Archive for July 2012

Prenups: the key to a speedy divorce settlement

July 12, 2012 - 12:34 PM
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The Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes split has caused a media frenzy with people scrutinizing every detail that comes out about their divorce settlement. So why were they able to sign papers so quickly and how important is a prenuptial agreement? Alan Plevy of the Smolenplevy law firm in Vienna explains how regular folks can benefit from taking a page out of this celebrity split.

 

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Affording college is not impossible: how you can pay for it

July 11, 2012 - 12:30 PM
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With the rising cost of college tuition these days, the idea of higher education can seem almost impossible. But it’s not—you just need to have a plan in place. Ann Dolin, an education expert and Natalie Davis, a financial adviser, share information every parent needs to know.

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“The Addams Family” Broadway musical now at the Kennedy Center

July 11, 2012 - 12:27 PM
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They’re known to be bizarre, funny, and kind of eerie…they’re the Addams family! And they are performing at the Kennedy Center Opera House this month. Sara Gettelfinger who plays the role of Morticia Addams in the Broadway musical tells us what we can expect to see in the production.

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Beat the heat with an indoor summer party

July 10, 2012 - 12:46 PM
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Just because you’re stuck indoors when it’s105 degrees outside doesn’t mean you can’t bring summer style inside! Julie Shanklin and Marielle Shortell are the founders of Syzygy Events International and they have created an entertaining spot that will help you and your guests keep cool during the summer heat.

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Uplifting Nighties: the new comfortable and sexy sleepwear

July 10, 2012 - 12:40 PM
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For years, these two friends searched for sleepwear that would provide a little support. That was when they decided to build the perfect nightie. Margaret Bruns and Laura Byer, the founders of UpliftingNighties.com,  tell us about their comfortable and sexy new line.

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New book: “Outlaw Marriages”

July 10, 2012 - 12:38 PM
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From Gertrude Stein to Walt Whitman and Tennessee Williams…these historical figures all made an impact in theater, literature, arts, and social change. But their successes would not have been possible without the support of their same-sex partners. American University Professor Rodger Streitmatter is the author of “Outlaw Marriages” and gives us an inside look into these famous couples.

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Capitol Hill gossip with Nikki Schwab

July 10, 2012 - 12:36 PM
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A Washington wonk becomes Russell Brand’s new sidekick, “Ferris Bueller” stops for a hot dog on Capitol Hill, and a Congressman tweets about zombies. Nikki Schwab is the Washington Examiner’s political gossip columnist and has the scoop.

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How to start following your career passions

July 9, 2012 - 12:36 PM
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Are you in a rut with your career and don’t know how to get out of it? Jennifer Nycz-Conner from the Washington Business Journal discusses the concept of how to stop talking about your dream job and actually do something about it.

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The hottest maternity trends and products

July 9, 2012 - 12:34 PM
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Let’s face it…even pregnant women want to look their best. Bryce Gruber, the founder and editor of TheLuxurySpot.com shows us the latest maternity and baby trends.

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Still single? Try avoiding ridiculous relationship deal breakers

July 9, 2012 - 12:30 PM
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When it comes to relationships, having a long list of “must-haves” will definitely doom your search for Mr. Perfect. At the end of the day, no one is perfect. Dating coach, Erika Ettin shares some tips on how to avoid some ridiculous deal-breakers.

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“How to Train Your Dragon” Live Spectacular at the Verizon Center

July 9, 2012 - 12:24 PM
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From fire-breathing dragons to vikings and acrobats…We’re talking about DreamWorks' “How to Train Your Dragon” Live Spectacular at the Verizon Center. Sig the Viking tells us more about this amazing, multi-media theatrical experience.

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Human foods your pet should not eat

July 6, 2012 - 01:40 PM
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We all know that chocolate is not safe for dogs to eat. But you may be surprised to learn that there are many other foods that are just as dangerous to pets. Dr. Katy Nelson talks about what foods to avoid and she’s brought along Charlotte, a 1-year-old beagle up for adoption.

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Is your family prepared for the next big natural disaster?

July 6, 2012 - 01:37 PM
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The big thunderstorm last week took most of us by surprise, and that could easily be the case with any other disaster on any other given day. Julie Miner, a faculty member at George Mason University and co-founder of the blog Rants from Mommyland shares some advice on how to keep your family and household prepared for any catastrophe.

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7 fitness myths busted

July 5, 2012 - 01:41 PM
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When it comes to health and fitness, you’ve probably heard lots of conflicting information. Do this…don’t do that. It can get confusing! Sports medicine expert, Raymond Solano clears the air and busts all of those fitness myths.

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Natural disaster etiquette

July 5, 2012 - 01:37 PM
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While our neighborhoods continue to recover from the effects of last week’s storms, let’s not forget that hundreds of families in Colorado have lost their homes to forest fires while lots of people in Florida are still struggling to dry out from Hurricane Debby. A natural disaster can test the best of us. And let’s face it, it’s easy to lose our cool when it’s so hot outside. Here to help us stay on our best behavior even when times get tough is etiquette expert Mary Crane.

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The latest Capitol Hill gossip with Judy Kurtz

July 5, 2012 - 12:31 PM
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It looks like Pauly Shore had an “awesome” interview with a congressman while Michael Bolton and Kevin Spacey were spotted at the Capitol. Judy Kurtz is the “In the Know” columnist for The Hill newspaper and is here with the latest political gossip.

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"Rent the Runway"

July 3, 2012 - 12:30 PM
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It’s better known as a “Netflix” for fashion. From the hottest trends on the runway to what the stars are wearing on the red carpet—we’re talking about “Rent the Runway.” Stylist Lauren Rothman shows us some of the top trends that you can rent for any summer soiree.

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Sips and sweets for your 4th of July party

July 3, 2012 - 12:28 PM
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With 4th of July tomorrow, maybe you’re hosting a backyard bash or maybe you’re on drinks or dessert duty for a friend’s party. Here with some perfect sips and sweets to celebrate the holiday and beat the heat is Metrocurean’s Amanda McClements.

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Is your boss spying on you?

July 3, 2012 - 12:26 PM
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Your boss may be spying on you and chances are you’ll never know it. Employers around the country use different tactics to keep tabs on their employees. Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Andrea Bonior tells us more about why your boss could be spying on you and how to protect yourself from getting in trouble.

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Easy entertaining tips for the 4th of July

July 2, 2012 - 12:36 PM
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From center pieces to silverware, the 4th of July should be about easy entertaining. Here to show how to set up a beautiful and well-functioning table for your get-together is interior designer, Dana Tydings.

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