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How to Support a Loved One with Mental Health Issues

How to Support a Loved One with Mental Health Issues Amanda Funger | Avant-y News Almost everyone has been affected by mental health struggles, whether personally or when trying to support a loved one. Mental illnesses are among the most common health conditions in the United States with about one

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For the Culture: Similarities and Differences between Africans and Black Americans

When I think about how it feels to be Black in America, I am think of a famous quote by James Baldwin, an American novelist, activist, and poet who is known for his ideologies on race, class, and sex in the United States: “To be a Negro in this country and relatively conscious is to be in a state of rage almost all of the time.”
But, we at war amongst ourselves, too.

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“Don’t Let It Smoke You: How to Create a Nontoxic Relationship with Cannabis”: Author Tarris Batiste reviews his “why’s”

Tarris Batiste does a good job of making his book, “Don’t Let It Smoke You: How to Create a Nontoxic Relationship with Cannabis,” a breeze to read.

At the beginning, the author sets us up with a couple of descriptive life scenarios he had to overcome during 7th grade. That helps us visually see him as a person and all that he will start to encounter throughout the book. 

He divulges his desires to fit in and his insecurities about joining a certain, older friend group he wanted to be a part of. 

This was how he was first introduced to cannabis. 

Activism in the age of social media

Activism in the Age of Social Media Amanda Funger | Avant-Youth Due to the pandemic, many people are becoming involved with social justice movements through social media, which has become an increasingly popular avenue where a lot of people engage in activism. A Pew Research Center survey found that about

What’s Delta 8?

What’s Delta-8? If you haven’t heard yet, there’s a new legal alternative to weed being sold in Georgia. It’s called Delta-8. Delta-8 THC started being sold in late 2020, but it has recently been growing in popularity. In order to collect more information on the subject, Avant-Youth’s video journalist Matt

Your first car: A thorough guide to avoiding headaches

But for first-time owners, the headache isn’t over. Signing your name and handing over cash is only the first hurdle of owning your first vehicle. Your journey to car ownership is just beginning.

This includes constant maintenance, regular visits to the mechanic and frequent surprises. Hopefully, Avant-Youth can help smooth the process of owning your first car.

Doses of Hope: My COVID-19 Vaccine Experience, as a Black journalist

Doses of Hope: My COVID-19 vaccine experience, as a Black journalist Image from Avant-Youth With the increase of COVID-19 cases and deaths daily, last year was a standstill for everyone. The constant enforcement of social distancing, masks and demand for disinfectant products would become our new reality. Fast forward to

Let The Kids Play: High School sports amidst COVID-19

A year has passed since the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus a global pandemic on March 11, 2020. Schools closed, the sports world froze and we were all subjected to our homes for months.

Pass The Mic with Darii G

Despite self-doubt and discouragement, he believed that it was time to present his music publicly.

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Bar Vegan: Atlanta’s New Hot Spot?

Bar Vegan shocked me in the best way. I’m not entirely sure what I expected, but it wasn’t just a bar, it was an experience.

Vitamin D Deficiency

Although the COVID-19 virus has been a major issue since last year, we cannot neglect other health issues present within the community – particularly the Black and Hispanic people within our communities. 

Just like how the coronavirus has disproportionately affected Black and Hispanic people, vitamin D deficiency has done the same.

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How to help dogs and cats manage separation anxiety when their humans return to work

When one of my co-workers found out about a tiny, orphaned kitten that needed a home a few months ago, he didn’t hesitate to adopt it. He says his new companion helped make the months of COVID-19 isolation at home much less stressful.
He is not alone. Animal shelters and breeders across the country have reported record numbers of dog and cat adoptions in recent months.
But after my co-worker returned to work, he says his adorable kitten started urinating on the kitchen counter while he was away.

Growing In The Community: Davida Halev talks Urban Food Forest

Davida Halev, a senior at Emory University, began her involvement with the Urban Food Forest at Browns Mill in August 2020. It is a program that’s part of AgLanta, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ initiative to have healthy food accessible to 85 percent of Atlanta’s residents within a half mile of their home by 2022.

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Becoming an Exotic Dancer

When thinking about choosing a specific job, you should always consider the prerequisites and cost that might come with it. [Hint: Stripping is more than just cute outfits and high heels by the way.]

Local Georgia quilt guild invites community to rethink quilting

A local quilt guild hosted an exhibition at the Alpharetta Arts Center on Feb. 20th.
The Chattahoochee Evening Stars (CES) quilt guild humorously named the event, “Not Your Granny’s Quilts: Quilting in the 21st Century,” commemorating the work of its 50 plus members. The work will be on display until March 26!

In the Era of Social Distancing, Contact is Important

Not only is it important to initiate and create such digital environments in order to keep in contact with our loved ones, but we should strive to use them to strengthen and deepen these relationships. They should be an extension of our community so that even in the future, we can continue to nurture our connections with those closest to us even if they aren’t physically near us.

Is Keto the key to your weight loss?

Keto is a diet that changes the way your body produces energy. Instead of using carbohydrates like fruit and grains to create glucose, it uses ketones, which are generated by the liver when the body is in periods of starvation or fasting. This process is called gluconeogenesis, and it creates glucose.