Overwhelmed with social media? Meet this Birmingham based movement helping you unplug

Meet the teen-led movement making social media habits healthier. Photo via Unsplash

Have you seen Netflix’s documentary The Social Dilemma? It’s an eye-opening take on tech and social media. If you were as shook as I was, let me introduce you to the local, teen-led social media movement called the “Log Off Movement”. Put them on your radar because in this day and age where we use social media around the clock, it’s important to have a healthy relationship with your phone. We talked with some of the Log Off Movement team to learn more.

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4 local icons who’ve contracted COVID and what you can do now.

I’m digging that mask though. Photo via Alabama Football’s Facebook

The SEC football nation has been rocked by the news that Alabama Coach Nick Saban has COVID. Y’all, the fact that one of the state’s most influential figures has the virus serves as an important reminder that the pandemic ain’t over and we should continue implementing safe practices in our everyday routines.

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6 mid-range golf clubs around Birmingham that won’t break the bank

Peep the Birmingham skyline in the background! Photo via Highland Golf Course’s Facebook

Now that the weather has cooled down, we’re looking for any excuse to enjoy some time outdoors. How about a round of golf? Here are six unique courses around Birmingham offering memberships and tee times that don’t require a private invitation or break the bank.

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Spelunking + exploring some of Alabama’s underground caves

Can you believe Stephens Gap is just a short drive away from Birmingham? Photo via Outdoor Alabama on Facebook

Have you heard of spelunking? I hadn’t until a few weeks ago, but now that I’ve taken a deep dive into everything underground, I’m fascinated. Here’s a look at this adrenaline rush of a hobby and some of Alabama’s most awe-inspiring caves.

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6 openings + reopenings in Birmingham, including Ore Mercantile’s new deli

Soon you’ll be able to grab a bite + some locally made goods. Photo via Ore Mercantile’s Facebook

We’re back with another update on what’s new and fresh in Birmingham. Whether you’re in the mood for some soul-food or looking to take a stroll through Alabama’s sports heritage, here are six places opening their doors.

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Birmingham’s booming startup scene attracts 23 Venture for America fellows + meet 6 of them

Birmingham has become the fastest-growing market in the VFA network since 2015. Photo via @dyoungblood71 on Instagram

Birmingham is no stranger to startups and fresh job opportunities. Not to toot our own horn, but the Magic City is the fastest-growing market in the Venture for America network. That’s why Birmingham attracted twenty-three new Venture for America fellows from around the country to work at local startups. Keep reading to see why we’re kind of a big deal, and meet some of our future leaders.

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7 openings + reopenings to know about in Birmingham, including OvenBird

Distance makes the heart grow fonder, right? Photo via OvenBird’s Facebook

It’s a new week which means it’s time for another roundup of new openings and reopenings in Birmingham. We have lots to look forward to, including an award-winning restaurant, a new concept from the owner of Woodlawn Cycle Cafe and so more. Check it out!

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Celebrate Alabama’s powerful women at The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham’s Smart Party Oct. 8

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The 2020 Smart Party is coming to a screen near you on October 8th. Photo via The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham’s Facebook

This year, The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham is taking things virtual. The organization’s signature event, Smart Party, is coming to a screen near you on Thursday, October 8th. So, purchase your Smart Party tickets today. Proceeds go toward creating more opportunities for Alabama women and their families. Keep reading for the deets.

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Making the most of Halloween in Birmingham, including costumes, events and safety tips

It’s finally SPOOKY SZN! Photo via Bekir Donmez on Unsplash

The countdown to Halloween 2020 begins now. Instead of the big parties and common source candy, a lot of us will be keeping things a bit more lowkey. Consider this your guide to making the most of Halloween in Birmingham—COVID edition.

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Catch a movie on the lawn + more October 16th at Vulcan Park & Museum

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Catch a thirty-minute screening of the history of women’s voting rights Oct. 9th. Photo via Chaise Sanders for Bham Now

Voting is on everyone’s mind nowadays and we’re all looking forward to our voices being heard. But what about the leaders who advocated for our right to vote—specifically women’s right to vote? Check out Vulcan Park & Museum’s outdoor movie event and screening of “The Fight for the Noblest Democracy: Women’s Suffrage in Alabama” on October 16th. Keep reading for the deets.

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7 Birmingham restaurants to try for a change of scenery, including rooftops

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Talk about a view! Photo via Moon Shine Birmingham’s Facebook

It’s no secret that we Birminghamians love to eat. Can you blame us though? The Magic City is full of award-winning, finger-licking restaurants—some that come with a great view too. If you’re looking for a change of scenery for your next meal, check out these restaurants around Birmingham.

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Alabama businesses will soon be allowed to serve alcohol after 11PM again

Atomic Lounge on 1st Avenue North. Photo courtesy of Magic City Dentistry

On Thursday, Sept. 24, the Alabama Beverage Control Board announced that the 11PM cutoff for alcohol sales will expire. Keep reading to learn more about their decision and what it means for Birmingham bars and restaurants.

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7 new openings + reopenings in Birmingham, including Chez Fonfon

To share or not to share. That is the question. Photo via Chez Fonfon’s Facebook

As we roll into a new season, businesses around Birmingham are continuing to bring some magic to The Magic City. We’ve rounded up the most recent new openings and reopenings in town to keep on your radar. Check ’em out.

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