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Cook in Tuscany of Haymarket, Va. Donates Two Tuscan Trips; Supports Comfort Cases’ Foster Kids

Cook in Tuscany of Haymarket, Va. Donates Two Tuscan Trips; Supports Comfort Cases’ Foster Kids

Cook in Tuscany, of Haymarket, Va. donated two Tuscan culinary tours for the Comfort Cases, based in Silver Spring, Md. The live and silent auctions offered several trips and luxury packages. For more information about the tour, go to www.cookintuscany.com

The winners of the Cook in Tuscany culinary tours will be able treat themselves in the Tuscan lifestyle and discover the region’s passion for food and fun. The tour provides daily cooking lessons from local “Nonnas”, first class accommodations in the medieval hill-top village of Montefollonico, visits to regional wineries and cheese makers, tours of local and historic sites and many recreational activities.

“It’s our honor to be able to support Comfort Cases, we hope that our auction items can help provide hundreds of backpacks for foster care kids,” said Linda Meyers, co-owner of Cook in Tuscany.

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Dr. Yum’s Book Helps Combat Childhood Obesity

Dr. Yum’s Book Helps Combat Childhood Obesity

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 out of every 5 school age children is obese, which is a number that has more than tripled since the 1970s. In fact, the CDC refers to childhood obesity today as a serious problem. It’s one that many parents are not sure how to take on and beat. The good news is that although babies may not be born with a handbook on how to care for them, one doctor who is on a mission to combat childhood obesity has written a book on how to feed children so they are healthy and happy.

Red Carpet Ready Beauty Secrets

Red Carpet Ready Beauty Secrets

Millions of people enjoy tuning into the many award shows that take place throughout the year on television. They love to see the celebrities make their way down the red carpet, stopping to pose for the cameras and crowds. From the Grammys to the Globes, and now with the anticipation of the Oscars, we’re letting people know the secrets behind being red carpet ready. When it comes down to it, a lot of it all is about being prepared.

“I’m the type of person who is always prepared for any type of red carpet event,” said Gretchen Rossi, “Real Housewives of OC” alum and Creative Director of The Gretchen Christine Collection. “I keep a stash of goodies in my car and in my clutch, so I’m always prepared when doing media events. Savvy Travelers beauty wipes save me time and time again.”

Here are some red carpet beauty secrets that everyone can use:

Red Carpet Ready Beauty Secrets

Red Carpet Ready Beauty Secrets

Millions of people enjoy tuning into the many award shows that take place throughout the year on television. They love to see the celebrities make their way down the red carpet, stopping to pose for the cameras and crowds. From the Grammys to the Globes, and now with the anticipation of the Oscars, we’re letting people know the secrets behind being red carpet ready. When it comes down to it, a lot of it all is about being prepared.

“I’m the type of person who is always prepared for any type of red carpet event,” said Gretchen Rossi, “Real Housewives of OC” alum and Creative Director of The Gretchen Christine Collection. “I keep a stash of goodies in my car and in my clutch, so I’m always prepared when doing media events. Savvy Travelers beauty wipes save me time and time again.”

Here are some red carpet beauty secrets that everyone can use:

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Author/Producer of The Butler to Speak at BASIS Independent McLean, Mar. 10

Author/Producer of The Butler to Speak at BASIS Independent McLean, Mar. 10

Wil Haygood, author and associate producer of the blockbuster film, The Butler, will present at BASIS Independent McLean on Fri., Mar. 10 from 6:30 pm to 8 p.m., to talk about writing and how his work launched him onto the world stage. The event is free and open to public, located at 8000 Jones Branch Drive in McLean, Va. Haygood will also be available for a book signing, as his two books will be available for sale; The Butler and his latest book, Showdown, which chronicles the battle of the Supreme Court nomination of Thurgood Marshall. For more information on the event, go to http://basisindependent.com/Haygood.

Myths and Truths About Investing in Diamonds

Myths and Truths About Investing in Diamonds

Many people are concerned about investing their money in the stock market. Not only do they not trust it, many don’t understand how it works. Even those that do are concerned about putting all of their money into paper. Increasingly, people are looking for alternative assets to save and invest for their future. One tangible asset that is gaining traction and getting second looks is diamonds. But there are many myths about investment diamonds.

“Many have heard statements like, diamonds are controlled by a cartel, and diamonds are complicated and difficult to understand,” explains Sean Cohen, president of Van Zwam, the home of Defined Value Diamonds (DVDs). “That’s one of the reasons we developed the DVD diamond, a diamond investing program that is easy to understand and accessible to everyone.”

BASIS Independent McLean Earns First Place at 34th Annual Northern Virginia Regional MATHCOUNTS Com

BASIS Independent McLean Earns First Place at  34th Annual Northern Virginia Regional MATHCOUNTS Com

For the first time in almost 30 years, the 34th Annual Northern Virginia Regional MATHCOUNTS Competition awarded first place to a new math champion: BASIS Independent McLean (BIM) of McLean, Va., which opened in 2016. BIM’s middle school math team placed first among schools in the Northern Virginia Chapter MATHCOUNTS Competition (comprised of 17 schools). Longfellow Middle School of Falls Church, Va., who has historically earned the first place award since the 1980s, came in second place. For more information on BASIS Independent McLean, go to http://mclean.basisindependent.com.