Winter is coming, and you know what that means: It's candle season. Not just if your power goes out in a storm, but because lighting candles against the darkness instantly makes a room warmer, cozier and more inviting. Bonus: Many candles smell good and can even make you feel good. Unless it's expressly labeled soy or beeswax, it's likely made of paraffin, the most readily available candle wax. And while a paraffin pillar may be cheap, the substance is a derivative of petroleum. In fact, if the candle is made outside of the United States, there might even be a bit of lead in the wick. banned the manufacture and sale of leaded wicks in 2003. ). If you don't want to risk it, plenty of nontoxic and delicious-smelling alternatives are made close to home. Soy wax, derived from soybeans, and beeswax are safe and sustainable ingredients. Candles might be the easiest décor ever: They instantly light up a room, set an intimate mood, illuminate a dinner table and make everything — and everyone — look better. Here are three Vermont candle.
The number of nursing alumni from Georgia Gwinnett College is expected to more than double this week, and festivities to honor them have already begun. GGC on Tuesday held a pinning ceremony for the second half of its charter nursing class. The group of 24 nursing students are expected to graduate on Thursday at GGC’s fall commencement ceremony at 10 a. m. at the Infinite Energy Center Arena in Duluth. They’re graduating from Georgia’s first concept-based nursing program. The school previously graduated 23 nursing students in the spring, and they went on to pass their boards and all are employed. The soon-to-be new graduates will prepare to take their nursing boards, which they must pass to begin their careers. GGC President Stas Preczewski said the program received full approval by the Georgia Board of Nursing, which requires a baseline of student data before it can grant approval to new programs. “One of those data points is achieving a national benchmark for passing the nursing boards, an exam required to begin one’s nursing practice,” he said at the.