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Should Metro shut down at midnight? Tell your stories

How reliant are you on late night Metro service? (Pouya Dianat/The Washington Post) After Thursday's report that Metro was considering shutting down Metro train service after midnight on weekends, a flurry of protesters took to the social web. .bbpBox35755783392075776...

By Katie Rogers  | February 11, 2011; 10:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Shyness: Can Facebook help?

As social media grow, so does the debate over whether they are actually useful. Some experts maintain that all the new technology we've absorbed in recent years is just making us more lonely. Sherry Turkle, an MIT scholar, makes...

By Michael S. Rosenwald  | February 9, 2011; 3:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Share your stories of the annual summer camp search

February is here. Snow is on the ground. That can only mean one thing for many Washington parents: It's time for the summer camp sign-up frenzy to begin. Have you rushed an application to the mailbox or found yourself standing...

By Brigid Schulte  | February 2, 2011; 11:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Tell us: The art you love to hate

Is there some big public art project, mural or sculpture in your neighborhood that you'd secretly like to see toppled in the middle of the night? Accidentally nicked by a wayward garbage truck? Flattened by a passing meteor? I'm working...

By Brigid Schulte  | January 18, 2011; 9:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Is Google becoming less useful?

Consultants, gurus, and all manner of pitchsters have made fortunes manipulating Google search results for clients, but now a quiet backlash is brewing. Users report that their searches often turn up meaningless results and that real information is harder to...

By Michael S. Rosenwald  | January 14, 2011; 12:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (23)
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Build-a-Story: Falling out of the middle class

The Great Recession officially ended in June 2009, but in its wake, it left tens of thousands of families struggling to adjust to new circumstances, often a rung or two lower on the socioeconomic ladder. As part of a larger...

By Annys Shin  | December 14, 2010; 3:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Exactly when 'tis the season? When does Xmas start?, Steve Hendrix , November 30, 2010
Does having less mean having to expect less?, Annys Shin , November 24, 2010
Check-out's at noon, don't let the bedbugs bite!, J. Freedom du Lac , November 3, 2010
Build-A-Story: The war on shoes, Michael S. Rosenwald , October 28, 2010
Not voting this year? Let's talk!, Christian Davenport , October 18, 2010
Handicapped parking wars, Marc Fisher , September 22, 2010
And doggie makes three: Taking pets to public events, Steve Hendrix , September 14, 2010
Build-a-Story: Tell us about the post-Katrina Gulf Coast, Christopher Dean Hopkins , August 19, 2010
After the brawl: Verbal assault on the train, Kevin Sieff , August 11, 2010
After the brawl: The view from the steps, Michael S. Rosenwald , August 11, 2010
After the brawl: Zone defense, Christian Davenport , August 11, 2010
After the brawl: 'Do I look straight to you?', Annys Shin , August 11, 2010
After the brawl: Watching over the McDonald's , Ian Shapira , August 11, 2010
Coming soon: The last phone calls?, Ian Shapira , August 2, 2010
Welcome to Coffee House Newsroom, Marc Fisher , July 28, 2010
Do you know who your online game partners really are?, Michael S. Rosenwald , July 16, 2010
Do you drive an SUV to Whole Foods?, Michael S. Rosenwald , June 29, 2010
Have you ever loved a car too well?, Brigid Schulte , June 9, 2010
Weigh in: Is D.C. a Blackberry town?, Marc Fisher , June 4, 2010
Why is D.C. a BlackBerry town?, Michael S. Rosenwald , June 2, 2010
Cabbies who live in two countries, Steve Hendrix , April 27, 2010
When a travel offer is too good to be true, Brigid Schulte , April 5, 2010
Will five-day mail delivery cause chaos?, Michael S. Rosenwald , April 2, 2010
Are Millennials lazy?, Ian Shapira , March 23, 2010
Do you trust Yelp? , Michael S. Rosenwald , March 22, 2010
Do Millennials have a lousy work ethic? , Ian Shapira , March 10, 2010
Sound off to Metro's new chief, Marc Fisher , March 3, 2010
Quiz: How 'Millennial' are you?, Ian Shapira , February 25, 2010
Fired because snow kept you from getting to work?, Theresa Vargas , February 24, 2010
Looking for tattoos that tell a life's story, Marc Fisher , February 18, 2010
Help a reporter find food near Metro, Marc Fisher , February 17, 2010
Cleaned out!, Brigid Schulte , February 9, 2010
Is your grocery store cleaned out?, Brigid Schulte , February 9, 2010
Snow stories: All hail the snowblower guy, Marc Fisher , February 9, 2010
Too much snow and not enough shovelers?, J. Freedom du Lac , February 8, 2010
Check the number on that IRS form, David Cho , February 8, 2010
Snow stories: What you want to know, Marc Fisher , February 6, 2010
You Be The Editor: Assign Snowpocalypse stories, Marc Fisher , February 4, 2010
Shelling out big bucks to find good day care, Justin Moyer , February 4, 2010
In search of mission-driven shops, Ian Shapira , February 2, 2010
Steve Jobs and iPad: relationship destroyers, Michael S. Rosenwald , January 28, 2010
How do you like your Toyota now?, Marc Fisher , January 27, 2010
Where will Washington's marijuana farm go?, Steve Hendrix , January 25, 2010
Paper or plastic no more: D.C.'s 5-cent bag fee, Marc Fisher , January 22, 2010
Ugh! A mouse head in her can of juice?, Brigid Schulte , January 20, 2010
Surprises from a home video or photo, Marc Fisher , January 19, 2010
How has Martin Luther King inspired you?, Marc Fisher , January 14, 2010
Build-A-Story: "I've sent out, what--80 resumes?", Michael Leahy , January 13, 2010
The Facebook bra color story, Brigid Schulte , January 9, 2010
Solving the bra color Facebook puzzle, Brigid Schulte , January 8, 2010
The bra color craze, Brigid Schulte , January 8, 2010
Build-A-Story: Do you haggle?, Michael S. Rosenwald , December 29, 2009
Zip Code Dispatches: Is your economy on the mend? , Brigid Schulte , December 29, 2009
Build-A-Story: What to cover on Christmas , Michelle Boorstein , December 23, 2009
Unemployment Diaries: Tell us your story, Theresa Vargas , December 22, 2009
Build-A-Story: Can't get a loan? We want to know, Binyamin Appelbaum , December 17, 2009
Where are all the Christmas cards?, Steve Hendrix , December 16, 2009
Build-A-Story: What to call this decade?, Michael S. Rosenwald , December 10, 2009
Build-A-Story: Finding something precious, Michelle Gaps , December 9, 2009
Build-A-Story: The rise and fall of AOL email, Michael S. Rosenwald , December 3, 2009
Build-A-Story update: Show us your tatts, Steve Hendrix , December 3, 2009
Build-A-Story: Lost my job--what do I do all day?, Theresa Vargas , December 3, 2009
Help us hear how Washingtonians talk, Christian Davenport , December 3, 2009
Story update: Your take on tattoos, Steve Hendrix , December 1, 2009
Build-A-Story: Do you talk tattoos at work?, Steve Hendrix , November 30, 2009
 
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