Fiza Pirani

Fiza Pirani is a web producer and writer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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What Hollywood’s men are saying about Harvey Weinstein amid sexual harassment allegations
 Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is accused of multiple sexual assault and harassment accusations dating back to the 1980s, according to groundbreaking investigations from the New York Times, the New Yorker and other outlets. Actresses Gwyneth Paltrow, Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan, Lupita, Nyong’o, Angelina Jolie, Lena...

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Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is accused of multiple sexual assault and harassment accusations dating back to the 1980s, according to groundbreaking investigations from the New York Times, the New Yorker and other outlets. Actresses Gwyneth Paltrow, Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan, Lupita, Nyong’o, Angelina Jolie, Lena...
The 15 hottest Halloween costumes of 2017, according to Google
 Will Halloween festivities creeping up, many folks are likely on the hunt for a winning Halloween costume. Thanks to Google News Lab’s Frightgeist, an annually-released database backed by trillions of Google searches in the country, you can keep track of the most popular costumes of the year. Frightgeist shows the country&rsquo...

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Will Halloween festivities creeping up, many folks are likely on the hunt for a winning Halloween costume. Thanks to Google News Lab’s Frightgeist, an annually-released database backed by trillions of Google searches in the country, you can keep track of the most popular costumes of the year. Frightgeist shows the country&rsquo...
Who was Sgt. La David Johnson? 7 things to know about the fallen soldier, ‘Wheelie King’
 The mother of fallen U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson said last Wednesday that during a call with her son’s widow, Myeshia Johnson, President Donald Trump said the soldier “knew what he signed up for.” Trump has since denied he said those words and told members of the Senate Finance Committee, “I...

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The mother of fallen U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson said last Wednesday that during a call with her son’s widow, Myeshia Johnson, President Donald Trump said the soldier “knew what he signed up for.” Trump has since denied he said those words and told members of the Senate Finance Committee, “I...
Who are the Rohingya Muslims? 7 things to know about the ‘world’s most persecuted minority’
 More than 600,000 Rohingya refugees have fled a brutal military crackdown in the Buddhist majority country of Myanmar, where they are denied citizenship and reportedly face an array of human rights abuses, to seek refuge in  Bangladesh. But many other Rohingya refugees have been turned away, leaving thousands stranded at sea. Almost...

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More than 600,000 Rohingya refugees have fled a brutal military crackdown in the Buddhist majority country of Myanmar, where they are denied citizenship and reportedly face an array of human rights abuses, to seek refuge in Bangladesh. But many other Rohingya refugees have been turned away, leaving thousands stranded at sea. Almost...
Why more US teens are suffering from severe anxiety than ever before — and how parents can help
 Nearly one-third of American adolescents and adults are affected by anxiety, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. It’s the most common mental health disorder in the country. And when it comes to teens, severe anxiety is becoming more crippling each year. In fact, over the last decade, anxiety has surpassed depression...

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Nearly one-third of American adolescents and adults are affected by anxiety, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. It’s the most common mental health disorder in the country. And when it comes to teens, severe anxiety is becoming more crippling each year. In fact, over the last decade, anxiety has surpassed depression...
Chick-fil-A isn’t just the most popular fast-food chain in Georgia, it dominates the US
 Customers all over the nation flock to Chick-fil-A to indulge in the Georgia-based franchise’s perfectly seasoned, breaded chicken sandwiches, crispy waffle fries, hand-spun milkshakes or other popular menu items. And, according to a new ranking from Foursquare and Business Insider on the most popular fast-food chain...

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Customers all over the nation flock to Chick-fil-A to indulge in the Georgia-based franchise’s perfectly seasoned, breaded chicken sandwiches, crispy waffle fries, hand-spun milkshakes or other popular menu items. And, according to a new ranking from Foursquare and Business Insider on the most popular fast-food chain...
Why are more black women dying of breast cancer compared to white women?
 According to Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, black women under 60 years old are more likely to die from breast cancer than white women in the same age group. In fact, data from 2015 showed black women had a 39 percent higher breast cancer death rate. New research from Emory University, the American...

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According to Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, black women under 60 years old are more likely to die from breast cancer than white women in the same age group. In fact, data from 2015 showed black women had a 39 percent higher breast cancer death rate. New research from Emory University, the American...
Orionid meteor shower to peak Friday night; what to know, how to watch
 The Orionid meteor shower is expected to peak in the next few days and you don’t want to miss out. The annual shower has been called “one of the most beautiful showers of the year” by Bill Cooke, head of NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office, and is a popular celestial event for stargazers everywhere. The meteors...

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The Orionid meteor shower is expected to peak in the next few days and you don’t want to miss out. The annual shower has been called “one of the most beautiful showers of the year” by Bill Cooke, head of NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office, and is a popular celestial event for stargazers everywhere. The meteors...
Here’s how intermittent fasting can help you lose weight
 Intermittent fasting diets, where you incorporate periods of fasting (or near-fasting), are all the rage in the health world right now. Previous research has shown the diet may decrease risk factors for a multitude of diseases, including diabetes, heart disease and cancer. But can intermittent fasting really help you drop the weight? And...

Posted: 3 days ago

Intermittent fasting diets, where you incorporate periods of fasting (or near-fasting), are all the rage in the health world right now. Previous research has shown the diet may decrease risk factors for a multitude of diseases, including diabetes, heart disease and cancer. But can intermittent fasting really help you drop the weight? And...
Atlanta named one of America’s ‘Tech 25’ — the nation’s top 25 cities in tech
 Watch out Silicon Valley, the Atlanta tech community is on the rise. The metro, home to the fourth largest tech hub in the United States (Atlanta Tech Village), was ranked among America’s “Tech 25” in June, a list of 25 American regions deemed the best in tech by global real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield. Researchers...

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Watch out Silicon Valley, the Atlanta tech community is on the rise. The metro, home to the fourth largest tech hub in the United States (Atlanta Tech Village), was ranked among America’s “Tech 25” in June, a list of 25 American regions deemed the best in tech by global real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield. Researchers...