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6 Apps and Podcasts to Make Your Commute So Much Better

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A trio of talented lady journalists break down the hidden psychological forces behind everyday and extraordinary situations.



Are Metro rides your planning time? This design-conscious task manager is organized by day and will e-mail your to-do list each morning.

Stuff You Should Know


Can you live without a bank account? How does the census work? Get answers to these and other nagging questions.



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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Listen to weird and wonderful stories about some very unexpected ways the internet influences human experience.

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.