House of Payne Personal Training client, Orlando Sablon shares tips that helped him get into great shape at age 53.

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Marietta Eye Clinic

When it comes to pediatric eye care, it’s best to start making routine eye exams a priority sooner rather later.

“Between ages 3-4 is ideal because at that age they’re still young enough that if we catch something it’s quite treatable,” says Charles Ho, MD, of Marietta Eye Clinic. He stresses that routine eye exams are critical for children, because the reliance solely on symptoms to determine when to see an eye care specialist can lead to common eye problems going overlooked.

Dr. Charles Ho - Marietta Eye ClinicIn newborns Dr. Ho says he often sees nasolacrimal duct obstruction, which prevents tears from draining. For older children, poor development of one eye, amblyopia, can be a common issue. Amblyopia can cause farsightedness, nearsightedness, astigmatism and/or a difference in the power of the eyes, called anisometropia. Due to the fact that amblyopia is caused by a deeper level of lack of visual development, it is not correctable with glasses or contacts. For most other common pediatric eye conditions treatment options can include eye patches, glasses, prisms within glasses and sometimes eye muscle surgery as a last resort.

When the time comes to select an eye care provider for children Dr. Ho and his pediatric optometry team member Katerin Ortiz, OD, both suggest looking for an ophthalmologist certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology Society (AAPOS) or an optometrist who has completed a pediatric residency.

Sponsored by: Marietta Eye Clinic| (770) 427-8111 |

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Gentlemen, the time has come to pick products designed especially for you. Popular U.K. men’s grooming brand ManCave has traveled across the pond to the U.S. Free of parabens, sulphates and synthetic dyes, ManCave’s FaceWash provides deep cleaning without stripping skin of moisture. Green tea, willow bark and spinach provide antioxidant, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Plus, ManCave products are never tested on animals, so you can feel good inside while looking good outside!

Details: The Vitamin Shoppe, 3261 Peachtree Rd.,Atlanta, GA 30305;

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AMER - Dan Durnell - BSA July 2016

Brian Lewis, in partnership with the late David Durnell, adds a new cocktail bar, AMER, to Atlanta’s Inman Park neighborhood. “AMER” in French translates to “bitter,” reflecting the bar’s drink list, which focuses on bitters and Italian amari. The partners are also known for their successful Atlanta restaurant, BOCADO—Lewis carried on with the AMER venture after Durnell’s untimely death in February of this year.

Details: 299 N. Highland Ave., Atlanta, GA, 30307;

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Dr. James (Jim) Robinson (1)- BSA July 2016

How Do Primary and Secondary Brain Tumors Differ?

A: Primary brain tumors originate from cells within the brain, but seldom travel outside of the brain and into other parts of the body. Secondary brain tumors (also called metastatic brain cancer) occur when cancer develops in another part of the body and metastasizes (spreads) to the brain. Metastatic brain tumors are typically more common than primary
brain tumors.

—Dr. James (Jim) Robinson, MD, of Brain Expert, PC

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Lanier Islands Sunset Cove - BSA July 2016

Summertime brings lazy days made for fun and adventure, so why wait until the weekend to make a splash? Located inside Lanier Islands’ LanierWorld, Lake Lanier’s Sunset Cove is making every day of the week a day to celebrate.

Masterpiece Mondays: A team of artists from Masterpiece Mixers leads this spin on popular sip-n-paint classes. Take in scenic views while creating your own masterpiece with step-by-step painting instruction—for artists of all abilities.

Volleyball Tuesdays: Snag a spot on the sand and put your volleyball skills to the test at pick-up games that are as fun to watch as they are to play.

Wine Wednesdays: New this year, this class teaches techniques for pairing delicious food and wines.

Throwback Thursdays: Catch a movie under the stars on the 50’ x 80’ high-definition Spectacular Screen. Enjoy classic flicks, such as “Grease,” the original “Ghostbusters,” “Field of Dreams” and more.

Low Country Boil Fridays: Lounge lakeside to feast on this coastal classic—steaming shrimp, sausage, red potatoes and corn on the cob.

Along with weekly events, the fun at Sunset Cove doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. Stick around after dark to enjoy Full Moon Parties, featuring jugglers, fire breathers, glow-in-the-dark fun and live music on August 20, September 17 and October 15.


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Nyssa Green - BSA July 2016Pnk Digger lip pigments are a favorite among the city’s top makeup artists and beauty addicts. Simply put, lip pigments are an intense lipstick, which means that a little goes a long way! The product line was founded and created by local pro Stephanie Bennet, who makes—yes, literally makes—each batch to ensure it’s of the highest quality. The vegan pigments contain no petroleum or parabens, and each collection is filled with colors as unique as their names.


Pnk Digger - BSA July 2016The Atlanta collection is by far the most popular, featuring colors named after different neighborhoods, like Peachtree Street, Lenox Road (the BEST pink) and Northside Drive. At less than $8, these are a must for every Atlanta girl!






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Chloe's Pops - BSA July 2016


Fruit, water and a bit of cane sugar—that’s all there is in Chloe’s™ Soft Serve Fruit Pops. Blended to a creamy consistency, the fruit mixture (similar to soft-serve ice cream) is poured into popsicle molds and frozen. At only 60 calories per pop, these fruit-on-a-stick treats offer a healthy way to beat the summer heat and satisfy that sweet tooth at the same time. Chloe’s can now be spotted in
Costco and Kroger stores throughout Atlanta.


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Same But Different - Shcolastic Press - BSA July 2016


Actress, national autism spokesperson and author of the award-winning children’s book My Brother Charlie, Holly Robinson Peete has released a new book entitled Same But Different: Teen Life on the Autism Express. Her second book delves into the difficulties faced by autistic teens as they take on adolescent challenges that stretch beyond dates, parties and proms. In this thought-provoking read, Peete’s own teenagers, Ryan Elizabeth and her twin brother, Rodney, who has autism, share their experiences with issues related to autism that are often overlooked.


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Sketch Town - teamLab - BSA July 2016

An art exhibition like no other lights up at Mall of Georgia. TeamLab Future Park, a Japanese art collective, presents a digital playground with seven immersive installations, including Sketch Aquarium, Hopscotch for Geniuses, Light Ball Orchestra and more. Through light, sound, video and virtual-reality environments, children interact to create their own visual masterpiece.

Details: 3333 Buford Dr., NE, Buford, GA 30519;

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