The Cherry Blossom Bloom in D.C.

The cherry trees in Washington D.C. hit their peak this last week for thousands to enjoy.

We thought you would like to see some of these lovely photos of this year’s bloom.

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WATCH: Hilarious SWA Flight Attendant Safety Speech


WATCH: Hilarious SWA Flight Attendant Safety Speech

Here’s one way to ease the stress of a cramped coach cabin.

A hilarious Southwest Airlines flight attendant turned her job into a one-woman stand-up routine as she gave safety instructions at the start of a short flight en route to Salt Lake City, Utah.






Hilarious SWA Flight Attendant

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Total Lunar Eclipse 2014

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Total Lunar Eclipse 2014
The celestial show begins very early the morning of April 15, 2014 at approximately 1AM CST.

Tonight, a total lunar eclipse will turn the moon a coppery red. It’s called a blood moon, and it’s one of four total eclipses that will take place in North America within the next year and a half.

In other words, get ready for an unusually beautiful moon.




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Anatomy of a Lunar Eclipse

03_Lunar EclipseNeed a refresher on exactly how a Lunar Eclipse occurs? Confused about the Penumbra and the Umbra? Here is a simple diagram.


Jerry Lewis Hollywood Handprint Ceremony


Jerry Lewis Hollywood Handprint Ceremony

April 12, 2014

On a day he was immortalized in Hollywood cement, 88-year-old Jerry Lewis proved he still has the comic golden touch.

The legendary actor/director/producer turned his hand-and-footprint ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theater into a comic showcase on Saturday morning.

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Looking for Tart Cherry Juice?

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Where can you find Tart Cherry Juice Concentrate?

Nature Blessed brings you an easy way to gain all the advantages of Tart Cherry Juice. You choose the size and we will deliver.

Buy Individual Servings of Tart Cherry Juice Concentrate
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Here are some of our posts that discuss the many health benefits of Tart Cherry Juice.

Five Great Ways that Cherries make lives happier

The Many Health Benefits of Tart Cherries

Need more sleep? Here are some helpful tips from Doctor Oz


Is My Hair Still Ok?

Is My Hair Still Ok?

It is Friday and we wanted to put a smile on your face. Remember your first roller coaster ride?  Watch the reaction of a 70 year old Dutch woman who recently had her first experience on a roller coaster.  Her laughter is contagious.

Have a great day and a wonderful weekend friends!



Something Fun: Extreme Sheep Herding


Something Fun, if not a little odd.

That’s right.  Extreme Sheep Herding.


Medallions of Chicken with Jamaican Sauce


We found this spicy recipe and just had to share. The heat in hot peppers comes from a compound called capsaicin. Capsaicin can help boost metabolism and curb appetite.

Medallions of Chicken with Jamaican Sauce
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Makes 4 servings (serving size: 4 oz)

For sauce:
1/4 tsp cloves, ground
1/4 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp nutmeg, ground
1/4 tsp cumin, ground
1/4 tsp cinnamon, ground
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp thyme, dry leaves
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1/4 tsp jalapeno, minced
1 tsp fresh garlic, chopped
1/2 tsp fresh ginger, chopped
2 tsp cider vinegar
4 tsp soy sauce, low-sodium
3 tbsp brown sugar
24 oz pineapple juice
2 tsp water
2 tsp cornstarch

For Chicken:
4 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper, coarse ground
1/4 tsp smoked pa...


Revisiting Aspirin


Revisiting Aspirin

3 Surprising Ways to Take Aspirin | Ease your pain and save your life with one of these three creative ways to benefit the most from your aspirin. This original article was found on

1. Chew It
Most heart attacks occur when a blood clot forms in an artery that feeds heart muscle, starving the cells of oxygen. Aspirin works by preventing platelets from clumping together, and only a small amount is needed to decrease clot formation. Read More

2. Rub It On
If you have joint pain, topical aspirin may be a good way to get relief without risking the stomach upset that sometimes comes from swallowing the pills. Plus, rubbing it on allows the medicine to be absorbed closer to the source of your pain and may provide faster relief. Read More

3. Drink It


Cherry Bud Watch

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Cherry Bud Watch

Yesterday we reported that local experts expect this week to be peak season for cherry blossoms - Cherry blossom peak bloom predicted from April 8-12 in D.C.




Here are some photographs of the cherry bud development over the last week.

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