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  • 5 Awesome Traits That You're Confusing With Weaknesses

    05.23.2016 / Blog Posts Career Corner

    By:Kat Boogaard,The Muse

    We all have them - those quirks and qualities we simply don't want to own up to. And, no, I'm not talking about the fact that you know every single word to Rapper's Delight or that you spend every Saturday evening binge-watching reality television.

    Instead, these are those more professional traits and behaviors that you don’t tend to boast about in the office, simply because you think they make you look weak, unintelligent, or unconfident. You’ve been conditioned to think of your own natural inclinations as flaws or drawbacks, so you ... Read More

  • 5 Free, Must-Do Summer Activities in DC

    05.21.2016 / Blog Posts Community Local Lifestyle

    Looking for family-friendly and budget-friendly fun in the city? Check out these five activities that your family and your wallet will love.

    1 . Explore the National Zoo

    The National Zoo is free to enter and is home to over 18,000 animals of over 300 different species from giant pandas to flamingos.

    2. Hike through Rock Creek Park

    Celebrate the 100th year of the National Park Service by exploring the 32 miles of trails in Rock Creek Park. If staying indoors is more your style, take your exploring mind to outer space on the ranger –led astronomy programs in ... Read More

  • Rainy Day Workouts

    05.18.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    By: Deanna Jefferson

    The change of season from winter to spring usually brings increased rainfall---and here in the DMV (DC, MD, VA) area we are surely receiving our fair share of wet stuff. The good news is that the flowers and greenery will be so lush come summertime. The not so good news is that all the rain may put a damper (pun intended) on your outdoor workouts and physical activities. I've created a list of great alternatives for your workouts to keep you from suffering from drizzle discouragement.

    Can't beat it, join it! If you're an ... Read More

  • Corny, But So True: 3 Life Lessons Failure Teaches You

    05.16.2016 / Blog Posts Career Corner

    By:Kat Boogaard, The Muse

    "Well, I've got that in the bag," I thought to myself as I strolled out of the office building where I'd just completed a job interview - my second one with a company I was ridiculously excited about.

    I walked to my car feeling confident and self-assured. I had an eloquent and thoughtful response for every single question the interviewer tossed my way. She had laughed at my jokes. We even bonded over our love for dogs. I knew I had knocked the meeting out of the park, and I was already picturing my ... Read More

  • Spring Garden Strawberry Salad

    05.10.2016 / Blog Posts Recipes

    Recipe By: Southern Living

    Spring Garden Strawberry Salad celebrates the sweet taste of spring with fresh ingredients such as fresh sugar snap peas, baby arugula, strawberries, cucumber, and baby English peas.

    Makes: 6 servings
    Total time: 40 Minutes
     
    Ingredients:
    1 1/2 cups trimmed fresh sugar snap peas (about 5 oz.)
    1 (4-oz.) package baby arugula
    2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
    1 cup seeded and chopped English cucumber
    3/4 cup frozen baby English peas, thawed
    4 ounces Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
    6 cooked bacon slices, coarsely chopped
     
    Preparation:

    1. Arrange sugar snap peas in a steamer basket ... Read More

  • 5 Ways to Keep Your Leadership Tendencies in Check When You're Not in Charge

    05.02.2016 / Blog Posts Career Corner

    By Jim Morris,The Muse

    Even the best leaders get invited to work on projects or teams in which they are not in charge. Maybe you need to learn new skills or gain knowledge, or maybe your boss just wants to see how well you play with others. Whatever the case, you’re now in a situation you haven’t been in for a while.

    Learning to hold back a habitual behavior requires adopting a different mindset, which is easier said than done. Begin working on it by learning to think differently about how you add value at work. No ... Read More

  • RECAP: Kickoff to the Draft Party

    04.29.2016 / Blog Posts Events

    On Monday evening, the Women of Washington gathered at The Gryphon located in Washington, D.C. to kick off the 2016 NFL Draft. The Washington Redskins Cheerleaders also co-hosted the event.

    Over 150 excited WOW members anxiously waited outside of the private venue for the party to begin. At check-in, every guest received a raffle ticket and access to the VIP WOW area for members only. Guests enjoyed complimentary appetizers such as ceviche and chicken and waffles. The drink menu gave women the option to enjoy some drink specials.

    During the event, women were able to mingle with former and ... Read More

  • RECAP: Ultimate Fitness Bootcamp

    04.27.2016 / Blog Posts Events

    On Saturday, April 23rd, Women of Washington hosted an Ultimate Fitness Bootcamp at Sport & Health Brambleton.  WOW members spent their Saturday afternoon training and working out with Celebrity Nike Trainer and Health and Fitness Expert, Deanna Jefferson and her team of trainers as well as trainers from Sport & Health.  The event also featured a special appearance by Chelsea Collective, a women’s boutique for athletic apparel. At check-in, all participants received amazing gifts from Chelsea Collective such as headbands, towels, and water bottles to get ready for their workout!

    During the event, the ladies had the opportunity to rotate ... Read More

  • Free Agency Update: Redskins Land Top Free Agent CB, Josh Norman

    / Blog Posts Redskins

    Redskins land the top free agent cornerback of 2015, signing Josh Norman to a reported five-year, $75 million contract. Read More

    Some Quick Facts:

    • Norman (6-0, 195) is entering his fifth NFL season after originally entering the NFL as a fifth-round pick of the Carolina Panthers (143rd overall) in the 2012 NFL Draft.
    • In 53 regular season games with 38 starts, Norman has recorded 178 tackles (136 solo), 36 passes defensed, seven interceptions (two returned for touchdowns), four forced fumbles and three fumbles recovered.
    • After a career-high season - recording career highs in interceptions (four), forced fumbles (three) and fumbles recovered (two ...
  • You're Way Too Smart to Keep Your Mouth Shut: 3 Reasons You Should Speak Up More

    04.25.2016 / Blog Posts Career Corner

    By Richard Moy,The Muse

    Here's a situation I'm sure you're familiar with: You've come up with an exciting idea that you think you and your colleagues will benefit from. But even though you feel your thinking is solid, you're too afraid of speaking up about what's on your mind. Sure,youthink it’d be smart, but what if your boss doesn’t agree? And even worse, what if she thinks your entire concept is dumb?

    If you’re anything like me, you’ve kept your mouth shut when it came to this ... Read More

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