Articles | May 2016

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The Zika Virus

Professor Sahotra Sarkar from the department of integrative biology at the University of Texas answers your questions about travel plans, transmission and treatment of the disease. Read on »

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Are We There Yet?

Steer your summer vacation in the right direction with five family-friendly travel tips. Read on »

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Beauty and Brains

When remembering famous inventors from throughout history, names like Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell quickly come to mind. But there were plenty of women who made numerous technological advances in their day too. These are the fierce females who gave their male industry counterparts a run for their money. Read on »

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Sharla Megilligan: Adopting Abroad

To commemorate Mother’s Day, AW spoke with Sharla Megilligan, founder of the nonprofit Makarios and co-owner of Austin’s beloved Dominican Joe Coffee Shop, on how she strikes a balance between work and single motherhood to her adopted twins. Read on »

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Take a Mental Vacation

Consider these three enlightening conferences and creative retreats as summer camp for your brain, a span of time sure to reignite your inspiration and get the creative juices flowing. Read on »

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Five State Parks You Don’t Want to Miss

We rounded up some of the lesser known Texas State Parks, featuring everything from sky-high rock formations to cavernous canyons, where you can escape the crowds and enjoy the great outdoors. Read on »

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Austin Women Tackle Affordability With Girls’ Night Out

April 28, a team of 80 women came together in the parking lot of Lowe’s Home Improvement to get hands-on with affordability. Whether they were recruited by Lowe’s or Austin Habitat for Humanity, they were all there for one thing: to be empowered to try something new and make a difference. Read on »

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What’s in Store

Get to know Brigitte Pentecost, the native Hawaiian beach babe behind women’s clothing and swimwear boutique Still & Sea. Read on »

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Check-in Time: Four Quirky Austin B&Bs

Next time you’re in search of a weekend staycation, set up basecamp at one of these four inns. Read on »

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Life’s a Trip

Clara Bensen, author of No Baggage: A Minimalist Guide to Love & Wandering, discusses how reaching beyond her comfort zone helped change her life. Read on »

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What’s in Your Bag? Music-festival Edition.

Pack like a pro this festival season with these smart, stylish insider tips from some our favorite female musicians. Read on »

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From The Editor: May 2016

Four years ago this Memorial Day, my husband and I adopted a puppy named Dobby from Austin Pets Alive! For us, a couple who actually attended the Harry Potter studio tour in London... Read on »

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Kristy’s Top 10: May 2016

May’s to-do list from 365 Things To Do In Austin, Texas. Read on »

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Women In Numbers: May 2016

Facts and figures on females from throughout the world. Read on »

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All Over The Map

Local artist Jennifer Chenoweth discusses her colorful project, ‘XYZ Atlas,’ and what it has to teach us about attachment to place. Read on »

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Let’s Taco ‘Bout It: The Key to Growing a Successful Startup? Baby Steps.

Listen in on a candid conversation with Austin Woman Publisher Melinda Garvey and NurturMe Co-founder Caroline Freedman. Read on »

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Just Go

It’s a choice. You either break away now or, somewhere down the line, you find yourself breaking apart. Read on »

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Six Reads You Need for Summer

It’s time to start stocking up—your bookshelf, that is. The AW staff tosses their top picks into the ring. Read on »

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Austin Gives With the Austin American-Statesman

For Publisher Susie Gray, giving back to the local community means constant staff-wide storytelling and purpose-driven, hands-on participation. Read on »

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Splurge Or Steal: Bikini Season

Binge or bargain on summer styles for South Padre or St. Tropez. Read on »

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Off To The Races

This Kentucky Derby-inspired hat will place you in the winner’s circle. Read on »

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Around The World In Seven Ways

Bring your travels home with help from globe-trotting stylist Katie Kime. Read on »

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The Joys of May

Mica May made her world a more beautiful place by simply putting pen to paper. Now, the May Designs founder tells Austin Woman why life is too short for ugly notebooks and how... Read on »

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A Family Affair

It’s 9 a.m. on a Tuesday, and gathered in a dance studio in Northwest Austin are 20 dance students ready for their tap class with Miss Edwina. However, they aren’t... Read on »

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Gourmet: Breakfast In Bed

What better way to rise and shine than by waking to the sweet, wafting aroma of breakfast delivered on a tray? This Mother’s Day, spoil Mom with a morning room-service-worthy menu complete with sumptuous pancakes, Southern-style waffles and French toast with a twist from a trio of Austin’s best brunch destinations. Read on »

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Never Skip A Beet

This summer, shake up your routine and serve the season’s best new cocktail concoction. Read on »

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Settle In

Chicon is East Austin’s newest community- and comfort-focused eatery. Read on »

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A Personal Postpartum Journey

Alex Winkelman Zeplain opens up about postpartum depression and encourages other moms to do the same. Read on »

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Memo from JB: Making Mama Happy

In the next month, we are all going to log on to social media and see smiling faces of our friends at the beach, Disney World or possibly in a selfie looking as... Read on »

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What A Long, Strange Trip It’ll (Hopefully) Be

Summer: the perfect time of year to take your family on a vacation to one of the world’s most exotic places, like Puerto Rico, Hawaii or Lubbock, Texas. My family of... Read on »

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