Articles | August, 2013


My Fit Foods Offers a Free Meal in Austin

With this coupon, Austin's fresh and healthy pre-packaged food brand is offering everyone who comes into their stores a free meal of their choice until July 31. When there's a good deal... Read on »


Ten Things Guys Love About Women

Indulging in the fascinating qualities of the fairer sex. By Eric Leech Ladies, us guys want to tell you something. We think you are amazing and that you deserve this article dedicated to... Read on »


Heartsong Music Builds Confidence in Austin Children

The Austin location that teaches the international Music Together program will soon kick off its fall sessions. Heather grinned as she sat cross-legged and swung her body and arms from left to right,... Read on »


Top 10 Must-Have Items For College Dorms

Oh, college! It’s a time for teenagers to finally gain some independence from their parents, and a time for parents to finally gain some peace and quiet away from their teenagers.... Read on »


The Best Smartphone Apps to Help You Get Organized

Download these (mostly free!) apps, simplify your life and let your smartphone do all the work.  Dashlane With the power to pay bills and shop online, it has become more necessary to... Read on »


Five Best Photography Apps

CameraBag 2 Fatigued of the same old lo-fi filters? CameraBag 2 is the world’s paramount hi-fi photo app, offering you dozens of matchless style that can be effortlessly applied but infinitely adjusted. CameraBag... Read on »


Sound & Cinema: Flash Gordon

August 14, 7 p.m., Long Center City Terrace This summer Austin is showing classic movies with a twist. Every Wednesday night until August 28, the Long Center’s city terrace lawn will host Sound ... Read on »


Have a Ball

Support 1,500 Central Texas kids at the ninth annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Austin Ice Ball. When Austin temperatures reach triple digits in August, the coolest place to be is the Austin Ice Ball.... Read on »


Happy birthday, Leo!

July 23–Aug. 23 The harmonious dialogue between the planets of practicality and hard work and the planets of intuition and imagination continues on another month, and with the added benefit of a mercury... Read on »


What’s in Your Backpack?

As your kids and teens head back to school, stock their backpack with these fun essentials. Herschel Supply Co. Post backpack in Camp Orange, $60, available at Nordstrom, 2901 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., 512.691.3500. Amazon... Read on »


Real Women Play Hard

Combine yin consciousness with yang activity at the Women’s Radical Wellness Retreat in Costa Rica. Pura vida! Literally translated to “pure life,” this customary saying embodies all that is... Read on »


Live and Learn

These quick courses for adults redefine “going back to school” for busy women. While it’s true that with age your brain tends to slow and your memory occasionally shorts... Read on »


Hair Raiser

It’s safe to say Austin’s own Allen Ruiz is having a good hair month. The co-owner of Jackson Ruiz Salon snagged the North American Hairdresser Awards’ top honor,... Read on »


Jamie Pope

The founder of Liz James Designs on her style icon and how to achieve effortless style. What’s the story behind Liz James? I started making jewelry 20 years ago while visiting my... Read on »


Easy Breezy

Dress casually for the dog days of summer. D&Y hat, $25, available at Blue Elephant, 4001 N. Lamar Blvd., Ste. 510, 512.371.3259 Bamboo sandals, $25, available at Atown, 5502 Burnet Road, 512.323.2533. AJ Morgan sunglasses, $15, available at Adelante, 1206... Read on »


Straighten Out

Two must-have products for a healthy, sleek ’do. HOT TOOL With humidity in full force, a quality straightener can be your summer lifesaver. We like the quick-heating Rowenta Straight Express One-Inch Flat... Read on »


Patio Perfect

Outdoor dining to match every occasion and mood. Dining outdoors is as much a part of the Austin lifestyle as live music, and the choice of alfresco venues is as diverse as this... Read on »


The Family Table

Eight new cookbooks with easy, healthy and affordable everyday recipes for the whole family. What’s For Dinner? by Curtis Stone For all of you busy families out there, celebrity chef Curtis... Read on »


Skip the Ice Bath

New technology provides the benefits of cold therapy to aid in recovery plans for athletes. With high temps and hard efforts, recovery is an important part of your fitness routine. Luckily some of... Read on »


Eating Disorders at Any Age

Understanding the issues for adults.  When we hear “eating disorder,” most of us automatically think of a teenage girl with anorexia nervosa or bulimia. Cynthia M. Bulik, Ph. D., has... Read on »


Let’s Do Lunch

Healthy lunch box ideas for kids of all ages and taste buds. As the summer begins to wind down, earlier wake-up times and school lunch packing becomes the norm once again. It is... Read on »


A reason to Rally

Patti Rogers’s unique online community site, Rallyhood, was born out of personal necessity—to pull people together with a passion and a purpose. Every superhero has an origin story. On... Read on »


Queens of Vintage

Three Austin experts share their insights on vintage home goods, jewelry and clothing. Emily Hoover Co-owner, Feathers Boutique, 1700. B S. Congress Ave., 512.912.9779. A costume design major from the University of Texas, Emily Hoover... Read on »


The Doyennes of Austin’s Alternative Education

Barbara Garza of AESA Prep Academy and Lisa Schmitt of the Girls’ School of Austin offer independent options for unique educational opportunities. Austin is known for its “alternatives.” Alternative music.... Read on »


Spanish Immersion

Adriana Rodriguez creates citizens of the world at Jardin de Ninos Interlingua.  As world communication and economies become increasingly integrated, never has learning a foreign language been more important. While relocating to... Read on »


Euro Trip

“Mein plattenspieler ist kaput!” Perhaps the Hagers were not meant to travel Europe. In fact I have only been once before: My father and I went to Oktoberfest in Munich, which... Read on »


Luke Padwick

Saving lives, one emergency center at a time.  It’s a good thing he knows CPR, because he’s going to take your breath away. Once you’ve regulated... Read on »


Brain-Balancing Act

Anna Bauereis and Brain Balance of Austin offer non-medical solutions to help children with ADD/ADHD, Tourette’s, dyslexia, Asperger’s and autism.  Survival mode. This is a circumstance many... Read on »


Wise Mind

Parenting and family expert Dr. Laura Kastner shares strategies for raising tweens and teens.  If you are a parent to a tween or teen, you’ve probably recently engaged in a... Read on »


Allergy Action for Your Child

AllerMates founder Iris Shamus’s essential questions to ask about your child’s food allergies.  When Iris Shamus’s son was 13 months old, he turned purple after biting into... Read on »


Lessons Learned

There’s a little paper ornament that hangs on my Christmas tree every year. It’s shaped like a bell and has a picture of a little girl with a ponytail... Read on »