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Congrats Seahawks!

July 19, 2014 12:00 pm

The team at Tera says, "Go Hawks!" and congratulations on your outstanding recognition at the ESPYS!

As Pete Carroll is fond of saying, "it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish".

The Seahawks managed to do both on Wednesday night, when they won the first and the last awards presented in the nationally televised ESPYS ceremony from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, Calif.

The first – “Best Breakthrough Player” – went to All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman. The last – “Best Team” – went to the Super Bowl XLVIII champion Seahawks. It was a fitting both-ends sweep in what has been a magical run for the Seahawks in their fourth season under Carroll.

Read more here!

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Feeling the Burn? Here’s How to Treat Minor Sunburn

July 16, 2014 12:03 pm

If you've ever been afflicted by the prickly heat of sunburn, you know how it can put a damper on summertime fun. Should minor sunburn strike this season, here are some remedies for easing the burn. (If your burn is especially painful or blistered, consult your doctor!)

1) ​Pop a few pain pills.
Over-the-counter ibuprofen will help reduce inflammation, redness, pain, and swelling.

2) Apply a cool compress.
Soak a washcloth in cold water and place it upon the affected area for 15 minutes at a time. This will help take some of the heat out of the burn. A short soak in a cool bath can work here, too, along with chilled 100% aloe vera gel.

3) Hydrate.
Drink plenty of clear fluids. This will help your body repair the damage to your skin cells.

4) Moisturize.
Slather on quick-absorbing lotions to help keep your skin supple. Avoid ointments, however, as they create a barrier on the surface of the skin and actually trap in the heat.

5) SPF.
Of course, the very best remedy for sunburn is always prevention. Be sure to liberally apply sunscreen before venturing outdoors, and reapply every hour or so.

When might sunburn require medical attention? [Mayo Clinic]
What's The Best Remedy For A Bad Sunburn? [NPR]
Treating Sunburn [American Academy of Dermatology]
How To Treat a Sunburn [About]

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Living Herb Wall on the Roof!

July 15, 2014 12:51 pm

We are pleased to announce that a new feature has been added to our fabulous roof-top terrace- a living herb wall! What is a living herb wall, you ask? Well, it is a lovely self-standing structure now home to a wide variety of tasty herbs:

•Purple Amethyst Basil
•Genovese Sweet Basil
•Mrs. Burns Lemon basil
•Orange Mint
•Peppermint Chocolate Mint
•Moroccan Spearmint
•Italian Oregano
•Severn Seas Rosemary
•Berggarten Sage
•Pineapple Sage
•Silver Thyme

Please feel welcome to snip a few while creating your next meal on the roof! We ask only that you handle the living wall with care for the continued enjoyment of all. Do not rip or tug the plants from their holders and take only what you need. Thank you and we hope you love this as much as we do!

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