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AV’s Georgia Book Reading List

There may be a summer and fall book season but for true book lovers reading books is for all seasons, all year long.

McDonald’s confronts its junk food image

At a dinner McDonald’s hosted for reporters and bloggers, waiters served cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs using ingredients from the chain’s menu.

'Atlanta Exes'

Torrei Hart’s career took a backseat for years to raise two children, allowing her then-husband Kevin Hart to pursue his comedy career. The two ultimately ended an eight-year marriage with divorce in 2011 after she says infidelity caused the split. ...

Sweet Ideas for Al Fresco Entertaining

(Family Features) You can heighten the fun of every outdoor gathering with the right nibbles, noshes and refreshments. A fruitful al fresco experience involves lively conversation with good friends, easy finger foods and tasty, versatile drinks that fit the laid-back ...

U.S. cultural changes in attitude toward TV

NEW YORK (AP) - Manjula Stokes has twice sworn off television, once throwing a set off her deck in a fit over an ex-husband’s sports obsession. Now she’s a devotee of programs like ``Downton Abbey,’’ `’Mad Men,’’ `’Survivor’’ and ``Masters ...

And The Winner is …

Nine metro Atlanta residents will receive star treatment as they compete for the “Oscar” of community and customer service, a 2014 Neighborhood Award.

Steve Harvey’s Neighborhood Awards Honors Everyday People

The increasingly popular Steve Harvey’s Ford 2014 Neighborhood Awards is underway in Atlanta with four full days of fun activities. (Aug. 7 -10). Many of the events will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center downtown.

Making Cents With Your College-bound Kid

Albuquerque, NM - Your years of encouragement and supervision have paid off, and your teenager will be heading off to college this fall. But if you’re like most parents, your pride and relief are mingled with new worries. You want ...

On-the-Go Yummy Eats Healthy and filling ways to snack

(Family Features) Hectic mornings, busy schedules and afternoon snack cravings can make it difficult to eat foods that are tasty, healthy and satisfying. Instead of grabbing a bag of packaged cookies or vending machine chips, have a healthy alternative available ...

Safe Grilling Techniques Easy ways to enjoy the fun of grilling

(Family Features) With the warm weather season in full swing, the opportunities for firing up the grill are plentiful. But before you reach for those barbecue tongs, there are some important grill safety tips you and your family should keep ...

For some, sagging pants carry greater meaning

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Sag is swag if you ask some young people.

Halle Berry returns to the small screen in a sci-fi thriller

NEW YORK (AP) - Oscar winner, the beautiful Halle Berry is certainly a welcome TV presence this summer as the star of "Extant,’’ a 13-episode thriller on CBS where she plays Molly Woods, an unexpectedly expectant astronaut. It airs Wednesdays ...

Beyonce and Jay Z: Contemporary pop’s ultimate duo

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - For all of Beyonce and Jay Z’s up-tempo joint hits - the irresistible and catchy "Crazy In Love,’’ the swagger anthem "Upgrade U’’ and the beat-driven "Drunk In Love’’ - it was the performers’ emotional solo material ...

A Perfect Pair for Patio Dining Serve Up Grilled American Lamb and Pinot Noir

(Family Features) The weather is warming and your patio is calling. It’s time to make the grill your go-to for everyday dinners and entertaining alike. Add variety to your grilling fare by including American lamb. From burgers to chops, fresh ...

Tyra Banks on future of beauty: 'Uniqueness'

(CNN) -- If Tyra Banks is correct, one day, you will be able to get a nose job as easily as you can buy tissues to blow your nose.

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