YEAR UP GREATER ATLANTA STUDENTS MODEL TEAMWORK AS THEY DEVELOP INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS DURING THE SIX-MONTH LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT PHASE OF THE PROGRAM.

YEAR UP GREATER ATLANTA STUDENTS MODEL TEAMWORK AS THEY DEVELOP
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS DURING THE SIX-MONTH LEARNING AND
DEVELOPMENT PHASE OF THE PROGRAM.

Driven by the notion of “a hand up, not a handout,”                  Year Up Greater Atlanta provides underserved youth ages 18 to 24 with an intensive 1-year training program to help them move from minimum wage to a meaningful career. Students spend the first six months in a classroom environment and learn professional and technical skills like business communications and app development, then earn a six-month internship with a corporate partner such as    Cox Enterprises, Inc. Support the nonprofit by signing up to speak to a class, become a mentor or tutor, and more.

Details: https://yearup.org

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Screen Shot 2019-10-06 at 11.03.11 PMHave your little ones don their favorite fairy wings, cape, or costume and join Best Self Atlanta at 10 a.m. on Oct. 20 as we partner with                      Children Helping Children to present the Fly-K Fun Run. Kicking off the LOVEFEST-Free Family Festival, during the Fly-K, kids can race around The Meadow at Piedmont Park and receive a necklace each time they complete a lap. Plus, participants of this pup-friendly event will get first access to a yoga class immediately following.

                                                                                                     Details: https://chcatlanta.org/lovefest

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McVegan - UniTeaBite into a better for you breakfast at UniTEA & Coffee at 640 West. The cafe was founded by art-loving entrepreneur Jay White, who was featured on “Oprah’s Big Give,” as a place to network over nutritious food and host events. The eatery has become just that and recently expanded its morning options thanks to the creative talents of Chef Duece. A new five-item vegan menu boasts a McVegan Sandwich (with a garbanzo bean patty, vegan cheese and bacon, kale, and a multigrain English muffin) the Fiesta Breakfast Burrito, an Acai or Coconut Yogurt Bowl, and more. The new menu has been such a hit, the restaurant expanded its breakfast hours to begin at 6 a.m. and end at 2 p.m.
Details: 640 Evans St SW, Atlanta; https://640westatl.com

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Dr. Farzad R. Nahai inside the Center for Plastic Surgery at MetroDerm, P.C.

Dr. Farzad R. Nahai inside the Center for Plastic Surgery at MetroDerm, P.C.

Ready for a change? Let Dr. Farzad R. Nahai of The Center for Plastic Surgery at MetroDerm, P.C., help you look and feel good. His experienced team offers unparalleled care to meet your needs from head to toe.

At The Center for Plastic Surgery at MetroDerm, P.C., the phrase “full service” isn’t just a buzzy slogan; it’s a reality. Founded in 2013, the practice is dedicated to meeting their clients’ needs, no matter what their skin care situation or aesthetic desires. That means a lengthy list of procedures that includes everything from facelifts and breast augmentations to cancerous surgery repairs and other medical related surgeries.

Dr. Farzad R. Nahai helms The Center for Plastic Surgery at MetroDerm, P.C. He is an Atlanta native, The Westminster Schools and Emory University alumnus, a published author, and a father of two whose passion shines through his skilled hands. Dr. Nahai says it’s important for his patients to look and feel good but also be confident in their medical professionals. In fact, Dr. Nahai personally trained his staff and oversees all procedures no matter how simple or complex they might be.

Injectables, for example, are among the most common cosmetic enhancements. These include services like Botox® Cosmetic and facial fillers. While billboards or advertisements might allude to bargain prices or luxurious procedure environments, those perks will only get recipients so far.

(L TO R): ANN PATRICK MEAGHER, DR. FARZAD R. NAHAI, MARY POPP

(L TO R): ANN PATRICK MEAGHER, DR. FARZAD R. NAHAI, MARY POPP

According to Dr. Nahai, the science in achieving desired results rests with the person behind the needle. “There is a lot of skill level involved with these procedures. We pride ourselves on the experience level of our injectors and our estheticians. Our most senior registered nurse injector, Mary Popp, has been in the business for over 20 years,” says Dr. Nahai. The same applies to laser treatments such as laser hair removal and aesthetics such as facials and peels. It’s the specialist that counts.That quality expertise is one of the reasons The Center for Plastic Surgery at MetroDerm, P.C., has a full-time physician’s assistant, Ann Patrick Meagher, who only focuses on plastic surgery. She assists Dr. Nahai in tending to patients. It’s a team effort backed with extraordinary skill.

Dr. Nahai insists their care standards and their facility standards are what separates The Center for Plastic Surgery at MetroDerm, P.C. from other practices. “We take care of a lot of skin cancer patients as well [including] putting them back together and keeping them whole,” says Dr. Nahai.

He continues, “There are a lot of cosmetic procedures on the face and eyes that we can do in the office under local anesthesia obviating the need to go to the operating room and under general anesthesia.” The office also houses an on-site pathological laboratory resulting in quick result turnaround.

“WE TAKE CARE OF A LOT OF SKIN CANCER PATIENTS AS WELL [INCLUDING] PUTTING THEM BACK TOGETHER AND KEEPING THEM WHOLE.” —DR. FARZAD R. NAHAISo what is an experience at The Center for Plastic Surgery at MetroDerm, P.C. like? “All patients undergo a thorough exam and explanation of the findings and a discussion of the features of their face [or body] that they want to address,” says Dr. Nahai. While wish lists might include a trip to The Center for Plastic Surgery at MetroDerm, P.C., especially during the holiday season, Dr. Nahai says to start by giving the gift of a consultation. “A consultation, visit with the esthetician, and products can be gifted, [however] we really prefer that patients seeking aesthetic enhancement seek consultation first before deciding on what interventions to do.” That ensures patients are good candidates for desired treatments and allows the patient and Dr. Nahai to establish an overall cosmetic plan.

Dr. Farzad R. Nahai During A Consultation

Dr. Farzad R. Nahai During A Consultation

However, if you simply can’t wait to get started, and want to look your absolute best for impending holiday soirees, consider booking an appointment soon. “Filler results are immediate while neurotoxins like Botox take several days to take effect,” says Dr. Nahai. For best results, he recommends planning services at least a month in advance. Of course, there’s no time like the present to make an appointment, so you can feel good and look great.

In between appointments, you can find Dr. Nahai at Buckhead Diner. And after work, you can find him at Bones having dinner with his family or riding his bike on the Northside Trail of the Atlanta BeltLine.

metroderm.org, The Center for Plastic Surgery at MetroDerm, P.C.,
875 Johnson Ferry Rd. NE., Ste. 300, Atlanta, 404-257-9933.  

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DANSBY SWANSON (MIDDLE) AND REPRESENTATIVES FROM GEORGIA’S OWN CREDIT UNION, THE WILBERT GROUP AND PAPA JOHN’S PREPARE TO SURPRISE GREEN ACRES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS WITH 85 PIZZAS.

DANSBY SWANSON (MIDDLE) AND REPRESENTATIVES FROM GEORGIA’S OWN CREDIT UNION, THE WILBERT GROUP AND
              PAPA JOHN’S PREPARE TO SURPRISE             GREEN ACRES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS WITH 85 PIZZAS.

As a part of its “85 Acts of Kindness” campaign, Georgia’s Own Credit Union partnered with Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson to treat more than 200 students at Green Acres Elementary School in Smyrna to a pizza party they’d never forget. Wearing one of his signature “Be Your Best Self” shirts, the sports star made a surprise appearance on Friday, Aug. 16 at the school and brought 85 Papa John’s pizzas with him as a reward for the students’ remarkable progress in Georgia Milestones testing, which included a 16.2% increase in math scores. “Many of our kids come from other countries and don’t get to experience celebrations and praise like this for their hard work, and don’t get to meet a hometown hero who is an athlete,” says principal Ashley Mize.

The affair was complete with autographs, selfies, and discussion of favorite types of pizza (Swanson’s is Buffalo chicken, in case you were wondering). Georgia’s Own also donated $8,500 to All Things Loyal, Swanson’s apparel brand, which aims to celebrate the culture, community, and positivity within Atlanta. In keeping with the brand’s dedication to donating a portion of its profits to local nonprofits, Swanson gave an allotment of the monetary gift to Atlanta Children’s Shelter.

Join in on the giving by purchasing an All Things Loyal “Be Your Best Self” T-shirt and part of the proceeds will be donated to community organizations.

Details: https://georgiasown.org; https://allthingsloyal.com

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Screen Shot 2019-10-06 at 10.40.32 PMThe rowing revolution is taking over Atlanta. Opening in November, CITY ROW is a boutique fitness studio that delivers a highintensity, yet low-impact, full-body burn through a combination of water rowing and strength training. A single stroke on one of its 20 WaterRowers utilizes 85% of the body’s muscles in the legs, core, and arms—making this workout a winner for a total-body transformation.

Details: 805 Peachtree St. NE.,                                                                                                                  Atlanta; https://cityrow.com

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Screen Shot 2019-10-06 at 10.29.36 PMMore than the average gym, Noble Clay is a fitness facility with a mission. Owners Ben and Laura Davis want every Atlanta resident to have access to affordable personalized fitness coaching. This is why they offer tiered membership prices based on an applicant’s income level and life circumstances. Members of the exercise center, which is soon expanding to a new 3,000-square-foot location in Summerhill (near Grant Park), can also help someone in need enhance their health with the facility’s custom training programs and amenities by donating funds to a membership scholarship.

Details: 112 Ormond St. SE., Atlanta; https://nobleclayfitness.com

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Screen Shot 2019-10-06 at 10.26.23 PMAt The Refinery, fitness fuses with technology. Inside the new gym and training facility, members can utilize the groundbreaking BIOCIRCUIT™ system. Interconnected to six strength and two cardio machines, this digital program directs users through a custom 30-minute workout based on their profile and goals. The smart system will even adjust the machine to the right position and load the correct amount of weight/resistance for you!

Details: 2260 Marietta Blvd. NW., Atlanta; https://refineryfit.com

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Screen Shot 2019-10-06 at 10.15.04 PMInside a soothing industrial setting featuring a rotating gallery of local art, the new Bring It OM studio invites yogis of all levels to find their flow. Energetic power yoga classes are offered here, along with gentle, restorative teachings. All classes are heated (ranging from 80 F to 95 F) with infrared technology, which has been shown to stimulate blood flow and can help lower blood pressure and oxygenate organs.

Details: 56 E. Andrews Dr. NW., Ste. 11, Atlanta; https://bringitomyoga.com

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Screen Shot 2019-10-06 at 10.08.50 PMMidtown, Sandy Springs, and Vinings are now home to HotBox infrared sauna studios. The popular LA-based brand invites guests to become Glow Getters™ and experience the wellness and recovery benefits of spending 45 minutes in one of its luxurious sauna suites that include a vitamin C rain shower. In the future, the company plans to partner with nonprofits to bring the advantages of infrared heat to lupus, lime, and other disease patients.

Details: https://hotboxsaunastudio.com

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