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Op-ed: we spend too much time on our smartphones

by Abbie Trombly

Smartphones do a lot for users. They’re phones, cameras, gaming consoles, maps, windows to the internet… but at what point do you become addicted? 291 more words


Op-ed: cyberbullying continues to be a problem

by Abbie Trombly

Cyberbullying has been a problem for a while now, but as new technologies and apps come about, there are more opportunities to cyberbully. 564 more words


Top Story Lines Heading Into 2018 WSOP

I’m always excited for the WSOP, but never more so than 2018, the 49th annual summer poker extravaganza at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. 794 more words


Almond milk review

I genuinely struggle to think of a more egregious misnomer than “almond milk.” The fluid which holds that title bears little (if any) resemblance to its namesake components. 365 more words


RCA newsletter updates on Reston development

The April issue of the Reston Citizens Association (RCA) newsletter has excellent information relevant to our meeting on Monday on several topics, including the new TSA (Transit Station Area) tax that is being levied on businesses and residents in the core high-rise area of Reston; more information on the road cutting through Hidden Creek Golf Course — a road that suddenly appeared on the Reston Master Plan with no explanation from Fairfax County officials; and a link to the survey on development sent out earlier this month. Worth a read!


Abuse of Family Violence Statutes: Case Studies

This is the first in an installments that I am putting out prior to my book. These articles are academic in nature and will be submitted for peer review. 65 more words

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Fairfax to Reston: Heads we win, tails you lose

Reston 20/20’s op-ed (reprinted here with their permission) points out that Fairfax County has changed the Reston Master Plan (with no/no community input) since it was finalized in 2014, even though County staff now rejects requests by Reston Association and Coalition for a Planned Reston to reopen and modify the Plan to clarify ambiguities and place reasonable limits on development. 730 more words