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Finding Balance: Manage Your Business and Personal Lives

( — Susan Commander Samakow, certified life and leadership life coach, provides tips on how to seek balance in your life so you don’t feel overwhelmed. Business More than ever clients are telling me that so much of their workday is taken up in meetings or by situations that are not on their schedule. In fact,  Read more »

Floral Colorado Cupcakes

( — Hello Friends, it’s Nicole, your contributing writer! I am back! The past two weeks have been so wonderful! I went on a family vacation to Bethany Beach, and then I got to spend five luxurious days in Colorado for my boyfriend’s Mema’s 85th birthday. While in Colorado, we were able to explore Vail, which  Read more »

The Sandwich Generation by Susan Commander Samakow

The Sandwich Generation by Susan Commander Samakow

WASHINGTON, DC ( —  “Life is precious and time is a key element. Let’s make every moment count and help those who have a greater need then our own.” — Harmon Killebrew Speaking of freedom, Baby Boomers sometimes feel a bit of it lost when dealing with family. The Baby Boomer generation often experiences the  Read more »

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

( — Hello friends, it’s Nicole again, your contributing writer. Of course it is time to bake. I was going to my Aunt’s house for a sleepover and we planned to bake cookies. She had been raving about a recipe she had found. Turned out, I’d found the same delectable recipe in People magazine, by Carla Hall, from the  Read more »

The Ernest E. Foundation Honors Deltas that Serve our National Defense— PHOTOS

WASHINGTON, DC (— Wednesday evening,  I was the mistress of ceremonies at The Ernest E. Just Foundation’s Honoring Members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Who Serve our National Defense on the Occasion of their One Hundredth Centennial.  The program took place at Joint Base Anacostia Bolling- Air Force Base in Washington, D.C. Special guests included: Reverend  Read more »

Alleviate Stress For Your Health

( — Need to decompress?  Here are a few important tips on reducing your stress from Certified Business and Life Coach, Susan Commander Samakow. Our lives can be quite hectic between daily frustrations, life and career transitions, and the demands put on us.  Add to this our self-imposed demands and life can be constantly challenging. Stress isn’t always  Read more »

My Haitian Experience: The Flavorful Food (Part 4)

CAP-HAITIAN, HAITI (— My name is Jasmine Armstrong. I am a sophomore at Syracuse University majoring in Art Video. Currently, I am interning at WUSA9 News to broaden my knowledge of media. I recently took a trip to my mother’s birthplace of Haiti in May, 2013, and this is Part 4 of my experience: Haitian cuisine. Haiti has a blend  Read more »

JC Hayward Throws a Baby Shower! — PHOTOS

WASHINGTON, DC (— Yesterday, I hosted a baby shower for Manny Fantis at WUSA9. “Manny’s the Man“ gives his male perspective on this website with his funny and insightful posts. Read his latest entry about becoming a first-time father. He is also the Executive Producer of Digital Content at WUSA9. Manny and his wife, Patricia, are expecting a beautiful baby boy very soon. We  Read more »

Baby Fantis is almost here!

( — At my baby’s shower in May, we received a bunch of gifts for our future pride and joy. However, we didn’t really come to terms with the whole idea of being parents at the time. On Wednesday, we went to measure the baby’s size and weight and that’s when it really dawned on  Read more »

Safe Summer Skin

FREDERICK, MD ( — The heat is on! The sun is shining and summer weather is here. I got out my summer clothes and packed the winter coats under the bed. I am ready….except the other morning when I was running around my house like a maniac looking for the sunscreen I bought three months  Read more »