Najja Parker

Najja Parker is a writer and online content producer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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‘Black Panther’ raking in the dough, here’s the records the blockbuster has smashed
 “Black Panther” has taken theaters by storm, breaking box office goals.  >> Read more trending news  Over the Presidents Day weekend, the Marvel flick made a whopping $242 million, much more than the $150 million predicted.  That wasn’t the only success the film saw. It also made history for...

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“Black Panther” has taken theaters by storm, breaking box office goals.  >> Read more trending news  Over the Presidents Day weekend, the Marvel flick made a whopping $242 million, much more than the $150 million predicted.  That wasn’t the only success the film saw. It also made history for...
These are the top records ‘Black Panther’ has smashed so far 
 “Black Panther” has taken theaters by storm, breaking box office goals.  Over the Presidents Day weekend, the Marvel flick made a whopping $242 million, much more than the $150 million predicted.  » RELATED: ‘Black Panther’: Five things to know about the movie’s ties to metro Atlanta...

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“Black Panther” has taken theaters by storm, breaking box office goals.  Over the Presidents Day weekend, the Marvel flick made a whopping $242 million, much more than the $150 million predicted.  » RELATED: ‘Black Panther’: Five things to know about the movie’s ties to metro Atlanta...
‘Black Panther’ was the first movie filmed at Tyler Perry Studios’ new stages
 “Black Panther,” which had a four-day weekend haul of $235 million, was filmed mostly in metro Atlanta, but did you know Tyler Perry had a hand in the production, too? » RELATED: ‘Black Panther’: Five things to know about the movie’s ties to metro Atlanta The filmmaker recently took to social...

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“Black Panther,” which had a four-day weekend haul of $235 million, was filmed mostly in metro Atlanta, but did you know Tyler Perry had a hand in the production, too? » RELATED: ‘Black Panther’: Five things to know about the movie’s ties to metro Atlanta The filmmaker recently took to social...
Here's what is open and closed on Presidents Day in metro Atlanta
 Monday, Feb. 19, will be Presidents Day, Washington’s Birthday or just another day, depending on where you live and work.  For the federal government, it is Washington’s Birthday, and all federal offices are closed. For banks, schools and many businesses, it is Presidents Day and a day off work.  For most private...

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Monday, Feb. 19, will be Presidents Day, Washington’s Birthday or just another day, depending on where you live and work.  For the federal government, it is Washington’s Birthday, and all federal offices are closed. For banks, schools and many businesses, it is Presidents Day and a day off work.  For most private...
You may be able to better avoid heart attacks with this common snack, study says
 What’s your go-to snack? If it’s yogurt, you may be in luck because it may help lower your risk for cardiovascular disease, according to a new report.  » RELATED: You can avoid strokes and heart attacks with these two household fruits, study says Researchers from Boston University and Harvard University, recently...

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What’s your go-to snack? If it’s yogurt, you may be in luck because it may help lower your risk for cardiovascular disease, according to a new report.  » RELATED: You can avoid strokes and heart attacks with these two household fruits, study says Researchers from Boston University and Harvard University, recently...
Study: Common household chore just as damaging as smoking 20 cigarettes a day
 Love to keep a tidy home? The chemicals in common cleaning sprays could be detrimental to your respiratory system, according to a new report.  Researchers from universities in Norway recently conducted a study, published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, to determine how cleaners may contribute...

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Love to keep a tidy home? The chemicals in common cleaning sprays could be detrimental to your respiratory system, according to a new report.  Researchers from universities in Norway recently conducted a study, published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, to determine how cleaners may contribute...
Chemicals in nonstick pans could be causing weight gain, study says
 Nonstick pans were created to make cooking a little easier. However, they may be causing more harm than good, because they have been linked to weight gain, according to a new report.  Researchers from Harvard University recently conducted a study, published in the scientific journal PLOS Medicine, to determine how using the cookware...

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Nonstick pans were created to make cooking a little easier. However, they may be causing more harm than good, because they have been linked to weight gain, according to a new report.  Researchers from Harvard University recently conducted a study, published in the scientific journal PLOS Medicine, to determine how using the cookware...
Ultra-processed foods like chicken nuggets could cause cancer, researchers say
 It’s no secret that ultra-processed foods, such as chicken nuggets and meatballs, have been connected to health issues like high blood pressure and heart disease. Now, researchers are adding cancer to the list, according to a new report.  >> Read more trending news  European researchers from universities and health...

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It’s no secret that ultra-processed foods, such as chicken nuggets and meatballs, have been connected to health issues like high blood pressure and heart disease. Now, researchers are adding cancer to the list, according to a new report.  >> Read more trending news  European researchers from universities and health...
Study: This common household chore is as damaging as smoking 20 cigarettes a day
 Love to keep a tidy home? The chemicals in common cleaning sprays could be detrimental to your respiratory system, according to a new report.  Researchers from universities in Norway recently conducted a study, published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, to determine how cleaners may contribute to...

Posted: 4 days ago

Love to keep a tidy home? The chemicals in common cleaning sprays could be detrimental to your respiratory system, according to a new report.  Researchers from universities in Norway recently conducted a study, published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, to determine how cleaners may contribute to...
‘Frustrations validate changes’: Snapchat CEO excited about redesign despite backlash
 Earlier this month, Snapchat rolled out an update full of new designs and features. While many users weren’t too thrilled about the changes, the company seems to be happy about them.  » RELATED: ‘Change it back’: Snapchat users not happy about latest update Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel recently responded...

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Earlier this month, Snapchat rolled out an update full of new designs and features. While many users weren’t too thrilled about the changes, the company seems to be happy about them.  » RELATED: ‘Change it back’: Snapchat users not happy about latest update Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel recently responded...
This Georgia city is one of the top travel destinations in the US
 In need of a vacation? You don’t have to stray too far from home, because Savannah has been named  one of the top 25 travel destinations in America, according to TripAdvisor.  To determine the results for its 2017 travelers' choice awards, researchers gathered and analyzed millions of reviews from hotels, restaurants...

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In need of a vacation? You don’t have to stray too far from home, because Savannah has been named one of the top 25 travel destinations in America, according to TripAdvisor.  To determine the results for its 2017 travelers' choice awards, researchers gathered and analyzed millions of reviews from hotels, restaurants...