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This spring, Atlantans are probably more concerned about shaving ice for our cocktails than making sure our fruit-scented insect repellant actually works. Yet, any Southerner who sees the new HBO film, Mary and Martha (which held its U.S. premiere at The Carter Center on Tuesday and debuts on the cable network Saturday), may never sip poma-tinis on the porch again without thanking our friends over at the CDC for killing malaria’s buzz way back when.
Try before you buy. That's the motto of more women who are choosing to live together before getting married. According to a study released by the CDC, 48% of women live with their significant other without asking for a ring. That's a significant jump from 43% in 2002 and 35% in 1995.
Last week, we were so busy celebrating our fiftieth anniversary that we missed it when the Atlanta-based CDC penned a blog post about how to survive a zombie apocalypse. Of course, it was mostly a ploy to jazz up their standard comments on safety preparedness (you know, about, like, floods and tornados), but still, it elicited a laugh. And, evidently, enough clicks (60,000) that it crashed their servers.