To 'Detox,' Some Like It Hot

February 9, 2015

Mary Carpenter

that “the most efficient system” for detox is the kidneys, liver, GI tract and the immune system: “Except when one of the major organs breaks down, there isn’t a medical device…that can accelerate the body’s natural process of detoxification.” Conventional…

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Some Like It Hot

February 26, 2018

Mary Carpenter

open container. But even for otherwise-healthy teas, drinks hotter than 149 degrees Fahrenheit, such as an “extra hot” request at Starbuck’s, have been linked to increased risk of esophageal cancer.  In a recent study, drinking hot tea was associated with…

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Hot Town Summer in the City

August 21, 2017

Janet Kelly

cool some people in hot weather and makes others hotter. Alcohol in general is warming. White wine is less warming than red. At home, get down on the floor. Warm air rises. Fold forward. While you’re on the floor, take…

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My Dinner With . . . Black Beans

September 24, 2017

Nancy McKeon

Washington Post Food Section, I was tasked wth testing a Black Bean Paté from the menu of a hothothot Adams Morgan brunch spot. The thing that wasn’t so hothothot was my enthusiasm for this dish. The recipe turned out just…

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Last-Minute Dinner: Add Black Beans

August 1, 2019

Janet Kelly

Post Food Section, I was tasked wth testing a Black Bean Paté from the menu of a hothothot Adams Morgan brunch spot. The thing that wasn’t so hothothot was my enthusiasm for this dish. The recipe turned out just fine,…

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Hot New Beauty Buys

July 22, 2014

Janet Kelly

…intense hues of this Mehron eyeshadow palette. A canvas makeup clutch that’s an ode to lipstick. SUMMER’S ALL ABOUT cheerful colors, having fun and getting away (if only in your mind). These new hot-weather goodies are frankly fabulous. Mehron INtense…

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Hot Tub Interruptus

April 30, 2017

andrea rouda

iStock EARLY ONE MORNING, just about to step onto our side deck for a soak in the hot tub, I narrowly avoided squashing a tiny bird lying right outside the door, obviously dead already. Laid out beautifully as if by a…

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Hot Tub Dreams

January 3, 2016

andrea rouda

…hurricanes. But not today. Today I shoveled a path to our hot tub, climbed in, closed my eyes and fantasized. About the hot sand under my feet and the sound of the pounding surf. Finding seashells on the beach. Palm…

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Eau My: The Magic of H2O

March 18, 2014

Mary Carpenter

of cold water as possible; and splashing my face with alternating icy cold and very hot water, as extreme as possible. If I took Excedrin Migraine and then draped wet washcloths on my face, hot followed by cold, the pain…

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Hot Enough for You?

July 2, 2018

Nancy McKeon

IT’S NICE to have something to complain about that’s not rain or floods or wild fires. Not so nice that it’s searing heat. We don’t know how to control the weather. (You knew that, but for one hot second you…

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Green Acre #128: What's a Latke Without a Potato?

December 5, 2018

Nancy McKeon

is easily done: Just double or triple the recipe. The problem with making bigger batches is that it’s hot, tedious work when you’d prefer to be drinking with your guests. Also, wine and hot oil do not mix well, I…

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What's Hot, What's Not 2021

January 5, 2021

Janet Kelly

WELCOME, 2021, another year that promises to be anything but ordinary. Still, as we arrive at the first days of a new year and leave the old one behind, inquiring minds (ours) are thinking about what’s in…

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Smoking Hot Tuxedo Dressing

December 7, 2016

Janet Kelly

…— in jade. For cues on how to style the borrowed-from-the-boys look, see Angelia Jolie, who, pre-Pitt divorce, paired her le smoking with an unbuttoned white shirt and an untied bow tie draped at the collar.  For more photos of celebs…

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Summer in D.C.: Secrets for Staying Cool

June 13, 2016

Janet Kelly

…more heat than quick-cooked or raw foods. Use judgment with spiciness. Hot food seems to cool some people in hot weather and makes others hotter. Alcohol in general is warming. White wine is less warming than red. At home, get…

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Channeling Tilda Swinton Cool for DC

July 19, 2016

Janet Kelly

…jumpsuit. / Photo courtesy of Fox Searchlight. After a harrowing event, Swinton keeps calm and carries on in a Christian Dior print silk dress. / Photo courtesy of Fox Searchlight. Swinton floats through a scene in “A Bigger Splash” with…

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Green Acre, #6, Indoor Division : The Prince

June 1, 2016

stephanie cavanaugh

The Cavanaugh garden on Capitol Hill. COVER PHOTO: The Cavanaugh grand-dog Lula, in the conservatory. / Photos by Stephanie Cavanaugh. INTRODUCING THE PRINCE: Never marry a man whose job it is to fix things. You’ll always be last on the…

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When Sniffles Don't Stop

April 27, 2020

Mary Carpenter

…of the membranes. Saline nasal irritation is the most common recommendation to replace moisture—using a neti pot or bulb syringe —although hot steam inhalation and hot baths can be more appealing. Among over-the-counter nasal sprays, capsaicin sprays such as Sinus…

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Watch Out for Frostbite

January 9, 2017

Mary Carpenter

…be painful enough to require OTC painkillers.  Seriously frostbitten extremities should be elevated and wrapped or splinted to prevent any ice crystals from moving around, which can cause further damage.  Drinking hot liquids like tea or hot chocolate can help…

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