Fiza Pirani

Fiza Pirani is a web producer and writer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She is also currently investigating immigrant and refugee mental health stigma and health care access as a recipient of the Rosalynn Carter Fellowship for Mental Health Journalism.

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You’ve been warned: The best and worst times to drive in Atlanta this Thanksgiving
 More than 54 million Americans are expected to travel this Thanksgiving holiday, according to the American Automobile Association. That’s the most since 2005. » RELATED: Atlanta traffic jams and road conditions Compared to last year, 2.5 million more people will be hitting the roads, skies, rails and waterways during...

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More than 54 million Americans are expected to travel this Thanksgiving holiday, according to the American Automobile Association. That’s the most since 2005. » RELATED: Atlanta traffic jams and road conditions Compared to last year, 2.5 million more people will be hitting the roads, skies, rails and waterways during...
The best Amazon Black Friday deals of 2018
 Not a fan of the chaos that inevitably comes with in-person Black Friday shopping? » RELATED: Amazon offers free shipping for all during 2018 holiday season If you’d rather get in on the fun from the comfort of your couch or bed, e-commerce giant Amazon has plenty of deals for its customers just in time for the...

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Not a fan of the chaos that inevitably comes with in-person Black Friday shopping? » RELATED: Amazon offers free shipping for all during 2018 holiday season If you’d rather get in on the fun from the comfort of your couch or bed, e-commerce giant Amazon has plenty of deals for its customers just in time for the...
The best Walmart Black Friday deals of 2018
 Calling all Black Friday and Cyber Monday shoppers: Walmart recently unveiled its full 2018 ad and it’s filled with major discounts on TVs, computers and more. » RELATED: Walmart to throw cookies-and-coffee party before sale begins Thanksgiving Select deals will become available online starting at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov...

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Calling all Black Friday and Cyber Monday shoppers: Walmart recently unveiled its full 2018 ad and it’s filled with major discounts on TVs, computers and more. » RELATED: Walmart to throw cookies-and-coffee party before sale begins Thanksgiving Select deals will become available online starting at 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov...
Atlanta rapper Lil Jon opens second school in Ghana
 Atlanta rapper Lil Jon opened his second primary school in Ghana this week, continuing his efforts to give back and advocate for education in underserved communities. » RELATED: Lil Jon opens school in Ghana in honor of his mother In 2017, the Grammy-winning artist partnered with nonprofit Pencils of Promise to open the first...

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Atlanta rapper Lil Jon opened his second primary school in Ghana this week, continuing his efforts to give back and advocate for education in underserved communities. » RELATED: Lil Jon opens school in Ghana in honor of his mother In 2017, the Grammy-winning artist partnered with nonprofit Pencils of Promise to open the first...
These stores are offering free shipping during the 2018 holiday season
 For a limited time this holiday season, several retailers are offering free shipping to appease existing customers and attract new buyers. BlackFriday.com recently updated their holiday shopping guide, adding in any stores with free online shipping deals. » RELATED: The best stores for discounted Black Friday shopping Note: We&rsquo...

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For a limited time this holiday season, several retailers are offering free shipping to appease existing customers and attract new buyers. BlackFriday.com recently updated their holiday shopping guide, adding in any stores with free online shipping deals. » RELATED: The best stores for discounted Black Friday shopping Note: We&rsquo...
NASA says it can put humans on Mars within 25 years
 NASA officials on Tuesday said they believe the agency will be able to put humans on Mars within 25 years, though there are still numerous challenges to overcome. » RELATED: Robotic bees on Mars? NASA's newest plan for the Red Planet The agency zeroed in on potential hurdles, including deadly radiation, possible vision loss...

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NASA officials on Tuesday said they believe the agency will be able to put humans on Mars within 25 years, though there are still numerous challenges to overcome. » RELATED: Robotic bees on Mars? NASA's newest plan for the Red Planet The agency zeroed in on potential hurdles, including deadly radiation, possible vision loss...
Which meal kit delivery service is right for you? Comparing Blue Apron, Hello Fresh and 8 more
 Home-delivered meal kits are all the rage right now with more than a dozen companies offering diverse menus and pricing options. Even Amazon is dabbling in the meal kit service industry with  help from AllRecipes.com. AmazonFresh offers customers the option to find a recipe they want to make and add the related ingredients...

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Home-delivered meal kits are all the rage right now with more than a dozen companies offering diverse menus and pricing options. Even Amazon is dabbling in the meal kit service industry with help from AllRecipes.com. AmazonFresh offers customers the option to find a recipe they want to make and add the related ingredients...
Watch: Atlanta’s Migos on James Corden’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’
 Atlanta hip-hop trio Migos appeared on The Late Late Show With James Corden’s popular segment, “Carpool Karaoke,” Tuesday. » RELATED: Migos: 5 things to know about Atlanta rap group The showrunner posted a sneak-peek on his own Twitter account Monday and on the Late Late Show YouTube channel. The clip featured...

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Atlanta hip-hop trio Migos appeared on The Late Late Show With James Corden’s popular segment, “Carpool Karaoke,” Tuesday. » RELATED: Migos: 5 things to know about Atlanta rap group The showrunner posted a sneak-peek on his own Twitter account Monday and on the Late Late Show YouTube channel. The clip featured...
The best stores for discounted Black Friday shopping 
 When it comes to major discounts and killer deals, some retailers fare better than others. » RELATED: All the Black Friday deals to catch in 2018 Luckily, analysts over at personal finance website WalletHub did some of the work for shoppers as they prepare for the hectic post-Thanksgiving holiday. After surveying nearly...

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When it comes to major discounts and killer deals, some retailers fare better than others. » RELATED: All the Black Friday deals to catch in 2018 Luckily, analysts over at personal finance website WalletHub did some of the work for shoppers as they prepare for the hectic post-Thanksgiving holiday. After surveying nearly...
How much time should you really spend on social media? Experts weigh in
 It may feel impossible to put your phone down and take a break from Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, but research shows limiting social media screen time can lead to better mental health. » RELATED: The suicide rate for teen girls is the highest it’s been in 40 years — Is social media to blame?  A new...

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It may feel impossible to put your phone down and take a break from Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, but research shows limiting social media screen time can lead to better mental health. » RELATED: The suicide rate for teen girls is the highest it’s been in 40 years — Is social media to blame?  A new...
Yet another blood pressure medication recalled over cancer risk
 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a recall of yet another blood pressure medication over cancer concerns. It’s the third such recall in recent months. » RELATED: FDA expands recall of heart, blood pressure medication due to cancer risk Pharmaceutical company Sandoz Inc. is voluntarily recalling ...

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced a recall of yet another blood pressure medication over cancer concerns. It’s the third such recall in recent months. » RELATED: FDA expands recall of heart, blood pressure medication due to cancer risk Pharmaceutical company Sandoz Inc. is voluntarily recalling ...