Find Your Influence Style this Year
Dec18

Find Your Influence Style this Year

The ability to influence those around you is a key leadership skill.

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Keep Cool-Weather Clothes Looking Fresh
Dec18

Keep Cool-Weather Clothes Looking Fresh

Cooler weather often brings busier schedules – balancing family activities, daily chores and holiday festivities – but it is also a time when you want to look your best.

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Empowering Teens through Smart Spending
Dec04

Empowering Teens through Smart Spending

Helping teens learn to handle money can be a tricky proposition. Mistakes can quite literally be costly, but there’s really no substitute for hands-on practice when it comes to managing finances.

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How to Prep Your Pup for Winter
Dec04

How to Prep Your Pup for Winter

The colder months are approaching, and it’s not uncommon to lessen focus on diet and exercise, and the same goes for furry friends during the cooler seasons. To keep your pup healthy this winter, it’s important to establish proper nutrition habits – which start by feeding your pet the right type of food. “Whether it’s the increase in holiday parties or the decrease in temperature, healthy eating routines...

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7 Ways to Plan for Cold and Flu Season
Dec04

7 Ways to Plan for Cold and Flu Season

Declining temperatures can bring fun, cool-weather activities, but they also mean cold and flu season is lurking.

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Holiday Giving for the Whole Family
Dec04

Holiday Giving for the Whole Family

Part of the magic of the holiday season is making wishes come true, not only for your loved ones but for others in the community, too.

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Obalon – An Easy Pill to Swallow
Dec04

Obalon – An Easy Pill to Swallow

Innovative new Obalon balloon procedure helps deflate weight without drugs, diets, or surgery

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Tech the Halls
Dec04

Tech the Halls

Our 2018 high-tech gift guide for any member of the family

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Seasonal Stress
Dec04

Seasonal Stress

Avoiding what can dampen the holiday spirit

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Recovering & Rebounding
Dec04

Recovering & Rebounding

Get in front of this year’s setbacks

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Break for the Better
Dec04

Break for the Better

Find and do something just for you

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Throw a Christmas Cookie Party
Nov28

Throw a Christmas Cookie Party

The next best thing to baking cookies for many home chefs is baking cookies with friends. Dust off your favorite recipes, create a festive playlist and fill your home with the tantalizing aroma of baked goodies for the ultimate Christmas cookie party. Turn things up a notch and swap classic sugar cookies for these festive Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies, Peppermint Truffle Cookies and Almond Gingerbread Cookies. Along with those tasty...

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Will to Live
Nov01

Will to Live

Prevent family confusion in the case of emergency by preparing a living will

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The Family Squeeze
Nov01

The Family Squeeze

Surviving the sandwich years

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Tidbits & Traditions
Nov01

Tidbits & Traditions

A look at some holiday fun facts—and a few ideas for starting some new traditions

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Fun for the Whole Family
Oct30

Fun for the Whole Family

Flatter the fam with a few affordable gifts to enjoy together

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Assisting Family with Assisted Living
Oct30

Assisting Family with Assisted Living

Knowing when it’s the right time, together—and hearing everyone out

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Kindness in the Wake of Destruction
Oct04

Kindness in the Wake of Destruction

The country bands together to help flood victims in Texas after Hurricane Harvey drenches coast

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Post-Hurricane Check List
Sep27

Post-Hurricane Check List

Now that the winds have died down and the water has subsided, let’s all take a deep breath and remember… people are what matters.

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Disasters and Mental Health
Sep27

Disasters and Mental Health

How to care for yourself and for others

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The State Fair Saga
Aug28

The State Fair Saga

The road to 2.5 million visitors is a long one

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It’s More Than Just Football
Aug28

It’s More Than Just Football

Forever is a long time.

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Hand-Stitched History in Texas
Aug25

Hand-Stitched History in Texas

A hill country leather company keeps traditions alive

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Texas’ own underdog is back with Vaquero: a personal, independent follow-up
Mar14

Texas’ own underdog is back with Vaquero: a personal, independent follow-up

Texas singer-songwriter Aaron Watson’s newest album, Vaquero, is a fitting title for the hard-working cowboy. Living caught up with him just prior to the album’s release last month to ask about Vaquero, the follow-up to his indie success story, 2015’s The Underdog.   Living Magazine: Aaron, you’ve cut your own path in the country music industry. While being an independent artist and making your own records, you have also garnered...

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The Truth About Botox and Migraines
Feb28

The Truth About Botox and Migraines

Unless you know someone who suffers from chronic migraines, it’s difficult to understand how deeply painful and severe this form of headache can be. Sometimes called “sick headaches,” migraines are often accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to light and sound, along with other debilitating symptoms. Around 91 percent of chronic migraine sufferers miss work or can’t function normally during a migraine attack, and can end up in the...

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Bidet Today!
Feb28

Bidet Today!

If you’re like most Americans, you probably have a nebulous concept of what a bidet is, perhaps from tales passed down like legends via friends or family, a scene in a movie or TV show, or maybe a bizarre anecdote shared around on social media. For whatever reason, be it our stigma against discussing personal hygiene or merely a fanatical love of toilet paper, the bidet in America is more often regarded as a weird device from distant...

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Sleep Creep
Feb28

Sleep Creep

Is using tech devices before bed bad for you?

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Protecting Yourself from Medical Identity Theft
Feb28

Protecting Yourself from Medical Identity Theft

We’ve all heard the horror stories. Criminals strike from the shadows, stealing personal information and gaining access to our accounts, our contact information, and our medical records. We’re talking about identity theft—specifically medical identity theft. According to the Fifth Annual Benchmark Study on Privacy and Security of Healthcare Data by the Ponemon Institute, the major cause of sensitive data compromise for the past few...

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Succulent Spaces
Feb08

Succulent Spaces

Find fabulous design ideas to inspire your own succulent garden.

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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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3 Key Inspiration Checkpoints
Jan31

3 Key Inspiration Checkpoints

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Snowed-In Cinema
Dec30

Snowed-In Cinema

Whether you’re actually snowed in or not, there’s nothing quite like curling up inside on a cold day with a cozy blanket and the heater blasting. What better time to enjoy some winter flicks?

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It’s What You Know!
Dec30

It’s What You Know!

Making decisions about your child’s education

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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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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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Golden Years
Dec02

Golden Years

Go beyond the finances of retirement

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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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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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Let It Go!
Oct03

Let It Go!

Rid yourself of what’s holding you back

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(not) Being Anxious
Oct03

(not) Being Anxious

It’s a curious fact that people often call me brave.

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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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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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Book Smarts
Aug01

Book Smarts

A parent’s guide to help your college student start off right

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Something Bright and Good
Aug01

Something Bright and Good

Make a happy moment

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Five Ways to Help Your Child Find a Career Path
Jul05

Five Ways to Help Your Child Find a Career Path

…without seeming overbearing

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Back to Back to School
Jul05

Back to Back to School

Preparing for a new school year can be not only exciting but also scary and stressful for you and your child. Here are some tips to make the process go more smoothly and start your school year off right.

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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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