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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…

Explore Earth’s Luminous Life Forms in the Creatures of Light Exhibition at Fernbank Museum

Learn How and Why Nature’s Fascinating Light-Emitting Creatures Survive and Thrive
ATLANTA, March 21, 2016 – Twinkling isn’t just for the stars. From glowing mushrooms and insect larvae to vampire squid and fluorescent corals, Earth is full of fascinating organisms that radiate light. Opening on March 26 at Fernbank Museum of Natural History, Creatures of Light: Nature’s Bioluminescence will take visitors on a mesmerizing stroll through the world of living light. The traveling exhibition will run through August 14, 2016.

Creatures of Light explores Earth’s extraordinary light-producing organisms – from flickering fireflies found in backyards to glowing deep-sea fish that illuminate the darkest depths of the oceans. Guests will move through a series of recreated environments, featuring interactive touchpads and larger-than-life models, to explore extraordinary bioluminescent organisms.

Spring Break Fun at Medieval Times

Get ready for an action packed Spring break at Medieval Times! Enjoy a four-course Medieval feast as you experience a thrilling, two-hour live show featuring jousting, sword fighting and magnificent pure Spanish horses. This Friday at Medieval Times ­ Kids between the ages of 4-12 will have the opportunity to get down in the sand before the show and train with the knights. At the end of the training, they will all be knighted by the king! Doors open at 6:30pm and Junior Knight Training begins at 7:15.
Showtime is 8pm (Also March 30, 31, April 1, April 4­8) Where: Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, 30043 When: 6:30 PM ­ 10:00 PM Who: Fans of Medieval Times! How: Purchase tickets Cost: Special Price ­ Kids and students are just $29.95 and adults are $36.95, and Junior Knight Training is free with a paid admission to the show. (Offer code SBWEB16)

Fernbank Science Center Hosts Annual NanoDay

On Saturday, March 19th from noon to 3 pm, Fernbank Science Center will be the site of NanoDay. This free event, part of Atlanta Science Festival, features live presentations and hands-on displays educating the public about recent advances in nanoscience. NanoDay is geared towards the youngest scientists of all, ages 5 and up, and includes a chemical magic show, nano-themed story time, and games. More information is available at the Atlanta Science Festival website:  http://atlantasciencefestival.org/events/event/1285.


North America’s First Virtual Reality Coaster to Open at Six Flags Over Georgia

North America’s first virtual reality roller coaster (VR) is coming to Atlanta, as The New Revolution at Dare Devil Dive is set to debut at Six Flags Over Georgia. Using Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus, riders will become “co-pilots” on their own virtual fighter jets and be transported into a futuristic battle to save planet Earth from an alien invasion.
The New Revolution at Dare Devil Dive will feature:

IKEA Atlanta Celebrates Spring with Annual Swedish Easter Buffet #AllYouCanEatATL

IKEA welcomes everyone to celebrate the dawn of spring with Påskbord, a Swedish smörgåsbord buffet celebrating the Easter holiday. Join IKEA for an all-you-can-eat buffet at stores** across the country on Friday, March 18, 2016. Guests can enjoy a traditional meal of classic Swedish food offerings, such as Swedish meatballs with mashed potatoes, smoked salmon, Swedish ham, and much more at their nearest IKEA Restaurant**.
Tickets to the buffet for IKEA FAMILY members cost $12.99 per person or $2.99 for kids 12 and under; for non-IKEA FAMILY members, the cost is $16.99 per person or $4.99 for kids 12 and under.

Get tickets to The Sound of Music at Fox Theatre

The hills are alive...you know the rest. Everyone's favorite tale of nannies, nuns and Nazis is heading out on a new North American tour in 2015/16. The last show written by legendary duo Rodgers and Hammerstein, this iconic musical boasts a score which reads like a Greatest Hits of musical theatre, with songs including My Favorite Things, Edelweiss and Do-Re-Mi. It's inspired an Oscar-winning movie, a tv talent show and, as the 18 million viewers who tuned in to see NBC's live special prove, remains an incredibly popular piece of American pop culture.


While everyone knows the story off by heart, that doesn't mean that there's nothing new to be said about The Sound of Music. Helming this tour is Jack O'Brien (Hairspray), one of Broadway's most accomplished directors, who's seeking to strip away some of the more kitschy elements which have become attached to the musical over the years. The three time Tony Award winner told the New York Times that he's…