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  • Ricotta Orange Pound Cake with Strawberries

    04.24.2016 / Blog Posts Recipes

    Recipe courtesy of: Giada De Laurentiis, Cooking Channel

    Photo:Cooking Channel

     

    Craving a light, easy to make dessert that is perfect for springtime? This ricotta orange pound cake with strawberries would be great to serve!  This recipe makes 6-8 servings.

    Total Time: 55 min

    Prep: 10 min

    Cook: 45 min

     

    INGREDIENTS

    1 1/2 cups cake flour

    2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

    1 teaspoon kosher salt

    3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, room temperature, plus more to grease the baking pan

    1 1/2 cups whole milk ricotta cheese

    1 1/2 cups sugar, plus 1 tablespoon ... Read More

  • Why Fat Is Good Food

    04.20.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    By: Rebecca Nenner

    It's amazing how we have things turned upside down in this country. For the past 30 something years, we have vilified fat as being dangerous and artery clogging, when in fact it is the very thing you need to sustain life.  If you haven’t noticed, our country and people all over the world have gotten way fatter and sicker since the 1980’s than they have been during the entire course that man has existed on this planet!  There is a correlation here, in the 1980’s we were told to eat a low fat ... Read More

  • 5 Career Lessons Successful People Are Sharing With You (So Listen Up!)

    04.18.2016 / Blog Posts Career Corner

    By Abby Wolfe,The Muse

    My first job was as a playground leader. I spent my teenage summers working at a park about two miles from my house. A few of my close friends worked there, too, and it was a blast. But while some may say it’s an “easy” job because I just got to hang out with kids all day, that was far from the truth.

    With only 10 leaders and an average of 80 kids—sometimes over 100—there were a ton of different tasks to keep track of. And after five summers working there, I ... Read More

  • Free Agency Update: D.C. native Greg Toler joins the Team

    / Blog Posts Redskins

    The Washington Redskins announced Wednesday 4/13 that they have signed veteran cornerback Greg Toler.  Read More

    Some Quick Facts:

    • Toler (6-0, 190) is entering his eighth NFL season after originally being selected by the Arizona Cardinals in the fourth round (131st overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.
    • The veteran, has appeared in 72 regular season games with 47 starts, amassing 251 tackles (221 solo), 47 passes defensed, eight interceptions, four forced fumbles, two sacks and one fumble recovery.
    • Toler most recently played with the Indianapolis Colts after signing with them prior to the 2013 season. He started 32 of the ...
  • Why Diets Don't Work

    04.13.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    By: Rebecca Nenner

    How frustrating is it when you've gone on a diet, lost weight, and a few weeks or months later, you have not only gained back the weight but have added on more pounds!  It’s a very common tale.  In fact, when you think about it, there wouldn’t be a DIET INDUSTRY, if diets worked!

    Most people are looking for a quick solution to lose fat and inches, but in order to lose weight you need to know why our efforts only fail. We live in a toxic world.  We are eating, drinking , breathing in ... Read More

  • 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

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