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Eat Your Heart Out, America

Overeating is one of the worst forms of stress on your heart.  When you overeat, you tax every system of your body and increase the burden on your cardiovascular system.  But most important, when the stomach distends from excessive food volume it compresses the aorta and the arteries around the upper abdomen and pushes up against the diaphragm.  This restricts both lung and heart movement, potentially leading to serious heart disease.  Be good-hearted and eat moderately.  Take some breaths between bites.  Eat a little slower and enjoy the moment. 

200 Prince William Kids Receive Free Physicals from NextCare Urgent Care

From NextCare:

Two hundred Prince William County children who can benefit most from “Free and Reduced Services” will receive free health physicals from NextCare Urgent Care so they can enter school and participate in sports when school begins in August.

The donation came about when Victory Christian Ministries International of Woodbridge, on behalf of Pastors Tony and Cynthia Brazelton, contacted Donald Shepherd, the clinic manager for the NextCare center on Milstead Way in Woodbridge, to inquire about physicals for some local children. Together with other non-profit organizations and social service agencies, 200 children were identified to receive these vouchers.

Tranquility Day Spa Raffles $1300 Gift Card Package to Help Build Home for Zambian Orphans


Tranquility Day Spa and Salon of Haymarket, Va. is raffling off a $1300 gift card package to help raise funds to build a house for eight Zambian orphans. Tickets are being sold from now through July 30, 2011 and are $20 per ticket. The prize is a $1000 gift card to Tranquility Day Spa and Salon and a $300 gift card to Girasole or Panino, located in The Plains, Va., and Manassas, Va., respectively.  The raffle winner will be announced on Sat., July 30, when the spa will celebrate the building of the new orphanage and provide food, entertainment and prizes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 571-248-4150 or visit www.tranquilitydayspa.com.

Are You A Weiner, A Whiner, Or A Winner?

Are You A Weiner, A Whiner, Or A Winner?

With more than 14 million Americans currently looking for work, it is definitely a buyer’s market out there.  Companies understandably want to hire the best candidates they can find.  With so many people to choose among, businesses are looking beyond black-and-white credentials such as education and experience to identify prospective employees who bring something more to the table, such as basic common sense. 

In this regard, New York Congressman Anthony Weiner’s recent fall from grace should serve as an object lesson for anyone who has a job...and especially for anyone who is seeking a job. 

Foster Family of the Year Recognized

From Prince William County:

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VIRGINIA… Prince William County Department of Social Services foster parents, Carlos Pasquel and Ada Feliciano, were recently recognized as a Foster Family of the Year by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and the Freddie Mac Foundation.  The award is given to foster parents in the region who have exhibited extraordinary courage, patience and care while working with foster children. The couple have been foster parents in Prince William County since 2003. 

Hit the Trail

Hit the Trail

What would you expect a four-and-three-quarter-year-old to say at the end of a four-and-a-half-mile hike that she just finished using her own two feet? “What a wonderful day,” Sofi announced when we walked past the old Tavern (that I was wishing was still a tavern) at Great Falls National Park.