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5 Things that Set the EOD Warrior Foundation Apart

5 Things that Set the EOD Warrior Foundation Apart

EOD Warrior Foundation focuses on those military members with the most dangerous jobs

There are over 1.5 million nonprofit organizations in the country, according to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, and many serve military servicemen and women, and veterans. Not all of these nonprofits are created equal. There are some that stand out because of the unique communities they serve. The EOD Warrior Foundation is one of those non-profit organizations that stands out, for numerous reasons. Many people want to support worthwhile causes, but they don’t always know which ones to contribute to. Being able to determine what sets a non-profit apart helps people make more informed decisions.

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Tried and True Time Management Tips Every Entrepreneur Should Know

Tried and True Time Management Tips Every Entrepreneur Should Know

We all have the same 24 hours in each day, but for many people numerous hours in each day are wasted. Rather than wishing for more hours in the day, as is commonly done, entrepreneurs can be more successful when they get serious about managing their time better. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average adult under the age of 65 watches 2.7 hours of television per day, demonstrating where some of our time is going each day. Being a successful entrepreneur takes focus, dedication, and the ability to manage one’s time effectively, yet not everyone knows what that looks like or how to make it happen.

Reasons Diamond Investments Make Great Gifts this Holiday

Reasons Diamond Investments Make Great Gifts this Holiday

The holiday gift buying season is just around the corner, and people are already beginning to plan for it. According to Gallup, the average person will spend around $830 on gifts, with 30% of shoppers spending over $1,000 on them. Yet many of those gifts are products that will be set aside, go unused, and will lose value the moment the person opens them. For those looking for something with more of a lasting value, they may want to consider giving diamond investments as gifts this year.

“Diamonds have an over 3,000-year history of value growth, and everyone loves them,” explains Sean Cohen, president of Van Zwam, the developer of Defined Value Diamonds (DVDs). “They make great gifts for just about everyone.  Whether it’s for children, grandchildren, family or friends, even employees, diamonds are a gift of everlasting emotional and financial value, and they can be put into jewelry and enjoyed anytime,”

5 Ways Exercise Helps Beat the Blues

5 Ways Exercise Helps Beat the Blues

October is Depression Awareness Month, and a great time to focus on ways to overcome the blues and keep depression away. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, around 16 million adults each year experience the most common type of depression, which is Major Depressive Disorder. The disorder is characterized by having at least five of the symptoms, in which at least one of them is an overwhelming feeling of sadness or a loss of interest and pleasure in most usual activities. The good news for those who would like to keep depression at bay or who are looking to beat the blues is that they may need look no further than consistently exercising.

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Tips for Honoring the Deployed

Tips for Honoring the Deployed

EOD Warrior Foundation offers up ways to help honor the deployed on National Day of the Deployed

October 26, 2017 is the National Day of the Deployed, a day that is for raising awareness about the many deployed military members and their families, and it is an important day to show our gratitude for their ongoing sacrifices. According to the Pew Research Center, there are just over 193,000 deployed U.S. military members, which is roughly 15% of the total military. The top five countries they are deployed to, in order, include Japan, Germany, South Korea, Italy, and Afghanistan.

BASIS Independent McLean Debuts New Mascot; Students Help Design Mascot Image

BASIS Independent McLean Debuts New Mascot; Students Help Design Mascot Image

BASIS Independent McLean (BIM) debuted its new mascot as the Red-Tailed Hawk. Staff and students voted on five mascot candidates and the winning selection was the Red-Tailed Hawks. Two BIM students helped create the draft design for the Red-Tailed Hawks for their communication journal: Kelley Wang, an 11th grader representing upper school, and Grace Araya, a 4th grader representing the lower school. For more information on the school go to http://mclean.basisindependent.com or call 703.854.1253.

Metropolitan School of the Arts to Perform Company Project - Evolution: Past, Present, Future

Metropolitan School of the Arts to Perform Company Project - Evolution: Past, Present, Future

Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) Academy of Alexandria Va. will perform its Company Project - Evolution: Past, Present, Future on Sun., Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School in Arlington, Va. 200 S. Carlin Springs Rd. The show highlights MSA’s most talented and most dedicated performers. The Company Project is a chance for MSA’s pre-professional companies to perform in a high caliber show, which pushes students’ boundaries artistically, physically, and mentally. This year, The Company Project - Evolution will delve into the world of dance from past, present and future. Tickets are $15 per person. Go to www.metropolitanarts.org for more information.