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How to Build a Resume That Stands Out Visually To Help Your Teen Land Their First Job

Creating a captivating resume that sparkles bright enough to catch an employer's attention is an art on its own terms.


With the ramp up pressure kids experience at school and the need to sign up to too many extracurricular activities, it’s no surprise how the number of teens employed have been declining over the past decades.
There are many benefits (and risks) of adolescent employment. The decision to allow your teen to have an after school job should be a well thought-out family decision based on how well they can manage responsibilities, time management and money.


But if your teen is ready to take the plunge the first thing they need to figure out is how to build a resume that stands out even if they don’t have any work experience.


But where to start? How do can you create a snapshot of your ambitions, show your strengths and interests and captive an employers attention?
This is the part Canvas comes in and rescues the day. If you are unfamiliar Canvas, this is a graphic-design t…

Join Kroger Community Rewards and Help Raise Funds For Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities Families

ARMHC is partnering withKroger Community Rewardsto help families at our two Houses. Kroger will be giving over $750,000 to non-profits this year, and ARMHC is honored to be a part of this charitable partnership. All you have to do is register your Kroger Plus card and keep shopping at Kroger! Follow the below steps to register your card:


Register your card online atkrogercommunityrewards.com (be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy and register your card with your organization after you sign up)Click on "Sign In/Register"Most participants are new online customers, so they must click on "Sign Up Today" in the ‘New Customer?’ boxSign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, agreeing to the terms and conditionsYou will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the emailClick on My Account and use your email address and password to…

Historic Oakland Foundation Gears Up For Sunday In The Park October 6

Historic Oakland Foundation is proud to present the 34th annual Sunday in the Park from 12:00 p.m.  – 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 6. The Victorian street festival began in 1979 and offers fun, food, and entertainment for all ages.  



Enjoy a memorable afternoon of delicious food from Six Feet Under, The Varsity, Pallookaville and more. There will be a variety of live musical entertainment, an artists’ market, living history demonstrations, storytellers, Irish dancers and much, much more.



Don’t miss your opportunity to enter some of the magnificent mausoleums! Guests are encouraged to participate in the Victorian costume contest and photography contest. Carriage tours and free walking tours will be offered. Oakland’s traditional Teddy Bear Tea will be held in the children’s area. The Bubbleman will be on hand in the kids’ area, too!


The suggested donation is $5 per person. Admission for children 3 and under is free. Parking: $5. Mark your calendar and don’t miss Atlanta’s most un…

Thought Of The Day

"There are two ways of being rich. One, is to have all you want, the other is to be satisfied with what you have".

Marco Polo Man & Myth Makes Its North American Premiere at the Fernbank Museum - Complete Recap

Making its North American premiere at Fernbank Museum of Natural History,  Marco Polo opening weekend was one full of amazing Kung Fu and Lion Danceperformances, breathtaking falconry demonstrations,  and abundant yummy bites  inspired by Marco Polo's travels to India and Italy. 


Curated from museums and private collections across Italy, Marco Polo: Man & Myth features more than 80 objects, including coins, ceramics, artwork, maps, and more. Bring the whole family to The Fernbank Museum and embark in an incredible 24-year journey from Venice to China along the Silk Road. 

Marco Polo is forever recognized as the ultimate travel adventurer and his account remains one of the greatest travelogues ever written. This major exhibition includes rare and extraordinary objects from private collections and museums in Italy to reveal the cultural practices, artistic traditions, unique landscapes, and unusual animals he encountered. 

Visitors can also explore the Mongol and Chinese culture …

Happy People Of Atlanta: The Man With The Blue Macaw

We are doing a new social documentary photography series called "Happy People of Atlanta" where we record humans in their natural condition with a camera. Social documentary photography is the process of recording human beings as they go about their daily activities. The process tries to relate the human beings to the environment that they live in. Our first photo of the series is called "The man with the Blue Macaw". We hope you like it as much as we do!

REVIEW: Revolution Doughnuts & Coffee (Decatur, GA)

We've been hearing great things about Revolution Doughnuts for quite some time and decided to give them a visit and see for ourselves what all the buzz was all about. Revolution Doughnuts officially opened its doors on National Doughnut Day, June 1, 2012. This donut joint, is a favorite local spot in Decatur to meet friends and eat all natural hand-forged doughnuts. The beauty about this place is that all their doughs, glazes & fillings are all natural, made from scratch, free of trans-fat, & made by people, not by machines. They use organic flour and high quality ingredients like Callebaut chocolate, fresh seasonal fruit, and pure vanilla. Revolution Doughnuts offer a variety of options for vegans and folks with sensitivities to gluten, eggs, or dairy.


Revolution Doughnut is a small family-owned start-up baking company, formerly operating under the name "Little Red Hen Bakeshop.” They started baking in their home kitchen - then in borrowed commercial spaces - sellin…

Bluebird Patch Favorite Fall Events: Stone Mountain Park Pumpkin Festival September 27 - October 27 (Friday - Sunday)

Enjoy the beautiful fall colors and cooler weather at Atlanta’s favorite place to celebrate the fall season. Now in its 11th year, Stone Mountain Park’s annual Pumpkin Festival has become our family favorite event during the fall season!
NEW for 2013, experience Spookley’s A-MAZE-ING Adventure maze! Puzzles, passages, twists and turns will keep kids guessing until they reach the exit.


Pumpkinpalooza takes the stage with an energy-filled game show where audience members are picked to participate in a series of zany and messy challenges. The winner takes all and the losers have to spin the “Wheel of Misery,” with consequences ranging from a pie in the face, dancing like a chicken or getting “splurfed” (a gooey, slimy substance poured on top of your head). Get the entire family into the spirit with fall d├ęcor and special attractions, such as the Pie Eating Contest, Trick or Treat Scavenger Hunt, a costume dance partycrafts in the pumpkin patch and much more!



Plus, enjoy all of y…

Canine Cellmates Heading to Paws In The Park Expo/Walk this Weekend!

Spread the word! Our friends at Canine CellMates will have a booth at Paws in the Park expo/walk this weekend. If you are heading to Centennial Olympic Park this Sunday from 12-5pm don't forget to stop by and learn more about this wonderful program.  Canine CellMates is a jail dogs program that operates out of Fulton County Jail, in Atlanta, Georgia. 


The mission  of Canine CellMates is to establish a continuing partnership between Fulton County Animal Services, the Fulton County Sheriffs Office and Fulton County Jail, and Canine CellMates to rehabilitate inmates housed at Fulton County Jail and homeless dogs from Fulton County Animal Services through a Good Behavior Incentive program.  http://www.pawsintheparkatlanta.com/

Lift Up Atlanta Thanksgiving Food Drive for the Needy

Lift Up Atlanta is a nonprofit organization that helps the homeless and working poor in the metro Atlanta area.  They are looking for sponsors for the Thanksgiving food drive to help needy families this Thanksgiving.  Food donations and volunteers are needed to provide Thanksgiving food baskets to 100 needy families this holiday season.

Date:  November 17, 2013 Time:  12-4 pm Place:  Phillip Rush Center, 1530 Dekalb Avenue, Suite B, Atlanta, GA
Food donation sponsors and volunteers can sign up either by email at liftupatlanta@yahoo.com or visiting the website www.liftupatlanta.org or calling 678-245-4622

Colgate-Palmolive Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month With the Kick-Off of This Year's "Haz La U" Scholarship Program

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Colgate-Palmolive is reinforcing its commitment to the Hispanic community by presenting "Haz La U" ("Make the U"), an annual scholarship initiative for Hispanic-American students pursuing higher education. In the program's third year, Colgate is partnering with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, the nation's leading Hispanic scholarship organization, to award these educational grants. Colgate-Palmolive’s scholarship program, “Haz La U” (“Make the U”), provides eligible high school seniors with the opportunity to pursue higher education levels in 2014-2015. Student may apply for one of twenty-one (21) educational grants that will be awarded on a competitive basis for: (1) Grand Prize — $15,000 Educational Grant (20) Second Place Prizes — $2,500 Educational Grant each Applying is easy!

1. Fill out an application online and submit 3 short essays (500 words or less)
2. Click HERE to access the application…

12 Amazing North Georgia State Fair Pictures To Brighten Your Day!

EVERYBODY LOVES A STATE FAIR!
Roller coasters, flying chairs, funnel cakes and pony rides oh my! I  love going to the state fair. I'm fascinated by all the pretty colors and the spinning rides. State fairs let's you connect with your inner child and allows you to rediscover the joy, rapture, and bliss you had as a child!