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From A to ZZZ’s

Overtired? Exhausted? Fatigued? As our collective sleep deficit grows, so does our vocabulary to describe it. There’s no shortage of words to accurately depict that groggy state between eyes wide open and sound slumber we so often find ourselves in. A quick search of synonyms for “tired” will return a …

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True to Life

Travel into the lives of these real-world characters. ‘Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem’ Memoirs are like the best kind of eavesdropping, one that the storyteller knows you’re in on. And Dapper Dan Day is as good of a storyteller as they come. Though he was most recently seen at the …

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And They’re Off …

There is a ceremonial start to the Solomons Island Dragon Boat Festival, which begins with a paint brush. Each eye of the dragon, a figurehead to the long boats with brightly colored scales, is painted and then so is its tongue. Now these dragons can see and breathe, which means …

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Sun Care for Hair

As summer continues, it’s important to remember to take care of ourselves. It’s common knowledge that the sun can do extensive damage to our skin, but what most people don’t think about, is that the sun can do similar damage to our hair. One thing to keep in mind for …

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The Can Can!

In the dog days of summer, when the heat is at its most intense and immobilizing, concocting a cocktail can seem daunting. Fear not, friends! Numerous canned beverage offerings have burst onto the scene to solve your summer sipping needs, whether it is poolside patio partying, stoop sitting or beach …

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Beachy Keen

Downstairs at Harris Crab House in Grasonville, tables are spread with brown paper and steamed crabs. Upstairs, tables are spread with the same brown paper, paint brushes and Styrofoam trays of bright paint — aqua, pistachio green and at least two shades of pink. Here, on this clear, mild night, …

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Country Roads

By the end of August, my friend Michelle is ready to chuck summer and her kids right into a school building and slam the door behind them. The smell of sunscreen triggers migraines for her after nine weeks of running unofficial “Camp Mommy” as a stay-at-home mom. Michelle told me …

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Oh, So Sexy … Salads

Salads have undergone a makeover. Long gone are the days of iceberg lettuce and tomato wedges, the carnation flowers of the food world and technically a portion of the edible kingdom but pretty much the last item on a menu that you want to order. Enter the trend of the …

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Two-Toned Beauty

There’s nothing like a gorgeous, well-designed kitchen to set the right vibe for the rest of the home. That’s clearly what Stephanie Gamble of Stephanie Gamble Interiors had in mind when she was commissioned to fix up a newly purchased home in Pikesville. The client, who was relocating back to …

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Play Time

The plan was to go to Green Bay, Wisconsin, to write about all of its sports and family fun for Baltimore’s Child and Washington Family. Three days of Lambeau Field, collegiate baseball and a roller coaster called the Zippin Pippin. And I was to stay in a place called LODGE …

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Escape Room Needed

Spending your summer sunning and funning from O.C. to Fells? Time to dry out and cool off in your new lounge/study. Slinky Studio, $499,000; 5 bedrooms; 3/1 bathrooms; 3,954 square feet. Forget the stodgy study. This modernized mid-century marvel in the heart of Pikesville includes this cheeky lounge with a …

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The Short List: Smut

Here’s something we love this week. Smut. Yep, you read that right. This week, we are excited about smut. More specifically, Rust-N-Shine’s “Evening of Vintage Smut” reading series in Highlandtown. Stay with us here. Each month, the Highlandtown Arts District hosts a First Friday Art Walk from 5-9 p.m. And …

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5 Questions with Adrienne Jones

Stylish, but not self-consciously so, Maryland House Speaker Adrienne Jones is what every politician wants to be: respected on both sides of the aisle. Historically speaking, Jones, a Democrat who represents Baltimore County, has created a distinction for herself. She is the first woman — and first African-American — in …

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Journey Forth

It was a simple question that was part of the advanced yoga instructor training that Dani Yarusso was studying: What can you do for the community? What could Yarusso do for her community? It wasn’t as if this was the first time that she had pondered this. The Towson alumna …

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2020 Virtual Education Fair

Building a Better Baltimore

Four months later, it’s still hard for Holly and John Hoey to find the words. The fact that philanthropist MacKenzie Scott gifted $4 billion to nearly 400 organizations, including six in the Baltimore region, is incredible enough. But the fact that the short list included the two Baltimore-area nonprofits they …

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