Punch Up Your Pool
Feb08

Punch Up Your Pool

To own a pool is to have your own personal stay-cation just outside your back door; a spot for relaxation, exercise, sunlight, and family fun.

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Petpalooza!
Feb08

Petpalooza!

February is Responsible Pet Owners Month, and with love in the air, there’s no better time than now to remember to appreciate and care for your furry family member.

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Preparing to Buy or Sell Your Home
Feb08

Preparing to Buy or Sell Your Home

It’s time to get started

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New Bathroom for the New Year?
Dec30

New Bathroom for the New Year?

Ah, the bathroom: a spa-like escape, a personal sanctuary, and a little respite from cruel, real-world responsibilities.

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HOU51ON
Dec30

HOU51ON

It is the gigantic, unavoidable sports match which humorously is left frequently unnamed in advertising, referred to only with cryptic monikers, lest one claims an association with said event: “game day,” the “big one,” and “the professional football championship” all find themselves top of mind as we move through January. Though at press time we cannot confirm the precise reasons that Texas residents will be particularly interested...

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Precious Metals
Dec29

Precious Metals

A neutral palette needs not be boring. Elevate your presence this winter and spring with the new neutrals: gunmetal, iced steel, gold, and rose gold.

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John Tesar
Dec29

John Tesar

The famously hotheaded Dallas chef stays relevant, but what goes into making one of Dallas’ most influential figures in food?

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State of Grace
Dec04

State of Grace

Cocktail-worthy party dresses that make a statement while maintaining the utmost class.

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Holiday Hustle
Dec04

Holiday Hustle

Hanging with the healthy lifestyle through the holidays

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Cutting Back on the Crazy for Christmas
Dec02

Cutting Back on the Crazy for Christmas

I’ve been dreading this one for a while. With both of our daughters living in other countries, Christmas 2016 will be the first time my husband and I won’t have all our children home for the holidays. As I’m trying to get myself used to the idea of a Christmas that’s very different from the 25 that came before it, I’m thinking what better time to reevaluate all this Christmas crazy—the unchecked consumerism, the dashing to and fro,...

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From Our Table To Yours
Dec01

From Our Table To Yours

Our tradition at Living is sharing a few of our own recipes old and new with you, and we’re back with another handful.

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In the Eye of the Storm
Nov02

In the Eye of the Storm

A north Texas dairy opens in the wake of destruction.

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125 Hours in Our Nation’s Capital
Nov01

125 Hours in Our Nation’s Capital

“Disney World or D.C.?” I asked Hayden, my almost 11-year-old son.

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Falling In Luxe
Nov01

Falling In Luxe

Lush textures and organic layers; there’s something for everyone to fall in love with this fall.

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Let It Go!
Oct03

Let It Go!

Rid yourself of what’s holding you back

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Bora Bora
Oct03

Bora Bora

Jewel of the South Seas
Lose Yourself in the Ultimate Island Paradise

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New Ammunition in the Fight Against Breast Cancer
Oct03

New Ammunition in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Make breast wellness a priority this month

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Senior Strength
Oct03

Senior Strength

Keeping fit— both mentally and physically

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Women of Adversity
Sep02

Women of Adversity

Strong women inspire us, encourage us, and support us. They’re mothers, grandmothers, wives, and caretakers. They overcome adversity in stride and never give up. This month, they share their stories with us.

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What’s Cookin’?
Sep01

What’s Cookin’?

Tips and trends to transform your kitchen

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Oktoberfest Chicago Style
Sep01

Oktoberfest Chicago Style

Celebrating the Windy City’s deeply rooted German heritage

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She Said She Shed!
Sep01

She Said She Shed!

Women across the country are leaving stress and worry at their very own front doors

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Crazy Indulgent Desserts…
Aug01

Crazy Indulgent Desserts…

No Oven Required!

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The Bright Lights of Bangkok
Aug01

The Bright Lights of Bangkok

Watching The King and I made me do it—a trip to Bangkok, Thailand on a whim.

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Join the Club
Aug01

Join the Club

Summer’s almost over, but it’s not too late to tap into one of this season’s biggest fashion trends. With timelessly chic pieces in an all-white palette, you’ll always be on par.

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Something Bright and Good
Aug01

Something Bright and Good

Make a happy moment

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The Eli Young Band returns home to Texas
Jul01

The Eli Young Band returns home to Texas

We catch up with them after the Off The Rails Country Music Festival in Frisco, Texas Mike Eli, James Young, Jon Jones and Chris Thompson form the Eli Young Band. This award winning band formed in Denton, Texas, while attending college at University of North Texas. The band members met shortly after starting college and were friends before deciding to form the band. “We started hanging out and jamming together,” says Mike, “and...

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London Calling
Jul01

London Calling

Visiting London without delving into its celebrated landmarks and neighborhoods would be like trying to eat a chocolate bar without removing the wrapper. It’s more about what’s inside the jewel box than the jewelry case itself—not unexpected from the Brits, when you think about it.

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Pumped Up
Jul01

Pumped Up

Powerful shoes for powerful women

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The Ageless Student
Jul01

The Ageless Student

When Claire Pruner of Bristol, Tennessee turned 35, her children were in elementary school and she was working part time. Realizing that their household expenses would only increase in the coming years, she and her husband, Jon, had a heart-to-heart.

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Fireworks, Finally
Jun07

Fireworks, Finally

Make sure you stay safe—and legal—this month

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Taking the Pain Out of Gain
Jun07

Taking the Pain Out of Gain

Using sports medicine tips to maximize your workout and stay safe

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Brooklyn (boroughed in) Culture
May02

Brooklyn (boroughed in) Culture

The best way to immerse yourself in Brooklyn’s mix of hip and historic neighborhoods is on foot, meandering around, absorbing all the sights, sounds, and flavors. And when your tootsies get tired, just hail a taxi. The borough of Brooklyn’s glitzy neighboring island with the towering skyline has taken center stage for almost as long as it’s existed, but times have changed for Brooklyn, known as America’s first suburb. It’s become a...

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Texas Smoke
May02

Texas Smoke

The Art of Low and Slow Barbecue

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Art Smart
May02

Art Smart

Empty walls beware! It’s time to create a narrative in your home with just the right piece of art. Even if you aren’t an art collector, or maybe you haven’t even bought your first piece yet, don’t despair—it’s easier than you think. Before you buy anything though, first you need to understand the players in the market. That means either buying artwork that is fresh on the market or pieces that have already been sold at least once....

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A Parent’s Guide to Surviving Summer Camp
Mar29

A Parent’s Guide to Surviving Summer Camp

Make preparations today to preserve your family’s sanity tomorrow Seasoned parents have long known the best time to prepare for a peaceful and memorable summer break is well in advance. Finding a good summer camp is a great way to ensure the kids get an experience of a lifetime while Mom and Dad’s stress levels are kept to a minimum. But your child’s success at summer camp will depend on the preparations you make before they set off...

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Reflected Perspectives
Mar02

Reflected Perspectives

Leave “I woke up like this” make-up in 2015. This season was made for bright and bold lips, vibrant blue eyes, over-the-top lashes, and disco-inspired touches. Whether you find yourself more of a classicist or a daring darling, 2016’s trends are begging to be mirrored. Vamped Up Porcelain skin and dark, moody, wine-stained lips tore up this season’s runway. Turn it up with a smoked eye or let your lips do the talking with an...

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Dr. da Vinci
Mar02

Dr. da Vinci

Robotic tech making surgeons more than merely human 100 years ago, surgeons still performed procedures with their bare hands, working in their street clothes, protected by an apron. The tools they used were not much better. Just a glimpse of vintage surgical equipment will send shivers up your spine. Thankfully, we live in the 21st century! While we’re not to the point where doctors can operate by waving a device over the body like...

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Simply Sous Vide
Mar02

Simply Sous Vide

For the last two months I’ve been cooking meat in plastic bags dunked into what amounts to a bucket of hot water. It sounds weird, but the results have converted this skeptic into a believer—steakhouse quality beef, impossibly juicy chicken breast, tender fish, and better-than-barbecue ribs. That’s the miracle of sous vide—all you need is a tall stock pot, some zip-top bags, a sous vide device, and something to cook! What the heck is...

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Our Natural Habitat
Feb01

Our Natural Habitat

Practical, functional, beautiful bathrooms We might not spend the most time out of the day in the bathroom, but the time we do spend needs to be… comfortable. Freshly drawn baths, elegant fixtures, fresh-feeling lighting, and yes, even the toilet itself all need to do their part when it comes to those essential daily routines—and there’s rarely a better way to both increase the value of your house and maximize your comfort than...

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Magical Upcountry Bali
Feb01

Magical Upcountry Bali

Tranquility, Culture, Art, and Adventure Wrapped in a Lush, Tropical Paradise Daily life, creativity, and nature blend seamlessly up on Bali’s Sayan Ridge, near the artist community of Ubud. Restorative tropical sounds, ancient Hindu temples, and emerald-green hills adorned with towering palms and undulating, hand-carved rice terraces whisk you far away from the frenzy of Western civilization. It’s a magical land where friendly people...

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Those Tights are Tight!
Feb01

Those Tights are Tight!

Adorn those stems with leggings and tights that give a little P-H-A-T attitude. From lace to leather, your legs will have everyone dying to know your secret. Follow this team on Instagram: Photographer: Randy Anderson, @rander4370 Creative Director: Jen Childers, @artzee_jen The Campbell Agency, @campbellmodels Stylist: Juan Lerma, @juan_lerma Wallflower Management, @wallflowermgmt Hair and Makeup: Jenn Karsner, @jenn_creates Kim...

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Don’t Sweat the Pet
Feb01

Don’t Sweat the Pet

Simple solutions for living comfortably with allergies and your four-legged family members There’s no doubt about it, pets enrich our lives in ways too numerous to count—our furry friends are members of the family. So what do you do when someone in the house is allergic to a beloved family pet? It’s not so easy living with the allergy-inducing dander pets leave in their wake. Luckily, there are dander-defying solutions every member of...

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Amazing India
Dec07

Amazing India

A Week in the Golden Triangle “Come to the exotic subcontinent,” India calls from afar. “Immerse yourself in a destination of dreams, romance, and a blend of sights and sounds that creates an unforgettable experience.” Even seasoned travelers are swept away by India, with its gleaming marble palaces, massive Mughal (Mogul) forts, and spice-inspired cuisine. Vibrant textiles and extraordinary hand-knotted Kashmir rugs drape the...

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Resolve to Greenify Your Home this Year
Dec07

Resolve to Greenify Your Home this Year

Check out these simple eco-friendly home improvements that will make your cozy abode even cozier. Let’s face it. We can all stand to be more energy-efficient. The New Year is a great time to take a step back and consider new ways to reduce our carbon footprint, save money on energy, and be a kinder, gentler citizen of Mother Earth. A great place to start is by calling in an expert to let you know where you currently stand with...

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Daydream Believer
Dec07

Daydream Believer

Reawakening the art of positive, constructive daydreaming Daydreaming gets a bad rap along the path from childhood to adulthood. In our culture—one that often embraces goal-oriented productivity—to allow our minds to start wandering like they did when we were children is a behavior all-too-often replaced with the mantra of grown-ups: “Be a doer and a go-getter, not a dreamer.” Who doesn’t wish to be free to daydream from time to time?...

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Moroccan Chicken with Carrot Purée
Dec07

Moroccan Chicken with Carrot Purée

Brighten a drab winter evening with this colorful dish. Its complex flavor profile offers a perfect balance of spicy, sweet, and bitter flavors. Serves six. TIP: Prepare the carrot purée and your homemade harissa a day or two ahead of time.   6 boneless, skin-on chicken breasts, pounded to a ¾” thickness 16 tablespoons (1 cup) olive oil Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 4 cups chicken broth 2 pounds carrots, cut into 1⁄4”...

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They’ll Be Home For Christmas
Dec07

They’ll Be Home For Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. But let’s face it. It’s also the most stressful, with shopping, entertaining, traveling, cooking, budget stretching, and attending parties upon parties when you’d rather be home watching A Charlie Brown Christmas with the kids. Add to that time spent with family members who know how to push all your buttons and you’ve got a situation that could make Saint Nick himself want to run for the...

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5 Nights in Paris
Nov09

5 Nights in Paris

I took a deep breath and gazed up at the landmark France’s capital has been known for since the 1889 World’s Fair. The iron latticework looked like lace against the night sky. And then it began to sparkle. Hundreds of lights twinkled on and off making it seem as if the Eiffel Tower had been sprinkled with fairy dust. “Not bad for our first night in Paris,” I said, gripping my husband’s hand in excitement. “Not bad at all,” he agreed....

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Luxury Car Tech Meets Science Fiction
Nov08

Luxury Car Tech Meets Science Fiction

Remember George Jetson’s flying car that folded up into a briefcase? Automotive technology isn’t there quite yet, but many features that were sci-fi a decade ago are becoming commonplace. For example, vehicles today can come equipped with a collision-avoidance system, or self-parking technology designed to make parallel parking a breeze. James Bond-worthy car gadgetry is for everyone, from auto and tech enthusiasts to regular folks....

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