Category: Healthy Living

Fighting Back During Mosquito Season

No one likes mosquitoes, especially me. But after a warm winter and a rainy spring, they are out in full force. With memories of last summer’s horrific fires still fresh in our minds, the steady rain is a welcome gift. The mosquitoes, however, are not. Some say we’re having one of the worst mosquito seasons [...]

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Tips for a Lower Summer Energy Bill

This week’s heat was just a preview of what’s to come in July and August. Houstonians aren’t strangers to triple-digit, summer heat. So when it happens, we sometimes forget that temperatures that high can be expensive, destructive and downright dangerous. Exercisers refuse to skip their evening runs–even if it’s still in the high 90s at [...]

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Get Fit, Houston

The new year’s resolution to lose fifteen pounds, eat healthier, exercise daily, etc. might be a cliche. But it’s one cliche to keep around. We need to focus on our health at least one time of year to stay on-track because most of us are too busy, over-worked and over-scheduled the other eleven months for [...]

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Mo-stache Time

We can’t all be as foxy with a mustache as Mr. Magnum P.I. here. But that sure doesn’t stop some men from trying (see: John Travolta). But, what if you could actually sport a ridiculous mustache for a whole month, and when people point and laugh, you can say, in complete honesty, that it’s for [...]

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The Run-Around

Whoever said Houston is the fattest city in America clearly never observed Rice University at lunch time on a Tuesday, or even a Wednesday or Thursday, perhaps even a Saturday morning, when the runners come out in droves. This is a city with some seriously dedicated runners, some of them may even be of the [...]

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Don’t-Miss September Events in Houston

Summer might be over. But September has plenty to offer you, with tons of awesome events happening inside the loop and around the Houston area. Here are my top picks! Rice vs. Texas in Reliant Stadium On Saturday, September 4, 2010, an old rivalry in Texas college football will have a long over-due rematch. Rice [...]

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Houston Can Do the Cool-Coffee-House Thing, Too: Onion Creek

Austin gets all the attention for being cool, and it’s really not fair, because Houston can be just as cool if not cooler. So there. Jokes aside, many people, even native Texans, think Austin is the only place they can find hip, one-of-a-kind eateries, bohemian-esque neighborhoods, and quirky shops. And it just isn’t the case. [...]

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Discovery Green

Spring is in full swing here in Houston which means some of the best weather of the year is fast approaching. Clear skies. Mild temperatures. Warm breezes. The Gulf Coast can be pretty darn glorious this time of year. But in the big city, when and where can you find excuses to enjoy it? Discovery [...]

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Houston is Fat No More

Houston has a long-standing reputation as one of the fattest cities in America. And that’s NOT with a “ph.” Every now and then, the 5 o’clock news does a piece with footage of a Houston sidewalk covered with waddling pedestrians reminding us that, well, we’re fat. What can we do? We like us some enchiladas! [...]

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