WitchTok: The Beginner Guide for Spiritual Seekers

Have you noticed more #Witchtok videos on your “For You” page recently? Never fear, you are not alone.
Across various media platforms, there is piquing interest in different spiritual customs and beliefs amongst the youth.

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America’s newest voters look back at the 2020 election – and forward to politics in 2021

As Americans end one year and begin another, one of the most controversial topics of conversation will be the presidential election.

We experienced the election season from a unique perspective. We each taught college courses on the 2020 campaigns while they were underway, and as a result had a sort of three-month-long focus-grouplike conversation with the newest American voters.

Combatting the worst wedding crasher: The ‘Rona

Planning a wedding can take a lot of work. There are a lot of things to consider: the venue, food, drink, music, date, time, guest lists, weather and much more. On average, it takes a couple 13 to 18 months to plan a wedding, but it can be much longer. If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that a lot can happen in any given time frame. Like a worldwide pandemic.

Cancel Culture Is Toxic

“Twitter, do your thing,” is a toxic line used to expose someone, a brand or company that is displaying problematic behavior.
It is the epitome of cancel culture, the idea that someone can be cancelled based on their unsettling remarks or ideologies. Although the term “cancel culture” is new, the act behind it is not. The trend is particularly popular amongst Gen Z’ers and Millennials.

Georgia’s political shift – a tale of urban and suburban change

Over the past 36 years, the state of Georgia has voted for Republican presidential candidates in every cycle except 1992, when voters backed Bill Clinton. In the past 20 years, it voted consistently for Republican governors and for Republicans in the U.S. Senate.

TikTok: The Great Social Equalizer of Apps

TikTok is something of a great equalizer when it comes to social media apps. People of all ages flock to it because it’s fun, easy to use and there’s something for everyone. Whether that’s makeup, POVs, art or hot takes on your favorite childhood show, it’s the place to find your niche and maybe make a profit.

Frequent Flyer Miles and How They Can Take Your Travels to the Next Level

We travel for all kinds of reasons, whether it’s to spend time with family, to work, or to go on vacation. With the expected swell in traveling, it would be a good idea to discuss another important facet of traveling that is seldom discussed. We already know what to pack when traveling, but a lot of people are missing out on the wealth of benefits that can be reaped by signing up for an airline’s frequent flyer’s program.

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Are the Georgia Senate Runoff Elections Important to You?

In case you haven’t heard, election season isn’t over. Both Senate seats from Georgia are still up for grabs since none of the candidates received over 50 percent of the votes back in November. We decided to hit the streets of Atlanta again and ask the people whether this election is important to them.

Boss Up Brunch Female Entrepreneurship And Empowerment: Get Involved​

Amidst the unwelcoming report, six motivated women who are all Atlanta natives gathered their individual skill sets to plan a women empowerment and entrepreneurial event to give their community and fellow working women something to look forward to and help during this time of need.

3 reasons for information exhaustion – and what to do about it

An endless flow of information is coming at us constantly: It might be an article a friend shared on Facebook with a sensational headline or wrong information about the spread of the coronavirus. It could even be a call from a relative wanting to talk about a political issue.
All this information may leave many of us feeling as though we have no energy to engage.
As a philosopher who studies knowledge-sharing practices, I call this experience “epistemic exhaustion.” The term “epistemic” comes from the Greek word episteme, often translated as “knowledge.” So epistemic exhaustion is more of a knowledge-related exhaustion.

Capricorn Horoscope (December 22 – January 19)

We’re using our time in isolation to find ways to improve ourselves. There’s a whole world waiting to see how we transform for the better. So let’s show them what we can do.

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Why waiters give Black customers poor service

When Black diners get poorer service from wait staff and bartenders than white customers, it’s more likely because of racial bias than the well-documented fact that they tip less, according to a new survey I recently published.

Forget Fomo: You’re Important too

COVID has some of us in a place of fear–that is fear of missing out (FOMO). We tend to depend on others and things around us to keep us happy instead of creating our own happiness.
When experiencing FOMO, we resort to going out and doing reckless things that can put us at a higher risk for COVID-19 and therefore harming those closest to us. It is important to find a happy medium between wilding out all the time and staying home.

Is it worth the hype? Sugar Factory Review

Known for its huge and super strong alcoholic drinks, the Sugar Factory–a celebrity hot spot–is a candy store, restaurant and bar all in one. There are many locations on both the east and west coasts of the United States, including one right here in Atlanta.

Why Americans are buying more guns than ever

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and protests for racial justice, the gun industry’s trade association, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, estimates that gun sales from March through July were 8.5 million. This is 94% higher the same period in 2019.

The Unsexy Surefire Key to Productivity: Breaking Parkinson’s Law

This simple premise is part of Parkinson’s Law, an observation made by Cyril Northcote Parkinson, which claims that “work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.” Parkinson’s observation offers a key to becoming more motivated and productive in your everyday life.

PSA’s: (1) CHECK if you should get tested for the ‘rona. (2) THERE are testing centers all over the STATE OF GEORGIA, including free ones in FULTON. (3) TLC if you’ve fallen ill, but more importantly, #stayhome. (4) DONATE blood if you’ve recovered from the disease – this can help medical experts develop a cure [or other remedies to reduce symptoms or the likelihood of death]. Appreciate y’all.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR A TEST IN GEORGIA