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5 Fitness Tips Every Teen (and their Parent) Should Read

5 Fitness Tips Every Teen (and their Parent) Should Read

There’s a lot of good reasons for teens to engage in exercising regularly and stay fit. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that students who are physically active tend to have better grades, that higher physical fitness levels are associated with improved cognitive performance, and that those who participate in physical activities have fewer disciplinary problems. Add to that the fact that they will be laying the foundation for a healthy lifestyle and creating great habits, and it’s a great deal all around. Yet many teens and their parents have questions about fitness that may be holding them back.

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The #1 Unique Investment Your Financial Planner Hasn’t Told You About

The #1 Unique Investment Your Financial Planner Hasn’t Told You About

According to the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, there are nearly 78,000 certified financial planners in the country. Many people seek out the assistance of a financial planner because they want a professional opinion about where to invest their money, how to secure their financial future, or to leave something of lasting value for future generations. There is one unique investment that many financial planners are just beginning to catch onto – diamond investing.

“If your financial planner hasn’t told you about diamond investing yet, they should,” explains Sean Cohen, president of Van Zwam, the developer of Defined Value Diamonds (DVDs). “Diamond investing is a unique opportunity and many financial planners are now exploring it as an option for their clients.”

BASIS Independent McLean Summer Camp Focuses on Social Justice

BASIS Independent McLean Summer Camp Focuses on Social Justice

 

Early Youth Specialization and Over Training – What Every Parent Should Know

Early Youth Specialization and Over Training – What Every Parent Should Know

Kids around the country are playing organized sports more than ever today. In fact, The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) reports that youth in the country participating in sports went from around 18 million in 1987 to 60 million in 2008. While that’s good news, because of the many benefits that can be gained from keeping them active, there is also a downside that health professionals are beginning to caution parents about – early specialization and overtraining, both of which can become problematic and become detrimental for young athletes.

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5 Crucial Things that Separate a Veteran-Owned Small Business from the Conglomerates

5 Crucial Things that Separate a Veteran-Owned Small Business from the Conglomerates

According to the Small Business Administration, there are around 3.7 million veteran-owned businesses in the country, averaging yearly receipts of around $450,000. Compared with the billions that many of the conglomerates earn each year in the pet food industry, it makes many people wonder how a small veteran-owned pet food company can survive. But when it comes to Hound & Gatos Pet Foods Corporation, not only does it survive, but it thrives, by offering an award-winning line of natural pet foods where the focus is on quality, rather than quantity.

Global Explosive Ordnance Disposal Symposium to look at force of the future

Global Explosive Ordnance Disposal Symposium to look at force of the future

The training and technology for future joint forces – along with the experiences of those wounded during their service – are the focus of the 2017 Global Explosive Ordnance Disposal Symposium and Exhibition, taking place Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 8 and 9, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, North Bethesda, MD.

The National Defense Industrial Association produces this event in partnership with the EOD Warrior Foundation. This year’s event looks at “realigning the EOD force of the future,” including ways to effectively deter threats while protecting the warfighter as much as possible.

Beside military, attendees also include first responders and relevant professionals from federal agencies. More than 50 exhibitors will be set up at the symposium, which also will feature:

Metropolitan School of the Arts Welcomes New Faculty Members

Metropolitan School of the Arts Welcomes New Faculty Members

Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria Va. welcomes eight new faculty members to its tap, jazz, hip hop and ballet departments, from various parts of the United States and beyond, including Roger C. Jeffrey, a NYC native and The Juilliard School graduate, specializing in ballet, Quynn Johnson, a Howard University graduate and student of tap and West African dance, and Guiliano Antonio, a Brazilian tap artist, who has taught at several tap festivals in Argentina, Brazil and the United States. Go to www.metropolitanarts.org for more information on their staff.