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5 Reasons to Go Vegan

5 Reasons to Go Vegan

Bill Clinton did it. So did Ellen DeGeneres. In fact, millions of people around the nation have taken the pledge to go vegan. November is considered World Vegan Month, and it is a great time to take a look at what veganism is and why so many people are moving toward this lifestyle, which eschews using any animal products.

“Veganism is a diet based on living in peace and harmony with the natural world,” explains Louix Dor Dempriey, a spiritual master who started and leads events through the Louix Dor Dempriey Foundation. “There are many great reasons for being vegan, and people around the country are beginning to take notice, helping to increase the number of those who are either vegan or moving toward a vegan lifestyle.”

Step Up with Walgreens Walk is Oct. 20

Step Up with Walgreens Walk is Oct. 20

When Karen Flanagan walks across the finish line of the “Step Up with Walgreens” Challenge on Sat., Oct. 20, she’ll be taking the steps at least 21 pounds lighter.

The Manassas resident reluctantly signed up for the challenge in August, prodded by her daughter, Walgreens employee Fawn Flanagan, and now is in the running for an individual prize worth $500.

“I’ve been trying to lose weight,” said Karen, whose wake-up call came when she went in for a physical this summer, the first since “I can’t remember.”  Raising five children and being a grandmother to five more, plus working a physically demanding job as a pet groomer, the 55-year-old had just plain neglected her own health.  “So when I walked in Walgreens and Fawn said, ‘Mom, come over here!’  I knew I was in for it.”

5 Things A Bully Doesn’t Want You to Know

5 Things A Bully Doesn’t Want You to Know

As the sound of school bells ringing signals that school is back in session for the year, it also means that students and parents will face some common issues. It is estimated, each day in America, that 160,000 students stay home from school in order to avoid being bullied, so it makes a lot of people wonder what goes on in the mind of a bully. Judging by the research regarding who bullies, it would stand to reason that it’s quite a bit.

“We tend to look at the situation of bullying, and not so much at the bully him- or herself,” explains Peter J. Goodman, author of the book “We’re All Different But We’re All Kitty Cats.” “But if we had a chance to peek into the mind of the bully, we might be surprised at some of the things we would learn.”

There are some things that bullies don’t want people to know, including:

Join WUSA-TV & Walk To End Breast Cancer

Join WUSA-TV & Walk To End Breast Cancer

 

As many of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We all have been touched by this disease indirectly or directly including JC Hayward, and it's for this reason that WUSA-TV and JCHAYWARD.COM wants to make a difference in the community by walking towards a cure.

WUSA-TV will be walking and raising money in October for our local American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event, which takes place on Saturday, October 20 at 10 a.m. at the National Sylvan Theater on the National Mall in D.C.

Walk to honor breast cancer survivors and remember our loved ones who lost their battle.

Happily Hungry: Smart Recipes for Kids with Cancer

Happily Hungry: Smart Recipes for Kids with Cancer

What: Kids receiving treatment for cancer help author Danielle Cook Navidi prepare recipes from her new cookbook, “Happily Hungry: Smart Recipes for Kids with Cancer,” written for them and children like them.

Who: Danielle Cook Navidi’s son Fabien was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease at age 11 in 2004. From his experience she wrote this thoroughly researched, beautifully photographed cookbook full of recipes that are easy on the stomach and high in nutrition. 

Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge and Thunder Burger to Support Pink Jams!

Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge and Thunder Burger to Support Pink Jams!

According to BreastCancer.org, roughly 1 out of every 8 women in America will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that, annually, over 200,000 women are diagnosed with the disease in this country, and approximately 40,000 die from it. With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge, and Thunder Burger & Bar will be teaming up to help the cause by participating in the Pink Jams! “Take a Bite Out of Breast Cancer” annual awareness program.

“We are happy to be able to participate in this yearly awareness program, and to help out this great charity,” says Ryan Fichter, Executive Chef at both the Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge and Thunder Burger & Bar. “It’s a serious disease, and we can all benefit by helping to bring it to an end.”

5 Reasons to Choose Grass-Fed Beef Burgers

5 Reasons to Choose Grass-Fed Beef Burgers

 

There’s been a shift in this country when it comes to beef. Many people are seeking out grass-fed beef, because of all the benefits that it provides over grain-fed varieties. Grass-fed beef is popping up on store shelves, as well as in restaurants. While it’s not widely available, restaurants such as Thunder Burger, located in Georgetown, have been serving it up to their customers, taking pride in the higher quality beef that their burgers are made of.

“You haven’t enjoyed a great tasting burger until you have had a grass-fed beef burger,” explains Ryan Fichter, Executive Chef of Thunder Burger and Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge.  “There’s simply no comparison and once people try it they always want that standard. It’s a better burger all the way around.”

Here are 5 reasons to choose grass-fed beef burgers over grain fed: