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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…

Fox Theatre Welcomes Zoo Atlanta Animals During “SPRING Fling With Wild Things” Tours

Be the First to Experience the “Uproar” at the Fox Theatre Tickets on Sale Now!
For the first time ever, the Fox Theatre will host guided tours via a magic carpet ride through the halls of the historical Arabian-themed venue, featuring special appearances from wild animals of Zoo Atlanta. The “Spring Fling with Wild Things” tour series will combine the elegant history of the Fox Theatre with Zoo Atlanta’s live animals, biofacts and kid-friendly activities that are sure to cause quite an “uproar” in the heart of Atlanta.
Children, and young-at-heart adults, will enjoy a guided tour through the Fox’s Middle Eastern castle-like interior, play hopscotch on the theatre carpet, operate the flying elevators, gaze at twinkling stars and relax in a king’s throne. Their adventure will continue as they head to the ZooMobile for an introduction to some of the wild residents of Zoo Atlanta, many of which can still be found roaming the Arabian Peninsula. 
The “Spring Fling with Wild Things” special tou…

Kile's World Birthday (Spring) 5K

Help The Kile's World Foundation celebrate their first anniversary by participating in our Birthday 5K! Come out and run or walk with us!
Join the Kiles World 5k March 29th Chastain Park Atlanta! Help The Kile's World Foundation celebrate their first anniversary by participating in their Birthday 5K! Come out and run or walk with us!

During and after the race there will be all sorts of family friendly activities. Did somebody say jumpers?! Kangazoom will be providing all of the bouncy fun! And don't worry, there will be plenty of vendors to supply you with a sugar rush to keep up with all of the activities! This is a celebration that you don't want to miss!

This is a celebration that you don't want to miss!#Miles4Kile
Check in will begin at 9 am Pre-Stretch/Warm Up 10 am Race begins promptly at 11:00 am
Early Registration: $35 (includes a free Kile's World 5K t-shirt!) ENDS MARCH 20TH
Regular Registration: $40 (pre order your tshirts online for $15) 
REGISTER HERE!http:…

Influenster J'Adore Voxbox #JadoreVoxBox

I recently received the J’adore VoxBox from Influenster and is packed with products that got me head over heels. The J’adore VoxBox packs all of the necessities to make anyone feel great. 

They sent me a really good mineral-rich clay mask by Boots Beauty to treat myself and while the mask dries, I was able to unwrap true love with a big bag of HERSHEY’S KISS and relax and unwind with a cup of RedRose Simply Indulgent Teas. I love my tea with vanilla soy milk. Is weird because I don't drink soymilk but I love to use it in teas.

Pike Nurseries To Host 4th Annual ‘HAPPY Flower Hours’ On March 28

Garden Center Welcomes Spring With FREE Event  Featuring Refreshments and Storewide Sales
While winter gardens have their own beauty, spring fever is setting in! To help customers celebrate the start of a new growing season, Pike Nurseries will host their annual Happy Flower Hours event on Friday, March 28 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Guests can enjoy complimentary refreshments and treats along with storewide discounts on a variety of plants, gardening accessories, and more. There will even be opportunities for customers to win additional discounts and a FREE landscape design by the garden experts at Pike Nurseries!

Extreme Dinosaurs ROAR to Life in New Exhibition Coming to Atlantic Station, March 29

Premier Exhibitions, Inc., a leading presenter of museum quality touring exhibitions, has announced that it will be opening a new exhibition, Extreme Dinosaurs, at the Premier Exhibition Center at Atlantic Station. 

Starting March 29, 2014, Atlantans will have the opportunity to experience the roar and might of the Mesozoic Era when Extreme Dinosaurs, presented by Dinosaurs Unearthed, has its US debut in Atlanta.



Extreme Dinosaurs, an educational and entertaining exhibition suited for the whole family, gathers the world’s strangest dinosaurs in an experience that showcases both lifelike and life-size animatronic dinosaurs alongside full-scale skeletons and real and replica fossils. 

Fernbank Museum Family Fun Days Program Bring Spring Break Happiness

No plans for ‪‎spring break? Fernbank Museum of Natural Historyfamily days is full of exciting events! In addition to a wide array of exhibitions and IMAX® offerings, Fernbank Museum also hosts a variety of special programs for children and families and for adults!! 

You can also download their free app to have up-to-the-minute updates to information on special exhibitions like Whales: Giants of the Deepand IMAX® films. The app delivers customized content based on your location. Find out in real time what’s the next IMAX® film and start time. 
Want to know more before you walk up the stairs? Just click on the app and learn all about all of Fernbank’s unique features.


No more asking “Where am I?” or “Where’s the IMAX Theatre?”
The app utilizes indoor-location awareness technology to provide turn-by-turn directions based on your exact location.  Select where you want to go, and the app customizes directions to an exhibition, the nearest restroom, the Fernbank Café, the IMAX Theatre, the ATM…

13 Year Old Musical Prodigy Coming to The Buckhead Theatre

Young entertainer Ethan Bortnick takes his highly successful TV special on tour around the country this spring, with special guest Damian McGinty of Glee and Celtic Thunder!
Also joining Ethan on stage will be the Harmony International Youth Chorus!
Ethan Bortnick, the youngest performer ever to headline his own concert tour, will bring his captivating new family music special LIVE to audiences around the country this spring on his 30-city concert tour.
The young musical sensation, named one of Oprah’s “All Time Smartest, Most Talented Kids,” will be joined on the tour by special guest Damian McGinty of Glee and Celtic Thunder in a concert that highlights Ethan’s belief that music can truly connect people, and ultimately, change the world.
Ethan has seen firsthand the power of music to manifest global change. At only 13 years old, he has already harnessed the power of music around the world to raise more than $30 million for charity. In 2010, Ethan joined icons such as Tony Bennett, Barbra…

Atlanta Dillard’s Donates over $23,000 to Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities from Southern Living Christmas Cookbook Sales

Thanks to everyone who purchased a Southern Living Cookbook from Atlanta area Dillard’s over the holidays! This year’s partnership was a success raising $23,249 for ARMHC.This generous gift will cover the true cost of a night’s stay at an Atlanta Ronald McDonald House for over 350 families, providing them with a safe haven during their time of need. The check was presented to ARMHC President & CEO Beth Howell by Charlie Robinson and Cynthia Taylor, local Dillard’s store managers. Jerrica and Kenadie Parks, a family currently staying at ARMHC, were also present to accept the donation on behalf of all the families who call ARMHC home.
Participating Atlanta Dillard's stores include: Arbor Place Mall, Atlantic Station, The Forum at Ashley Park, Mall of Georgia, The Mall at Stonecrest, Northpoint Mall and Perimeter Mall.
This year marks the 20th year of Ronald McDonald House Charities partnership with Dillard’s – an important partnership that has raised over $11.4 million for Houses…

Nordstrom Cares "Ten4U" Apply For a $10,000 Scholarship

Nordstrom is excited to award $10,000 scholarships to 80 outstanding high school students to help them achieve their dreams of going to college. The Nordstrom Scholarship recognizes students across the country for their exceptional scholastic achievement and community involvement. Check out the video to see recent winners!

FIND OUT IF YOU'RE ELIGIBLE

Disney’s The Lion King to Play at the Fox Theatre (GIVEAWAY)

EXPERIENCE BROADWAY'S LANDMARK MUSICAL EVENT IN THE HEART OF ATLANTA!
The rhythm of the Pridelands will pulsate throughout the Fabulous Fox Theatre as The Lion Kingtakes center stage on April 10 through 27, 2014. This three-week run of The Lion Kingin Atlanta is part of the Fifth Third Bank’s Broadway in Atlanta 2013-2014 series. Preview performances are Thursday, April 10, Friday, April 11 and the matinee performance on Saturday, April 12 with the official opening night performance on Saturday, April 12 at 8:00 p.m. 


Experience the phenomenon. The most eagerly awaited stage production ever will leap onto the stage. Visually stunning, technically astounding and with a musical score like none other you’ve ever heard.




Giraffes strut, birds swoop, gazelles leap. The entire savannah comes to life and as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist.

See the Tony® Award-winning Broadway sensation that Newsweek calls “a landmark event in entertainment.”The New York Times says, “…

Happy Thought Of The Day: What is Happiness?

Judge nothing, you will be happy. Forgive everything you will be happier. Love everything you will be happiest! - The Bluebird Patch

International Day of Happiness is Here! #HappyDay

Oh happy day! Clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth!!!Today is International Day of happiness! Tell us what simple things makes you the happiest? Let me hear it!! 

Swim Happy With Frogglez Goggles!

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

For many kids, the sight of a pool triggers immediate memories of wearing themselves out with water gun fights, cannon ball competitions and having a blast friends. My kids can't wait to kick off the start of the pool season and start making new friends. My son loves the pool but he has developed a chlorine sensitivity that makes his eyes extremely red and irritated if he stays to long in the water without wearing swim goggles. The problem with the majority of kid's swim googles these days is that they never seem to fit correctly, and they always leak. Seriously, what's the use of swim goggles if the chlorine will always find a way get inside and irritate your eyes.

Frogglez Goggleswere created by a dad who was frustrated with swim goggles. His kids (just like mine) struggledwith most swim goggles they tried (and we tried a lot!). They were a bear to adjust, tightpulled out hairand always slid down the back of th…

Pharrell Williams and the UN Foundation Partner to Celebrate International Day of Happiness, Support Humanitarian Work Around the World #HAPPYDAY

Having just released his chart-topping new album G I R L this week, and with the single, “Happy” (from Despicable Me 2), breaking sales and chart records around the world, Pharrell Williams has announced a partnership with the United Nations Foundation to celebrate the annual global International Day of Happiness, Thursday, March 20. In addition to a 24-hour event on YouTube, Pharrell invites people everywhere to take action and help raise money for humanitarian efforts around the globe.

Drawing inspiration from the “Happy” videos fans worldwide have already posted, starting this coming Monday, March 10, Pharrell encourages all his fans to post YouTube videos of themselves demonstrating their happiness to his global #1 smash hit "Happy" with the hashtag #HAPPYDAY and then register their submission at http://24hoursofhappiness.com. At noon on March 20 in each time zone, Pharrell will spotlight the best submissions on the site. Fans are also encouraged to use #HAPPYDAY througho…

Salvation Army Trade-In Trade-UP Event at Stein Mart March 20-22

Beginning March 20 through March 22, Stein Mart and The Salvation Army will partner together for their Trade-In Trade-UP Event. Stein Mart is asking for their customers to donate new or gently used clothing and in return receive two coupons towards the purchase of a new item. You can donate at these stores across the Metro Atlanta Area:

Alpharetta, GA 
Buford, GA 
Dunwoody, GA 
Marietta, GA
Peachtree City, GA
Snellville, GA

More info at: salvationarmyatlanta.org

Junior Knight Training at Medieval Times Atlanta

WHAT:This Spring Break, bring your kids to train to become Knights of the Realm at Medieval Times. Children will enjoy watching an exclusive weapons demonstration by our Knights and the Weapons Master. They will learn about the grueling training it takes to become a Knight. Upon completion of their training, your children will be knighted by His Majesty King Carlos in a group knighting ceremony.
WHEN:This special knight training class is only available for certain show times:                 March 24th and 31st: Doors open at 4:15PM with training at 5:00PM                 March 25th: Doors open at 5:30PM with training at 6:30PM                 April 7th thru 10th: Doors open at 5:30PM with training at 6:30PM
HOW:Children must be between the ages of 5 and 12 to participate. Space is limited and training is available on a first-come, first-served basis for the first 100 kids. Training is open to both boys and girls. Closed-toe shoes are required to participate. All Seats for these shows are …

You Are Invited! Save The Horses Rescue - The Wedding of Beauty and Patch

You are invited to the first ever horse wedding at Save The Horses Rescue. Come join the celebration, there will be a wedding ceremony with a reception to follow. Food, drinks and pony rides require a fee but the wedding is free to attend. The happy couple have a Register at GoFundMe. http://www.gofundme.com/6uee98
Save The Horses Rescue is located at 1768 Newt Green Road Cumming, GA 30028

For more information please visit: http://www.savethehorses.org/

Tiger Rock Martial Arts of Lawrenceville Hosts National Tournament at Collins Hill

Cliff Mostiler and his team of 60 students have set out to win the Tiger Rock Martial Arts National Tournament this weekend.
Former Attorney from Mercer Law School, Cliff joined Tiger Rock Martial Arts in Macon in 1997 .... 5 years later, he opened his first martial arts school in the Lawrenceville/Suwanee area.  He never expected to be hosting a National Tournament 12 years later.
"Tiger Rock Martial Arts is an upgraded martial arts community, combining the traditional martial arts genre, the cutting edge discoveries of biomechanics, and the updated forms of teaching and reaching a community to create the ultimate athletes, and most confident students." 
The Tiger Rock National Tournament, normally hosted in Alabama, Mississippi, or Tennessee, is coming to Collins Hill High school .... the first time GA has hosted a TR National Tournament.
If all goes smoothly here, it opens the door for future Tiger Rock World Tournaments and Events to take place here has well, with the Gwin…

Happiness Explained: Why Coffee Makes us Happier!

Happiness is Love at First Sip!
New research shows that coffee may make drinkers more cheerful by stimulating their response to positive words. 
Scientists believe it stimulates parts of the brain connected to positivity, therefore making us more happy by giving us a better outlook on life.
Coffee also can ward off dementia and it’s also linked to a lower suicide rate, according to a large-scale study from the Harvard School of Public Health.