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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…

Kids' Early New Year's Eve Celebration at Stone Mountain Park

Because kids are just as excited to ring in the New Year as their parents—but need to be in bed beforemidnight—Stone Mountain Park is set to host an early New Year’s Eve Celebration. During Stone Mountain Christmas onDec. 31., Stone Mountain Park will operate the Christmas event as usual (2 – 9 p.m.) and ring in the New Year with additional fireworks, snowfall and early countdown. Immediately after the Snow Angel Snowfall and Fireworks Finale, the New Year’s Eve activities will begin with costumed characters, music and dance-a-longs. At8:59 p.m.the early countdown will begin and when the clock strikes9 p.m.snow and fireworks will usher in the New Year.

'Tis the Season': Marietta Square Go All Out for Christmas With a Winter Wonderland

The city of Marietta always goes all out for the holidays. We recently had the opportunity to visit the Historic Marietta Square. The heart of the square has been transform into a nostalgic Winter Wonderland. “The Square often resembles a Hallmark movie on a regular day...to see it transform into a winter wonderland and to be able to share that feeling with everyone is truly amazing.” The Marietta Square has an open-air ice skating rink, the cutest Santa’s Workshop, and a multi-story Christmas Tree. For New Year’s Eve celebration they are doing a “cow drop”. The way it works is that basically you buy a Chick-Fil-A mini plush cow to be drop near NYE target. The four closest cows win a year of Chick-Fil-A!  The Historic Marietta Square is an easily accessible, unique urban destination located just 5 minutes from I-75 with an abundance of FREE parking. For metro-Atlanta residents or tourists who want a place to gather and enjoy Intown Culture with Small Town Charm, the Marietta Square is …

IKEA Atlanta’s Traditional Swedish Julbord (Holiday Smörgåsbord) Buffet, Dec 11th

Tickets Available for $16.99 / $4.99 Kids 12 & Under; Discounted Prices for IKEA FAMILY* Members
Atlanta, GA (December 3, 2015) – IKEA invites the public to celebrate this holiday season with a traditional Swedish Julbord buffet in our IKEA Restaurant on Friday, Dec. 11, 2015. The all-you-can-eat smörgåsbord will include several courses of Swedish holiday favorites such as holiday ham, smoked salmon, meatballs with lingonberries, and much more. Tickets are available for only $16.99 per person or $4.99 for kids 12 & under. IKEA FAMILY members’ tickets are $12.99 per person or $2.99 for kids 12 & under.

Julbord is a classic Christmas dinner in Scandinavian countries. The word “Julbord” is made up of two parts: “Jul,” meaning Yule (synonymous with Christmas) and “Bord,” meaning table. The traditional, three-course Swedish Julbord is a highlight of Swedish cuisine, consisting of local and family specialties. The spread typically begins with a variety of fish as the first course,…

It's Not Who We Love But #HowWeFamily

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#HOWWEFAMILY
How does your family do the holidays? My family is always super busy during this time of the year. The kids are very involved at school (and outside the school), so almost every single weekend they are either volunteering at the museum, teaching (one is a black belt instructor) or doing community service with JROTC. 


If we are not doing any of those things you can find us touring colleges or attending their different community outreach events (like the recent Buzz on Biotechnology at Georgia Tech), and well let's not forget all the different media events we get invited on a daily basis. I swear I turn down 90% of them because we just don't have the time to do it. 

When it comes to how we celebrate the holidays, the reality is that is has always been just the four of us. We have no family in Georgia, so I always feel the pressure to make Christmas special…

Coca-Cola 5by20 Artisan Connection Gifts Helps Empower Women Worldwide

The 5by20 artisan collection is a special line of items handcrafted by female entrepreneurs around the world. 5by20 is The Coca Cola Company’s initiative to enable the economic empowerment of 5 million women entrepreneurs by 2020. 


5by20 artisans create jewelry, handbags, notebooks, iPad covers and more from used beverage packaging – such as pull tabs, aluminum cans, glass bottles, PET and even outdated Coca Cola labels. 

Items in a range of prices are available for sale in The Coca Cola Store at the World of Coca Cola and on the store’s website

To do this, 5by20 uses the world's economy as a springboard to implement programs that assist women throughout Coca-Cola's network of producers, distributors, recyclers, suppliers, retailers, and artisans. In conjunction with organizations like UN Women, TechnoServe, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and International Finance Corporation, Coca-Cola has connected women with training, stronger financial services and business relati…

Madeline’s Christmas returns to Horizon Theatre, December 5-31

Holiday favorite celebrates eighth run at Little Five Points theatre
ATLANTA (November 30, 2015) –A holiday adventure beyond wildest dreams, Madeline’s Christmas celebrates the yuletide season at Horizon Theatre, December 5-31! A merry treat for parents and children alike, families are invited to join Madeline and friends for an enchanting musical adaption of Ludwig Bemelmans’ classic children’s tale! Featuring 24 local girls performing alongside professional actors in collaboration with The Atlanta Children’s Theatre Company, this beloved Atlanta tradition is a holiday must-see!

In the production’s eight-year history, more than 190 local girls have realized their dream of performing with a professional theatre company as part of the Madeline’s Christmas cast. This year’s cast features girls, ages 8 to 12, from five metro Atlanta counties and 18 different schools.

Madeline’s Christmas runs December 5-31, 2015. Performances are weekends at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. with additional school day m…

Elf The Musical - Holiday Ticket Special

. “The best way to spread Christmas cheer, is singing loud for all to hear!”

Broadway in Atlanta is excited to announce a holiday ticket special for the upcoming engagement of “Elf The Musical,” playing at the Fox Theatre from December 2 - 6as part of the 2015/2016 season. These limited view seats are a great option for families looking to experience the magic of this holiday story at a discounted rate, matinees included. With Orchestra seats for $47.50, families will get an up-close experience to all the fun the show has to offer! For more information, visitwww.foxtheatre.org/Elf.

ELF is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remembe…