Articles | April, 2013

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Healthy Mind, Healthy Body

Detoxifying your body and mind through clean, healthy eating.  Undoubtedly, you’ve heard the hype surrounding the juice craze. From Beyoncé’s Master Cleanse to the documentary Fat, Sick,... Read on »

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Who Moved My Cheese?

Get on board, people. The world has come to Austin.  I am going to march down to Austin City Hall and propose that every resident in the city of Austin get a... Read on »

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What Do Men Really Want?

The prehistoric male psyche still rules in the modern wild. By Eric Leech Men are motivated by many factors in life, including sex, attention and praise, but they are also motivated by risk,... Read on »

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Women of Distinction

The Girl Scouts of Central Texas celebrates five notable women of the Austin community. By Malia Bradshaw; Cooper photo by Nancy Whitman; Kerr photo by Preston Culver/Austin Fire Department; Acevedo and Garvey... Read on »

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A Hill Country Renaissance Woman

Meet Helen Foster. By Rachel Merriman; Photo by Tommy Holt/Third Eye Photography Most of us barely have time for one life, but Helen Foster—environmental attorney at Austin firm Graves Dougherty Hearon ... Read on »

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Editor Picks: Best Juicers

You don’t need an expensive juicer to be able to juice. There are plenty of affordable options on the market, and Amazon and Craigslist are great places to look if you... Read on »

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On the Go: Best Juice Shops

By Molly McManus The following places are great for when you are in a rush and don’t have time to juice at home. Not only will you find the healthiest juice... Read on »

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B.Y.O.B: Bring Your Own Bag

Austin uses 263 million plastic bags per year, many of which end up as a mile-high pile at a landfill or as roadside decor. No need to lose sleep about it because on March 1,... Read on »

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It pays to go green

By Andy East Here is the skinny on some of Austin Energy’s Power Saver Program rebates and incentives. Visit austinenergy.com for more information. Average costs and estimates are based on... Read on »

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Mack, Jack & McConaughey

It’s BIG—huge even. It’s a BIG effort, with BIG-name celebrities and BIG- fun events, all with the mission to give back in a BIG way. By uniting... Read on »

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Relax with Spa Week

Aaaahhh! Relax and rejuvenate at the bargain price of $50 per treatment during Spa Week. From April 15 through the 21, 10 participating spas and salons are offering up treatments such as massages, facials, mani-pedis, eyelash extensions,... Read on »

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NYFW Fall Preview

Austin-friendly trends from the New York runways. Planning my bi-annual trip to New York Fashion Week in February can sometimes be unpredictable, mostly due to the weather. Thankfully, I just missed the winter... Read on »

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Happy birthday, Aries

March 21 - April 20 April is an exciting month full of contradictions, brash and impulsive. It’s a battle for control, great ideas for radical change fighting the status quo. Change is an... Read on »

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PMS Got You Down?

Take a hike, and other tips from fitness expert Mayling Kajiya.  Every month, most women experience undesirable symptoms during the time of their periods. Cravings, bloating, cramps, moodiness and sleepiness are just... Read on »

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Clean Green and Be Merry

Great products, new initiatives and services help you go green this spring. Commercial cleaning products can leave behind hazardous fumes and harmful biproducts that end up in our lakes, rivers and oceans. Not... Read on »

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Caring for Your Aching Feet

Feet come first in April during National Foot Health Awareness Month.  Most people walk about 75,000 miles by the time they are 50, according to the American Podiatric Medical Association. Your feet take a... Read on »

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Lady Bird’s Blooming Legacy

Springing from roadsides and parks throughout the nation, wildflowers in bloom showcase the work of the visionary first lady.  In 1965, Lady Bird Johnson decided the nation’s capital needed a facelift.... Read on »

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The Leanwashing Index

Stay away from products that claim to be “all-natural,” because chances are, according to EnviroMedia Social Marketing CEO Valerie Davis, they’re not. In their ongoing efforts to clarify the... Read on »

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standout campaigns from enviromedia

EnviroMedia has lead tobacco prevention efforts for Texas since 2000. This awardwinning “Spit It Out” TV spot pointed out a very real, very disgusting side effect of smokeless tobacco. Conservation work, like this for... Read on »

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Food & Wine festival authors

Italian, My Way, by Jonathan Waxman and Tom Colicchio: Rustic Italian recipes from a Top Chef Master, explained in a way for even the novice home cooks.           New... Read on »

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Goodbye Plastic Bags

Austin Woman answers all of your questions concerning the recent plastic bag ban. By Malia Bradshaw You have probably noticed the sudden lack of plastic grocery bags at the checkout line of your... Read on »

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Lay Off of My Blue Suede Shoes

Million Dollar Quartet comes to Bass Concert Hall. April 9th–14th is your opportunity to see the Tony Award-winning musical inspired by one night in December 1956, when four music legends –... Read on »

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Transcend: The University of Texas Fashion Show

April 18, 6:30 p.m., Frank Erwin Center . Since 1997, the University Fashion Group has organized an annual fashion show to give student designers the opportunity to display their artistic visions in grand style at the... Read on »

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Eat, Drink, Woman!

On April 3, the Greater Austin Restaurant Association will honor Austin’s greatest female chefs at an event to be held at One World Theatre. The culinary star-studded evening will include a silent... Read on »

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Austin Woman Sponsored Events

CASAblanca Gala March 2, 6 to 11 p.m., Hyatt Regency Hotel Austin The Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Travis County will hold its annual gala, honoring volunteers and sharing inspiring stories. This year&rsquo... Read on »

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Live From Camp Mabry: An Evening Under the Stars

At its new, bigger venue, the Elizabeth Ann Seton Board invites you to support local clinics throughout Central Texas.  The Elizabeth Ann Seton Board will host its annual Evening Under the Stars... Read on »

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Beauty: Less Chemicals, Great Results

Beauty favorites without all the chemicals. You may not want to show off your natural hair color, but Tints of Nature will at least help you acheive your desired shade in a more... Read on »

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One Lipstick at a Time…

Photo by Jennifer Crane Running low on funds to donate to your favorite nonprofit? Purchases with a charitable component are a clever and trendy way to put a little thought into the products... Read on »

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Sustainable Design

Hop on the go-green express, with savvy homeowner tips from acclaimed remodelers CG&S Design-Build and Austin Energy. By Andy East; Photos by Andrew Pogue courtesy of CG&S. With more... Read on »

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Go Green, Save Green

Go green without going broke. Here are some of the cheapest ways you can boost your energy efficiency and save money.   1. Kitchen and Bathroom Faucet Aerators and Showerheads (Free) Aerators help you... Read on »

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Foodie’s Delight

The 2013 Austin Food & Wine Festival brings top chefs and gourmet treats to town. By Kristi Willis Put your diet on hold and forget the guilt. The second-annual Austin Food & Wine Festival... Read on »

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Q+A with Chef Jodi Elliott

The Austin Food & Wine Festival brings in not only national talent, but also gives Austin’s culinary stars a chance to strut their stuff. Chef Jodi Elliott, pastry chef and co-owner... Read on »

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Why being green is just not good enough anymore

EnviroMedia founder Valerie Davis is out to kill the ‘eco-friendly’ movement. Valerie Davis created her first successful social-marketing campaign more than 40 years ago. “When I was in the second grade,... Read on »

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Lady Bird in Her Words

You won’t find any titillating gossip in Michael L. Gillette’s new oral history of Lady Bird Johnson; the genteel former first lady had no instinct for this. But you... Read on »

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Seeing LBJ the High-Tech Way

A $10 million renovation has given the LBJ Presidential Library a new 21st-century look, with three floors of high-tech, interactive exhibits that bring to life the political and personal lives of LBJ and Lady... Read on »

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Ladybird's Wildly Imaginative Center

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is a study in contrasts. The gardens, trails and woods on this 279-acre site form a quiet retreat where visitors can commune with nature. Even the buildings ... Read on »

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Simply Irresistible: Rick Cofer

 He’s a lean, green, trash-reducing machine. Meet environmentalist Rick Cofer, who serves as chair of the City of Austin Zero Waste Advisory Commission. At 6-foot-3-inches, with a resounding voice... Read on »

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Finding the Perfect Summer Camp

Camp Sloop aids parents in matching kids with camps.  After only two months since its launch, Camp Sloop, a camp-searching website, is creating a buzz around Austin. Local news channels rushed to... Read on »

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Aerial Perspective

Lydia Michelson-Maverick and Elizabeth Hamilton share their passions in an airy studio high above Congress Avenue.  Hidden in the heart of downtown Austin in an inconspicuous historic building on Congress Avenue, seven... Read on »

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Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring

By Mae Newcombe, Illustration by Sarah Quatrano. A threshold delineates passing from one physical space to another, of leaving the outside world for the personal one inside a home, for instance. In the... Read on »

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