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Etiquette Rules: 50 Tips for Good Manners. When to start eating: Emma Kapotes/, iStock/Naddiya What to keep off the table: All items not having to do with food (and decoration) should remain off the table: keys, clutch bags, sunglasses, and especially phones. When to text: "If you're in a situation where you'd excuse yourself to go to the bathroom, you should also excuse yourself before reaching for your phone," writes Farhad Manjoo on Content continues below ad What to do if you're not drinking wine: Don't make a big deal of saying you don't drink.

How to talk on speakerphone: Don't use a speakerphone unless you're in your office and holding a meeting that's being attended by someone remotely. How to open the door for someone else: It doesn't matter the gender of either. How to handle the work kitchen microwave Here's some basic airport etiquette: How to behave in an elevator: You should also hold the doors for others before you board. Here's basic email etiquette: If all you have to say in your email reply is "Thanks! " Statement from Executive Director Neil Albert on WMATA’s Plan to Permanently Eliminate Late-Night Metrorail Service.

"The elimination of late-night Metrorail service could halt the transformation DowntownDC has been experiencing over the past 17 years. "The elimination of late-night Metro service would return Downtown to the year 1999, the last time Metro closed at midnight. That year, the decision was made to extend service hours until 1am on Friday and Saturday nights. Later, in 2007, with strong support from the business community, late-night weekend service was further extended to 3am as Metro’s leadership leveraged private sector investments in the downtown late-night economy. "Late-night Metro service enables customers to travel to and from bars, restaurants, theaters, and the Verizon Center safely, efficiently and affordably. "Late-night transit service is a vital part of a transit-oriented lifestyle not only for the 10,000 residents of DowntownDC, but for all Metrorail accessible neighborhoods in the city and the region.

Real Simple. Empire of the Sun. Free Museum Days or Pay What You Wish. 40 Things to Do in DC for $10 or Less. Magazine. 1. Dinosaur Land Miles from DC: 66.5 Time has nearly forgotten these three acres on Stonewall Jackson Highway in White Post, Virginia. Featuring no animatronics or CGI, Dinosaur Land still entertains as it has since 1963: with 56 fiberglass dinosaurs, a King Kong, and a 60-foot-long shark. In one concession to modernity, the gift shop—once named Rebel Korn’r—has been renamed for the park. 2.

Miles from DC: 7 Founded in 1973 with the induction of Thomas Edison, the National Inventors Hall of Fame now is aptly housed on the US Patent & Trademark Office campus in Alexandria. 3. Miles from DC: 74.5 You’ve seen dioramas in Gettysburg, but not ones where the battles are fought by thousands of clay cats. 4. Miles from DC: 39 One of the oldest theme parks in the country, Ellicott City’s Enchanted Forest was, until it closed in 1990, the Disneyland of the East Coast, home to Cinderella, the Three Little Pigs, and Willie the Whale. 5.

Miles from DC: 14 6. Miles from DC: 24 7. Miles from DC: 61.5 8. 9. Real Simple. GettyCultura/BRETT STEVENS If you've longed to top homemade pizza with fresh basil, or snip chives over your morning omelet on a whim, battling with a black thumb can be discouraging. But the best way to grow herbs isn't a mystery — it's a science, and you can totally improve on last year's failed attempt. All you need is this herb garden cheat sheet, courtesy of Good to Be Home. Since the company is UK-based, you should double-check the sowing and harvesting chart based on your own region (and when they say coriander, they mean cilantro). But whether you've got a countertop container garden or a big plot in your backyard, the advice is invaluable. Mmm, we can taste your fresh rosemary chicken now. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below [via HuffPost Taste] More Gardening on • 50 Beautiful Flowers for Every State in the Union • 11 Lovely Garden Gates for a Beautiful Backyard • 10 Mistakes You Make Buying Plants. If you were to overhear the odd conversation between people who were involved in any type of physical activity, you would probably hear some commonalities: “I’m doing intermittent fasting.” “Really? I’m going paleo.” “My trainer has me on this really hard workout he got from It’s gotta work since it’s so hard.” “My shoulders been hurting for the past few years, but I think I could probably train through it and it will go away on its’ own.” Along with these little snippets of people who just don’t get it is the odd dozen few people who complain of chronically tight hip flexors that no matter how often they stretch them just don’t seem to loosen up.

First, let’s look at the hip flexor itself The main components come down to: the illiopsoas (the illiacus and psoas muscles)the sartoriusand the rectus femoris. Here’s what it all looks like. When these muscles contract together without the use of the floor, we see hip flexion as in the case of a hanging leg raise. 8 Small Towns for Outdoor Lovers. From trail towns surrounded by mountain vistas to sleepy seaside escapes, these eight Virginia towns make perfect weekend getaways for outdoor lovers. If you like spending your days hiking, biking, paddling, and fishing, but also want easy access to amenities, make note to explore these Virginia towns this summer.

Damascus – Trails, Trails, Trails! Damascus is known as “Trail Town USA” for good reason. This small town of less than 1000 residents has a BIG outdoor personality. Each May Damascus welcomes 20-30 thousand hikers and major outdoor brands during their Appalachian Trail Days festival, but it’s that’s not the only time to visit. Damascus has endless opportunities for hiking and backpacking, mountain biking and road cycling, and wildlife watching opportunities as it’s traversed by the Appalachian Trail, the Virginia Creeper Trail, the Trans-America National Bicycle Trail, the Iron Mountain Trail, and the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail.

Hang: The Damascus Brewery. This Road Trip Through New York’s Most Picturesque Small Towns Is Unforgettable. With the month of July almost entirely behind us, we’re finding ourselves a bit anxious to spend as much time outside as humanly possible. One of the best parts of summer is being able to roll your car windows down and enjoy a road trip to somewhere new you’ve yet to explore. While New York may be filled with an endless supply of charming small towns, for the sake of this road trip we focused on keeping the driving time under 11 hours and the town populations to under 10,000 residents. Bringing you through the Adirondack Mountains, out by the Thousand Islands, over to the Finger Lakes and down into the Catskills, we did our best to cover as many scenic regions for you as possible.

Ready to start packing for your next getaway? This New York road trip will take you through our most picturesque small towns for an unforgettable experience: 1. Starting off your trip in the Adirondack Mountains, you'll love this small village that holds so much history. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Magazine. Travel + Leisure. A New East Coast Bike Trail Will Stretch 3,000 Miles From Maine to Florida. Sculpt and Strengthen Your Arms With This 3-Week Challenge. Everyone has their own reasons for wanting strong, defined arms; we're here to help. After following this 21-day arm plan, not only will your arms look toned — you'll also be stronger. First thing's first: don't worry if you've never lifted a dumbbell in your life. This arm challenge was designed with everyone in mind — whether it's your first time working out or you're at the gym on a daily basis.

Getting started: The challenge consists of five basic exercises that help to target all the areas of your arms. Over the course of the challenge, you will increase the number of reps you're doing of each exercise, eventually working up to three sets of 15 reps for each exercise. Below is an explanation of how to do each of the five exercises, followed by the plan itself. ClassPass. Johnson/Weld 2016. Travel + Leisure. 12 Virginia Parks You May Be Overlooking. The big parks get all of the glory, but there are quite a few smaller parks in Virginia that deserve your attention. Here are a handful to get you started. AQUIA LANDING PARK | Stafford Aquia Landing Park Stafford County is home to much of Virginia’s history and it’s waiting to be shared. Aquia Landing Park is a public beach location that is perfect for relaxing fishing, picnicking with the family, and kayaking down the shore. With large picnic shelters to rent, this park is an ideal place for family and friends to meet, play, and see the beauty of Virginia.

What makes this park really special are the historic ties and significance it has in the state’s and nation’s history. COBBLESTONES | Glen Allen Though not quite as huge as other Virginia parks, Cobblestones offers all of the fun and excitement needed for a great day with the family. NORTHWEST RIVER PARK | Chesapeake Northwest River Park and Campground is smaller in comparison to other Virginia parks but just as big in heart. Travel + Leisure. There’s something about Spain.

OK, Italy too. Travel + Leisure readers are in love with the cities in those two countries, which this year make up more than half of our annual list of the best in Europe. Paris is in the mix, coming in at 14. Kraków made it too, all the way up at No. 5. But Spain was represented with four cities: Madrid, Seville, Barcelona, and San Sebastián. Italy matched it with four spots, including the crown. Every year for our World’s Best Awards survey, T+L asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe—to share their opinions on the top hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise lines, spas, airlines, and more.

The best-ranked cities in Europe cover much of the continent. This year Rome, Venice, and Florence—which has held the No. 1 spot in the category for nine of the past 10 years—all make the grade, proof that Italy remains as timeless a draw for travelers as it’s ever been. Gary Johnson / William Weld Political Ad: "Are #youin?" [SD Quality] DC-Area Camping Spots for Glampers, Nature Lovers, and Everyone in Between. Skip the Tent—Try Glamping Want to sleep under some canvas, in a wooded setting, yet still have a comfy bed? Try glamping, or “glamour camping.” It’s essentially sleeping in a yurt—a large, portable, round tent, usually set up on a wooden platform. Savage River Lodge in western Maryland offers eight 30-foot yurts nestled in the woods. Each has a king bed, full bathroom, deck, gas fireplace, and radiant-heat floor. It’s a romantic getaway for the nature lover who wants a bit of pampering—including robes, a French-press coffeepot, and house-made hot chocolate.

Okay, a lot of pampering. Distance from DC:* 156 miles. For more information: Go to Camp Inside the Beltway Have the urge to pitch a tent and commune with the great outdoors—but don’t want to stray too far from urban life? Distance from DC: 16 miles. For more information: Go to Camp Near a Waterfall Distance from DC: 92 miles. For more information: Go to Keep the Kids Entertained. Wyoti. Homestead Crater, Midway, Utah Though formed by snow from the Wasatch Mountains, this ancient spot plunging two miles below the surface boasts the only warm-water scuba diving destination in the continental US. The water stays between 90 and 96F, making it the most popular swimming hole in Utah. Wai’anapanapa Cave, Hana, Hawaii Eric Chan A place of sacred legend and ancient Hawaiian history, Hana’s freshwater caves are some of Maui’s most intriguing swimming spots.

Marieta Islands, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Collapse of volcanic rock formed “Hidden Beach,” the destination for most travelers coming to swim, whale-watch, and relax. Ginnie Springs, High Springs, Florida With more than 30,000 feet of underground passages for the super adventurous technical divers, it’s one of Florida’s favorite springs, even for the wader. Jacob’s Well, Wimberley, Texas Patrick Lewis First Cathedral, Lanai, Hawaii

S Lesser-Known Beaches. Most people have heard of Virginia Beach, and other Virginia beaches are on the rise for name recognition, too. However, there are “local” beaches that are easily accessible and remain fairly hidden gems. No doubt, a number of our readers will be familiar with some of these and think we’re crazy for calling them “hidden,” but for the majority of Virginians (and of course, visitors), these aren’t top-of-mind locations when one considers going to “the beach.” Consider these the next time you’re ready to day-trip or head out for a weekend and want a little sand between your toes. See the map below. * Note: Some beaches may require a nominal entrance fee. Cape Charles Beach is a free public beach on the bay side of the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

The locals position this beach as a great one for moms, thanks to the lack of serious waves and clean “wading pool” water. Cape Charles Beach Chesapeake (Chick’s) Beach is “the beach” for Virginia Beach residents. Ocean View Jamestown Beach Sherando Lake. ClassPass. Craving a crustacean during these warm summer days? You should be! Shrimp and lobster are superfoods, containing an abundance of vitamins to boost your immune system and fight off diseases. Plus, both are loaded with protein and a cancer-fighting antioxidant. With so many health benefits, is one truly better than the other?

Only one question is completely clear: Will you serve it as a main dish or sprinkle it in a salad? Shrimp “Shrimp is the fruit of the sea. Just seven medium-sized pieces of shrimp provide about 18 grams of lean protein, only 1 gram of fat and a slim 84 calories. Even a shrimp’s pink color reaps reward. Lobster Grab your bibs, it’s lobster season! Yes, shellfish is high in cholesterol, but consider this: A 3.5 ounce serving of lobster contains about 72 milligrams of cholesterol, whereas the same size serving of chicken contains about 85 milligrams. The winner Seafood is a healthy alternative to beef, pork and chicken. How to Pose for Pictures and ALWAYS Look Good: 10 Tricks Every Girl Should Know.

Getty Images Chances are, even the most confident, self-possessed woman has occasionally fallen victim to the scourge known as the unflattering photo. Even if we’re completely satisfied with the way we look in the mirror, a truly bad picture can harness a power so strong that we often find ourselves miserable for days, even if we think we know how to pose for pictures. MORE: How to Look 10 Pounds Skinnier in Pictures The good news is this: Unless you’re being shot by a photographer with professional lighting and sets, odds are you’re not going to look stunning in every shot. After all, a really good picture is less about reality, and more about knowing how to position yourself for the camera and mastering some cute poses. That said—in the interest of never taking a shitty photo again—here’s a quick tutorial on how to pose for pictures, with 10 tricks every girl should know.

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