Making Healthy Food Choices for Your Future

Which would you rather spend your money on—food or doctors’ bills? According to the U.S Bureau of Labor and Statistics, combined spending on health care and food totaled 29.4% of the national income in 1960 -- 24.3% spent on food and 5.1% spent on health care. In 2010, the combined… Read more...
An interview with Pilates instructor and Body Awareness Studio owner Leslie Clayton

An interview with Pilates instructor and Body Awareness Studio owner Leslie Clayton

How did Body Awareness Studio and the inspiration for it evolve?It was a gradual process. I didn’t even have a business plan. Many different things happened to set it in motion. In 1992, I was in a car accident where I fractured my pelvis, scapula and clavicle. Just a few… Read more...
Food Expert Alton Brown Talks About Weight Loss and his Four-List Method

Food Expert Alton Brown Talks About Weight Loss and his Four-List Method

He may have wrapped up his 13-year run on Food Network’s Good Eats last fall with the 2011 James Beard Award as the cherry on top, but Alton Brown is the busiest he’s been in years. Between shooting Food Network Star, the Next Iron Chef and other Food Network shows—not… Read more...
Questions to Ask When Changing Career

Questions to Ask When Changing Career

If you’re ready to get more out of your job than just a paycheck, it may be time to consider a career makeover. But before you leave your current job to take on something new, it’s important to identify your professional goals and expectations. Consider the pros and cons of… Read more...
Best Selfs Over 40 & Fabulous! contest Winners

Best Selfs Over 40 & Fabulous! contest Winners

Whether improving themselves or the world around them, the winners of this year’s Over 40 & Fabulous! contest are each amazing in their own special way. They know who they are and are quick to acknowledge their biggest supporters. They take care of themselves and their families, while finding time… Read more...
Your one-month countdown to the Peachtree Road Race

Your one-month countdown to the Peachtree Road Race

Whether you’re new to Atlanta or you’ve called this city home for decades, chances are you’ve heard about the Peachtree Road Race. The annual event attracts runners and walkers alike, and this year will mark the 43rd year of the Atlanta tradition. With the countdown to the race officially on,… Read more...
Amy Tippins of RockScar Love Designs helps transplant patients

Amy Tippins of RockScar Love Designs helps transplant patients

Since going through a liver transplant in 1993 due to undiagnosed hemorrhaging tumors, Amy Tippins has dedicated her time and efforts to helping other transplant patients. Tippins is an Atlanta native and the founder and CEO of RockScar Love Designs, a clothing company that focuses on helping people with physical… Read more...
Mother's Day Gift Ideas & Special Offers

Mother's Day Gift Ideas & Special Offers

Pamper Package – treat Mom to a manicure, pedicure, facial, makeup application, $150.
Details: Carter Barnes, (404) 233-0047, www.carterbarnes.com Fitness Club Membership – treat Mom to no administration fee plus $250 in club services when you enroll by May 22 for only $129.
Details: Concourse Athletic Club, (770) 698-2000, www.ConcourseClub.com CoolSculpting – mention Best Self… Read more...
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Free Skin Cancer Screens Atlanta Dermatology and Laser Surgery invites those interested to drop by on May 11 between 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at its practice just off of 285 on Northlake Parkway. Beyond skin checks, guests of the open house will enjoy sunscreen and skin product samples and… Read more...
Atlanta Events, Locations and Activities for Summertime Fun

Atlanta Events, Locations and Activities for Summertime Fun

With summer on the horizon, there’s no better time to get out and take advantage of the many activities and attractions in and around Atlanta. From outdoor concerts and festivals to luxurious resorts and charming weekend getaways, we’re breaking down the best places to spend the warm weather months. Read… Read more...