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Feb. 27, 2014

SmartBenefits for Metro Passes

Starting Saturday, Metro riders who work for participating employers will be able to buy unlimited transit passes with SmartBenefits pre-tax or tax-deferred funds. Click here for more information.

Feb. 26, 2014

Samsung Technology Contest

15 schools, including one for Washington, are competing for a technology grant of $140,000. Cast your vote.

UMd. Flash Mob

Maryland students performed Flash Mob Part II as the Terps hosted Syracuse.

Feb. 25, 2014

D.C. Housing Price Boom

The Washington D.C. Economic Partnership has released its annual neighborhood profiles, and here’s a list of the city’s neighborhoods that are seeing the biggest housing price boom.

VIDEO: Bird Smashes Through Plane’s Windshield

A bird smashed through the windshield of a plane while it was flying about 1,000 feet above Fort Myers, Fla. A camera on board the six-passenger plane captured the stunning footage.

Why We Love Sriracha

10 Curious Facts About Twitter

If you’re interested to know which country has the most Twitter users per capita, or which celebrity death scare was caused by a misinterpreted hashtag, watch this video. It details 10 interesting facts about the popular microblogging site.

Feb. 22, 2014

Marine Corps Marathon

This year, public registration for “The People’s Marathon” will be conducted through an online lottery. It will remain open through Saturday, March 15 at noon Eastern. Anyone age 14 and older is eligible to register for the lottery. Runners will be notified of their registration status on March 19.

Feb. 21, 2014

Most Common Rhyme in the History of Pop Music

Justin Bieber and the Beatles both use the “do/you” rhyme frequently in their music. See the most popular rhymes in pop tunes over the years here.

Feb. 20, 2014

Food Link

Delivering over 27 million pounds of food since 1991, Food Link, a Maryland-based nonprofit organization, helps to alleviate hunger in D.C. area communities by providing resources to those in need.

Wolf In Olympic Hotel?

An Olympic athlete has posted video of what appears to be a wolf in a hotel hallway in Sochi.

Update: It turns out to be a hoax perpetrated by US Olympian Kate Hansen and Jimmy Kimmel.

Brian Williams Rapper’s Delight

A video montage of ‘NBC Nightly News’ anchor Brian Williams doing Rapper’s Delight on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.”

Feb. 19, 2014

Ray Rice Casino Video

TMZ Sports has obtained footage of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice dragging his fiancee (who appears to be out cold) out of an elevator in an Atlantic City casino … moments after cops say they attacked each other on the property.

Horse Rescue

HorseNet Horse Rescue is a certified 501 (c)(3) nonprofit horse rescue and rehabilitation facility with two locations in Maryland.

Used Car Sale

Looking for new wheels? Try vehicles that have been refurbished by students in the Montgomery County Students Automotive Trades Foundation. Click here for a full list of vehicles for sale.

Feb. 18, 2014

U.S.-Foreign Country Map

From geography and politics to economy and lifestyle, every U.S. state is different, but each has surprising similarities with at least one other country. This map shows the foreign country that has the most in common with each U.S. state.

Jamaican Bobsled Anthem

Feel the rhythm. Feel the rhyme. Come on everybody… it’s bobsled time! Only, it’s not that theme. It’s a new one.

Feb. 14, 2014

Cupid’s Undie Run

It’s baaaaack! Returning for it’s 5th year in D.C., the Cupid’s Undie Run. That means this Valentine’s Day weekend, come join hundreds of half-naked runners hitting the streets in celebration of their fundraising for the Children’s Tumor Foundation. For more info, click HERE.

Feb. 13, 2014

Valentine’s Day Pet Wedding

Whoever said dogs and cats can’t get along? Chico and TeTe, an adoptable dog and cat, and Aladdin and Jasmine, two adoptable guinea pigs who are also adoptable, are tying the knot at the Baltimore Humane Society on Feb. 14. The public is invited, and guests can bring gifts such as toys and treats.

Feb. 12, 2014

Vladimir Putin Hugs Gay Olympian

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated openly gay Dutch speedskater Ireen Wust.

Feb. 11, 2014

Samuel L. Jackson Goes Off

Actor Samuel L. Jackson blasted a reporter who confused him with Laurence Fishburne.

Feb. 10, 2014

Miley Cyrus Responds to Viral Prom Invite

Miley Cyrus turns down viral invite to prom, but offers to hang with would-be date at her concert, instead. Read the full story on 947FreshFm.com.

Feb. 9, 2014

‘Dumb Starbucks’

A new coffee shop in a Los Angeles neighborhood opened this weekend with one clear theme: everything is “dumb.” From its logo to its menu, Dumb Starbucks is almost identical to an actual Starbucks — the only major difference is everything has the the word “dumb” in front of it.

Community Helps Arson Victims

After a neighbor reportedly fire bombed a Baltimore couple’s home, the owners are sorting through the rubble as they try to salvage what’s left. A fund has been set up to help them. To donate, click here.

Olympian Forced to Break Through Bathroom Door

American Olympic bobsledder Johnny Quinn was forced to break through a bathroom door in the Sochi Olympic Village after it got jammed while he was showering. He then tweeted an “after” photo of the door, which went viral.

Maryland Food Bank

The Maryland Food Bank needs more volunteers. For more information, click here.

Unruly Delta Passenger

A Delta flight from BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport was diverted on Friday because of an unruly passenger. The woman’s outburst was caught on tape.

Feb. 7, 2014

Popp Award

Scouts and Scout leaders who have performed “extraordinary and distinguished community service, within Scouting organizations located in the City of Bowie” may be nominated for the Popp Award. Click here for the online nomination form.

Winter Olympics Watch Parties

Here are some options to get Sochi-style dishes, free vodka, and more while watching the Winter Olympics in D.C.

Frederick Douglass Birthday Celebration

Come out and celebrate Frederick Douglass on Saturday. There are events happening around the community (music, plays, games) all focused around things Frederick Douglass liked to do in his free time.

Spambot Facebook Video

The website FunnyOrDie.com has posted a humorous take on the Facebook “look back” videos.

Feb. 6, 2014

‘Frozen’ Parody: Do You Want To Be My Boyfriend

Feb. 5, 2014

Loudoun County Bank Robbery

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has surveillance footage of a man who robbed the Washington First Bank in the Cedar Lake Plaza in Sterling on Feb. 4. Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect.

Biggest Loser Controversy

The winner of the latest season of “The Biggest Loser” caused a stir when she was crowned in Tuesday night’s finale because she lost almost 60 percent of her former body weight, going from 260 to 105 pounds. Some people took to social media to share their belief that the dramatic downsizing is unhealthy.

Which D.C. Suburb is Actually the Most Exciting?

The real estate website Movoto recently put together a list of America’s most exciting suburbs. Several DC-area neighborhoods made the cut, but others did not. So Curbed D.C. put up its own poll that asks people to weigh in on which nearby suburbs are actually the most impressive.

Best and Worst Auto Brands

Consumer Reports has released the 2014 brand-perception list with Toyota, Ford, Honda, and Chevrolet leading the way among car buyers.

Feb. 4, 2014

21 Definitive Philip Seymour Hoffman Clips

The movie clips that define the career of Oscar winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Feb. 3, 2014

Epic Super Bowl Commercial

Jamie Casino, a personal injury attorney in Savannah, Ga., ran this commercial that aired locally in Savannah during the Super Bowl.

Puppy Bowl Photos

Bored by the Super Bowl blowout? Well, everyone wins in Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl.

Feb. 1, 2014

Free Low-Income Tax Preparation

Millions of dollars are lost yearly by low-income residents because they use expensive commercial tax preparers instead of utilizing FREE nonprofit services provided online. For more information preparing your taxes, D.C. residents click here, Maryland residents click here, and Virginia residents click here.

Miriam’s Kitchen

Miriam’s Kitchen believes that ending chronic homelessness in D.C. is possible and that permanent supportive housing is the solution.

Jan. 31, 2014

Helen Mirren Twerks On TV

Yes, Oscar winning actress Helen Mirren twerked.

Jan. 30, 2014

Caramelized Onion Dip Recipe

A delicious caramelized onion dip recipe from Chef Daniel Horwitz that’s perfect for the Super Bowl.

Stereotype Map

Thanks to the Twitter account @Amazing_Maps, we now have an idea of how the Internet stereotypes all 50 U.S. states.

Dog Fundraiser

Alexandria firefighters are raising money for the vet bills of four dogs rescued from a house fire earlier this week. Click here to find out how to donate.

Jan. 29, 2014

Hologram Speech

The Turkish prime minister delivered a pre-recorded speech to his party as a 10-foot hologram on Sunday.

Jan. 28, 2014

State of the Union Food and Drink Specials

The left- and right-minded alike can take advantage of the deals offered at local bars and restaurants during President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday.

Data Privacy Quiz

Data Privacy Day is held every year on Jan. 28. Find out if you are a privacy pro or need to learn more to protect your personal information online with the My Privacy IQ quiz.

It’s Meat Week

It’s all about the meat, baby. Spend eight straight nights focusing on the juicy, beefy, porky, deliciousness known as BBQ. Or stick with a salad.

Jan. 27, 2014

Slow Jam the News

Max Roach Video

Early Super Bowl Ads

No players from Denver or Seattle have taken the field yet, of course, but marketers are already competing in another pursuit: the quest for YouTube views and shares. Who has the leading commercial? Click here to find out.

Skateboarding Toddler

One Direction on Sesame Street

Jan. 23, 2014

O’Malley Speech Blunder

Justin Bieber Mugshot

International pop star Justin Bieber has found himself on the wrong side of the law after he was was arrested on Miami Beach for DUI and drag-racing early Thursday morning.

Arnold Undercover

Arnold Schwarzenegger went undercover at a Gold’s Gym in California. The result was this hilarious viral video.

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