Lauren Colley

Lauren Colley is a web producer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and ajc.com

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10 ways to prevent hot car death
 On average, 37 children die from vehicular stroke (also known as hot car death) each year in the U.S., according to KidsAndCars.org. In Georgia, 22 children died from vehicular heat stroke between 1998 and 2014, according to the Department of Meteorology & Climate Science at San Jose University, including the death of 22-month-old...

1:08 PM Friday, Jul. 07, 2017

On average, 37 children die from vehicular stroke (also known as hot car death) each year in the U.S., according to KidsAndCars.org. In Georgia, 22 children died from vehicular heat stroke between 1998 and 2014, according to the Department of Meteorology & Climate Science at San Jose University, including the death of 22-month-old...
10 ways to prevent a hot car death
 On average, 37 children die from vehicular stroke (also known as hot car death) each year in the U.S., according to KidsAndCars.org. In the majority of vehicular heat stroke cases, the person responsible loses awareness of the child’s presence in the car, and unknowingly leaves the child behind. KidsAndCars.org suggests these...

3:36 AM Wednesday, Apr. 05, 2017

On average, 37 children die from vehicular stroke (also known as hot car death) each year in the U.S., according to KidsAndCars.org. In the majority of vehicular heat stroke cases, the person responsible loses awareness of the child’s presence in the car, and unknowingly leaves the child behind. KidsAndCars.org suggests these...
Where to see live Nativity scenes around metro Atlanta
 The Christmas season in Atlanta is jam-packed with shopping, cooking, traveling and more. Why not slow down for a spell and immerse yourself in one of these live and interactive Nativity scenes around metro Atlanta? Mountain View United Methodist Church (Bethlehem Walk), Dec. 3, 4, 9, 10. 7-9 p.m. Wander through the streets of Bethlehem...

3:21 AM Monday, Nov. 28, 2016

The Christmas season in Atlanta is jam-packed with shopping, cooking, traveling and more. Why not slow down for a spell and immerse yourself in one of these live and interactive Nativity scenes around metro Atlanta? Mountain View United Methodist Church (Bethlehem Walk), Dec. 3, 4, 9, 10. 7-9 p.m. Wander through the streets of Bethlehem...
7 scarily delicious desserts you can make with leftover Halloween candy
 Americans are expected to spend more than $8 billion this year on Halloween candy. Odds are, you or your kids will have candy lingering long after Oct. 31. (That's an average of $82.93, so some of you will have A LOT of candy left over.) You could give your leftover sweets to friends and co-workers, or you can give new life to your stash...

2:56 PM Monday, Oct. 31, 2016

Americans are expected to spend more than $8 billion this year on Halloween candy. Odds are, you or your kids will have candy lingering long after Oct. 31. (That's an average of $82.93, so some of you will have A LOT of candy left over.) You could give your leftover sweets to friends and co-workers, or you can give new life to your stash...
How to stay safe during a lightning storm
 According to the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security (GEMA/HS), lightning is the leading weather-related killer in Georgia, (second only to tornadoes) killing one to two people, and injuring 12 people each year, on average.  GEMA/HS suggests these tips to prepare for severe lightning storms: &bull...

2:52 PM Tuesday, Aug. 02, 2016

According to the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security (GEMA/HS), lightning is the leading weather-related killer in Georgia, (second only to tornadoes) killing one to two people, and injuring 12 people each year, on average.  GEMA/HS suggests these tips to prepare for severe lightning storms: &bull...
These are Georgia's biggest high school football stadiums
 Friday night lights are bright in Georgia, but they shine a little brighter in some high school football stadiums. Some high school stadium sizes rivals that of some colleges. Here are Georgia's biggest high school stadiums (by capacity), according to WorldStadiums.com:  Tara Stadium in Jonesboro holds 10,000 fans. It is home to...

6:22 PM Wednesday, Jul. 13, 2016

Friday night lights are bright in Georgia, but they shine a little brighter in some high school football stadiums. Some high school stadium sizes rivals that of some colleges. Here are Georgia's biggest high school stadiums (by capacity), according to WorldStadiums.com:  Tara Stadium in Jonesboro holds 10,000 fans. It is home to...
The ultimate list for Atlanta newcomers

1:10 PM Monday, Jun. 06, 2016

There's more to Atlanta than peaches, traffic and "The Walking Dead." Whether you're contemplating a move to Atlanta, already unpacking boxes or have lived here for years, this list should have you feeling like a native in no time flat. • Atlanta tops list of  moving destinations: Find out why Atlanta was named...
The best and worst states for working mothers
 Being a working mother comes with its challenges, but the challenges are steeper in some states — particularly those in the South. Just ahead of Mother’s Day, WalletHub sized up the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia based on attractiveness to working mothers. The analysis looks across 12 metrics from three categories...

9:21 PM Thursday, May. 05, 2016

Being a working mother comes with its challenges, but the challenges are steeper in some states — particularly those in the South. Just ahead of Mother’s Day, WalletHub sized up the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia based on attractiveness to working mothers. The analysis looks across 12 metrics from three categories...
This is the cheapest chain to get gas in Georgia

10:00 AM Tuesday, Apr. 19, 2016

Metro Atlantans are driving more — 17,937 miles per year, on average — eclipsing pre-recession levels. And while transportation and gas are typically a household’s second-largest expenses, cheap gas prices are easing the pressure on household budgets. The average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in Atlanta ...
Live like Lucious Lyon in this Old World $12.9M estate
 You don’t have to be a cutthroat hip hop mogul to snag this sprawling lakefront mansion, but you do need $12.9 million. That’s the price tag on the 17,597-square-foot home that serves as the abode for the fictional Lucious Lyon on Fox’s hit TV show "Empire," according to Curbed. The Barrington Hills, Ill., home...

4:03 PM Thursday, Mar. 31, 2016

You don’t have to be a cutthroat hip hop mogul to snag this sprawling lakefront mansion, but you do need $12.9 million. That’s the price tag on the 17,597-square-foot home that serves as the abode for the fictional Lucious Lyon on Fox’s hit TV show "Empire," according to Curbed. The Barrington Hills, Ill., home...
Price cut for ex-Falcon Michael Turner's $2.3M Gwinnett mansion

2:50 PM Thursday, Mar. 24, 2016

The price has dropped for former Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner's Suwanee mansion -- a little bit, anyway. Originally listed at just over $2.3 million, the elegant French country home is now on the market for $2,299,000. It totals 10,323 square feet, with six bedrooms, six full bathrooms and...