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Ever wonder how to properly introduce someone at a business function or social event? Introductions create memorable first impressions. Demonstrating this simple skill not only puts others at ease in a friendly and considerate manner, it puts your … more
Marbled paper coverings for fancy books and journals have been around for centuries. The paper features colors swirling around each other unevenly to make a unique pattern. But it's not just paper that can be turned into something beautiful through … more
WASHINGTON — Old Medicare cards will be going in the shredder.Officials said Tuesday the government is on track to meet a 2019 deadline for replacing Social Security numbers on Medicare cards with randomly generated digits and letters to … more
NEW YORK — Farewell spring and hello bathing suit season, for some an anxious time that sucks the fun out of summer.Not everybody frets over their beach bodies, celebrating instead. more
When it comes to Easter eggs, dipping them in dye is fine, but for a more decorative and longer-lasting result, try decoupage.I tried three DIY techniques for adding colors and patterns to eggs using decoupage glue — Mod Podge is a popular … more
NEW YORK — With Easter coming up it's time to start plotting how to best your kid baskets from last year.Some ideas:GET CREATIVE WITH POPCORNIs there anything more versatile than popcorn?You can chocofy it, caramelize it or dye it in your … more
Designer and blogger Monica Mangin, host of "The Weekender," a home-renovation Web series by Lowe's, joined staff writer Jura Koncius last week on The Washington Post's Home Front online chat. Here is an edited excerpt.Q: I am … more
Many a kid (and grown-up) has dreamed of having a magical playhouse. If you've got more cash than carpentry skills, there are creative entepreneurs who specialize in bringing those storybook flights of fancy alive with Hobbit holes, treehouses, … more
When Joanna Vander Plaats moved with her two young daughters to Grand Rapids, Mich., nearly eight years ago, she wanted to find a friendly and welcoming neighborhood.The family's move from Kalamazoo, a home they'd always known, was nerve-wracking. … more
As graduation approaches for thousands of young adults this spring, sorting out your health insurance options may seem more daunting than any political economics problem you came up against at school. You may not think it's a high priority, but … more
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