Fiza Pirani, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta, GA, United States

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Past articles by Fiza:

Your heightened anxiety is warranted, experts say

After the violent assault on democracy Wednesday and the recent pandemic resurgence, it’s likely that our anxiety and stress has only intensified in recent weeks. → Read More

An unfinished movement: Reflecting on 100 years of women’s suffrage in Georgia

Aug. 18 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment allowing women to vote. → Read More

5 facts about Cinco de Mayo you should know (but probably don’t)

Before you celebrate Cinco de Mayo this Tuesday with a margarita and guacamole, brush up on what the holiday is really all about. → Read More

5 things you should know about Ramadan, Islam’s holy month of fasting

Muslims around the globe are celebrating Ramadan 2022. Here's what the Islamic holiday is all about. → Read More

Valentine’s Day 2020: Who was St. Valentine?

Valentine’s Day is typically associated with flowers, chocolates and romantic proclamations. But who is St. Valentine and how did he inspire the holiday? → Read More

8 powerful quotes to kick off Black History Month

Since 1976, every United States president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. As we begin a month-long exploration and appreciation of black history, here are eight quotes from some of our country’s most notable historical figures. → Read More

How Climate Change Is Erasing the Past

When Omar El Akkad returned to the playground where he snuck his first kiss as a teenager in Doha, Qatar, he was dismayed to find the swings and slides replaced with skyscrapers and hotels. But the rapid urban transformation of one of the richest countries on Earth reminded him of another kind of obliteration, a loss driven by his former country’s unnervingly rapid warming and its overpowering… → Read More

CDC investigating a growing number of illnesses linked to vaping

The Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a growing number... → Read More

VOTE: Who has the best rooftop bar in Atlanta?

What's better than skyline views with a drink in hand? → Read More

WINNER: Who has the best cookies in Atlanta?

More than 400 readers voted in our poll. Who claimed the crown for 2019? → Read More

Krispy Kreme to launch doughnut deliveries

No more waiting in long lines or racking up mileage to get your hands on a warm Krispy Kreme doughnut. → Read More

Can a Siri-like chatbot help lonely seniors?

It’s not quite the Joaquin Phoenix-Scarlett Johansson love story from 2013 romance “Her,” but researchers believe an artificial intelligence chatbot could just help relieve human loneliness, particularly in seniors. → Read More

What is ‘dirty keto’ and does it work better than the keto diet?

You’ve probably heard of the ketogenic diet — the low-carb, high-fat, moderate-prot... → Read More

#NationalCatDay: The most popular cat names of 2019

Considering adopting your own furry feline? Once you do your homework and get the appropriate shots and supplies in order, it’s time to name your new housemate. These are some of the most popular cat names of 2019, according to John Lewis Pet Insurance. → Read More

Atlanta named one of America’s most pet-friendly cities (again!)

Metro Atlanta is home to hundreds of pet-friendly eateries, hotels and dog parks galore. So it’s no surprise the city ranks among the top pet-friendly cities in the country. → Read More

The US fertility rate just hit an ‘all-time low’

The overall United States fertility rate hit an all-time low between 2017 and 2018, according to a new report from the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. → Read More

Here are all the movies, TV shows coming to Netflix in August

Here are all the movies and TV shows coming to Netflix in August 2019, including new seasons of Dear White People, GLOW and Derry Girls. → Read More

New Emmett Till memorial to be bulletproof after vandalism, frat student photo

Days after a photograph of three University of Mississippi students posing with guns beside the often vandalized memorial for lynching victim Emmett Till made the rounds online, a commission has proposed the 50-pound purple marker should be replaced—this time with a bulletproof sign. → Read More

These Georgia restaurants have the best wine selections in the world, according to Wine Spectator

The vino gurus over at Wine Spectator recently named 57 Georgia eateries among the world’s best restaurants with top-notch wine selections. Here are the winners of the 2019 Restaurant Awards. → Read More

Petition calls for Halloween to be moved to Saturday

Last year’s petition to move Halloween to the last Saturday in October is once again gain... → Read More