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HGTV’s 2021 Smart Home Winner Has Been Revealed

HGTV’s 2021 Smart Home Winner Has Been Revealed

After months of voting, the winner of the HGTV 2021 Smart Home was announced last month. Washington elementary school support worker Becky Dolan is the lucky entrant who will receive a 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet, $100,000 courtesy of LendingTree, and most...

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Former AWS Leader Defecting to Microsoft

Former AWS Leader Defecting to Microsoft

Charlie Bell, one of the architects of Amazon Web Services, is heading to Microsoft, according to multiple media reports. An internal memo in early August announced Bell was leaving Amazon.com Inc. after 23 years. He most recently served as senior vice president of...

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Thirteen Indulgent Fried Snacks to Try in Greater D.C.

Thirteen Indulgent Fried Snacks to Try in Greater D.C.

If you’re craving something crunchy or salty, turn to some of the best fried snacks in the D.C. area. The chefs behind them take their cues from everywhere from the Bahamas and Trinidad to Iraq, India, and Italy. None of them are French fries, but potatoes still get a...

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The Health Tech Slice of Federal Contracting is Growing Bigger

The Health Tech Slice of Federal Contracting is Growing Bigger

It took a key partnership and long-standing connections for Monty Deel to beat out two competitors and land a coveted contract to offer the largest federal civilian purchaser of health IT a safer trek to the cloud. The $43 million, five-year contract, which provides...

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Four Seasons Resort and Private Residences Arrives on Anguilla

Four Seasons Resort and Private Residences Arrives on Anguilla

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, has now opened the doors of the Four Seasons Resort and Private Residences Anguilla. Shifting management from what once was the Viceroy Anguilla, this shift represents a positive change...

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Elegance and Technology, Simplified

Elegance and Technology, Simplified

The integration of residential technology required for modern life into our home's decor can seem impossible. Our homes have transformed over the past year to become a school, office, movie theater, restaurant, gym, and more. Each of these uses demands dependable...

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Amazon Commits Another $1M to Northern Virginia Public Schools

Amazon Commits Another $1M to Northern Virginia Public Schools

Amazon Commits Another $1M to Northern Virginia Public Schools One composition notebook, a pencil sharpener, five pencils, a pack of colored pencils, three dry-erase markers, five folders and a three-ring binder. Don’t forget the disposable masks, disinfecting wipes...

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Rafael Nadal Will Make His Citi Open Debut This Summer

Rafael Nadal Will Make His Citi Open Debut This Summer

Ronnie Goodall didn’t believe the news at first. Someone had just sent him a Washington Post article announcing that 20-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal had committed to play at this summer’s Citi Open tennis tournament. But players with Nadal’s resume typically...

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Who Gets the Keys to Your Digital Estate?

Who Gets the Keys to Your Digital Estate?

You may not own cryptocurrency or nonfungible tokens. You may not have a big Instagram following or run an online business. But if you do almost anything online, you probably have digital assets — electronic records that you own, control or license. Failing to make...

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