Living Well

Holistic Houston: The Houstonia Guide to Alternative Medicine

A curated guide to alternative medicine in Houston, from acupuncture to aromatherapy and beyond.

05/25/2017 By Houstonia Staff

Candy Mountain

Three Sweet Ways to Celebrate National Candy Month

You'll find everything from vintage treats to global goodies at these sugar stops.

05/25/2017 By Alice Levitt

Alternative Medicine Guide

The Essential Facts About Essential Oils

The practice of using plant-based essential oils to promote healing offers—yes!—real health benefits.

05/25/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Alternative Medicine Guide

If You'd Like to Pull Stuff From Your Ears, Candling Is For You

While not accepted by the medical community, candling can sure be satisfying.

05/25/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Alternative Medicine Guide

Cupping Is Making Its Mark in Houston

This ancient Chinese practice gets the blood circulating.

05/25/2017 By Marianella Orlando

Editor's Note

When a Tale of Torture Is Oddly Relaxing

Reading a novel—no matter how gruesome the plot—is one way to relax during Houston summers.

05/25/2017 By Catherine Matusow

Cheap Thrills

Where to Shop for Sandals on a Budget

Five places to buy a summer's worth of shoes without breaking the bank.

05/24/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

What About Gen-X Orange?

What Color Will Be the Next Millennial Pink?

Six educated guesses, from Greenery to Fran Drescher pink.

05/24/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Shiny things

Blinged-Out Fabergé Eggs Arrive at the HMNS

Take a break from other world news for a refreshingly pleasant Russian surprise at the HMNS.

05/22/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Fitness Friday

REI Wants to Get Indoor Climbers Outside

The REI Co-op Climb heading to Houston's Momentum gyms will help athletes train, learn and shop for climbing adventures in a single destination.

05/19/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Beauty

I Tried It: Dry Brushing

I might be addicted—I don't even exfoliate in the shower anymore.

05/19/2017 By Beth Levine

Travel

Afraid of Visiting Lebanon? Here's Why You Shouldn't Be

The most hospitable country in the Middle East is also one of the most beautiful.

05/18/2017 By Bill Wiatrak

Style Guide

What to Wear to Every Wedding Event This Summer

Muse's Lindsay Mousoudakis talks bachelorette bathing suits, rompers at rehearsals and the flattering dress trend every guest can get behind.

05/17/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Booze Cruise

The Critic's Notebook: On Drinking

Is restaurant reviewing a road to alcoholism? Not for this critic.

05/17/2017 By Alice Levitt

HBCU Later

Texas Southern Tells Senator 'No Thanks' to Planned Commencement Speech

Senator John Cornyn is firmly Team Trump, and students at the historically black university aren't pleased.

05/12/2017 By Roxanna Asgarian

Travel

The Most Amazing Country You’ve Never Heard of

Baklava, ancient ruins and mud volcanoes await in Azerbaijan.

05/10/2017 By Bill Wiatrak

Don't Forget the Flowers

9 Places to Spend Mother's Day Shopping and Crafting with Mom

From silhouettes to succulents, mom will love celebrating at these special events around Houston.

05/08/2017 By Julia Davila

Fitness Friday

The Perfect Excuse to Try Wakeboarding Is Here

The Liquid Force "Free For All" tour is coming to Houston May 13—no boat and no experience required.

05/05/2017 By Andrea Park