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Sporting Events and Their Environmental Impact

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These are hard economic times and whatever effort is made to survive through the crisis is worth appreciating. One of these efforts relate to putting strategic plans to use environmental thinking on whatever is being done, to survive the hard economic times. A core area which until now had neglected its responsibilities of thinking about the environment has changed gears. Yes, we are talking about the major sporting events.

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The Changing Lifestyle Trends

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This is the age of the internet. Most people are living two lives– one is real while the other is virtual. Information is the key to everything and the consumer has gained supremacy. There are changing lifestyle trends being seen all over, and the line between lives that people aspire to live and the life that they actually live is beginning to blur.

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The Redbull Soapbox Derby: Ladies and Gentleman Start Your Engines

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Is what I would be saying if the cars involved in this race actually had engines, but don’t be sad these cars don’t need any “stinkin” engines to be awesome , and for the most part do just fine without them. The only friends these cars seem to have are their creators and gravity, and with these two things the goal here is to get the best time while looking stylish and ridiculous.

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Art for Sale: The Peachtree Hills Art Festival

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The Peachtree Hills Festival of the Arts saw artist’s come far and wide to display their talents. Located within the Lindbergh area, the festival was a site to behold as various forms of art– from paintings, sculptures, photography, and so on– took over the area for everyone to see. Magnificent truly cannot describe the detail of the artwork that was on display, as the walk down the block really turned into a journey to see what form of art would be displayed next.

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Beer, Beer, and more Beer: The Second Annual Brookhaven Beer Festival

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At what event can you find a seemingly endless selection of vendors, live music, and that is entirely dedicated to beer? The second Annual Brookhaven Beer Festival of course! This past Saturday, (Prohibitionists would be appalled!), on June 9, 2012 the Brookhaven Beer Festival boasted over 150 different types of brews for your tasting pleasure.

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Sugar, Spice, and Everything Nice: The 2nd Annual Salsa Festival Extravaganza

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On June 3, 2012 Atlantic Station transformed its miniature park into a festival ground honoring a dance prominent in the Latin American culture: the Salsa. Yes, the annual Salsa Festival has come and gone, but as a first time visitor it was something to see upon entering the park. The sights of various people doing their best to “mambo” along with the Latin music, the constant barrage of smells wafting from various restaurant establishments, along with a few vendors onsite and the various sale of souvenirs from necklaces exotic masks.

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The Second Annual Food and Wine Festival

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The Second Annual Food and Wine Festival is a test of endurance– a chance to truly see if your eyes are slightly larger than your stomachs or for the less bacchanalian of us, a chance to whet our appetites with the latest in post bellum, and oddly post modern interpretations of southern delicacies. It’s also a chance to try new beverages, relax and socialize, which, of course, were all done in moderation.

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Five Reasons you Should Celebrate your Mom (That You Won’t Find on a Mother’s Day Card)

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Mother’s Day, also known as “Damn, I forgot again!” is fast approaching. Mother’s Day is rightly criticized for being a very corporate and commercialized holiday. The idea is great; honoring the person who you gestated in, but the execution is typically less well done. IHOP and “new” jewelry paired with some hastily bought flowers are the classics.

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A Day Amongst the Dogwoods

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If you have lived in Atlanta long enough, you know or have heard about the Dogwood Festival.  This event that began 75 years ago as a week-long celebration of the blooming Dogwood trees around Atlanta– and has ever since–takes place every Spring for three days at the famous Piedmont Park.  The event attract artists from all around the U.S., presenting their crafts, including photos and paintings on canvases, blown glass vases, cowboy hats, jewelry and accessories of many kinds.

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