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26 Most Beautiful Houstonians 2015
In honor of this column’s 10-year anniversary, we salute 25 past honorees—and one newbie worthy of a spot among the greats—for their outstanding service. by Warner Roberts H Texas is pleased to present 25 Beautiful Houstonians who, with the exception of one, have been selected from past honorees for their unwavering community service. It was a beautiful sunny day in 2005 when I had lunch with Editor-in-Chief Laurette Veres to pitch her my idea for an article on "25 beautiful Houstonians." Immediately, she liked it, agreeing that it would not only be an interesting article, but a great way to honor those ...
Surprising Health Risks
We all know the usual culprits behind diseases such as stroke, heart disease and diabetes. But some of the biggest hazards may surprise you. by Stacy Baker Masand You’ve got this healthy-living stuff nailed, right? You don’t smoke, you eat nutritiously (give or take a few indulgences), you’ve done tens of thousands of planks and rolled over in Pilates class more than a Mafia informer. You try to lead a well-balanced, stress-free lifestyle—just like the doctor ordered. Problem is, you may be sabotaging your health without even knowing it. There are a host of unexpected risks for five of the most prevalent diseases. ...
New Heads on the Block
What every pilgrim should know by Lynn Ashby So you’re new to Houston. Big deal. So was everyone here, at one time or another. Just as we put a historical plaque on any building that gets a second coat of paint, anyone who has been in town since the last smog alert is considered an old-timer. But you want to blend in, so here are a few things to know, to avoid and to take on. This way, others won’t think you just fell off the oil tanker. That road in west Houston is pronounced “san full-LEAP-eh,” not “san FILL-a-pee” or “san fill-uh-PAY.” ...
Quick Escape: Get Out of the House Already
Before camp starts—and before the kids get cooped up—go somewhere special with the family. Take this quiz to choose the right destination for your crowd. 1. Which scent appeals to you? a. Sweet salted caramel. b. Tropical palms and fragrant flowers. c. Woodsy pine and freshly cut grass. 2. Which animal would your kids be most excited to see? a. Gorillas. Got bananas? b. Penguins—they’re the coolest! c. Deer galloping along. 3. Which of these treats would your kids devour instantly? a. Funnel cake, nachos and hotdogs. b. An organic, fresh fruit smoothie. c. They like trying new things—whatever taco or cupcake truck is the hottest in town. 4. Which of these is ...
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