04.19.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Brought to you by our friends at OrthoVirgina
Often, people with numbness and tingling in the hand may try to ignore their discomfort. All too soon, however, numbness and tingling may progress into swelling and pain, and work, family, and quality of life becomes negatively impacted. When the diagnosis is carpal tunnel, physicians at OrthoVirginia are poised to lend a helping hand.
What causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal tunnel results from compression of the median nerve, one of the three major nerves that supply sensation and function to the hand. This nerve travels through a “tunnel” in the wrist, a ... Read More
04.18.2015 / Blog Posts Local Lifestyle
By: Julie Donaldson
Anchor, Comcast SportsNet Central
While I can not speak for all the ladies in the industry, I feel comfortable saying we feel grateful for the jobs we have, it is not as glamourous as you may think, and we work hard to earn the respect we deserve.
I recently had the opportunity to lead a panel with the Women of the Washington Redskins for a WISE and WOW! event at FedExField. About 200 women showed up to learn how these amazing women achieved success in a male dominated business.
I could have talked with them for hours ... Read More
04.17.2015 / Blog Posts Fashion
Smartphone? Got it. What about some smart accessories? Here’s some tech support you don’t want to miss! Click the pictures below to check out the latest wearable technology on this #FashionFriday:
DVF Made for Glass: Google Glasses
QBracelet by Q Designs: Smartphone charger
Will.i.am's i.am+: Smart bracelet
Tory Burch Fitbit Flex: Fashionable accessories that monitor specific metrics and sleep levels
Michael Kors: Compact phone charger
Ringly: Notification rings
Marc by Marc Jacobs: Washable headphones
Suzi Roher: Urban Tech smart belt
04.17.2015 / Blog Posts Redskins
When the weather gets rough, you'll need this Redskins umbrella to protect you from the rain! Represent your team anywhere and avoid being drenched in the downpour!
Item: Redskins Umbrella
WOW Deal: Take 25% off with the promo code WOWDEAL154
Valid online only and while supplies last. Cannot be combined with any other offer, discount, or promotion. Read More
One lucky WOW member will be randomly selected to announce the Redskins 7th round draft pick live on stage at the 2015 Redskins Draft Day Party! On Saturday, May 2 at FedExField the Redskins will host their annual Draft Day Party where the team’s first round pick will be in attendance.
The grand prize winner will score:
Access to Redskins Draft Day Party
Opportunity to stand on stage during the Redskins Draft Party announcing the team’s 7th round draft pick in front of thousands of fans
(1) Redskins Fan Pack
Being in attendance ... Read More
04.15.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Written by Kickboxing Instructor and Personal Trainer GeniLee.
We’ve heard it before; ‘anyone can throw a jab, but it takes skill to throw an effective, powerful, and resulting punch.’ Technique counts!
When instructing kickboxing, I tend to emphasize the importance of executing the proper techniques. Not only does your body begin to adjust to the motion and movements, but it also begins to build muscle memory, and at the same mental discipline. Let’s talk about a couple of the basic punches; the jab and the cross.
The jab is mainly used to measure distance between you and the ... Read More
04.15.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Week FIVE: Indoor vs. Outdoor Running
April showers bring May flowers but wet and slick pavements make it hard for runners to train outdoors! The treadmill makes an excellent training tool for runners when weather conditions are uninviting. Runners who decide to run must be aware of some key differences between running outdoors and running indoors.
Hamstrings: The treadmill belt is powered by a machine. When you run outside, sidewalks and trails don’t move, requiring you to rely on your hamstrings to finish the stride cycle and generate movement. When running on the treadmill your running stride is different ... Read More
04.14.2015 / Blog Posts Community
Hillary Clinton is officially running for president in 2016.
"Americans have fought their way back from tough economic times, but the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top," Clinton said in a video message posted to her new campaign website on Sunday. "Every day Americans need a champion and I want to be that champion."
On Sunday, Hillary Clinton released a video that highlights the stories and images of a diverse group of Americans to announce that she will seek the presidency for the second time. Clinton said she is running "so you can do more ... Read More
04.13.2015 / Blog Posts Community
Japan’s national flower is the cherry blossom, which is also known as "Sakura" in Japanese. The significance of the cherry blossom tree in Japanese culture goes back hundreds of years. In their country, the cherry blossom represents the fragility and the beauty of life. The flowers are a symbol of hope and humanity serving as a reminder that the life of a human can end anytime just like a flower. In 1912, Japan presented the cherry trees as a gift to the United States honoring their friendship. The delecate, pinkish-hued flowers have sparked an annual and important celebration for ... Read More
04.12.2015 / Blog Posts Recipes
Grilled cheese sandwiches are probably one of the easiest, most classic sandwich recipes ever invented. In honor of National Grilled Cheese Day, the Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association shares a flavorful upgrade to the classical great tasting sandwich!
Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich
6 oz (180 ml) Franks Buffalo Wing Sauce (or hot sauce of your choice)
6 tbs (90 gm) unsalted butter
4 oz (120ml) honey
4 slices of a thick bread like sourdough
4 oz (113 gm) cooked chicken thigh meat pulled and shredded
4 oz (113 gm) yellow American cheese
1 oz (28 gm) gorgonzola crumbled (or bleu ... Read More
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