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  • The Science Behind Why You're Always Busy, Yet Never Getting Anything Done (and How to Work Around It)

    06.26.2016 / Blog Posts Career Corner

    By Alex Cavoulacos

    I want you to play a short game with me. Close your eyes and imagine a long to-do list that lays out a mountain of work in front of you. Now imagine crossing something off of that to-do list. How does that make you feel?

    Pretty fantastic, huh!

    A new study is studying just that. 

    Business school professors Francesca Gino and Bradley Staats are currently researching how people juggle tasks at work.  “Our ongoing research (not yet published) has found that checking off items is psychologically rewarding,” they write. “After you complete a task, being able to ... Read More

  • The Summer 2016 Songs to Power Your Workout

    06.22.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    By Deanna Jefferson

    Have you ever been in the gym and that perfect song came on that powered you through the last 5 minutes of your workout??? I have! And let me tell you how the right music is so important to most people's workouts. It can make your 30 minute jog drag on for eternity or have you dancing your way through your workout as if you could do it all day long! Research has consistently proved that music distracts people from pain and fatigue, elevates mood, increases endurance, reduces perceived effort and may even promote metabolic efficiency ... Read More

  • Buffalo Chicken Dip

    06.19.2016 / Blog Posts Recipes

    Buffalo chicken dip can make you a hit at the cookout or a hit on Father's Day. 

    INGREDIENTS

    • 2(8 ounce) packages softened cream cheese
    • 1cup ranch dressing
    • 3/4 cup red hot sauce
    • 1(10 oz.) can chicken, drained (or rotisserie or freshly-cooked, chopped chicken)
    • shredded cheddar cheese (amount up to your discretion)
    • Chips

    DIRECTIONS Read More

    1. Mix cream cheese, ranch dressing, and red hot sauce together.
    2. Add in shredded chicken.
    3. Spread mixture into oven safe plate sprayed with cooking spray.
    4. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes.
    5. Add cheddar cheese to top.
    6. Bake an additional 10 to 15 ...
  • The Best Question to Ask if You Want to End the Interview on a Great Note

    06.20.2016 / Blog Posts Career Corner

    By Caroline Liu

  • Washington Redskins hire Robin West, MD as Director of Sports Medicine

    / Blog Posts Career Corner Health and Wellness Redskins

    On June 15, the Washington Redskins announced the addition of Robin West, MD as the new Director of Sports Medicine.

    This makes Dr. West the first female head physician in the NFL and one of only two female head orthopedic surgeons in the league. Dr. West also serves as the Lead Team Physician for the Washington Nationals, making her the only head female physician in Major League Baseball.

    Dr. West is a board-certified orthopedics and sports medicine surgeon with more than 14 years of clinical experience, including experience as a team physician for the Pittsburgh Steelers, the University of Pittsburgh ... Read More

  • RECAP: Burgundy and Gold Game 2016

    / Blog Posts Events Redskins

    On Sunday, June 12, the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders held their third annual Burgundy and Gold Flag Football Game. While this is the third year the event has been held, it is the first year that WOW has participated.

    At a draft day party on April 25, the names of select WOW members, Washington Redskins Cheerleaders, Ambassadors, and DC Divas (the DC team of the Women’s Football Alliance) were randomly drafted into two teams. Women who participated had the unique opportunity to be coached by former and current NFL players in both the game and a practice held on Thursday ... Read More

  • How To Meet Your Pedometer Goals

    06.15.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    By Deanna Jefferson 

    Yes, we are in the month of June. That means we're halfway through the year. (Sounds crazy right?) How are you doing on those health and fitness resolutions you set 6 months ago? Although you may be a little jaded by the lack of accomplishing going on, I may have an idea to get you back on track by tracking your trekking. Setting goals for how many steps you want to take throughout the day is a great way to meet those health and fitness resolutions. But how do we take the steps (pun intended) to ... Read More

  • 23 Ways You Can Update Your LinkedIn and Make Yourself More Hireable

    06.13.2016 / Blog Posts Career Corner

    By Abby Wolfe, The Muse

    These days, like it or not, LinkedIn is an extremely valuable tool in the professional world, especially when you’re searching for a job. If your profile isn’t current, or if your picture is fuzzy and irrelevant (like a really cool filtered vacation photo of you in sunglasses), you could be ruining your chances of landing a new gig.

    And, I know—it’s really overwhelming to make sure your page is in tip-top shape, as there are so many different components to keep track of. Just thinking about updating mine sends me into ... Read More

  • RECAP: WOW OTA 2016

    06.06.2016 / Blog Posts Events Redskins

    On a beautiful Monday, June 6, over 100 lucky Women of Washington members were able to attend a private WOW OTA (organized team activity) held at Redskins Park in Ashburn, VA.

    The WOW members were able to enjoy a complimentary lunch while mingling with WOW Wives and watching the team practice which included everything from warmups to running offense vs. defense drills. Many players stopped by the viewing section after practice to sign autographs and take pictures with the excited WOW members. Joe Theismann even made an appearance and signed autographs and took pictures while observing practice.

    The members who ... Read More

  • 10 Things I Wish I Knew When I First Started My Fitness Journey

    06.08.2016 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness

    By: Deanna Jefferson

    1. You won't always be as motivated as you were when you first started. Motivation has its good and bad days. They key is to keep putting one foot in front of the other even when you don't feel like it. Remember it's a lifestyle, not a momentary fad.

    2. Progress won't always be linear. Just like life has its ups and down, your fitness accomplishments do as well. Stay the course and don't get discouraged and defeated when you notice a zig zag in your results.

    3. Find an accountability partner ... Read More

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