Colorectal cancer screening should begin at age 45, not 50, federal task force says
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s proposed guideline change would remove barriers to insurance coverage for patients between 45 and 49, with broad implications on access to care.
Holiday gift guide
Washington Post editors and reporters have curated a list of the best gifts to get you through this holiday season, keeping price and shipping constraints in mind. Remember it’s extra important this year to order early, as more people than average will be mailing their presents.
Meet the political ad-maker who has a knack for making Democrats look tough
This election cycle, Mark Putnam may be in a position to sway some consequential races.
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The secret to superior fried oysters: Listen closely
How to fry oysters to crisp perfection — no matter where the bivalves come from.
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Menya Hosaki serves bowls of ramen and moments of peace
At this Petworth ramen shop, chef-owner Eric Yoo ladles out escapes from a turbulent world.
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In-person or virtual school? We had to make the agonizing choice twice.
At this point in the coronavirus pandemic, I still don't know if we made the right decision.
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‘Stop doing that, or this interview will end’: How the smackdown took over cable news in 2020
Even typically neutral anchors have adopted a stern, sharp-edged approach with slippery Team Trump interview subjects. It’s made for some compelling TV news.
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Pandemic depression is about to collide with seasonal depression. Make a plan, experts say.
Helpful tips include setting up your medication and healthy routines in advance, knowing your triggers and figuring out ways to stay connected.
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‘We may have a wild roller-coaster ride’ after the election, says Ohio State law professor Edward Foley
“A flawed election is not a failed election,” the scholar said.
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How do you know if candidates tell the truth? Read the fact-checkers.
Washington Post reporter Salvador Rizzo explains how and why he gives ‘Pinocchios’ to politicians’ statements.
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Why these women just walked Harriet Tubman’s 116-mile journey from the Underground Railroad
After George Floyd's killing, Linda Harris was inspired to retrace Tubman’s journey from Cambridge, Md., to Kennett Square, Pa. She found some kindred spirits.
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Miss Manners: How to reply to lengthy, impersonal emails
Friend sends travel reports from long-ago trips, and reader would like to ignore them.
Hints From Heloise: How to celebrate a safe Halloween
This year try a virtual costume contest or a drive-by parade.
Ask Amy: Social media dust-up affects the whole family
Reader wants husband to drop his friend over nasty message she got from friend’s wife.
Carolyn Hax: Voice mail is made for when you’re cooking dinner and can’t talk
And while the oven’s heated up, consider fixing yourself some humble pie.
Fox News anchors are quarantining after coronavirus exposure on debate flight
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This year, I need my ancestors more than ever. I’m baking pan de muerto to call them forth.
A pan de muerto recipe to serve for your Dia de los Meurtos, or Day of the Dead celebration.
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My daughter’s remote kindergarten teacher taught me to be a better mom
In the day-to-day drudgery of pandemic survival, I'd begin to see my child as simply someone I was responsible for, not the wonderful, complete human she is. Ms. G changed that.
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In 2018, Florida enfranchised former felons. They’re still fighting for the right to vote.
In a ballot initiative, 1.4 million were enfranchised, but the state found a way to thwart the will of the people.
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Cracked concrete lintel is a mystery
No explanation is obvious, so just patch it and hope the problem doesn’t happen again.
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Miss Manners: Managing conversation at a distanced party
Sound levels, confusion and cross-talk make for a less-then-pleasant get-together.
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Ask Amy: Long-ago cheating leaves wife ruminating
She wants to stop worrying and trying to track him, but she doesn’t know how.
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Hints From Heloise: This dog rescue saves castoffs from puppy mills
National Mill Dog Rescue gives treatment and finds new homes for the dogs.
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Carolyn Hax: Her daughter is offering a getaway, but she doesn’t want to get away
Her child rented her a place for a couple of months in the winter but didn’t consult with her.
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