5 ways decluttering with Closets by Design can help you get ready for the holidays now

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Imagine your home all nice and tidy with the holiday decorations in place. Photo via Closets by Design Central Alabama’s Facebook page

With Halloween fast approaching, who isn’t thinking about decorating for the holidays? It’s hard to imagine bringing out the holiday decorations, though, when the house is full of too many things to look at. Follow these five decluttering steps now with help from Closets by Design Central Alabama.

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Stop the spread of COVID-19 from your phone? Yep, there’s an app for that

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We caught up with one of the first GuideSafe™ users to learn how it all works. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

One of the key tools to fight COVID-19 and slow its spread is right in your pocket. Developed by UAB experts in partnership with the Alabama Department of Health and available for iPhone and Android devices, the GuideSafe™ Exposure Notification App is a simple way you can help fight COVID-19 in Alabama.

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Magic City Wellness Center is now open in a new Lakeview space

Birmingham has some local nonprofits doing incredibly important work in our community. Photo via Magic City Wellness Center on Facebook

The newest healthcare facility in town is now open in Lakeview. Magic City Wellness Center and UAB’s 1917 Clinic are among the tenants—get all the details right here!

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$10 million for breast cancer research—and you can be part of it

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Pink up the Pace, Birmingham! Photo via BCRFA

October may be the month we see pink everywhere we go, but this local organization is fighting for a cure 365 days a year. Get to know the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama and learn all the ways you can get involved today.

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This Birmingham woman is showing us how to fight like a girl

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Community over competition. Photo via See Jane Write on Facebook

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which means we’re about to start seeing a lot of pink ribbons around. Chances are, someone in your life has been impacted. In fact, one in eight US women will develop breast cancer. We caught up with one Birmingham woman who is currently fighting her own battle, and you won’t want to miss her story.

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5 Birmingham bookstores share their recommendations for National Poetry Day, Oct. 3

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Warm coffee, a cozy nook and a good book—the recipe for happiness. Photo via Unsplash

Nothing beats cuddling up on a chilly autumn day with a good book. If you’re searching for a new read, check out these 5 local bookstores and their poetry recommendations for National Poetry Day.

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Ready for a quick COVID test? UAB + Jefferson County can hook you up

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Drive-up testing is available in communities. Photo via Jefferson County

If you or someone you know needs to have a COVID test, never fear. Jefferson County, Live HealthSmart Alabama and UAB’s Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities have teamed up to bring COVID testing to a neighborhood near you. Everyone is welcome. Hop over here to find a testing location and call (205) 975-2819 (CV19) to make an appointment.

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8 Black-owned beauty brands to check out in Birmingham

Bianca Derisma, A.K.A. Wink by B. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

We all know it by now—where you spend your money matters. Whether you’re looking for Birmingham-owned, minority- or woman-owned, sustainable, etc., it all makes a difference. Check out these 8 Birmingham Black-owned beauty brands that span everything from brows and lashes to nails, makeup and more.

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Meet the team of Arcadia, the salon bringing style + color to Avondale

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The kind of team that makes every day a good hair day. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Arcadia Salon is serving up all the style and good vibes in Avondale. From its dreamy salon interior to the stylists behind the chairs, Arcadia is doing something right. Get a look inside, and get to know the team making all the magic.

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AFib treatment could save your life—but you may not know you have it

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A community built on care. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

You don’t hear a ton of scary stories involving AFib. For good reason—it’s quite common, and these days, it’s treatable. That is, if you know how to identify it. We caught up with a Birmingham specialist to get his best health tips for the heart. Check it out!

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7 Birmingham nonprofits that are fighting for a cure for cancer

These organizations are helping keep families together for a long, long time. Photo via Forge BCSC on Facebook

Everyone knows someone who’s suffered from one type of cancer or another. It’s one cause that’s personal for a whole bunch of us—including these Birmingham nonprofits. They’re fighting the fight right here in Alabama, and you can be a part of it.

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A mission with history. Tom Spencer leads the way in the fight against MS

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These Birmingham professionals have joined something bigger than themselves. Photo via NMSS

Tom Spencer is a prominent Birmingham community member and leader. He has a deep-rooted passion for one mission in particular: the fight against MS. Read all about Spencer’s story and how you can be a part of the mission for yourself.

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Different careers, one cause. Meet the Birmingham professionals in the fight against MS

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Everyone fights for someone, whether it’s yourself or a someone you’ve never met. Photo via National MS Society

Construction, law, insurance and more—this group of Birmingham professionals runs the gamut when it comes to careers. One thing they all have in common? They’re all leading the way toward a world free of Multiple Sclerosis. Meet the top fundraisers from the 2020 National MS Society Birmingham Leaders Challenge.

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UAB + local businesses pledge to help fight spread of COVID-19

UAB welcomed students back to campus this week for the fall semester. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

UAB is teaming up with local businesses pledging to help fight the spread of COVID-19. The goal? To keep UAB students and employees safe on campus and Birmingham businesses open. Learn more about their pledge including what area businesses have already committed to doing their part.

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This Birmingham facility is home to the best maternity care in the nation. Get an inside look

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I don’t know how anyone gets any work done with faces like baby Caleb’s around. Photo via Brookwood Baptist Health

Bringing a new bundle of joy into the world is one of the toughest (and most important) jobs anyone can take on. Outstanding maternity care is as vital as it is personal, and we took a look inside Princeton Baptist Medical Center, the highest-rated hospital in Birmingham when it comes to births. Check it out!

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