06.28.2015 / Blog Posts Redskins
While being a 3-time Super Bowl Champion might seem like the ultimate success to most people, for former Washington Redskins defensive end, Charles Mann, that’s not nearly the case.
The day his first-born child walked across the stage to receive her diploma was one of extreme joy and a bit of sadness for Mann. In an interview with Strayer University, he expressed how in that moment he realized his life only had one blemish and that was he had started something he did not finish.
Charles Mann had initially attended and played football at the University of Nevada from ... Read More
06.27.2015 / Blog Posts Fashion Health and Wellness
Sometimes you straighten it. Sometimes you dye it. You even tie it up, cut it off and then let it grow back again. It’s the universal fashion statement shared by both men and women of all ages. However, Vogue.com asked the question: what if you lose it for good?
The highly-acclaimed fashion magazine recently posted an article called “Crowning Glory.” It’s a project that introduced nine incredible women who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy or alopecia. Here are some of their stories:
"Beauty to me was about fitting in. Now I want ... Read More
06.26.2015 / Blog Posts
The Women of Washington are teaming up with the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders (WRC) to bring you "Wedding Wisdom."
Follow the First Ladies of Football along their engangement journeys!
Meet WRC Rookie, Aura!
How We Met
My fiancé and I were introduced by a mutual friend. Although he was excited to meet me, I was a little hesitant because I didn’t like to be “set up”. When we were introduced he was living in Seattle, WA and I was living here in the DMV; I knew for sure that long distance was not going to work for me (lol). After ... Read More
06.25.2015 / Blog Posts Fashion
WOW is bringing you Thrifty Thursdays to teach you how to showoff your Redskins pride WITHOUT breaking the bank!
This week’s Redskins DIY creation was inspired by a photo we found while surfing Pinterest. With summer finally upon is, it’s a way to spice up any bar, kitchen or tailgate area.
First off, you have to get the right pieces:
- Wall mounted bottle opener
These can be found through online shopping or at a local hardware store. Make sure it comes with screws and washers for the wood. Apply using directions given in each kit.
(Image from Amazon ... Read More
06.24.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
Contributed Article from OrthoVirginia Orthopaedic Magazine
As the world’s reigning martial arts champion, Nikki is accustomed to hard fights and grueling physical competition. So when she injured her knee while sparring at the 2012 World Martial Arts Games in England, she was not deterred. “My coaches wrapped up my leg and made me finish,” says the 27-year-old from Culpepper. “An hour later, I had to compete again. Everyone watching knew what had happened. I got a standing ovation. The mayor took pictures.”
Nikki boarded her flight back to Washington with two gold medals, a world championship ring and one ... Read More
06.23.2015 / Blog Posts Redskins
While Robert Griffin III is known for his football IQ, FOX 5's Scott Smith sat down with him to test his baby knowledge. See how the new father did and if you think he was fast on the field, wait until you see him in the baby diaper race!
06.22.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
As of yesterday, it is now officially summer! While this usually generates happy thoughts with people around the U.S., lately it seems to have taken a negative affect on some women's pschye.
Kelly Bourdet, a blogger for Refinery29, set out to discover the effects that the standard “beach body” image has on how we view our very own bodies.
In doing so, she surveyed 1,000 millennial women and asked them what they think about their bodies. Here are the results:
(Images courtesy of Refinery29)
Always remember that staying healthy is a part of leading a happy life ... Read More
06.20.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness
By Denise Restauri of Forbes.com
Oprah Winfrey is a self-made woman. So is Sara Blakely, the founder of Spanx. They didn’t grow up with money or the finer things in life, they weren’t offered “legacy” preferences for college, and they didn’t get a trophy on the soccer field just because they showed up. They worked hard and found their support through family, teachers and mentors.
But what makes them tick? That’s what I wanted to know.
Grit. There’s no doubt about it, self-made women have a fire inside them, a fuel that keeps them ... Read More
06.18.2015 / Blog Posts Community
World Police and Fire Games is a biennial athletic event that attracts around 10,000 international entrants of both active and retired law enforcement. This year, on its 30-year anniversary, it will be held right down the street from Redskins Park and our nation's capital in Fairfax County.
Rightfully known as, the Games of Heroes, the Olympic-style events last just over a week from June 26 to July 6. Law enforcement agencies from all around the world team up to compete in 61 different games. Competition includes everything from swimming, to motocross and even dodgeball (which is way more ... Read More
06.17.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness Recipes
With the help of Mid-Atlantic Dairy, it's time to put a spin on your traditional vegetable dip by replacing it with this healthy alternative! A cucumber-yogurt dip is perfect for a family gathering or a post-workout snack.
- 1 cup lowfat plain yogurt
- 4 ounces lowfat cream cheese
- 1/2 cup cucumber, seeded and diced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- Optional garnish: Cucumber slices and mint leaves, thinly sliced
Stir yogurt and cream cheese until smooth. Add remaining ingredients; stir to ... Read More
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