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Borrow library books without paying to download them. The titles disappear when it’s time to return them, so there are no late fees.

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Simply Being


Choose a length of time (5 to 30 minutes) and a background noise (music or nature), then let a guided meditation lead you to Zen.

This article originally appeared in the February 2017 issue of Washingtonian.

Sarah is the Editor-in-Chief of Washingtonian Bride & Groom, and writes about weddings, fashion, and shopping. Her work has also appeared in Refinery29, Bethesda Magazine, and Washington City Paper, among others. She is a Georgetown University graduate, lives in Columbia Heights, and you can find her on Instagram at @washbridegroom and @sarahzlot.