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Unscrambling The Egg Debate: The Egg and Heart Health


Unscrambling The Egg Debate The Egg and Heart Health

By Lisa A. Davis

When choosing nutritious foods, eggs are a veritable gold mine. They are loaded with hard-to-obtain vitamins and minerals and rich in protein. But for decades, eggs were deemed unhealthy. In fact, they developed such a bad reputation that some people chose not to eat them. The medical community was concerned about their high cholesterol content,.

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Looking Good in the Kitchen: Kurt Peter, Executive Chef, Westin Annapolis Hotel


Looking Good in the Kitchen Kurt Peter, Executive Chef, Westin Annapolis Hotel

By Theresa Winslow Photograph by David Hartcorn

Cooking wasn’t always a tasty career choice for Chef Kurt Peter. He started working in restaurants at age fourteen, but knew life as a chef was tough and, preparing for a career outside of the kitchen, went to Lynchburg College for sports management and business. He played lacrosse there,.

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A Fall Wedding at the Winery

A Fall Wedding at the Winery

Rachel & Nicholas Edler  |  October 14, 2015

“Lush, warm, and full” describes almost perfectly the wedding of Rachel Baumgarten to Nicholas Edler on October 14, 2015, at Springfield Manor Winery and Distillery in Thurmont, MD. Rachel, a graphic designer and marketing manager for Homestead Gardens, had a vision—to spotlight and celebrate fall, which happens to be the couple’s favorite season. And their wedding overflowed with its colors, comforts, and moods..

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Taking Stock of Bone Broth

Taking Stock of Bone Broth

By Christina Bradshaw Bone broth is everywhere these days and claims abound about its ability to heal creaking joints, brighten dull skin, and boost energy. But what is it really? It’s a time-tested cooking staple, says Kaayla T. Daniel, a nutritionist and co-author of Nourishing Broth: An Old-Fashioned Remedy for the Modern World. “It’s a traditional food in every culture around the world,” notes Daniel. “If it’s a fad, it’s the longest.

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Get Smart: Super Protein May Slow Dementia


Get Smart

Super Protein May Slow Dementia

By Kymberly Taylor   Doctors still do not know how to care for the brain, especially when dementia sets in. Help may be on the way. A study published in the January 2016 issue of Neurology suggests that a powerful protein in brain tissue may slow dementia and protect the brain from Alzheimer’s disease (AD). What’s more, the protein, called brain-derived.

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Love beneath the Palms

Love beneath the Palms

Stephanie & Ryan Turner  |  May 23, 2015

Annapolitans Stephanie and Ryan Turner both love to travel. It is no wonder that this adventurous couple chose to get married in Riviera Maya, Mexico, at a resort overlooking the Caribbean. And, they did it their way. The bride wore three gowns, each more informal than the last, ending the evening in carefree sandals during a reception just steps from the beach. The groomsmen wore.

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The Spirit Of Style

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Overarching Concerns: The Feathered Brow is In This Year

Overarching Concerns

The Feathered Brow is In This Year

By Sarah Hainesworth


“The brows are the single-most underestimated feature on every face. We talk with our eyebrows.”

-  Mehae Kim, brow sculptor, Damone Roberts Salon   Lips and lashes might be a makeup lover’s bread and butter, but beauty gurus are raving about another feature that frames the face: eyebrows. During a recent stop at Ulta Beauty in Annapolis, “eyebrow king” Damone Roberts caught up with Looking Good about this year’s hottest.

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Medi-Spas: The Best of Both Worlds

Medi-Spas The Best of Both Worlds

  By Hayley Bowerman Now, with the increasing popularity of medi-spas, spa-goers no longer need to schedule a separate appointment for any cosmetic procedure requiring the attention of a physician. Just a few years ago, many people had not yet heard of the term “medi-spa.” Today, however, the medical center–day spa hybrid has exploded with popularity due to the convenience, comfort, and professional care it offers to patients who are seeking both traditional wellness.

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Flat Abs After 50? Yes!

Flat Abs After 50?


By Cindy Huang   Metabolism slows and joints wear down with age, making it easier to gain weight and harder to lose it. But that doesn’t mean flat abs are out. In fact, Dale Barr, certified trainer and owner of d3 Fitness in Annapolis, says that “chances are you may have strong abs but they’re covered by a layer of fat.” To have visible abs one would most likely need their body fat to.

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