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  • Corny, But So True: 3 Life Lessons Failure Teaches You

    05.16.2016 / Blog Posts Career Corner

    By:Kat Boogaard, The Muse

    "Well, I've got that in the bag," I thought to myself as I strolled out of the office building where I'd just completed a job interview - my second one with a company I was ridiculously excited about.

    I walked to my car feeling confident and self-assured. I had an eloquent and thoughtful response for every single question the interviewer tossed my way. She had laughed at my jokes. We even bonded over our love for dogs. I knew I had knocked the meeting out of the park, and I was already picturing my ... Read More

  • Spring Garden Strawberry Salad

    05.10.2016 / Blog Posts Recipes

    Recipe By: Southern Living

    Spring Garden Strawberry Salad celebrates the sweet taste of spring with fresh ingredients such as fresh sugar snap peas, baby arugula, strawberries, cucumber, and baby English peas.

    Makes: 6 servings
    Total time: 40 Minutes
     
    Ingredients:
    1 1/2 cups trimmed fresh sugar snap peas (about 5 oz.)
    1 (4-oz.) package baby arugula
    2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
    1 cup seeded and chopped English cucumber
    3/4 cup frozen baby English peas, thawed
    4 ounces Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
    6 cooked bacon slices, coarsely chopped
     
    Preparation:

    1. Arrange sugar snap peas in a steamer basket ... Read More

  • 5 Ways to Keep Your Leadership Tendencies in Check When You're Not in Charge

    05.02.2016 / Blog Posts Career Corner

    By Jim Morris,The Muse

    Even the best leaders get invited to work on projects or teams in which they are not in charge. Maybe you need to learn new skills or gain knowledge, or maybe your boss just wants to see how well you play with others. Whatever the case, you’re now in a situation you haven’t been in for a while.

    Learning to hold back a habitual behavior requires adopting a different mindset, which is easier said than done. Begin working on it by learning to think differently about how you add value at work. No ... Read More

  • RECAP: Kickoff to the Draft Party

    04.29.2016 / Blog Posts Events

    On Monday evening, the Women of Washington gathered at The Gryphon located in Washington, D.C. to kick off the 2016 NFL Draft. The Washington Redskins Cheerleaders also co-hosted the event.

    Over 150 excited WOW members anxiously waited outside of the private venue for the party to begin. At check-in, every guest received a raffle ticket and access to the VIP WOW area for members only. Guests enjoyed complimentary appetizers such as ceviche and chicken and waffles. The drink menu gave women the option to enjoy some drink specials.

    During the event, women were able to mingle with former and ... Read More

  • RECAP: Ultimate Fitness Bootcamp

    04.27.2016 / Blog Posts Events

    On Saturday, April 23rd, Women of Washington hosted an Ultimate Fitness Bootcamp at Sport & Health Brambleton.  WOW members spent their Saturday afternoon training and working out with Celebrity Nike Trainer and Health and Fitness Expert, Deanna Jefferson and her team of trainers as well as trainers from Sport & Health.  The event also featured a special appearance by Chelsea Collective, a women’s boutique for athletic apparel. At check-in, all participants received amazing gifts from Chelsea Collective such as headbands, towels, and water bottles to get ready for their workout!

    During the event, the ladies had the opportunity to rotate ... Read More

  • Free Agency Update: Redskins Land Top Free Agent CB, Josh Norman

    / Blog Posts Redskins

    Redskins land the top free agent cornerback of 2015, signing Josh Norman to a reported five-year, $75 million contract. Read More

    Some Quick Facts:

    • Norman (6-0, 195) is entering his fifth NFL season after originally entering the NFL as a fifth-round pick of the Carolina Panthers (143rd overall) in the 2012 NFL Draft.
    • In 53 regular season games with 38 starts, Norman has recorded 178 tackles (136 solo), 36 passes defensed, seven interceptions (two returned for touchdowns), four forced fumbles and three fumbles recovered.
    • After a career-high season - recording career highs in interceptions (four), forced fumbles (three) and fumbles recovered (two ...
  • You're Way Too Smart to Keep Your Mouth Shut: 3 Reasons You Should Speak Up More

    04.25.2016 / Blog Posts Career Corner

    By Richard Moy,The Muse

    Here's a situation I'm sure you're familiar with: You've come up with an exciting idea that you think you and your colleagues will benefit from. But even though you feel your thinking is solid, you're too afraid of speaking up about what's on your mind. Sure,youthink it’d be smart, but what if your boss doesn’t agree? And even worse, what if she thinks your entire concept is dumb?

    If you’re anything like me, you’ve kept your mouth shut when it came to this ... Read More

  • 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

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