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Float Atlanta

Are sensory-deprivation tanks really that relaxing? A test drive of Float Atlanta.

When I heard about Float Atlanta’s open sensory-deprivation tanks—rectangular pools, each accompanied by a shower in a private and soundproofed room—I felt confident I could make it through a one-hour session without splashing and thrashing for help.
Sweat Cycle

Test drive: Sweat Cycle brings the heat

The studio for this 55-minute class is heated to about 86 degrees using the infrared technology that you usually find in trendy recovery saunas.
Pro advice for reviving parched nails and skin at home

Pro advice for reviving parched nails and skin at home

Suffering from frayed cuticles, hangnails, or dry, chapped skin after more than a year of diligent pandemic hand hygiene? You’re not alone.
Covid-19 delta variant Georgia where is it

Where will the Covid-19 delta variant strike in Georgia? We need genomic surveillance to know.

The delta variant is spreading wildly in the U.S., but where this more transmissible version of the coronavirus is emerging in Georgia and how rapidly it is spreading here remains unclear due to a lag in genomic surveillance and gaps in sampling.
Botox Artisan Beaute in Buckhead

Mama’s first Botox: What happened when I decided to give the popular treatment a shot

I’ve never messed with my face, but I hated the lines between my brows. So I decided to try the popular treatment at Artisan Beaute in Buckhead.
Boudoir photography Atlanta

How a boudoir photography shoot boosted my self-confidence

Bombarded by reshaped and retouched images that tell us our natural corporeal forms are just not good enough, many women are looking for ways to celebrate their bodies and rewrite the negative messages in their heads. Boudoir photography can do just that.
How chronic underfunding fueled Georgia’s Covid-19 vaccine woes

How chronic underfunding fueled Georgia’s Covid-19 vaccine woes

Compared with other states, Georgia has spent relatively little on public health in the past 10 years—and Governor Kemp’s proposed budget for the next fiscal year includes a $7 million cut to state public health funding compared to pre-pandemic levels, leaving county health departments to rely deeply on federal funds for their Covid-19 response.
Intermittent Fasting

Test Drive: The verdict is still out on intermittent fasting

“While there is science to back up some of the claims, we still have a lot to learn,” says registered dietitian nutritionist Kelsey Smith, who works for STAT Wellness in Atlanta.
TIPP therapy

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.
Massage in a pandemic

My quest for a safer massage during the pandemic

This is the process I went through in order to schedule an hour-long massage that seemed safest during a pandemic: outdoors (to avoid contaminated air), in a massage chair (thus facing away from the therapist for the majority of the time), with both of us wearing masks.

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