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Choosing the Right Fruits and Vegetables for Skin Health

Choosing the Right Fruits and Vegetables for Skin Health

Our largest organ, our skin, is one that we often overlook or treat too harshly. Makeup, sun exposure, and more can all have an impact on how our skin looks and feels. Especially during the winter, when people may find their skin is drier and flakier than usual, it’s a good idea to nourish your skin from the inside out.

“Most people want to have nice skin and take care of it, but they are not aware that what they eat can make a big difference,” explains Katherine Goldman, celebrity esthetician/waxologist and owner of the Stript Wax Bar. “The foods we eat can make our skin have more acne, become oily, or it can also help us maintain beautiful looking skin that glows.”

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Navigating the Road Home from War

Navigating the Road Home from War

This year, 2016, marks America’s 15th consecutive year of war – the longest stretch of conflict in our nation’s history. Fortunately, a grateful and generous American public continues to honor the service and sacrifice of not only our military members, but also their families, evidenced by donations to many great nonprofit organizations and civilians thanking service members and veterans for their service.

Although this represents a marked and necessary improvement from how Vietnam veterans were greeted, quite frankly, it is just not enough. All of us – military, veteran and civilian – can do more and can do better. Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness is committed to doing precisely that.

How One Small Business Thrives Among the Big Dogs

How One Small Business Thrives Among the Big Dogs

Millions of small businesses around the nation struggle when they are competing with big corporations. Many end up throwing in the towel because they can’t find a way to give themselves an edge in order to survive. One small business, Hound & Gatos Pet Foods Corporation, has found a recipe for thriving among an industry of big dogs.

“Looking at the pet food industry as a whole, most people would shy away from even attempting to enter it,” explains Will Post, founder and CEO, Hound & Gatos Pet Foods Corporation. “But as the big corporations go one way, I tend to go the other, and that’s precisely what has helped me to thrive in this market. It’s all about finding your own way, despite what the big corporations are doing alongside of you.”

BASIS INDEPENDENT MCLEAN, VA SCHOOL REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

BASIS INDEPENDENT MCLEAN, VA SCHOOL REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

School registration is underway for Tyson Corner’s new school, BASIS Independent McLean. BASIS Independent McLean will be Tysons Corner, Va.’s first, private school for pre-k to 12th grade. Enrollment is open now through Aug. 1, 2016. School will be located at 8000 Jones Branch Drive in McLean, Va. For more enrollment information, go to http://mclean.basisindependent.com or call 703.854.1253.

“We’ve have a global marketplace, a global economy‑‑‑and our children’s education should meet that global challenge, which is exactly what we’re doing at BASIS Independent, teaching our next generation to be globally competitive,” said Sean Aiken, head of school of BASIS Independent McLean, Va. “Whether it’s our select teacher recruitment, foreign language or critical thinking curriculum, BASIS Independent continually raises the bar for students to learn more,” said Aiken.

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CARMELLO’S WARMS the HEART with VALENTINE’s WEEKEND DINNER and ROSES and CAKEBREAD WINE DINNER

CARMELLO’S WARMS the HEART with  VALENTINE’s WEEKEND DINNER and ROSES  and CAKEBREAD WINE DINNER

Carmello’s is hosting a Cakebread Cellar Wine Dinner, Thurs., Feb. 11. at 7 p.m. for $110 inclusive, per person at Carmello’s on Center Street in Manassas, Va. The four-course dinner will feature Cakebread Cellar wines that complement dishes from Carmello’s new winter menu.  A special Valentine’s Day dinner is also being served from Fri., Feb. 12 through Sun., Feb. 14 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., to include a rose. For reservations, go to www.carmellos.com.  

The Cakebread Cellar wine dinner menu includes:  1st Course Sauvignon Blanc 2014

Firefighters reunited with St. Bernard rescued during blizzard


FAIRFAX, Va. (WUSA9) -- During the blizzard of 2016, one of the first calls Fairfax County firefighters responded to was a dog trapped in frigid waters after falling through ice.

The firefighters were able to rescue the dog and he's doing well. 

One week after his rescue, firefighters were once again reunited with the dog. You can watch their reunion in the player above. 

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Fairfax County students enjoying time off from school


FAIRFAX, Va. (WUSA9) -- More than 180,000 students in Virginia will either be using the week to brush up on their studies their sledding after Fairfax County made the decision to close schools for the rest of the week after the blizzard. 

At test preparation companies like Edge Ed in Springfield, they're adding extra classes to get students ready for the rescheduled SAT. The test is now scheduled for February 20, 2016.

Edge Ed Owner Josh Silverman says it's important for students stay engaged while they're out of school.

"That's why we're opening up at noon this Thursday and Friday. So, students can practice and parents can stay sane!" Silverman said. 

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