Smoke Signals

Travelers in China Don't Have to Forego Texas Barbecue

American-style smoked meat is popping up all over the (Chinese) map.

08/05/2016 By Joanna O'Leary

Purrfect Pairings

Get a Pop-Up Preview of Houston's First Cat Café

Mix and mingle with cats and cat lovers before El Gato Coffeehouse opens in 2017.

08/02/2016 By Abby Eastman

Ghost of a Chance

Ecto Cooler is Back!

With the return of a childhood favorite, it's 1987 all over again, but have we outgrown it?

07/29/2016 By Alice Levitt

Inner Beauty

How to Kick That Summertime Sadness

How mindfulness, meditation and positive psychology can help us beat the summer blues.

07/28/2016 By Miranda Proctor

Play It Cool

Easy Summer Recipes for Heat-Hardy Plants

You need to figure out something to do with all that basil, after all.

07/25/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Vive La France

Project Dance Performs in France

With the recent tragedies in Houston's Sister City, dancers honor Nice with performances in the City of Light this weekend.

07/22/2016 By Liz Hardaway

Fitness Friday

Body by YouTube: The 5 Best Online Workout Channels

Who doesn't want a workout that's challenging, flexible, personalized and totally free?

07/22/2016 By Ayshe Tayfun

Bayou City Beauty

The 5 Beauty Products You Need to Survive a Houston Summer

Including one you can buy in bulk for under $3.

07/21/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Fearless Femme

I Tried It: Double Nose Piercing

I figured a second hole in my nose wouldn't hurt (except, okay, maybe literally it will).

07/20/2016 By Hala Daher

Poké Poaching

Yelp Now Assists With Pokémon Hunting

Add a little Charmander to your meal.

07/19/2016 By Ross Livingston

Texas Travel

Essential Texas Trips: Rediscovering San Antonio

Time machines both literal and metaphorical abound in the Alamo City.

07/18/2016 By Bill Wiatrak

Shopping

Don't Miss These Major Summer Sales

After-Christmas sales have nothing on the bargains we're seeing on the racks right now.

07/18/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Crime

The Harris County DA Invites Law-Breaking Citizens to "Make It Right"

A new program allows those with non-violent misdemeanors to have offenses and warrants removed from their records.

07/18/2016 By Liz Hardaway

The Heat is On

Why Run a 5K in August, in Houston?

Need motivation? What if there’s an ice-cold Bombshell Blonde at the finish line?

07/18/2016 By Jeff Balke

Fitness Friday

Can Some Stretchy Fabric Improve Your Workout?

A crash course on compression gear and whether it lives up to the hype.

07/15/2016 By Andrea Park

International Affairs

What You Need to Know About Nice

The French town is one of Houston's sister cities, but what does that mean?

07/15/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Rocky Mountain High

Tackle These 10 Bucket List Items When You're in Vail

Smart Houstonians hit the slopes in the summer, but that's not all there is to do in this ski village.

07/14/2016 By Paulina Lelo de Larrea

News

Study Suggests Lethal Police Shootings Less Likely in Houston

A Harvard study examines use of police force in 10 cities across the nation, including our own.

07/12/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Travel

8 Great Must-Dos in Guadalajara

From Gothic temples to tequila trains, there's no shortage of sights to see in this vibrant Mexican city.

07/12/2016 By Miranda Proctor