Imani Benjamin

The Difference between Tired and Burnt Out

Stress affects everyone differently. Sometimes, it’s great. A little bit of stress helps us focus, move a little faster and get our work done in a timely manner. More or less.
The problem is that we live in a culture of stress.

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Fardeen Sheikh

Taking a gap year? Here are 4 things you can do

After graduation, you have the freedom to do anything with more free time than you’ll ever have! That is why I have created a list of things you could do during your gap year,t so you don’t run into the same roadblocks I did.

Kiandra Brady

Confessions of a Recent Graduate: The Boomerang Blues

School lasts forever.

At least, that’s how it felt while I was stuck in the middle of it. Until one day (16 years later), it was over.

That expensive ass piece of paper didn’t make me feel any less depressed when I couldn’t find a fulltime job or get out of my parents house.

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Aquarius season

Aquarius is an eccentric sign. While you’re taking the time to work on communicating with your intuition and your friends, don’t shy away from exploring whatever unusual things might come your way.

Tech bootcamps of Atlanta

While some of us have the time and financial stability to go back to school or teach ourselves some new tech skills, others do not. Where is the middle ground of obtaining these skills to compete in a world of tech? The answer may lie in tech bootcamps.

Technical College, or nah?

Technical colleges also offer extremely practical and diverse areas of study not available at 4-year universities with degree programs. With flexible scheduling and tuition being economically friendly, it is almost a no-brainer as to why students and families should take a closer look at a technical college.

To Bank or Not to Bank: Digital Banking 101

Internet-only banks aren’t for everyone, even though they’ve been around since 2009. Depending on your needs, the pros may outweigh the cons, or vice versa.

8 Things To Pack When Traveling Internationally​

The son of an international businessman, Fardeen Sheikh’s been traveling before he could even walk. Traveling is already very hectic. With so much planning, you’re bound to forget something essential, which is why he made a list of the top 8 things you should always pack whenever you’re going abroad.

Brenden Boyd: Jiu-Jitsu Prodigy from Alpharetta

Brenden Boyd is 16 years old and has amassed over 100 medals from organizations such as the North American Grappling Association (NAGA), New Breed, National Fighting Championships (NFC) and the renowned International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF).

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To inform the decisions and actions that’ll guide young people into empowering themselves. We do so by promoting positivity through stories that offer a solution, as well as informational resources.  Avant-Youth is a media organization of the people, by the neighborhood youth, for the community. We provide a fresh, focused perspective on local topics that you’ve grown up around, for you to explore what matters most.  

Pros and cons of rideshare

Americans who use rideshare spend $4,000 annually on average, which, for residents in urban areas, is cheaper than the average cost of $9,576 to own a vehicle. One can see the appeal these services provide. But how can you get your hands on some of that sweet moolah?

On Extinction and Futility: Death Stranding Review

Death Stranding is a game that has been divisive for many reasons. Some won’t find anything appealing about the “Fed Ex simulator” as it has been mockingly reduced and some find Kojima’s ego grating. I think some people may be missing the point.

If ICE ever came to Georgia

As a parent or guardian of an undocumented child, you need to know your child is guaranteed a public school education. It’s their civil right living in America. There is no constitutional amendment that states anyone, legally or illegally residing in the United States, has the right to an education in this country. There are, however, a series of amendments, laws, and supreme court rulings that protects the rights of anyone seeking a public school education.

Seeds of Sound Festival

Jennifer Edouard and Anthony Price held their third annual Georgia-grown music festival, Seeds of Sound. They started this festival with the purpose of uniting people in Atlanta’s local neighborhoods, as well as the music and arts scenes.

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