May 26 is Sally Ride Day, a time to commemorate one of the most inspiring people in American history. So, who exactly was Sally Ride? Well, the first thing you should know about her was that she was the first American woman to fly in space; not only that, she was also the youngest American astronaut to travel to space at the age of 32. In addition to being an accomplished astronaut, she was also a highly respected physicist.
On May 26, 1951, Sally Ride was born in Los Angeles, California to Dale Burdell Ride and Carol Joyce. She graduated from Portola Junior High and went to Westlake School for Girls on a scholarship. She showed great promise in the sciences and in tennis (she was a nationally-ranked player). At Swarthmore College, she graduated with a bachelor’s in both English and physics. She went on to earn a Ph.D. in physics at Stanford while working with X-rays and their interaction with the interstellar medium. Read the rest »
Spring is finally here! That means the days are getting warmer, people are bring out their fair-weather clothes, and adventure seekers are planning their spring vacation getaway. After suffering a seemingly endless winter, you may be tempted to go somewhere far, far away and enjoy the sun, ideally poolside at a luxurious hotel. However, you don’t have to go out of state for a fresh experience, especially if you’re living in Georgia, a state full of surprises. Hey, times are tough, too, and you may not have the cash to spend on an elaborate trip. Why not save some money and explore the state you call home? There may be something extraordinary waiting for you to discover. Read the rest »
In the great city of Atlanta, there are plenty of ways to greet the New Year. Whether you prefer big holiday bashes or intimate gatherings at a wine-and-dine restaurant, you’re covered. How about doing something a little unconventional, like attending a concert or sledding down a hill? The city’s got that, too.
There is an abundance of New Years events going on for all kinds of people to attend. Question is, where will you be when the clock strikes midnight?
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For many people, Thanksgiving evokes a very specific image: a large family sitting around a long dining table with all kinds of hearty and delicious fare cooked up in the kitchen by Grandma. However, some families simply do not have a good cook. Fortunately, there are alternatives to cooking at home.
In Atlanta, numerous restaurants will stay open for the Thanksgiving holiday and provide traditional meals to busy or kitchen-averse families. Reserve a table at one of these spots so you can celebrate a stress-free Thanksgiving with your loved ones: Read the rest »