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  • The 4 Best Lessons I Learned From Giving Myself a Technology Curfew

    04.11.2016 / Blog Posts Career Corner

    ByAlex Cavoulacos,The Muse

    Although I am a productivity aficionado, forming new habits doesn’t always come easy to me. Given how busy my days are, finding the energy to start doing something differently is tough, even when I know it would be a helpful change. Over the years, I’ve repeatedly failed to develop habits, from getting out of bed as soon as my alarm goes off to finding a consistent workout schedule to carving out time to read more books.

    To combat that, my husband and I started a tradition: Every year we add a new habit ... Read More

  • Calling all WOW flag footballers!

    / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    Think your football skills are up for the challenge?

    For the first time-ever, WOW is partnering up with the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders for the Annual Burgundy and Gold Game. We're looking for a select few ladies interested in joining the team. Burgundy and Gold team selections will be announced at our Draft Day Kickoff Party on April 25.

    Please note that all entrants will not make the team and will be randomly selected. The burgundy and gold roster will be announced at the party; however, those who will be eligible for the draft will be informed at least one ... Read More

  • Free Agency Update: Welcome Back Home TE Vernon Davis

    / Blog Posts Redskins

    The Washington Redskins announced today that they have signed D.C.-area native and unrestricted free agent tight end Vernon Davis.  Read More

    Some Quick Facts:

    • Davis (6-3, 250) is a veteran of 10 NFL seasons after originally being selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the first round (No. 6 overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft. He was traded to the Denver Broncos on Nov. 2, 2015.
    • The two-time Pro Bowler, has appeared in 148 regular season games with 140 starts, recording 461 receptions for 5,841 yards (12.7 avg.) with 55 receiving touchdowns. 
    • Davis has also appeared in 11 ...
  • Spring Cleaning Workout Pants

    04.06.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    By Deanna Jefferson, CPT

    Spring has finally sprung! This is the traditional time to roll up your sleeves and give your house a good cleaning-- including your closets and drawers. What a great opportunity to get rid of those workout pants you never wear because they're see-through, they slip and slide, or they're so uncomfortable when you're drenched in sweat. In order to help you spring clean your workout apparel, I'm offering these few tips for you to keep in mind when updating your drawer with shorts, capris and pants that will comfortably survive spin class ... Read More

  • 4 Moves to Make if You Still Have No Idea What You Want to Be When You Grow Up

    04.04.2016 / Blog Posts Career Corner

    By Leslie Moser,The Muse

    Thinking about making a career change, but aren’t sure what you want to do or where to start? I’ve heard not having a specific next step is supposed to be empowering because there are so many exciting paths to pursue, but I actually tend to find it fairly stressful.

    As someone who is still figuring out what I want to be when I grow up, I completely understand why coming up with your next move can feel paralyzing. People often say you should listen to your gut, but what if your gut isn ... Read More

  • Understanding the Draft

    04.01.2016 / Blog Posts Redskins

    We're counting down the days until the 2016 NFL Draft, where the Washington Redskins will get the opportunity to load up on new talent and build on a solid squad that brought home the NFC East Championship title last season. The Redskins hold the No. 21-overall pick in the first round of this year’s draft, along with seven more picks, but how exactly did we get these eight picks in the seven-round draft? How long does each team have to pick? Who is actually eligible to be drafted?

     

    Here are some facts about the draft: Read More

    • Each of the ...
  • DIY Mason Jar Lanterns

    03.29.2016 / Blog Posts

    As March is quickly coming to an end, so is National Craft Month. There is no better way to end our weekly craft tutorials than with a craft that involves mason jars! These simple mason jar lanterns are quick and easy to make and can be used indoor or outdoor; perfect for a dinner party or an outdoor BBQ!

     

    Supplies:

    - half pint mason jars

    - battery operated votives

    - double stick tape

    - twine

     

    Directions: Read More

    1. Set the mason jar lid upside down, and use a piece of double stick tape to attach the candle to the center.  Use double stick tape because it ...
  • Countdown to Draft Day

     

    WOW members are incredible when helping us countdown the days until football! As we inch closer to Draft Day, we figured what better way to thank our great fans than to give away great prizes! Enter for a chance to win Washington Redskins autographed items each week leading into Draft Week. Want to increase your chances? Refer a new WOW member and get a bonus entry!

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  • Mini Carrot Cakes

    03.25.2016 / Blog Posts Recipes

    Try this delicious recipe for mini carrot cakes! It's a perfect finger food for a small get together! Happy spring!

    Mini carrot cakes with cinnamon buttercream filling

    Serves: 10 mini cakes

     

    INGREDIENTS

    For the carrot cake:

    200 g butter (0.88 cups)

    185 g sugar (0.82 cups)

    200 g eggs (about 4)

    1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    salt, ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon

    3 g baking powder (1¼ teaspoons)

    210 g flour (1¾ cups)

    100 g grated carrots (1 cup)

    For the cinnamon buttercream:

    250 g butter, softened (1.1 cups)

    75 g sugar (1/3 cup)

    150 g eggs ... Read More

  • How to Be Happy With the Life You Have Right Now

    03.28.2016 / Blog Posts Career Corner

    By Kat BoogardThe Muse

     

    More, more, more.

    More money. A better job title. A bigger house. A nicer wardrobe. We all want more. It’s human nature, really. Even if you aren’t a restless perfectionist who’s constantly trying to push herself to the next level (I’m blushing and putting my face down on my desk over here), most of us usually aren’t willing to completely stagnate. We all have at least some desire to keep moving forward.

    But, let’s face it—living our lives with a ceaseless yearning to constantly get our greedy little ... Read More

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