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Aimee's odyssey

Aimee's odyssey

infected by a flesh-eating bacteria, free-spirited student Aimee Copeland battled back after mulitple amputations and a moment in the national spotlight


10 dating tips 50-plus, single women need to know

10 dating tips 50-plus, single women need to know

Tip No. 1. You want to put in writing both your short term and your long term dating goals. My short term goals were about meeting new and interesting men and I wanted to have fun dating.
Dating Coach: I emailed him, now what?

Dating Coach: I emailed him, now what?

Dear Lisa, I'll be 50 this month, but I got started kind of late in life with children. I have a child who will be 8 this year.
Would your grandchildren friend you?

Would your grandchildren friend you?

When Nancy Briggs's 12-year-old granddaughter, Abby, invited her to become "friends" on Facebook, the popular social-networking website, she gladly accepted.
3 places to get active

3 places to get active

Banning Mills Adventure Park This park proudly boasts the largest and longest zip line canopy tour on the planet — Guinness World Records gave them the bragging rights in 2012.
3 places to bend an elbow

3 places to bend an elbow

Coastal Empire Beer Co. This award-winning Savannah brewery offers behind-the-scenes tours Thursdays through Saturdays, with guests getting a glimpse of how Coastal Empire creations such as Savannah Brown Ale come to life.
3 places to bend an elbow

3 places to bend an elbow

Coastal Empire Beer Co. This award-winning Savannah brewery offers behind-the-scenes tours Thursdays through Saturdays, with guests getting a glimpse of how Coastal Empire creations such as Savannah Brown Ale come to life.
'White Rage' author: 'We know that racism is alive and well'

'White Rage' author: 'We know that racism is alive and well'

Back in 1999, Carol Anderson was watching the aftermath of the shooting of Amadou Diallo, an unarmed African immigrant in New York City, who was gunned down by police as he reached for his wallet.
Best skate park in Atlanta | Best of Atlanta

Best skate park in Atlanta | Best of Atlanta

Atlanta is a city with many talented artists, including a plethora of skilled skaters. This week's Best of Atlanta poll discovered the best skate parks around.
Best skate park in Atlanta | Best of Atlanta

Best skate park in Atlanta | Best of Atlanta

Atlanta is a city with many talented artists, including a plethora of skilled skaters. This week's Best of Atlanta poll discovered the best skate parks around.
William Ferris: a photographic story of the South

William Ferris: a photographic story of the South

William Ferris, 74, the indefatigable chronicler of Southern culture, has organized departments in three different universities devoted to studying the region, has exhaustively amassed information about the South as co-editor of the Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, and has published 10 books on the topic, but he still hasn’t run out of material.
Private Quarters: Sustainable, modern living in Decatur

Private Quarters: Sustainable, modern living in Decatur

Architects Doug Glasgow and Yun Lee remain a bit surprised by some benefits of the energy-efficient choices in their home, which was the first renovation in Georgia to receive LEED for Homes Platinum certification from the U.
5 ideas for getting away on Labor Day weekend

5 ideas for getting away on Labor Day weekend

You can look at the upcoming Labor Day weekend in one of two ways: As an annoying reminder that much of the rest of the country is just starting to put a period on its leisurely summer while Georgia has been back to the 9-to-5 grind for a month now.
Stylist fashions a Vinings renovation with timeless pieces

Stylist fashions a Vinings renovation with timeless pieces

There’s a sauna in Vickie Kirbo’s closet. Los Angeles celebrity stylist, designer and friend Mark-Alan Harmon included the small sweat box, which is supposed to help people "detox" and improve their complexion, among other benefits, in the plans for her Vinings closet transformation.
A widow takes the helm at Blackberry Farm

A widow takes the helm at Blackberry Farm

For someone who could ski as well as Sam Beall, his first run down a Colorado slope that February afternoon was supposed to be easy.

Designer duo injects classic with color

If you want quirky and a style that injects classic elements with color, talk to Atlanta’s designers Lathem Gordon and Cate Dunning, the high-energy founders of Atlanta-based GordonDunning.
There is one amenity homebuyers always look for

There is one amenity homebuyers always look for

For years, builders and developers have offered a range of amenities that offer buyers more than just a home; they’re also apt to find a swimming pool, clubhouse, tennis courts, fitness center and other features that enhance the neighborhood.
Best stage theater in Atlanta | Best of Atlanta

Best stage theater in Atlanta | Best of Atlanta

In a city full of excellent stage theaters, you are bound to have top-notch theater experiences. In this week's Best of Atlanta poll, you let us know where you most enjoy seeing a live stage performance.
Cancer survivor creates spa-like sanctuary at home

Cancer survivor creates spa-like sanctuary at home

Finny Moore gazes through her master bedroom skylights each night and appreciates being alive. She and her husband, Ron, added the skylights, among other renovations, to make the house comfortable during her cancer treatment when they bought the home in 2009.
AJC's Best of Atlanta 2016 winners ... so far

AJC's Best of Atlanta 2016 winners ... so far

We are a little over halfway through our 2016 Best of Atlanta campaign, and the results so far have been overwhelmingly enthusiastic for our favorite places, restaurants and experiences.
Best farmers market in Atlanta | Best of Atlanta

Best farmers market in Atlanta | Best of Atlanta

Which farmers market was declared the Best of Atlanta? From vegetables and fruit to locally sourced meats and treats, farmers markets around Atlanta have as much selection as your local grocery store.
California native known for designing glamorous spaces

California native known for designing glamorous spaces

When fans of her interiors bombarded Eddie Brumbaugh with emails about where to find “that sophisticated sectional or lamp,” the Atlanta designer decided it was time to open Jackson Charles Home in West Midtown.
Private Quarters: Classic contemporary home at Lake Lanier

Private Quarters: Classic contemporary home at Lake Lanier

After living in land-locked Kansas, Amanda Gorecki gravitated toward water in Georgia. Gorecki, her husband, John, and children moved to the Atlanta area in 2009, and as home prices reached a bottom, they found a new Lake Lanier home with a slashed price on a steep yet deepwater lot.
Private Quarters: Cozy chic DIY style in Douglas County home

Private Quarters: Cozy chic DIY style in Douglas County home

Some people multitask. Alaya Sheardon has a multipurpose mindset for decorating her home. She converted a piano bench from a thrift store into an end table, by painting it with a black semi-gloss spray and adding upholstery nails around the border for an extra touch.
The best places to curl up with a book in Atlanta

The best places to curl up with a book in Atlanta

We've come up with a list of the best places around Atlanta to get cozy with a good novel. Dr. Bombay's Underwater Tea Party: This Candler Park coffee shop is a whimsical, homey getaway that is open Tuesday through Sunday.
Is toxic algae moving to Central Florida?

Is toxic algae moving to Central Florida?

Orlando's WFTV spoke to experts Tuesday to find out if the toxic algae bloom spreading across South Florida beaches is moving to Central Florida.
Handsome Buckhead townhome exudes formal air

Handsome Buckhead townhome exudes formal air

Clinton Rice felt a kinship with the previous owners of his Buckhead townhome. They decorated the residence with furniture and antiques, including items from one of his go-to spots, Scott Antique Market, held the second weekend of every month in Atlanta.
Dog-friendly beaches in Georgia

Dog-friendly beaches in Georgia

Hate to leave your furry companion behind while on vacation? You don’t have to at these popular beach getaways.
The art of the Southern porch party

The art of the Southern porch party

It’s a bit muggy and the air is kind of still. You don’t mind. You’re on the porch, slowly rocking on that wooden two-person swing.
Gigantic indoor water park coming to Georgia

Gigantic indoor water park coming to Georgia

A new attraction planned for LaGrange will give visitors something to howl about. Great Wolf Lodge, located at exit 13 off I-85, about 68 miles southwest of Atlanta, will include a 93,000-square-foot water park.
Best museum in Atlanta | Best of Atlanta

Best museum in Atlanta | Best of Atlanta

People come from far and wide to visit Atlanta's collection of museums. Which local museum ranked the highest in this week's Best of Atlanta poll?
Two friends switch careers to follow passion for design

Two friends switch careers to follow passion for design

Roy Otwell and Doug Henderson met in Atlanta in 2000 and became fast friends. The design-minded duo later decided to change careers and start Switch Modern, Atlanta’s go-to source for contemporary home furnishings, lighting and table-top accessories.
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