Journaling as a self-care practice
Writing coach Simone Adams explains how journaling can help you organize tasks and challenges that can otherwise feel overwhelming.
How a rush of cold temps cools my nerves
When I begin to feel particularly blue, I’ll make a beeline for the freezer and pull out an ice pack, hold it in my hand, and I will notice its calming effect. It’s almost as though my brain can’t process both the feeling of cold and the feeling of depression at the same time.
How to reset your stress: 6 strategies from Atlanta experts
When your cortisol rises, here are six self-soothing strategies from the experts to punch it back down in just a few minutes.
Pandemic, politics, and anxiety: You asked questions, Atlanta mental health professionals answered
I feel disconnected from my friends. My partner drives me insane. There’s just too much right now. Is this irrational? We asked readers to submit their questions for therapists. Here are their takes.
How to find calm in a year of chaos
We like to consider this package akin to a free counseling session, and although these articles are not a substitute for one-on-one therapy, we hope it’s a start.
How is Fulton County preventing an election day disaster?
Voter roll purges, long lines at some precincts, late results. Will the Fulton County and state officials who oversee voter registration and the polls redeem themselves on November 3?
Q&A with APS Superintendent Lisa Herring: “The work that is in front of me is vividly clear.”
Atlanta Public Schools’ new superintendent Lisa Herring on starting a new job during a pandemic, the challenges of online learning, and using APS as a force for good.
Jeremy Smith—aka BeltLine Cat Guy—explains life with a feline sitting shotgun
“People see the cat and they see me on the bike, and they get happy. It makes me feel like I have some influence in my life with other people to make them feel happy and maybe even feel a little bit of peace, rather than just negativity.”
Jambo Books introduces children to a world of diverse characters
Jambo Books is a Decatur-based company that introduces children to a more inclusive set of heroes. Each box contains two or three books with main characters who are people of color, with story arcs often centering on self-confidence and empathy.
The verdict on 3 new Atlanta restaurants: Glide Pizza, APT 4B, and BBQ Cafe
Pizza by the slice (out of a window), barbecue (out of a window), and a stylish, date night–ready spot in Buckhead
What’s next for restaurant criticism?
True restaurant reviews analyze a complex and potentially stable operation. But there currently is no potential for stability.
The Local is 4ever
Sometimes, you don’t want small batch or artisan. You just want good service and affordable drinks and tater tots.
What is the future of Atlanta’s food halls?
Hit hard by the pandemic, food halls, like Ponce City Market and Krog Street Market, and their vendors are figuring out how to hang on.
This Atlanta company can help you throw a picture-perfect picnic
When married couple Emily and Drew Hecht dreamed up their entertaining company late last year, they had no idea that small outdoor gatherings would be all but the rule for seeing friends in 2020.
My Style: Makeup artist Erica Bogart
A love of art, people, and working with her hands drew Erica Bogart to the makeup industry.
Room Envy: A butler’s pantry gets a pretty—and practical—makeover
“The homeowner has a large family and likes to entertain,” says interior designer Grace Brackman of Maggie Griffin Design, “but there isn’t a whole lot of storage in the kitchen.”
Sleep oasis: Five tips for creating the ultimate bedroom retreat
In a perfect world, a bedroom is a sanctuary, a quiet and calming place to relax and rest. In reality, it’s become a harried, multipurpose space where we stream TV shows, catch up on work emails, and scroll through social media. Reclaim your sleep space with these tips from local interior designers.