| Jan 7, 2013
| 7:57 AM
All 73 schools in the Howard County Public School System have been awarded a HealthierUS School Challenge Bronze level from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Maryland State Department of Education announced Friday.
The award from USDA is given...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 10:38 AM
America has a remarkably close relationship with its previous owner. It seems we no sooner threw off the yoke of George III than we started collecting mugs decorated with the images of royal wedding partners.
England and the United States have been...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 5:26 AM
Her affinity for sleeveless frocks has caused a buying frenzy and inspired people to turn to workouts for toning their arms. She has become a highly coveted canvas for fashion designers and retailers. She steals the scene in pointed-toe flats, colored...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 5:35 AM
This time of year, people have weight loss on their minds.
According to a 2012 survey published in the University of Scranton's Journal of Clinical Psychology, losing weight is the No. 1 New Year's resolution.
For some Baltimore residents, working...
| Dec 25, 2012
| 10:57 AM
"The Kennedy Center Honors" is one of the nation's great TV treasures. And while this year's show is a little uneven, the high points still make it one of my favorite TV viewing experiences of the year.
Maybe you have to be a little older to...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 3:00 AM
To reach the Convention Center, you must first walk the gauntlet of dead baby parts.
It's one of the newer and more gruesome tactics in the fight over reproductive choice, protesters hoisting large color placards depicting aborted fetuses torn in...
| May 14, 2012
| 6:24 PM
— First, a reality check: Almost nowhere but at a meeting of the Justin Bieber fan club would a 30-year-old, let alone a 22-year-old, be considered old.
In the age-skewed world of elite athletes, though, swimmer Brendan Hansen and gymnast Nastia...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 1:18 PM
He may have been dreaming of a visit from Lady Gaga, but Perry Hall shooting victim Daniel Borowy settled for one from Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski.
Mikulski sweetened the pot, however, by bringing the special education student a letter from the first lady...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 11:15 AM
In 2008, I was surprised when the country elected Barack Obama as president. He had no qualifying experience, and the public didn't really know him.
But Tuesday night was worse. How can people ignore the doubling of the price of gasoline, the 23...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 4:40 AM
In years past, Sima Blue would never have dreamed of stocking her Green Spring Station boutique with ivory sheath dresses, cream lace blazers and eggshell pleated skirts this late in the season.
But times are changing.
With major designers including...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 4:55 AM
On New Year's Eve 2008 — when all of the popular kids were out partying — Max Temkin and his pack of social outcasts were hunkered in his parents' basement.
With nothing better to do, they grabbed a stack of cardboard paper and some...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 5:37 PM
First lady Michelle Obama will visit Maryland next month for a pair of fundraisers -- including one in Baltimore -- during a campaign swing that will largely mirror a trip the president made through the state in June, Democratic officials said Wednesday....