DC STARTUP SPOTLIGHT: SWAPPLES

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As I’ve demonstrated time and time again after taking deep dive after deep dive into the DC startup scene: the hustle is happenin’ here. So happening, in fact, that there’s always a new founder to cover, a new industry being challenged, a new innovation being made. And I don’t think I’m alone in saying that I wouldn’t want it any other way. Today, the startup I wanted to feature is doing something incredibly important –– something that I think we all hold close to our hearts. They’re making waffles. DC STARTUP SPOTLIGHT: SWAPPLES

DC STARTUP SPOTLIGHT: TRANSITSCREEN

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Mass transit: It’s great to have, in a I-love-to-brag-to-my-friends-that-live-in-places-with-less-planned-infrastructure kinda way. But, also it’s the root of 105.3% of your recurring complaints re: living in a city. The truth about taking the DC metro is that it’s all fun and games until you actually need it. Then you’re left huffing and puffing, running for the Red Line only to find out that it’s actually not working and you’ll have to walk to your destination, starting by putting one foot in front of the another in the direction from which you came. Yes, the underground doesn’t come without its trials and tribulations. However, one DC startup is out to make train-bound commutes a little easier, with the gift of foresight. The company? TransitScreen. DC STARTUP SPOTLIGHT: TRANSITSCREEN

TOILETS WITH A VIEW: BALLIN’ BATHROOM EXPERIENCES

Houses come in all shapes and sizes. Some are big, some are small. When you say “come over to my place,” it might mean drop by my 600-square-foot very humble abode or join me for a dinner party in my 4,000 square-foot sprawling Victorian mansion. However, no matter where your home is or what it looks like (inside or out), most homes have one thing in common: a place to go to the loo…. TOILETS WITH A VIEW: BALLIN’ BATHROOM EXPERIENCES

DC(ISH) STARTUP SPOTLIGHT: SUPER

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With the cool startup frenzy of the last few years, I keep imagining a world where entrepreneurs have run out of unique business ideas. Thankfully, that’s not the kind of world we live in. Instead, I am constantly amazed by the perseverance of good ideas –– not to mention the ability to dream them up in the first place. As I’ve explored during various points in this series, DC has an impressive amount of startup seeds that are working hard to grow and flourish in our city and beyond. Today, I want to dive deeper into a startup called Super. DC(ISH) STARTUP SPOTLIGHT: SUPER

COOK LOCAL: LOCAL FARMS TO FREQUENT IN THE WARMER MONTHS

Spring, despite playing hard-to-get with us while chilling with Old Man Winter and giggling at our desperation for a hint of hope (no really – any indication) that warmth was on the horizon, it seems, is finally here to stay. It’s done toying with our heart strings and torturing us with its coyness. No, now, it seems, Spring wants to come in, pollen blazing, and act as if it never was acting all weird to begin with. COOK LOCAL: LOCAL FARMS TO FREQUENT IN THE WARMER MONTHS

HOW TO AIRBNB YOUR PLACE LIKE A PRO

If you haven’t skipped out on a stark hotel room and opted for the cozy, home-team advantage of an Airbnb, you might want to reconsider your on-the-road rituals. After all, Airbnb has gone above and beyond to solidify their network of eager hosts as a great way for anyone to see cities near and far as a local –– and in the comfort of a home, rather than beneath scratchy hotel sheets and fluorescent lighting. So often, we think about where to go when you’re escaping your home, but what about how you can put your house to work for you? HOW TO AIRBNB YOUR PLACE LIKE A PRO