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Fashion and lifestyle bloggers share some of their tips for ruling the blogosphere. Shop Around.

The weather is crummy. Imagine if you were living in Palm Springs, and in one of these houses. Would you be happier? Pretty Ugly.

Armored assault vehicle parks in space for disabled. The DC Bike Blogger.

The things people (should not) say to those with a chronic illness. Candy Sandwich.

Would like to be able to order this in DC: Strawberry Cones pizza. Mikey Hates Everything.

Two women bikers ask to have their photo taken. The results. One Photograph a Day.

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A lovely sketch, NIH community orchestra, at Urban Sketchers.

A poll with some interesting results: What’s the most overrated activity in Washington? Capital Comment.

The Quivering Pen hangs up the blogging pen, and explains that the blog “became a little too central to my daily writing routine as I found myself using nearly all of my time in the mornings writing and formatting blog posts before I dashed off to my Day Job.

Ten things you may not know about me. Red Nose.

All about basted eggs. Stirrup Queens.

Shipping containers as means to build apartments is catching on. DC Curbed spies another project.

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Store names we remember. Photo. Brutalism.

In keeping with the theme above, here’s a day-in-the-life story with animal control. Washington Humane Society blog.

Mahoganie writes: I loss my dad the Sunday before Christmas … the first day of winter. For my D.C. folks, especially my Ward 7 family, my dad is George B. Browne Jr., ANC Commissioner for 7E01. He was just re-elected to his fourth term as ANC Commissioner in this past election season.

The Washington Post interviewed a Georgetown professor who documents on a Web site, DC Adapters, the various iterations of DC’s flag. It’s very interesting and clever. At Greater Greater Washington, it’s pointed out in a discussion thread that the flag comes from George Washington’s family coat of arms.

DC Rainmaker gives the new Fitbit Surge an in-depth review.

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Manifest Density is picked to be on a jury considering a DUI case. A woman in Adams Morgan walked past three cops, unsteadily, and into her car. After she started the engine, an officer tapped on the glass and asked her to get out. The case goes to court.

DC police are testing out body cameras, reports Capitol Hill Corner.

Pike Schemes puts in an offer on their first home.

The selflessness of selfishness. By the Way. The writer discovers she has Guillon-barre syndrome.

2015: My Year of Selfishness. An Unscripted Life of Words.

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Reports of the Ward 8 condo crisis have not been exaggerated. Congress Heights on the Rise.

My thoughts on the movie Selma. Diatribes By Joah. He writes: I truly believe Selma is one of the maybe top 10 films I’ve seen ever.

In case you missed some of DC’s live theater, here is the Washington theater year: 2014. Bohemian Yankee in the Capital.

The Man Men version of Dulles. Ghosts of DC.

Welcome. life on (and off) O street.

Adventures in Ashburn marks the 10th year of blogging.

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Homicide Watch, which reported on violent criminal acts in the District, has shut down. The cause is financial, as the Washington Post explains. The blog’s inability to continue appears to be blamed the inability of any media organizations to take it over. But perhaps media organizations, which have cutback on local coverage because of their own financial constraints, are the least able to nurture this valuable public service. Since its creation in 2010, Homicide Watch has tracked the cases of 320 people arrested for murder. This is a large number, but only a fraction of those affected. Violent crime is a public health issue, and it would seem that there many organizations in the District that could contribute to maintaining the site. Hopefully, it will find a way to continue.

DC Free Culture offers some suggestions on things to do through Jan. 15.

District Source, which launched last year, list the top 10 performing stories on its site.

Relationship complication is described by Once in a Blue Moon, who begins her post with this request: I have a situation I want to lay out for you all, and I want your thoughts.

Why overnight layovers are not a good idea: a chronology</a> by Stories & Skylines.

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