the Cherry Blossoms Just As Much As Humans Are

Published on Washingtonian. Over the past three weeks, Washingtonian has asked DC Instagrammers to share their cherry blossoms photos with us by using the hashtag#washmagphoto. We’ve received hundreds of photos of cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin, cherry blossom-themed food anddrinks, and of course, posts of your pets enjoying the spring blooms. It’s nice to see…

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Saving Appalachia

A peculiar phenomenon is taking place in rural America. After decades of people leaving their hometowns in search of better pay, safer work and urban conveniences, Millennials are beginning to move back to the mountains to save their communities from seemingly inevitable deterioration. Continue reading.

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9 Ways to Seamlessly Transition Your Wardrobe From Summer to Fall Fashion

Originally published at Washingtonian. Going from summer to fall tends to be tricky. The weather goes back and forth between sweltering hot days and chilly mornings, and your office still feels like a walk-in freezer. Add in the fact that fashion rules are increasingly being broken, and you’re left standing…

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Maryland Parents Crowdfund Search for a Wheelchair-Accessible Home for Their Son

Originally published at Washingtonian. Elizabeth and Dave Hammers’ Montgomery County apartment isn’t wheelchair-accessible. The corners are too tight and the doorways are narrow, which will make it difficult for their 14-year-old son, Jack, to move around freely in the wheelchair he is now confined to. Jack was born with campomelic…

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What Happens If It Rains During DC’s Fourth of July Fireworks?

Originally published at Washingtonian. Fourth of July fireworks on the Fifth of July? It could happen. There’s a 50 percent chance of rain on Saturday, with a thunderstorms and moderate wind possible. High winds, heavy rain, thunder, and lightning (sort of like what we had Tuesday night) could warrant a…

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New Service Will Help DC Millennials Find Dates in Real Life

Originally published at Washingtonian. DC resident Rebecca Yarbrough and her former roommates, Meghan Benton and Liz Eggleston, wanted to offer twentysomethings looking for a connection something besides Tinder—something a lot more personal than a swipe to the left or right. “People are fatigued with the online dating process,” Yarbrough said.…

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What to Wear on a Hot and Humid Rainy Day

Originally published at Washingtonian. In Washington, it’s hard not to break a sweat in the summer. High humidity and hot temperatures make the heat inescapable. Add in summer rain storms, and you become a hot, sweaty mess. To avoid fashion mishaps—sweat-stained blouses, wet feet, and ruined leather handbags—It’s Julien fashion…

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Why You Should Be Running Outside

Two running coaches share how to transition from the treadmill to the great outdoors, and why it’s good for you. Read more at washingtonian.com.

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