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  • Cherry Blossom Watch

    03.16.2016 / Blog Posts Local Lifestyle

    Every year, the beautiful cherry blossoms line the Tidal Basin in Washington D.C. Usually people flock to the nation’s capital towards the end of March/early April to see the spectacular sight, however this year it doesn’t look like we’ll have to wait that long. Due to the warmer temperatures, the trees are already starting to bloom. According to the Washington Post, they are now predicting that the trees will be in full blossom from March 18th through March 23rd. That is two weeks earlier than the dates they had originally predicted.

    The annual ... Read More

  • Lemon & Earl Grey Tart

    03.14.2016 / Blog Posts Recipes

    Photo by: Mat Lo Photography

    Recipe by: Megan Voigt – Hint Of Vanilla

     

    In honor of today being Pi Day (3.14), we wanted to share this delicious lemon & earl grey tart recipe with you! The best part about it - it’s burgundy and gold! Fun fact, although a pie and tart are not the exact same thing, they are in the same family of desserts! The French word tarte can be translated to mean either pie or tart. Treat yourself today!

     

    Pate Sucrée

    150 g unsalted butter, at room temperature

    112 g icing sugar

    1 g salt

    50 g ... Read More

  • Spring Pizza

    / Blog Posts Health and Wellness Recipes

    Photograph by Con Poulos

    Recipe courtesy of Alex Guarnaschelli of Food Network

     

    Looking for something light and easy to make? Well, we are springing our clocks foward one hour this weekend for daylight savings, so why not make Spring Pizza! This amazing recipe, courtesy of Alex Guarnaschelli, looks delicious and only takes about an hour to make, 35 minutes prep time and about 15 minutes to cook!

    Ingredients you will need:

    1 pound pizza dough
    All-purpose flour, for dusting
    2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing and drizzling
    6 ounces ramps or scallions, trimmed
    Kosher salt
    1 cup ... Read More

  • Free Agency Update: Welcome New Washington Redskins DE Kendall Reyes

    / Blog Posts Redskins

    The Washington Redskins makes their first free agency addition and have agreed to terms Friday morning with big defensive end Kendall Reyes

    Some Quick Facts:

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    • Reyes, 26, has ties with Washington Redskins defensive coordinator Joe Barry, as the two were together at the San Diego Chargers for three seasons (2012-2014).
    • The four-year veteran played his first four seasons with the Chargers after being taken from Conneticut with the 49th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. 
    • In his time with the Chargers, Reyes totaled 126 tackles with 13.5 sacks, seven passes defensed and an interception. He has yet to ...
  • National Craft Month

    03.15.2016 / Blog Posts Events

    March is National Craft Month! For those of you out there who enjoy DIY projects or crafting, this is your month! Celebrate all month long by picking a craft to do each week or finish projects you never finished. Follow our blog for a "Craft of the Week" post through the end of March! Below are some links for some fun football crafts to get you started - just in case you’re missing the season just as much as we are! Expand your crafting techniques!

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/32862272256920428/

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/19914423326456011/

    http://www.craftymorning ... Read More

  • 6 Classic Career Books Successful People Will Always Read

    03.14.2016 / Blog Posts Career Corner

    By Rachel Moffett,The Muse

    Whether you’re looking for a new job or just wanting to move up in your current career, there are loads of books filled with advice to help you out. Even though there are plenty of newer reads, sometimes you just can’t beat the classics.

    Here’s a roundup of six old-school career books. Yes, your parents may have read them, too; but the advice is so legendary—and useful—they’re still worth downloading today:

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    1. The Pathfinder: How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction and Success by ...

  • Your 5-Step Plan to Getting a Promotion Without Having to Ask for It

    03.07.2016 / Blog Posts Career Corner

    By Jim Morris,The Muse

    Nobody likes having to actually ask for a promotionAdvocating for yourself is a lot harder than speaking up for others. The good news is, if your boss is paying attention and your actions are speaking for themselves, you may not have to ask.

    You probably already know that doing good work is the single most effective way to show your boss you’re ready for more. (But it’s worth reiterating, because if you skip this step, you’re going to have a hard time getting promoted.) Ideally, you should be consistently exceeding expectations ... Read More

  • Who remembers this?!

    03.03.2016 / Blog Posts Fashion

    Here's another #TBT for all you Britney fans!

    The date was September 4, 2003 and the event - NFL Kickoff Live From the National Mall.

    Before the Washington Redskins were scheduled to host the New York Jets, the league hosted a three-hour concert headlined by a number of stars, one being our beloved Britney Spears.

    During her set, dancers were appropriately wearing both Redskins and Jets jerseys, but before she took the stage she did a promotional photoshoot in which she donned Redskins attire herself. Spears wore a custom-made Redskins dress in the pictures and the original outfit is currently ... Read More

  • Am I Eating Right Based on My Activity Levels?

    03.09.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    By Deanna Jefferson, CPT

    Many of us have heard the mantra that "you can't outwork a bad diet" and "abs are made in the kitchen". Although exercise is an integral part of your health and fitness regimen, your diet is also crucial to achieving your goals. How much should you be eating or not eating based on your daily activity level? There's no one size fits all meal plan, and how do you know what's right for you? After all, a very restrictive eating plan, paired with long intense exercise, could leave you leaning on muscle mass ... Read More

  • National Women's History Month

    03.01.2016 / Blog Posts Community Events

    March is Women's History Month! The purpose is to pay tribute to and recognize generations of women who have committed their lives to striving for equality and have proved invaluable to society. March 8th is International Women's Day so historically the month is focused around that.

    Believe it or not, the first steps to even having a month to honor women did not begin until the 1980’s. In February of 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the Week of March 8, 1980 as National Women’s History Week. That same year, Representative ... Read More

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