Articles | August, 2012

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Horoscopes

On June 11, we all felt a shift from an earthy, income- and pleasure-driven need to hunker down and nestle in to a sudden universal clarity of insight, especially for communications, media and technology.... Read on »

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Best of the Blogs: The Clutter Diet

Clutter Video Tip: Procrastination is Like Baking Cookies? There is a Spanish Proverb that says "Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week." Procrastination is the thief of time. It seems so... Read on »

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Organizer in Chief

Lorie Marrero —author, speaker, spokesperson for Goodwill Industries International— holds rank as CEO (chief executive organizer) of The Clutter Diet / By Julie Tereshchuk / Photography by Melanie Grizzel / Makeup by Lauren Lumsden Moved your... Read on »

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Organizing your family's health information.

By Jill Case Do you scramble around every school year trying to locate your children’s immunization records? Every time you go to the doctor, do you find yourself wasting time making yet... Read on »

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Inside Mardy Chen's Closet

Owner of Pure Bikram Yoga prefers wearable art.  [From left] Tom Ford sunglasses, Hermés Birkin bag, vintage Judith Leiber clutch, burgundy Tom Ford tote, Tom Ford zip-up booties, Alexander McQueen python... Read on »

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Happy Chic, Now in Austin

Newly opened Jonathan Adler is a one-stop shop for your interior-design needs. By Erica Todd; Photo by Sadie Barton The brand new austin location lives up to its happy-chic moniker, combining artistic flair... Read on »

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Simply Irresistible: Robert Campbell

From first impressions, DJ 86 is mysterious, secretive and alluring. His long hair flows behind him as he selects songs that feed your soul. You find yourself intoxicated with his musical temptations. Trapped in... Read on »

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Sixth-Annual Bikram Yoga Women’s Retreat Comes to Austin

By Shelley Seale If you love Bikram Yoga, you don’t want to miss the sixth-annual retreat held in Austin Aug. 9 through 12 at Barton Creek Resort & Spa. The four-day, three-night retreat provides... Read on »

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Dirty Dancing

Paramount Theatre, Aug. 30 and 31 Throughout the month of August, the Paramount Theatre continues its Summer Classic Film Series with screenings of modern classics all released during the 1980s. Dirty Dancing stands out from... Read on »

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Austin Ice Ball

Chill out for an evening while helping young Central Texans / By Erica Todd Want to escape the heat for an evening this summer? The eighth-annual Austin Ice Ball is the perfect opportunity for... Read on »

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No Place for Hate

No Place for Hate is empowering AISD with resources to prevent prejudice and cyberbullying / By Joanna Wheeler The rise of social media has opened new avenues of opportunity to express opinions in real... Read on »

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Getting in Sync

Eight organizational tools to help you breathe again / By Ayanna Estelle After feeding your kids breakfast and reminding them to wipe the syrup from their faces, you sometimes forget that you need to... Read on »

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Set Sail

Savor the final days of summer with a last-minute cruise / By Christine Imperatore August is often a bittersweet month for many people. It signals the end of summertime but the beginning of many... Read on »

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Make Fitness Fun for Kids

The habits we learn as children shape our feelings toward fitness and wellness in to our adult lives. As a loved one in a child’s life, we have an amazing opportunity... Read on »

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Making the Grade

As the school year approaches, local superintendents zero in on the tough desicions and challenges facing their districts / By Terri Schexnayder / Photos by Elise Avellan Del Valle ISD Dr. Kelly Crook shines as... Read on »

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The Sky’s the Limit

By Deborah Hamilton-Lynne The ninth year of Austin Woman, which began during a time of economic uncertainty, represented something different for Publisher Melinda Garvey. “Normally during tough times, people hunker down to wait... Read on »

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Roots and Branches

By Deborah Hamilton-Lynne Pauline Kezer once said, “Continuity gives us roots; change gives us branches, letting us stretch and grow and reach for new heights.” Such was the 10th year of Austin Woman... Read on »

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Get Your Flirt On

Six flirting must-haves / By Eric J. Leech It doesn’t matter if you’re single or attached; flirting can be a rewarding and fun tool. Many women assume that relationship opportunities come by... Read on »

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The Truth About Tailgating

Hard, cold facts about the most masculine bonding ritual / By JB Hager / Photo by Rudy Arocha If I had a dollar for every guy I’ve ever known who’s said, “I’m... Read on »

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Organizing Your Finances

The best way to maximize your resources / By Susan Lahey Oh, for the days when you kept your money under the mattress. These days, the word “finances” covers so many things. Besides checking... Read on »

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Playing to Win

One hundred days to a winning transformation for single moms / By Meng Qi / Photo by Rudy Arocha They say behind every great champion is a great coach, and Honorée Corder wants to... Read on »

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The Fun of Getting Organized

By Amy Praskac / Illustration by Sarah Quatrano Getting organized always carries a whiff of excitement for me. I suppose that’s natural for a professional organizer, but I felt that way even as... Read on »

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Study Space—Work Smart

As homework time makes a comeback, here are a few of our favorite pieces for creating a playful and effective study space.   Keep phone and computer cords hidden and out of the... Read on »

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Managing Your Life

Refocus your attention, regain your time and reward your life / By Molly McManus When you’re drowning in a sea of stress and your busy life seems unconquerable, a change of course must... Read on »

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Farm to Dinner Table

Plan your meals with the seasons / By Rachel Merriman Whether you’re planning meals for a week’s worth of family dinners or a single special occasion, a farmers market can help you... Read on »

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Straight Talk for Teens about AIDS

HIV/AIDS cases in teens on the rise / By Darline Turner-Lee Is your teenager having sex? You may not want to believe it, and to your face, they may deny it, but data... Read on »

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New Year, New School

GENaustin’s back-to-school retreat for middle school girls. Story by Meng Qi Do you remember the summer before you entered middle school? That feeling of excitement mixed with nervous anticipation? Looking back on... Read on »

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DIY Organization

Pinterest DIY projects that will help you organize every room in your home, from the kitchen to the garage. Story by Rachel Merriman I’ll be the first to admit that I waste... Read on »

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Getting Organized

Mind, body and clothes. Story by Tammy Shaklee Men sometimes seem like they have it all. For years, I have advised friends to “think like a man” in particular situations, meaning practice that... Read on »

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The Trishas Return to Austin

The serenading quartet performs Aug. 9 on the heels of their first full-length album release. Story by: Christine Imperatore The Trishas helped Austin celebrate Independence Day with their show at Uncle Billy’s Rooftop,... Read on »

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AW Media Staff’s Top Picks

Organizational tools that we can’t go without. Story by Ayanna Estelle Everyone has their own way of doing things, especially when it comes to getting organized. The product that helps to de-clutter... Read on »

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Editor's Pick

A must-have planner. By Meng Qi Plan-It Academic-Year Daily Planner Start your new school year off right with these Plan-It Daily Planners. With a variety of designs to choose from, each with a... Read on »

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This Ain’t Your Mama’s Road Trip

Try some of these fun and helpful smartphone applications on your summer road trip. By Christine Imperatore Gone are the days of roadmaps that take up the entire front seat, or stopping at... Read on »

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Down-Home Recipes for Summer

Mixing tasty food and catchy tunes with a distinctly American flavor, Ruby’s Juke Joint Americana Cookbook is a real treat for the senses. Read on »

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