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How Students Can Increase Their SAT Scores

The first question that comes to mind in regard to taking a Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) has to be, “Is it worth it to prep?” The short answer is, unequivocally, “Yes.” Even though there are a number of schools that…

H2OBX Waterpark on The Outer Banks

Water is a major part of what makes the Outer Banks such a great vacation destination. The ocean side provides plenty of opportunities for surfing, swimming and some of the best sport fishing in the world, while the sound sides’…

Tips For Planning or Enhancing Your Pool House or Cabana

You may already have a pool and are considering adding to your outdoor oasis. Or perhaps you are in the planning stages and beginning to create your dream exterior space. In either case, experts recommend considering a pool house or…

Best Ways To Protect Your Skin From The Sun

While Daylight Saving Time was originally established to save energy and make better use of daylight, it also means we’re spending more time outdoors, potentially exposing our skin to harmful ultraviolet light.  Dr. Michelle Walters from Associates in Dermatology, located…

Continuing Your Education Can Help With Your Career

Things move fast in the ever-evolving world of business. In order to help you keep up with the pace, local colleges and universities offer a number of business degrees, as well as a wide variety of continuing education and certification…

Preventing Colon Cancer

If there is one form of cancer that people are most reluctant to talk about, it’s likely colorectal cancer. But whether it’s an unpleasant thing to discuss, like any other form of cancer, the key to battling it is early…

How to Afford Private School

In life, a well-funded bank account is always a nice thing to have, but for students interested in attending independent schools, it’s not essential. Coastal Virginia private school leaders say other factors, such as generous financial aid and a good…

2017 Spring Performing Arts Events with SevenVenues

Spring is a wonderful time of year to be an arts lover in Coastal Virginia. You probably have a full list of VAF shows you plan to attend, but don't forget to add these SevenVenues highlights to your must-see schedule…

2017 Must-See Virginia Arts Festival Events

The 2017 Virginia Arts Festival will run from March 31 through May 28, with a wide variety of performances across our region in venues ranging from Norfolk’s Chrysler Hall and Virginia Beach’s Sandler Center, to more intimate venues. For a…

Virginia Arts Festival 21st Season

When Virginia Arts Festival director Rob Cross sat down with his staff to begin planning the 2017 season, he faced a daunting task. Last year, to mark the Festival’s 20th anniversary, he pulled out all the stops, with extra financial…

Meals To Remember

When you think of senior living dining facilities, does the first image that pops into your head look like a cafeteria buffet line? Well, think again. According to Robbie B. Smith, chief operating officer at Harbor’s Edge Retirement Community in Norfolk,…

Get Pumped: Keeping Yourself Heart Healthy

February is American Heart Month, which is a great time to commit to a healthier lifestyle and make small changes that can make have a big effect on your heart’s health. According to Dr. Deepak Talreja of Bayview Cardiovascular Associates…

Making the Most of your Money

When it comes to financial planning, many people have questions and doubts to overcome in terms of how they are going to reach their retirement goals. But even if you’re not thinking of retirement yet, having a financial plan and…

New MRI Scanners More Roomy and Less Stressful

You may not even realize you’re claustrophobic—until you have to get in a closed MRI. Fortunately, advances in technology mean you can now get into a more open MRI, so leave your fears at home. Wondering how it works? Physicians…

Pale Skin is In

For those of us living in Coastal Virginia, summer signifies fun in the sun. It’s a wonderful time, but it also means we all need to be extra aware of the risk of skin cancer. Dr. William Coker of Associates…

Insider’s Guide to College

As college freshmen complete their first year, they’ve learned so much; not just from their textbooks but from their experience being out on their own. Looking back, three students share what worked—and what didn’t work—for them: Brenna, who’s studying at…

Shoulder Pain Relieved by Hampton Roads Orthopaedics

Last summer, pain in his shoulder sidelined his golf game. This summer Dr. Adrian Baddar’s patient is back swinging the sticks and doing other activities he loves, thanks to a successful rotator cuff repair. Baddar, of Hampton Roads Orthopaedics and…

Eye Implants Can Give Patients 20/20 Vision

Meri had 30 pairs of reading glasses but could never find a pair when she needed them to read a recipe, read her phone or work on her computer. Now, thanks to a procedure called KAMRA Inlay, she is done…