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Resolutions for next year's holiday season

Well, the Thanksgiving-through-New Year's holiday marathon is over. All that's left is to un-decorate the house, haul a dead evergreen out to the curb...and regain my composure. While this year's festivities are still fresh on my mind, I resolve (again) to make next year's holidays more efficient and less stressful. Here are my resolutions:

By Elizabeth Razzi  |  January 5, 2010; 12:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Department of Hopeful News , Fortress Home  
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Germany Takes Top Honors in Solar Decathlon

Team Germany--led by students from Technische Universitat Darmstadt--won top honors overall in the 2009 Solar Decathlon, the Department of Energy announced today. Second place, overall, went to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and third place went to Team California, which was a partnership of Santa Clara University and California College of the Arts.

By Elizabeth Razzi  |  October 16, 2009; 3:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Department of Hopeful News , Home features , Neighborhoods , New construction , Outdoors , Remodeling and repair  
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It's Official: We're Hot and Hip

Washington, D.C., ties with Seattle to lead the Wall Street Journal's new list of 10 cities that will be "the hottest, hippest destinations for highly mobile, educated workers in their twenties when the economy gets going again."

By Elizabeth Razzi  |  September 30, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Buying , Department of Hopeful News , Funny , New construction , The economy , The market  
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Money Magazine Slices and Dices Cities

Drinks are on you, Arlingtonians! Money Magazine says you're living in the Number Two spot in the country for the "rich and single." (Hermosa Beach, Calif., was tops.) According to Money, almost 42 percent of Arlingtonians are single, and the 2008 median income was $108,815. (Btw, did you know you were rich?)

By Elizabeth Razzi  |  July 15, 2009; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Department of Hopeful News , Funny , Statistics  
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Dreaming About the Seaside

I have beach houses and vacations on the mind this week--probably because I'm not going to enjoy much of either this summer. It's just too busy with family responsibilities and other duties to carve out a week on the Delaware shore. But a little searching showed that rentals are still available, even around Independence Day.

By Elizabeth Razzi  |  July 2, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Department of Hopeful News , Outdoors  
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Pre-Vacation Routines for Your Home

I was thinking about the pre-departure routines we've developed around my house. So far, these steps--and a generous dollop of good luck--have kept the house safe when we temporarily abandoned it.

By Elizabeth Razzi  |  June 30, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Department of Hopeful News , Home features , Outdoors  
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