The Down Syndrome Trailblazers

Eugene Tossany Features, Lifestyle, Talk of Tysons

A World Down Syndrome Day Exclusive By Eugene Tossany, Author of The Down Syndrome Superhero series Our society has come a long way since the 1950’s, when Down Syndrome (DS) individuals were categorized as non-functioning mongoloids and locked up in institutions. In retrospect, the children who were brought up in an often-cold environment are today’s adults who have been paving …

Are Communication Problems Alienating You & Your Partner? Learn This Technique for a Relationship That Thrives

Learn Communication Techniques for a Relationship That Thrives

Kimberly Blaker Lifestyle

Are Communication Problems Alienating You & Your Partner? Learn This Technique for a Relationship That Thrives Couples split up for numerous different reasons, ranging from lack of common interests and significant life changes to money issues, cheating, and sex. But one of the top reasons couples don’t survive that’s commonly cited by therapists is communication problems. So it’s essential couples …

Solo Sports for Introverted and Shy Kids

Kimberly Blaker Features, Lifestyle

Here’s Where Their Abilities Shine Through There’s no doubt; team sports offer kids an array of benefits. Team sports provide opportunities for kids to develop friendships, work as a team, problem-solve, learn good sportsmanship, and much more. But team sports aren’t for everyone. Many kids, particularly those who are introverted or shy, struggle with or lack interest in team sports. …

Little Luxuries & Everyday Delights

By Linda Barrett Features, Lifestyle

Curio by Fifth & Main highlights life’s little joys Life can take you on some interesting journeys. However, in Heather Shaw Menis’ case, all roads seem to lead back to one passion. With a bent towards environmentalism, Menis attended college to explore environmental studies and journalism. Graduating in 2001, her first job was in public relations, focused on environmental affairs. …

Ride and Shine Bicycling: Trailblazing Women

Kari Cannistraro Lifestyle

For reasons unknown, I became strangely captivated by the Tour de France one summer years ago while flipping TV channels. This international cycling battle of endurance, agony and exhilaration became an annual obsession for me that began to impress itself into me and left me wanting more.  But spectating 21 stages of the world’s most exciting bike race is too …

The Journey to the Title: Meet JeanAnne Roberts, Mrs. DC America

Linda Barrett Lifestyle

JeanAnne Roberts isn’t the typical contestant that comes to mind when you mention beauty pageants. For one thing, she’s not 25. For another, she has a husband and two adorable children. At age 55, she is the reigning Mrs. DC America. JeanAnne’s Journey How did your journey begin? Because of my love of dance and modeling, I signed up for …

New Year Resolutions: Why They Fail and How You Can Succeed

Kimberly Blaker Lifestyle

The New Year is a great time to take inventory, set goals, and take charge of your life. But if you’re like most, making resolutions is much easier than keeping them. Rather than focus on the idea of a new beginning, which can lead to disappointment at the first slip, keep in mind that self-improvement is an ongoing endeavor. Setbacks …