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Video shows sheepdog desperately trying to climb into chair
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Updated: 9:40 p.m. Friday, July 22, 2016

Rocco, an old English sheepdog, can't seem to get into a chair. The 1-year-old pup's owner recorded video of him trying to jump into a recliner, but he couldn't get it right. >> Read more trending stories At first, the Facebook video showed Rocco hanging on the chair with his hind ...
Life with Gracie: Why do women return to the doctors who abuse them?
Dawn Basham in a portrait at her home in Palm Beach Gardens says I feel I failed somehow after the criminal sexual battery case was dropped in June against Dr. Manuel Abreu. (Thomas Cordy / The Palm Beach Post)

6:06 p.m. Friday, July 22, 2016

Dawn Marie Basham froze because that’s what she had always done. A million thoughts rushed through her mind and then stopped. As she lay stiff on her side, her thoughts drifted some place else, some place safer. She froze when a friend of her mother’s molested her at age 4. ...
Nonprofits, churches offer free back-to-school supplies in Atlanta area
Hosea Helps will host the 11th Annual Back-to-School Jamboree. This is from a previous year. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

5:04 p.m. Friday, July 22, 2016

It’s that time of year again when students store away those summer memories and get ready to hit the books. There are several organizations available to help ease that transition with free school supplies and programs. Here is a list of some of the events: Hosea Helps will host the ...
6 mistakes people commonly make when applying sunscreen
Reapplying sunscreen frequently will help ensure that your skin has as much protection as possible.

5:00 p.m. Friday, July 22, 2016

You may think that if you use sunscreen, you're doing a good job of protecting your skin. Applying it isn't the only thing that's important, however. From choosing the right product to knowing how often to apply it, avoiding these six mistakes will help you make sure your sunscreen is ...
The 4 most common running injuries (and how to avoid them)

5:00 p.m. Friday, July 22, 2016

Running injuries are an unwelcome (and painful) interruption to training. Both running newbies and marathon veterans alike are subject to injuries, however, there are ways to avoid them. Here’s a list of some of the most common injuries and what you should do if you sustain one.  Runner’s knee Also ...
3 Cobb County residents share secrets: "How I lost 100 pounds"

5:00 p.m. Friday, July 22, 2016

You don't have to turn on the television to find weight loss inspiration! These three weight loss roles models live right in Cobb County. Each one lost more than 100 pounds and shared their stories as part of the popular Atlanta Journal-Constitution Weight Loss Success feature. While their choices and strategies ...
Gross illnesses you can catch from swimming in a lake or ocean

4:46 p.m. Friday, July 22, 2016

You swim to stay healthy, but taking a lap in some lakes and parts of the ocean can make you sick. Paddle around in the wrong kind of water and you could get sick or even die from a recreational water illness (RWI). Here's what you should know: RELATED: Doctors ...
Here's how these cool fitness gadgets can help with weight loss
These gadgets aren't gimmicks - they can keep you healthy.

4:06 p.m. Friday, July 22, 2016

When it comes to health, not all technological advancements are created equal. While plenty of new technology aims to eliminate physical work or keep users glued to a phone screen, there are some fascinating new gadgets out there that actually make it easier and more fun to stay active, especially ...
Did you know Six Flags Over Georgia had these healthy food options?
Riders tackle a loop on the Blue Hawk, a newly revamped version of the Ninja coaster, as the SkyScreamer looms in the background at Six Flags Over Georgia. CONTRIBUTED BY SIX FLAGS OVER GEORGIA

4:00 p.m. Friday, July 22, 2016

Although quintessential theme park food may taste delicious, it’s certainly not the most waistline-friendly option. Over the past five years, Six Flags over Georgia’s visitors have been requesting healthier food options in the park's feedback surveys, said Gene Petriello, the amusement park’s spokesman. And the theme park’s culinary team has listened. Over the ...
How to stay healthy and hydrated at Atlanta-area festivals this summer

2:46 p.m. Friday, July 22, 2016

Atlanta is the home of many popular summer festivals that draw large crowds every year. From the Piedmont Park Arts Festival to Festival Peachtree Latino to the Atlanta Bar-B-Q Festival, you'll probably find several events you'll want to attend. The following tips will help you stay healthy and hydrated so ...
Here's what not to eat before a run

12:55 p.m. Friday, July 22, 2016

Nothing kills the will to power through a workout like a stomach ache, and fueling up for a run the wrong way can affect speed and endurance in subtle ways, too. Here are three pre-workout diet mistakes to avoid for a healthy, happy run. A huge plate of carbs Loading ...
Open date pushed back for new and improved The Local Republic
The Local Republic, a highly popular restaurant in downtown Lawrenceville, is moving down the street. The current location will be filled with a taco bar, owners said Monday. TYLER ESTEP / TYLER.ESTEP@COXINC.COM

12:37 p.m. Friday, July 22, 2016

It looks like Gwinnettians will have to wait a while longer for the opening of the new and improved version of The Local Republic — and for the taco bar slated to fill the restaurant's existing location, too.  The Local Republic — renowned for its craft beer selection and locally-sourced burgers and ...
Is there a link between alcohol, cancer? New study claims yes
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Updated: 12:14 p.m. Friday, July 22, 2016

A new study has found a link between some cancers and alcohol consumption. According to the online journal Addiction, researchers found that alcohol can cause cancer in seven sites, including the colon, the liver and the breasts, and could contribute to cancers in other areas of the body. They said ...
How to jazz up a boring school lunch (while keeping it healthy, too)
If your kids are tired of sandwiches, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Strong4Life program suggests a healthy whole-wheat pasta dish for lunch. CONTRIBUTED BY CHILDREN’S HEALTHCARE OF ATLANTA

11:35 a.m. Friday, July 22, 2016

You want to pack a healthy, appealing lunch for your kids every day. Problem is, it’s easy to fall into a lunch rut. Who hasn’t eaten the same turkey sandwich every day for a week? Rachel Brandeis, an Atlanta registered dietitian, works with several families seeking healthy lunches that will ...
5 of Atlanta's best speakeasies with secret rooms
The Edgewood Speakeasy is conveniently located on the Atlanta Streetcar route, making it a great place to visit for locals and Atlanta's visitors.

11:27 a.m. Friday, July 22, 2016

Shh ... one of Atlanta's best kept secrets may be the five speakeasies operating in town. Here's where to find them: Edgewood Speakeasy (327 Edgewood Avenue Southeast, Atlanta, GA) -- Making its home in the Old Fourth Ward along the Atlanta Streetcar route, the entrance to the Edgewood Speakeasy is ...
Wabi Sabi season kicks off with Beltline romp
Wabi Sabi, Atlanta Ballet’s contemporary dance ensemble, opens its summer season Aug. 6 with a series of performances starting at Krog Street Market and continuing along the Beltline to Ponce City Market. CONTRIBUTED BY BONNIE MORET

11:08 a.m. Friday, July 22, 2016

From the bustling chatter among the food stalls at Krog Street Market to the busy pedestrian thoroughfare of the Atlanta Beltline to the rooftop of Ponce City Market with its expansive views of the Midtown skyline, some of Atlanta’s favorite places will soon play host to the turns and leaps ...
Author wants to set record straight about Georgia’s first flight
Ben Epps stands in front of his Athens shop with the second of the airplanes that he and Zumpt Huff constructed. This one never flew. The handwritten inscription led to much misunderstanding about the the date of the photograph. CONTRIBUTED BY HARGRETT LIBRARY; WITH PERMISSION OF BEN T. EPPS FAMILY

10:49 a.m. Friday, July 22, 2016

The Wright Brothers vigorously defended their place as the first aviators on the planet. Georgia’s own “Wright Brothers” were more casual. They didn’t collect newspaper clippings, never gave interviews, didn’t write about their exploits, didn’t go on speaking tours and never made any money off their inventions. Dan A. Aldridge ...
Jon Stewart returns to TV, blasts Trump, Fox News on Stephen Colbert's 'The Late Show'
FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, file photo, comedian Jon Stewart performs at the 9th Annual Stand Up For Heroes event, in New York. Stewart delivered a riff reminiscent of his "Daily Show" days during an appearance on CBS' "Late Show with Stephen Colbert" on July 21, 2016. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)

Updated: 9:36 a.m. Friday, July 22, 2016

When it was announced last week that Jon Stewart would appear on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," people expected great things -- the greatest things, the types of things this country has needed for a long time. And on Thursday night, he delivered. >> Read more trending stories A year ...
5 things to know before buying your kid a trampoline
Experts recommend your backyard trampoline have netting to prevent kids from falling off. They also say children should never do flips on a trampoline.

8:08 a.m. Friday, July 22, 2016

Stephanie Mostiler's husband, Cliff, has many fond memories of jumping on the trampoline at his house when he was a child. But when he wanted to buy one for their Buford yard, Mostiler said she did extensive research to make sure their sons, Jack and Joshua, would be safe. "We ...
Another member of One Direction embarks on solo career
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 05:  Liam Payne of One Direction performs at MetLife Stadium on August 5, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Updated: 7:58 a.m. Friday, July 22, 2016

He's going in a different direction.  Liam Payne of One Direction made a shocking announcement on social media Thursday, he's embarking on a solo project, signing with Capitol Records in the United Kingdom.  https://twitter.com/Real_Liam_Payne/status/756158620816044032 He said his band will always be family, but he's looking forward to what's in the ...
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