It’s Easy to Boost Your Baby’s Spanish with Veoleo

The joy on a child’s face when they learn a new word is priceless. “We want kids to be excited about story time and experience other cultures,” said Alexis Ruginis, co-founder of Veoleo Press. “Language informs the way we see the world.” The word Veoleo is a Spanish portmanteau of

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Stressed Out and Stir Crazy? This is “Ocean Medicine”

Australian Filmmaker Darius Devas understands the mesmerizing and calming power of ocean wave imagery. In “Ocean Medicine,” his personal response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Byron Bay filmmaker combines two of his passions: filming the ocean and mental health. “Like many others working in the film and television industry all

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Safe Boating Cures the Need for More Freedom

Lakes, rivers and bays seem to call out for enjoyment on a beautiful day, but with social distancing in force, is this luxury still possible to safely enjoy? “As the country prepares to reopen slowly, we want people to enjoy Lake Oconee to its fullest, even during the COVID-19 pandemic,”

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Behind-the-Scenes Workers Keep Front Lines Strong

During World War II, millions of Americans banded together in a united front of patriotism that crossed cultural boundaries, economic strata, and community structure. Paralleling this era on the home front, our nation is once again in the throes of a new type of battle that calls upon reserves of

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The Foster Care System Needs a Boost

Nearly 450,000 children are placed in temporary foster homes across the United States to escape lives of extreme poverty, child abuse, and neglect. “That number represents so many young lives that we each have the power to improve,” says changemaker Dr. John DeGarmo, founder of The Foster Care Institute. As

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Start:ME microbusinesses display resilience during COVID-19 times

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on our global health and economy, but more than 250 of the Start:ME Accelerator Program’s network of microbusiness entrepreneurs in the Clarkston, East Lake, Kirkwood, and Southside Atlanta areas are trying to remain resilient during these challenging times. “Entrepreneurship is a team sport, and together we build hyper-local

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8th Grader Jayden Daniel Brightens Easter for Foster Kids

Some measures of kindness inspire a movement of community support. Jayden Daniel of Eatonton, Georgia, an 8th grader at Georgia Military College Prep School, initiated an Easter basket project for some very deserving foster care children. Amid a global health crisis, Jayden inspired people to come together and renew the

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APP: Meal Delivery in the time of Coronavirus

Times have changed with ‘Stay at Home’ and self-isolation orders impacting millions nationwide. Borders and schools are closed, non-essential businesses are shuttering their doors, and supermarkets can’t restock fast enough to meet consumer demand. “Still, we all need to eat,” says Matthew Bouchner 20B, co-founder of the MealMe app. With restaurant

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