September 4, 2015

‘Pristine Seas: The Ocean’s Last Wild Places’ Opens at National Geographic Museum Sept. 16 

WASHINGTON (Sept. 1, 2015)–National Geographic’s Pristine Seas project searches for the last truly wild places in the ocean, remote areas untouched by human activity. Led by National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Dr. Enric Sala, the team explores, conducts scientific research and makes powerful films to motivate world leaders to protect these last pristine places. An exhibition at the National Geographic Museum, Pristine Seas: The Ocean’s Last Wild Places, will showcase the work that the Pristine Seas team is doing to protect these remote and thriving regions. The free exhibition opens in the Museum’s M Street gallery on Wednesday, Sept. 16.

Traveling from the Arctic to tropical seas and coastal environments, the Pristine Seas team has completed more than a dozen expeditions since the project’s inception in 2008. Six of the sites the team has studied are now fully protected marine reserves totaling over 2.2 million square kilometers (around 850,000 square miles). The exhibition will feature maps, images of stunning wildlife and videos of healthy marine life from a selection of these expeditions and the conservation efforts in place to keep the protected areas safe.

“The Pristine Seas project is a great example of the impact National Geographic can have on conservation,” said Kathryn Keane, vice president of National Geographic Exhibitions. “This project not only provides a baseline of data for science, but it also records some of the most pristine places in the ocean and inspires people around the world to get involved in preserving these places.”

“Pristine Seas” features more than 60 images from the project’s expeditions, many captured by Sala himself. The exhibition is organized into four categories: Reefs, Oceanic Islands, the Arctic and Coastal Africa. The exhibition also features a section focused on the planning that goes into these expeditions as well as an area looking at the future of the Pristine Seas project and the team’s upcoming expeditions.

Sala will share behind-the-scenes adventures from his Pristine Seas expeditions with National Geographic Live audiences in New York on Oct. 20, Los Angeles on Oct. 29 and Washington, D.C., on Nov. 19. After each talk, he will sign copies of his new National Geographic book, PRISTINE SEAS: Journeys to the Ocean’s Last Wild Places. Tickets to the Nat Geo Live events start at $25 and can be purchased at

Also open in the Museum’s 17th Street galleries are “Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants,” which will run until Oct. 12, 2015, and Indiana Jones™ and the Adventure of Archaeology,” which will be open through Jan. 3, 2016.

The National Geographic Museum, 1145 17th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., is open every day (except Dec. 25) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission to the 17th Street galleries is $15 for adults; $12 for National Geographic members, military, students and seniors; $10 for children 5-12; and free for local school, student and youth groups (18 and under; advance reservation required). Tickets may be purchased online at; via telephone at (202) 857-7700; or in person at the Museum between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. For more information on group sales, call (202) 857-7281.

About the National Geographic Society

National Geographic is a global nonprofit membership organization driven by a passionate belief in the power of science, exploration and storytelling to change the world. It funds hundreds of research and conservation projects around the globe each year. With the support of its members and donors, the Society works to inspire, illuminate and teach through scientific expeditions, award-winning journalism, education initiatives and more. For more information, visit and find us on FacebookTwitterInstagramGoogle+YouTubeLinkedIn and Pinterest.

September 4, 2015

A wedding diet

For the bride it is important to look perfect on her wedding and feel confident in a beautiful dress. But what if there are folds on the stomach, waist and hips, and the wedding is soon? Do not panic, it is possible to become perfect and get rid of the extra pounds in a month if you adjust your diet. You can apply to the doctor or visit and sites where there are a lot of helpful articles you can find. They will provide you with great pieces of advice on various health problems.

But if you do not want to wait, here are a few recommendations.

  • Change your diet. Reduce the amount of fats and carbohydrates in your diet. Limit the consumption of bakery products, sweets and potato dishes. The diet of the bride must consist of lean cooked meat, steamed fish, plenty of vegetables and dairy products. Breakfasts can include oatmeal or muesli, an omelet and cheese products. Lunch should consist of a small piece of cooked lean meat and a vegetable soup. In the afternoon you can eat fruit, juice or a yogurt. Dinner should be light, but hearty – an omelet with vegetables, cheese, fish dishes. Drink more water to make it easier to free the body of toxins, drink 1-1.5 liters of clean water per day. With the lack of fluids it is difficult for the body to cope with the processing of fats and because of this cellulite appears.
  • It is necessary to drink the first glass of water in the morning on an empty stomach, half an hour before breakfast. This will help establish the bowels, adjust the body to wake up. Do not torture yourself with hunger. Apple, cucumber, buckwheat, cottage cheese mono-diets have an effective influence on the body.

Minus 5 kg a week

But if you need to lose about 11 pounds in a week, do not despair. You can do this pretty simple. The only thing you need is a little willpower.

So, you need to lose 11 pounds before the wedding. For this you need to change your diet radically. To start, you need to eliminate all the flour, including bread. Then, eliminate potatoes and eggs. From dairy products you can leave the cottage cheese and yogurt. Forget about meat. Instead, eat a little bit of fish and seafood. But the seafood should be of a white cape, that is, mussels and oysters are not suitable. Eat squid, shrimp and scallops. You can have oatmeal with water and dried fruit.

Food this week, you should just maintain the biochemistry of your stomach. That is, just yogurt or cottage cheese in the morning. Rice and some fish or seafood for dinner. Dried fruits and vegetables for supper. What you can take a lot, is fluid.

An enema becomes a prerequisite in the morning and evening. Without it, you’ll just eat right all the week, but the effect will not come.

If you are not satisfied with the result, there are several explanations. First, you cheated and ate something else. Secondly, your body has so large inner reserves that a week is not enough in order to start losing weight. Thirdly, you are of proper weight and you do not need to lose weight. Choose any of the explanations and consider it for your health.

This press release was written and sponsored by Kingsberg Medical.

September 4, 2015

Sanitation services will be suspended for the day. DPW will enforce parking restrictions along the streetcar line and in the Nationals Park neighborhood on Labor Day.

(Washington, DC)  The DC Department of Public Works will observe Labor Day, Monday, September 7; therefore, sanitation services and most parking enforcement will be suspended until Tuesday, September 8.

Sanitation services will be suspended for the holiday and will resume Tuesday, September 8. 

  • Trash and recycling collections in once-a-week collection neighborhoods will “slide” to the next day for the remainder of the week.
  • In twice-a-week collection neighborhoods, Monday’s and Thursday’s collections will slide to Tuesday andFriday.  Tuesday’s and Friday’s collections will slide to Wednesday and Saturday.
  • Street sweeping will be suspended Monday and resume Tuesday, September 8.

The Ft. Totten Transfer Station* will be closed Monday, September 7 and reopen Tuesday, September 8 to residents between 1 pm and 5 pm.

Household Hazardous Waste/E-cycling drop-off is weekly on Saturdays, 8 am to 3 pmPersonal document shredding will remain the first Saturday of the month (except holidays) only.  The next shredding drop-off is Saturday, September 5. Additionally, DPW will conduct a monthly weekday HHW/e-cycling drop-off theThursday before the first Saturday of each month (except holidays).  The next Thursday HHW/e-cycling drop-off is Thursday, September 3, 1 pm to 5 pm. HHW/ e-cycling drop off and document shredding occur at the Ft. Totten Transfer Station.

On Labor Day, Monday, September 7, DPW will enforce Nationals Park neighborhood parking restrictions and streetcar parking restrictions along the H Street/Benning Road, NE corridor.

“Blocked” Streetcar Parking Enforcement is daily, including weekends and holidays, e.g., Labor Day, along H Street and Benning Road, NE, between 3rd Street and Oklahoma Avenue, NE. On Sundays and holidays enforcement is between 8 am and 10 pm. Enforcement on Mondays-Thursdays is 6 am to 11 am; and on Fridays and Saturdays, enforcement runs between 6 am and 1 am. Normal enforcement citywide resumes Tuesday, September 8.

*Directions to Ft. Totten, 4900 John F. McCormack Drive, NE:  Travel east on Irving Street, NW, turn left on Michigan Avenue, turn left on John F. McCormack Drive, NE and continue to the end of the street.  Directions from additional locations can be found at


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