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November 17, 2014

Looking Forward, Giving Back: The Women’s Center Celebrates 40 years of Service

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Since its inception in 1974, The Women’s Center has provided essential mental health services to the citizens of Northern Virginia. As one of the most prominent community-based mental health providers in the region, The Center occupies a unique n...

November 06, 2014

The Suprising Risks of Obesity

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TRUE OR FALSE? 1. Two out of every three adults are overweight. 2. One-third of all children in the US are overweight. 3. Obesity is linked to 60 chronic diseases. 4. There is a link between obesity and certain cancers. 5. Obesi...

September 15, 2014

Why “Go Frameless” With Your Shower Doors

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In the last 20 years, the perception of bathrooms has undergone a transformation for homeowners and homebuyers. Gone is the era of the bathroom as a utilitarian space, compact and barebones. Instead, homeowners are turning bathrooms into bastions ...

July 03, 2014

Tapping into the Power of Your Subconscious

When you hear the word hypnosis, what comes to mind? Images of a sinister-looking character slowly waving a pocket watch, saying “You will be very sleepy”? Rational people suddenly clucking like chickens? In reality, hypnosis bears little resembla...

May 08, 2014

Mixing Up a New Color Experience at the Colour Bar Studio

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Tania Ferrel, a hairdresser for 28 years, opened her new Colour Bar Studio next to Tysons Corner in late summer 2012. Maybe the opening of another salon isn’t something that normally makes the news, but this one is different. You have heard of a...

May 08, 2014

Top Ten Tips: Teaching Young Children How to Protect Themselves

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The other day, when I was in the post office with my two children, two men were standing behind us in line. They were chatting with my daughter, who was safely snuggled in a carrier, and smiling at my three-year-old son as he stood next to me. A f...

May 08, 2014

Harbour Island: Reach for the (Caribbean) Beach

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Glittering turquoise coves and delicate pink sand, where palms and lush foliage line the walkways, and a gentle breeze carries the smell of saltwater… welcome to paradise. Or, if you want to get technical about it, welcome to Harbour Island, a bea...

March 06, 2014

Acne: Back to Basics

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Am I done with this yet? Acne is the most common skin condition treated. It is known to be prevalent during the teenage years, but acne is seen in all age groups. Acne is quite simple to diagnose, although the exact cause is not that easy to e...

March 06, 2014

Passing Time in Fantasy Land: Elbow Beach Bermuda

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The history of Bermuda’s Elbow Beach spans the twentieth century. It was the first hotel built on Bermuda's South Shore and began in 1908 as a simple guest cottage. Today, the 98 room resort, set on 50 acres with a mile and half of pink sand beach...

November 04, 2013

The Beauty of a Blow Out

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My hair is something I have had a love/hate relationship with for years, and it wasn’t until I had my locks professionally blown out for the first time as a teen did I understand the power of a blowout and how it can make you feel. I never liked ...

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