Archive for May 2012

Summer flower arrangements

May 31, 2012 - 03:49 PM
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Summer is almost here and with warm weather comes lots of outdoor dining. What better way to spruce up a table than with a fresh arrangement of beautiful flowers. Sarah Von Pollaro is the founder of Flower Empowered and she shows us the best flowers for entertaining in the heat.

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World Environment Day

May 31, 2012 - 03:42 PM
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There's a big push across the country to go green. From homes to business and cars, everyone is trying to do their part. Allen Burriss and Christophe Tulou are here to talk about the district's plans and World Environment Day.

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Pets and hot weather

May 31, 2012 - 03:03 PM
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We love to bring out pets with us on family outings because they're part of the family. But in this summer heat, you need to be aware of how to keep them safe. Dr. Katy Nelson talks about pet summer safety and introduces us to Sally who is up for adoption.

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Achieving your goals

May 31, 2012 - 01:35 PM
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Just because it's almost summer doesn't mean you should put your goals on the back burner. Now is the time to keep the momentum going. TV host, motivational speaker and fitness trainer Gail Kasper is here to tell us how to take control and achieve your goals.

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DC Jazz Festival

May 30, 2012 - 04:23 PM
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The DC Jazz Festival gets underway tomorrow. It's the largest festival in DC. Performances will be  happening all around the city. The festival's Executive Director Sunny Sumter tells us what you can expect.

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Bridal shower decor

May 30, 2012 - 04:20 PM
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Today we've got some ideas on how to surprise that bride-to-be with a garden inspired shower. Craft Expert Gina Tepper shows us how to create centerpieces and gifts that will warm her heart.

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Seeds for your health

May 30, 2012 - 04:18 PM
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Everyone seems to be focusing on ways to be more healthy these days. From fad diets to super foods, there's a lot of information out there. A nice little snack you may overlook though is seeds. Nutritionist Holli Thompson tells us about the benefits of power seeds.

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Branding blunders

May 30, 2012 - 04:15 PM
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There's a lot that goes into starting your own company. And with all the costs and supplies, some people forget about establishing a brand. Anthony Pappas is the president of The Pappas Group and talks to us about 5 ways to strengthen a start up brand.

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Box office update with Arch Campbell

May 30, 2012 - 04:12 PM
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It was a big holiday weekend at the movies. Arch Campbell is here with a box office update and a look ahead to this week's new releases.

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African American women and illness

May 30, 2012 - 03:58 PM
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African American women across the country are dying prematurely at rates greater than any other group of women. They are dying from Cardiovascular Disease, cancer, strokes and Diabetes. But this is a preventable crisis. Drl. Marilyn Hughes Gaston and Dr. Gayle Porter started the Gaston & Porter Health Improvement Center to help women, especially African American women, improve their physical and emotional health outcomes.

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A perfect picnic

May 30, 2012 - 03:55 PM
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With summer's unofficial start behind us, it's time to grab a blanket and head outdoors for a meal in the grass. Metrocurean's Amanda McClements shows us how to set a pretty scene with eco-friendly items and great finger foods.

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"Get Real! Wise Women Speak"

May 30, 2012 - 03:51 PM
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A new film is offering groundbreaking wisdom and inspiration. The movie is called "Get Real! Wise Women Speak" and it's showing audiences around the world that women in the third phase, or third fire, of their lives have been underestimated for generations and are an incredible asset to society. Film maker Joni Steele Kimberlin tells us more about her movie.

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Poshbrood summer travel

May 30, 2012 - 03:48 PM
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The official start of summer is just about three weeks away, but with all this steamy weather people will be flocking to the beaches even earlier. Poshbrood's Elizabeth Thorpe is here with some great travel deals that are not only fun for mom and dad, but also for the kids.

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Purple Stride 5K to fight pancreatic cancer

May 25, 2012 - 05:59 PM
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Did you know pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States? It also has the lowest survival rate among the leading cancer killers. But, on June 16th, more than 2,000 people will take part in the third annual Purple Stride 5k Run/walk that supports the fight against it. Anne Shimabukuro shares her personal story with the disease.

 

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Protecting your pets from mosquitos

May 25, 2012 - 05:41 PM
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Mosquitoes are pesky, annoying, and can even be dangerouss to you and your pets' health. Dr. Katy Nelson stopped by to talk about why it's just as important to protect your animals from the insects.  

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Nutrition Tips for Women

May 25, 2012 - 03:46 PM
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Women represent half of the country's workforce, and between family and work, they're busier than ever. Rebecca Scritchfield joined Natasha and Melanie to talk about nutrition tips for a healthy diet.

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Graduation Gifts

May 25, 2012 - 03:38 PM
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Picking out the perfect graduation gift can be a hassle, but Michelle Madhok showed us some different gift options to get your graduate.

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Learning about high blood pressure

May 25, 2012 - 03:33 PM
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About 1 in 3 adults have high blood pressure in the US, but only about half of them have it uner control. Dr. Rachel Berger sat down with Natasha to discuss how you can manage your health.

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SNL's Jay Pharoah stops by!

May 25, 2012 - 03:23 PM
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Denzel Washington, Eddie Murphy, Barack Obama, Will Smith, and the list goes on...he can impersonate them all--and perfectly.  Comedian Jay Pharoah is Saturday Night Live's rising star and stopped by to chat with Jennifer Donelan about his upcoming shows at the Arlington Drafthouse...and did a few impressions.

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Menzfit: helping men get jobs

May 24, 2012 - 06:49 PM
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Menzfit is an organization that helps low-income men find jobs. They're on a mission to get 1,000 people to make donations of $10 to help raise $10,000 in 30 days. Rhonda Willingham, the founder and president of Menzfit, and Ty Bey, who was helped by the program, discuss how you can help someone you don't even know land a new job.

 

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