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This traditional study has a colorful, feminine twist

The wood paneling and stone fireplace may typify an old boys’ club library, but this Buckhead study belongs to the lady of the house. Interior designer Tish Mills gave it a colorful, stylish twist.

Atlanta is the 40th most active city

Feeling cocky because you ran the Peachtree yesterday? Hosting America's largest 10k might have something to do with the fact that we're in the top half of America's best places for exercise.

Georgia ranks No. 43 in kid wellness

It's not so great to be a child in Georgia. Our state dropped six spots in an annual survey of overall well-being of kids in the U.S.

Georgia ranks No. 5 on the national courtesy scale

Does cursing make you feel better? You might want to move to Ohio.A study of the most profane states found the Buckeye State tops the list of most likely to curse -- followed by Maryland, New Jersey, Louisiana, and Illinois. Residents of Washington, Massachusetts, Arizona, Texas, and Virginia are least likely to let go with a four-letter word. Georgia only makes the "occasionally profane" category.

Growing old in Georgia

Georgia isn't necessarily a great place to grow old. When it comes to senior's health, we rank 43rd in a new ranking. The report takes into account nearly three dozen factors including physical inactivity, obesity, insurance coverage for medications, self-reported health status, and hospital readmission rates.

Mending a broken heart

Being sad can make you sick. How we deal with grief affects our health, says Toni P. Miles, director of the Institute of Gerontology at the University of Georgia. She's spearheading a research project studying the connection between loss and health—and how to deal with it.



How gross is your purse?

Ladies, what do you do with your purse when you're eating at a restaurant? Or what if there's no hook when you're in a restroom stall? One in five purses carries more bacteria than the average toilet.

Fear of flying

Afraid to fly? Emory wants you. Researchers are conducting a clinical trial using virtual reality to tackle fear of the not-so-friendly skies. Although virtual reality exposure therapy has been used before, researchers are adding a new twist. They want to see if this will prevent a relapse.

Retiring in Georgia

It won't hurt your wallet so much to grow old in Georgia as in many other parts of the country. A private room in a nursing home here costs $63,875/year on average, which is less than the national media rate of $81,030.

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