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Where to Find Solar Eclipse Glasses at the Last Second

Less than 24 hours until the eclipse! »

'SNL' Alum Rachel Dratch Gets 20-Year-Old Parking Ticket From Chicago

"Chicago does not f around," the New York City-based comedian wrote on Twitter. "I received this parking ticket in the mail today. Look at date. It's from TWENTY years ago" »

Perseid Meteor Shower 'Warm-Up Act' for This Month's Eclipse

Consider this weekend's Perseid meteor shower an opening act for the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21. Astronomers are projecting a slightly higher than normal rate of 150 meteors per hour across North America. »

Saving Fiona: Cincinnati Zoo Hippo to Star in Kids Book

A popular baby hippo at the Cincinnati Zoo will now be featured in a book about her life that will be targeted toward children. NBC affiliate WLWT reports zoo director Thane Maynard is writing about the... »

Tips for Traveling Safe With Your Pet

One of the most stressful parts of pet ownership is what to do with your four-legged companion when you travel. While some pet owners opt for boarding, others choose to bring their furry family members... »

What Kind of Dog Best Fits Your Lifestyle?

What Kind of Dog Best Fits Your Lifestyle?

There are a million reasons why people love dogs. They make great companions, provide a slew of the health benefits and love unconditionally. Yet, there are lots of valid reasons why some people opt out... »

A Look Inside a Treehouse Airbnb in Virginia

At first glance, the White Lotus retreat looks a lot like your average hotel room. But if you step outside, you’ll find it’s anything but typical. »

Verizon Center Changes Name to Capital One Arena

The Verizon Center in downtown Washington, D.C., has a new name. Starting Wednesday, the venue will be known as the Capital One Arena. »

Thursday is National S'mores Day

Thursday is National S'mores Day. Christophe Holmes, the executive chef at Seasons 52, shows us how to make the campfire classic -- with a twist.  »

Goodies for National S'mores Day

Pretty much everything has its own special holiday these days. Case in point: National S'mores Day is Thursday. Naomi Gallego of Buzz Bakeshop in Alexandria and Arlington offers a twist on the classic treat. »

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