Inside the Life of a Young Foreign Service Officer

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Josh Shrager is a diplomat. You read that right. He’s a 32 year old, newly married, globe-trotting, name-taking, ass-kicking diplomat. His official title– Public Affairs Officer at US Embassy Banjul, The Gambia– is a mouthful, but it gets the point across. “Life is funny,” says Josh. “My family has been in Pittsburgh since the 1890’s. I […]
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Late Night Grub Guide: U Street Corridor

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In DC, when the clock strikes 3 the mad dash for food on a warm summer night is a sight to be seen. Next time you find yourself in search of late night grub, take note of Capitol Standard’s after midnight picks. Midnight Dinner Seating Bistrot du Coin – Fill up on fresh French fare […]
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LUNCH ENVY: Sweet Potatoes

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I love sweet potatoes. Seriously. I would eat one every day if I could, and not just as sweet potato fries (as delicious as those are). These tasty little root vegetables aren’t actual potatoes, and are loaded with vitamins and minerals, as evidenced by their bright orange color. This super-food is full of beta carotene, […]
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Your Online Dating Profile Needs Some Work

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Ah the online dating profile. Some people really get it, while others just don’t. Here are some of the biggest mistakes we make when dating online: You Forgo a Photo If you are nervous, embarrassed, or ashamed to be looking for love online, then you are not ready to date online. Ask your friends or […]
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Understanding Loneliness in Your 20s & 30s

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Deep loneliness is common for millennial professionals in their 20s and 30s. If you are feeling lonely, the odds are your life is out of balance. You may be relying too heavily on social media, social activities, or work to distract you from connecting in a meaningful way with yourself; or you are focusing too much […]
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Capitol Standard Magazine & City Club Event

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Last night, Capitol Standard Magazine & City Club of Washington joined forces in honor of City Club’s new O.N.E Membership. The once invite-only club has opened their doors to young professionals everywhere–  with membership privileges that include dining, exceptional networking, and unmatched amenities. Guests sipped on Barbera D’asti Italian red wine and choice white wine […]
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Lunch Envy: Steamed Vegetables

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Want a break from veggie wraps and salads? Preparing steamed vegetables for lunch is a healthy and convenient option for even the busiest pro. Instead of sautéing, eliminate the fat and overcooking to reap maximum benefits from your veggies.  Steaming with a traditional steamer insert or a bamboo steamer helps to retain nutritional value especially […]
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Health Fix: Ditch the Chips and Salsa

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Although a spoonful of tomato salsa is a mere 9 calories, just 10 tortilla chips (which are most likely deep fried) are a whopping 146 calories. The truth is, you won’t eat just 10 and chips are empty of nutrients.  Excessive snacking can simply mean your body didn’t get enough nutrients from your meal.  So […]
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Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

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If you’re looking for sophisticated cool and have an experienced palate, dip into Pearl Dive. This neighborhood spot is for the young pro who appreciates culinary art and big flavors without a big budget. Good Vibes, Great Cocktails With a recently updated menu, Pearl Dive Oyster Palace continues to offer subsets of gumbo, fried and […]
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Your Weekday Dinner Stop: Doi Moi

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WHERE: 1800 14th St NW WHEN TO GO: Weekday Dinner WHAT TO GET: Bún Bò Xào – Stir Fried Lemongrass Beef on Vermicelli Noodles Since Fall 2013, the DC circle of restauranteurs have been setting us up for a delicious table hopping Summer on 14th street. After a few failed attempts due to long wait times, I finally made it […]
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Barack Obama As A Young Bachelor

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I left for Chicago on a foggy DC morning. Not looking forward to the cold, and traveling alone, I had to make a list of things to occupy my restless, wander-lusting spirit during my stint in the windy city. Number one: see a show at the famous Second City improv theater. Two: eat deep dish Chicago style […]
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Health Fix: Turmeric the Superfood

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Ahh turmeric, this orange-yellow spice is loaded with vitamins and minerals essential to help us be our best selves. Its Iron, Vitamin B6, and Potassium control blood pressure and produce red blood cells for a healthy heart. To top it off, it’s Fiber helps to lower “bad” or LDL cholesterol in the body. What makes […]
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Drugs, Distractions & Making Money

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One of hip-hops most successful players, Russell Simmons is worth over $340 million and that figure is growing by the minute. While promoting his new book Super Rich: A Guide to Having It All, Capitol Standard grabbed a moment with the busy CEO to talk books, money, and spirituality. With so many experts coming out with “get […]
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Love and Heartbreak at the Office

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Korin Torrence has an intimate relationship with the city’s hotspots, a challenging career, and an intellectual group of friends. On a typical weekend night, you can find her rubbing elbows with D.C.’s young and successful. But after the happy hours and beneath the girlish charm, is an old soul marked by true love, matured by […]
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How to Survive Your Day Job

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I wasn’t always a comedian. For what seemed like a lifetime ago, I worked for a ballsy, left-winged lady boss who also happened to be a United States Senator. Although I liked my job, something inside me longed to create. It became so strong that the prestige and purpose of public service became a burden. […]
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Love Found: Keith & Tiffany

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Meet Keith & Tiffany. They’re counted among Washington’s young and powerful… and they’re getting married. Who: Keith Benjamin II & Tiffany Blacknall Ages: 27 & 28 Occupations: Transportation Policy & Advocacy Professional and College Access & Success Professional Hometowns: South Brunswick, NJ & Louisburg, NC How Kieth Popped the Question Keith told Tiffany they were […]
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Politicos Gather at Embassy of Haiti

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Washington’s top young political pro’s gathered at the Embassy of the Republic of Haiti on Wednesday, April 2 to network and ring in the spring. Capitol Hill, White House, government agency staffers, and other political professionals made up for most of the 150 guests. Other special guests included former Red Skins player Joshua Symonette and […]
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