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Author: Nicole Wiesen

Every Human Culture Has Music, Just as Each Has Language

As the women started to arrive at the airport excitement filled the air. Tears of joy streamed down faces that a transformation has begun. A jet lagged, excited and a happy 36 women, boarded a bus and started the journey of a lifetime. With us, Palm Beach Gardens and Israel, are headed for Tiberius with our fantastic city leaders. Patrick, our fearless tour guide, entertained us with his wit, the history of Israel and why we are the “mecca” of the world. Once we arrived and checked into our hotel, we boarded our bus and whisked away to our...

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Macadamia Nuts and Cashews Are Being Recalled, So Check Your Packages ASAP

Another day, another scary food recall. According to the Food and Drug Administration, cashews and macadamia nuts are being recalled and pulled from store shelves due to possible listeria contamination. The Simple Truth Dry Roasted Macadamia Nuts being recalled come in a 12-ounce, clear package with an expiration date of May 2, 2018 and were sold at Kroger, Bakers, Gerbes, and Dillons stores in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Kansas, Nebraska, and Missouri. The UPC number is 11110-02478. Although there have been no reported illnesses from the macadamia nuts thus far, Kroger has removed the containers from shelves and has warned...

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Vagical Mystery Tour hits Atlanta

EDUTAINER: Lady Parts Justice League founder Lizz Winstead brings her group’s Vagical Mystery Tour to Atlanta June 2.MINDY TUCKER In the reproductive-rights space, Planned Parenthood has garnered a lot of attention lately, thanks to efforts by the White House and Republican lawmakers to strip the health care provider of federal funding. But independent women’s health providers are doing important work, too. That’s part of the reason why the nonprofit organization Lady Parts Justice League (LPJL) — described on its website as “a coven of hilarious badass feminists who use humor and pop culture to expose the haters fighting against...

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Mommy! “Are We There Yet?” Summer Road Tripping

Long road trips may be boring for kids, but can be a time to work on educational concepts or play fun games. Here are some ways to keep the kids entertained on your summer road trips. Activities LEGO Boxes With the school year ending, you probably have a few plastic pencil boxes left over from the year. Clean one of them and place pencils elsewhere, or purchase a new one from a local office supply store. Purchase a LEGO base plate from a local toy store, or you can even order them from for around $8. Size the base plate to...

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Best Water Playgrounds and Splash Pads in Atlanta

What better way to cool off than to splash around in one of the Atlanta’s totally cool water features?  We’ve rounded up the best splash zones to help your family beat the heat this summer. Check ahead to make sure the splash pad, fountain, waterpark or beach is open for the season. Fountains Legacy Fountain at Piedmont Park Splash in this fountain that has more than 70 jets reaching up to 30 feet in the air. Location: 1320 Monroe Dr. NE, Atlanta. 404-875-7275 Cost: Free Village Pavilion in Mall of Georgia This fountain surrounded by shops and restaurants is...

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