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Frustrated with online dating, Scott Valdez decided to leave flirting to an expert. Now, it’s his business.
The owner of Atlanta-based VIDA Select explains why single people need an online dating coach
"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."
David Cowan’s expressive style of signing frequently captures the public’s attention—most recently when he was interpreting onstage at Governor Brian Kemp’s coronavirus press conferences.
"Every monk has a unique story, and it all begins with the call." Meet Brother Philip, one of 26 monks at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers.
I have run on every single highway in this city. I’ve run every section of major railroad. I ran across a couple of lanes of the Connector in order to properly map Midtown.
I love watching a customer’s face light up after taking a bite of my food. I’m friendly because it’s our tradition: to be generous, hospitable.
In the city's constant compulsion to reinvent itself, it lost an important part of itself instead.
"When I was nine, I was diagnosed with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, a disorder that causes progressive muscle weakness. I’ve probably uploaded a few hundred pictures of inaccessible sidewalks to Atlanta’s 311 app. The city is typically good about responding. Still, we need to be more proactive than reactive."
"I’ve fostered maybe 10 kids. Most of the time, the main objective is reunification, so you don’t want to get too attached. But that wasn’t the case with these [four] siblings."
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