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Power Play!

Today, America’s First Lady Michelle Obama is joining Samantha Cameron, wife of British Prime Minister David Cameron and some of our nation’s finest Olympic athletes at American University. The Olympic-themed event is part of Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Initiative and will celebrate the upcoming 2012 Olympics in London. Students from...

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Happy 100th Birthday, Girl Scouts!

Today is the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts of America. Girl Scouts pride themselves on building girls of courage, confidence and character to make the world a better place. These are all leadership qualities we respect and admire, along with living a healthy lifestyle. According to the Girl Scout’s website, the...

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Thank you, Van Wyck Jr. High

The Ask, Listen, Learn team would like to send a special thank you out to Van Wyck Junior High in Wappingers Falls, New York for hosting us on Friday. We hope you enjoyed your time with Congresswoman Nan Hayworth and had fun answering questions and winning prizes along with our...

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What we were up to yesterday…

If you were following us on twitter yesterday, you know we were in snowy St. Paul, Minnesota. And while it was freezing outside, we started off the morning early with 2 of our Superstars in their bathing suits! Inside the Anderson Athletic and Recreation Center at University of St. Thomas, Mallory Weggemannand Apolo Ohno sat...

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Dare to trade up your chicken noodle for coconut?

Soup on a cold day is a beautiful thing. Why not change up your soup menu, and try one of the recipes below? We’ve chosen them because they are simple to make and are packed with healthy ingredients for the whole family. Ward off the cold with some mushroom soup with...

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Happy Birthday, and thank you, Dr. Seuss!

Today is National Read Across America Day, in celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Schools and libraries across the country are celebrating the importance of reading and the whimsical world of Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss wrote more than 44 children’s books, translated into more than 15 languages with over 200 million...

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Stay Warm for Winter Workouts

Just because it’s cold out doesn’t mean you need to hibernate like a bear cuddled in blankets in front of the TV. Sure, that’s perfectly fine and wonderful when there’s a blizzard or icy roads in your neighborhood, but if you have the motivation and proper gear, you can get...

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Today the Ask, Listen, Learn team was in Waimanalo, Hawaii!

Today the Ask, Listen, Learn team was in Waimanalo, Hawaii at Waimanalo Elementary and Intermediate School with Congresswoman Mazie Hirono. We enjoyed speaking to the kids about the importance of staying active and making good decisions. Thank you to all the kids who played our Xavix game and answered questions...

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Contest for North Carolina middle schoolers!

The NC Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission (NCABC) and its educational and prevention website, www.ACTnowNC.org, are excited to sponsor the first annual Middle School Poster Contest. The goal of the contest is to get students thinking, talking (and drawing!) about the dangers of underage drinking. Students from across North Carolina are...

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Appreciate your Valentines today!

Some folks may feel bitter on Valentine’s Day, and at times the pink and red heart explosions everywhere may seem a little much…but think about when you were a kid in elementary school. Remember making your shoebox ‘mailbox’ decorated with your name and hearts to put on your desk for...

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