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Tips to Support a Healthy Lifestyle

Re-energize Your Wellness Routine (Family Features) If the decadent dishes and busy schedules of the holiday season have set back your efforts towards a healthy lifestyle, fear not. With the right plan in place, it’s easy to get back on track, re-energized and refocused for the year ahead. Shorter days and colder weather may seem to heighten the desire to …

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Volunteer Prince William, Week of 1/20

Contributed by Mary Foley ·         Good morning Prince William – SERVE is looking for a few hearty volunteers to help with the Annual Point in Time Count of the sheltered and unsheltered homeless population.  This event is Wednesday January 29th from 6am-11am.  You must be at least 18yrs old since it will include travel to campsites to offer assistance, food and supplies.  Please Jan at (574) 748-2621 …

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Control the Clutter with Drop Zones

(Family Features) After returning home from a long day at work, a weekend soccer tournament or an all-day shopping excursion, it’s natural to want to drop everything and relax. However, literally dropping everything can cause a tremendous amount of clutter in the home, leading to stress, misplaced items and wasted time. To eliminate the clutter that busy lifestyles create, try …

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Simple Tips for Easy Kitchen Clean Up

(Family Features) From rushed morning breakfasts to hurried dinners, the kitchen is often the busiest room in the home. But with all of this activity comes a world of messes. For busy moms, cleaning up spills and splatters can be a job in itself, especially when kids are involved. From installing kitchen features that make it easier for kids to …

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The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia releases study examining the region’s aging population 65 and older

Contributed by The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia Grants $10,000 to support Northern Virginia Rides Program for seniors Oakton, VA. (January 16, 2014) – The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia released “A Portrait of our Aging Population in Northern Virginia,” a report on the aging population in the Northern Virginia region.  The study highlights demographic, social and economic trends that impact older …

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LLI Offers a ‘Climate Change – Myth or Reality’ Course

By Cindy Brookshire, Contributing Writer After writing about the Lifelong Learning Institute-Manassas (LLI) in the August 2013 issue of Prince William Living, I decided to give LLI a trial run and registered for the fall semester. One of the courses I took was, “Climate Change – Myth or Reality,” led by volunteer Warren Beeton, a Prince William resident who retired in 2012 as VP …

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Are You Prepared for What You’ll Find When You Visit Your Parents this Holiday Season?

Warning Signs that a Person Needs Daily Assistance & Tips  for Planning for It Contributed by Chris Orestis The holidays and their aftermath are the busiest time of year for long-term care admissions, says expert Chris Orestis. “Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, families get together and many are seeing Mom and/or Dad for the first time in months,” says Orestis, senior health-care …

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Gift Smart, Buy Local.

  Prince William Living wants to remind you that no matter when you start your holiday shopping, to buy local and shop small business.  When money stays in our community, it yields more  jobs, supports education and improves the local economy.  Gift Smart, Buy Local.  

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The Great Cholesterol Debate

By Christopher Leet, MD, FACC Emeritus Among “New Agers” and conspiracy theorists, etc., there is an ongoing debate that elevated cholesterol is not the cause of heart attack and stroke, and that the increasing use of statin drugs (Lipitor®,Crestor® andothers) is a conspiracy among doctors and big Pharma to make money. As with all conspiracies, there is a grain of …

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