Archive for June 2012

Great getaways for your Independence Day

June 29, 2012 - 03:54 PM
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Thinking about planning a little getaway for you and your family this 4th of July? Elizabeth Thorp, founder of Poshbrood.com, has some great vacation ideas for you.

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Happy National Hug Day!

June 29, 2012 - 03:52 PM
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In case you didn’t know…today is National Hug Day! You won’t believe how great hugs can be for our health. Comedian and Whoopie Pie Queen, Cyndy Bragg tells us more about all the surprising benefits of hugging.

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How to keep your pet safe this 4th of July

June 29, 2012 - 03:50 PM
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Here’s something you probably haven’t thought about yet: how are you going to keep your pets safe during your 4th of July party? Our very own pet expert, Dr. Katy Nelson shares some tips on how to keep your pets safe this Independence Day. And she’s brought Vernon with her who is looking for a loving home!

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DC Magazine debuts its annual restaurant awards

June 29, 2012 - 02:39 PM
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Dining in the district has ascended to capital status--from the best of fine dining to the local hot spots and eateries… this city has it all! DC Magazine debuts the results of their annual restaurant awards in their July/August issue and Editor-in-Chief, Karen Sommer Shalett gives us a sneak peek.

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Faye Lane’s Beauty Shop Stories

June 29, 2012 - 02:33 PM
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Faye Lane has a story that's both hilarious yet heartfelt.  It is a memory of a fat little girl sitting on a porch with a Burger King crown who dreamed of telling and singing her story on stage.  Lane shares what you can expect to see in her "glittered-up" one-woman show, the "Beauty Shop Stories."

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Find the perfect swimsuit to flatter your body

June 27, 2012 - 01:07 PM
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Women often feel like their bodies are exposed when it comes to swim season. But finding a bathing suit that fits in all the right places can boost both your curves and your confidence. Author and Bra Fit Coach, Ali Cudby shows some swimsuits that will flatter any figure.

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Easy-to-make crafts to make your 4th of July party more festive

June 27, 2012 - 01:05 PM
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Looking for ways to make your 4th of July party more festive? Well we’ve got some great ideas to spruce up your patriotic event. Gifting and craft expert, Gina Tepper shows us how to create unique party favors and centerpieces that will “wow” all of your guests.

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A taste of Charleston with Chef Robert Carter

June 27, 2012 - 01:02 PM
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He is better known as the “master of dramatic presentation” and he is only in D.C. for a limited time. Robert Carter, the chef and owner of Carter’s Kitchen in Charleston, South Carolina has brought some dishes that would be ideal for the perfect summer picnic.

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Now playing at Arena Stage: “The Normal Heart"

June 27, 2012 - 01:01 PM
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The Tony Award winning production of “The Normal Heart” is now playing at Arena Stage. It’s a powerful production that hopes to inspire D.C. audiences by giving a deeper look into the brave fight against the AIDS epidemic. Actor Patricia Wettig shares more details on what you can expect to see.

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Capitol Hill gossip with Judy Kurtz

June 27, 2012 - 12:58 PM
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“Glee’s” Jane Lynch stops by The White House and there’s a cookie showdown between First Lady Michelle Obama and Ann Romney. Judy Kurtz, the “In the Know” Columnist from The Hill Newspaper spills all the latest political gossip.

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Pick the perfect summer wine with these 5 tips

June 26, 2012 - 12:44 PM
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We’ve been introducing a lot of great summer dishes lately. But today, we’re focusing on wines. Thierry Lesparre of Tel’Veh Café Wine Bar shows us how to choose a light wine that will go perfectly with any summer meal.

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HIV rate in D.C. drops to 2.7%- good, but not good enough

June 26, 2012 - 12:41 PM
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There is some good news about the HIV infection rate in the District of Columbia--numbers have dipped to 2.7%. And while this is a promising figure, the District still has a higher rate than any other state. Meghan Davies is the Director of Community Health at Whitman-Walker Health and she shares more information about these numbers.

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Kids on leashes….is it good or bad idea?

June 26, 2012 - 12:40 PM
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A debate has been heating up on the “Mommy blogs” ever since that “Modern Family” episode had little Lily on a leash. It has sparked a very strong reaction. Cam Mathison takes us behind the scenes with two moms with very different perspectives and Dr. Eleanor Mackey from Children’s National Medical Center is also here to weigh in on this controversial topic.

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New book: “Think and Grow Thin”

June 26, 2012 - 12:37 PM
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At 17-years-old and morbidly obese, Charles D’Angelo found himself the constant target of bullies in school. Then one day he decided he'd had enough. That was when he vowed to turn his life around.  Now 26 and 150 pounds lighter, he shares his success story along with his new book “Think and Grow Thin.”

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Summer office fashion: what's appropriate and what's not?

June 25, 2012 - 12:38 PM
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The summer months can be especially challenging for women when it comes appropriate attire for the office. Even though it’s hot outside, there are certain items that just don’t cut it in the work place. Fashion Guru, Marie Coleman shares a list of do’s and don’ts.

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Kid-friendly patriotic crafts for the 4th of July

June 25, 2012 - 12:36 PM
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Now that summer is here, many people are asking for ideas on how to keep kids busy and spark their imagination. Robin Beam is the director of education at A.C. Moore and has some patriotic projects you can do with your kids to help celebrate July 4th and say thanks to our troops.

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Cirque du Soleil's new show :Totem

June 25, 2012 - 12:33 PM
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Starting August 15th, Cirque du Soleil will bring its signature big top to the National Harbor with “Totem.” It’s a new production that traces the journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. Artistic director, Tim Smith, and one of the singers, Christian Laveau gave us a sneak peek.

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Summer travel etiquette: the do’s & don’ts of traveling

June 25, 2012 - 09:55 AM
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It’s the time of year to start taking your summer vacation. Christine Chen shares some summer travel etiquette we should all keep in mind…because you don’t want to be “that” person.

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Summer pet emergencies: what to look out for

June 25, 2012 - 09:52 AM
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It has been very hot this last week with heat advisories and temperatures feeling over 100 degrees. And now is the time to take extra precautions with your pet. Our own veterinarian Katy Nelson talks about overheating and other pet emergencies…and she’s brought Tito with her as well!

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Top 10 first-date turnoffs

June 25, 2012 - 09:50 AM
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First dates can be tricky…between the nerves and the pressures of saying and doing the right thing, it’s just so easy for a date to go downhill--and fast. So what are the worst first date turnoffs? Erika Ettin is the founder of ALittleNudge.com and she breaks down the results of a new survey.

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