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6 quaint Texas towns for a weekend escape from the San Antonio hustle

The big cities in Texas offer visitors fabulous hotels, amazing restaurants, and attractions that run the gamut from major museums to theme parks. …

How to hear (and delete) every conversation your Amazon Alexa has recorded

Digital assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant are designed to learn more about you as they listen, and part of doing so is to record conversations you’ve had with them to learn your tone of voice, prompts, and requests. Recently, this feature-not-a-bug has landed Amazon in a string of …

Debt Snowball Or Debt Avalanche: Which One Is The Best Method?

Don't get in your own way of a debt-free life.<p>Paying off debt can feel like setting your money on fire every month. You work hard to make a living, diligently pay the minimums and yet see little progress.<p>You’re not the only one. The 2017 Planning & Progress Study by Northwestern Mutual found that …

Personal Finance

Bad habits you must immediately break to improve your life in the next 100 days

Habits define us. And nothing sabotages your creativity and productive life quite like bad habits. In the words of <b>Samuel Johnson</b> “The chains of habit …

Self-improvement

9 reasons you should buy an iPhone 7 instead of the iPhone X

The iPhone X is an incredible smartphone.<p>I upgraded to the iPhone X last year via the iPhone Upgrade Program, and it's one of my favorite iPhone designs ever. It's got a gorgeous OLED screen, it's fast, and I like the potential for Face ID (although I agree with my colleague Tony — it needs some …

Mobile Technology

The Funniest Tweets From Parents This Week

The struggle to get kids to sleep is real.<p>Kids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways. So each week, we round up the most hilarious 280-character quips from moms and dads to spread the joy.<p>Scroll down to read the latest batch and follow @HuffPostParents on …

22 Amazing Products With Over 1,000 Reviews On Amazon

A game of Bananagrams, swimsuit coverup, Breville juicer, and 19 other products on Amazon that hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of people absolutely *adore.*<p><i>The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.</i>

27 Podcasts You Need To Start Listening To In 2018

Tired of listening to the same old podcasts? Here's some fresh ones that deserve your time.<p>We asked the BuzzFeed Community and BuzzFeed staff to tell us about underrated podcasts they absolutely love. We received thousands and thousands of submissions this year. (Thank you if you sent one in.) Here …

Sexual Harassment

How to find out what Facebook knows about you

I recently quit Facebook, but decided to return for one final task: To find out exactly what Facebook knows about me.<p>After some quick digging, I …

Musician Plays the Top Piano Riffs of Jazz Tunes From 1899 to 1964 in 100 Seconds

Musician Dave Wave has released a video where he plays the top piano riffs of jazz tunes from 1899 to 1964 in 100 seconds. He performs hits like …

Dream On

"What do you see when you turn out the light?I can't tell you, but I know it's mine."-- Lennon and McCartney<p>What is the last thing you think about, just before you drift off to sleep?<p>What is the first thing you think about, when you wake up in the morning?<p>When I was a teenager, I played the cello. …

9 Tips To Develop A Great Family

The family unit in America has eroded over the last 20 years. Today, families eat alone, rush to and from children's schedules, think about work during family dinners, disregard formal manners, sleep irregular hours, yell, berate each other and above all else, DO NOT communicate.<p>It's time to get …

Zero Breeze, A Battery-Powered Portable Air Conditioner That Includes Helpful Travel Features

Zero Breeze is a battery-powered portable air conditioner complete with helpful travel features. Besides its primary function of cooling the air in a …

Here's How You Can Actually Do Yoga At Home

Nama-<i>stay</i>.

Mythbusters Database

1,000 Bees<br>The Mythbuster asked: Can 1,000 bees really make a laptop lift off? See for yourself whether 1,000 bees really could make a laptop lift off.<p>…

Women in Science You Should Be Following On Social Media

Your Guide To #WomeninSTEM on Social<p><i>By Erin Winick — CEO Sci Chic</i><p>As a girl growing up a fan of science, most of my role models were men. I looked up …

Day Trip From Austin to See Historical Painted Churches of Texas

A Psalm written in German decorates the interior of a painted church in High Hill, TX (Credit: elaine via Flickr CC)<p>People with a passion for history …

We're All 'Codependent'

It's a common occurrence in my office practice for individuals or couples in therapy to refer to themselves as "co-dependent." I often smile, amused at the way language shapes our ideas about ourselves, and each other. I usually reply, "We're all co-dependent." I'm quite sure I mean something …

Music before surgery means patients need less sedation, study finds

Soothing music before surgery helps patients relax and need less sedation, a study found.<p>Just a quarter of an hour of jazz, classical and piano music before an eye operation was enough to reduce anxiety about the surgery carried out while the patient is awake.<p>A pilot study by the Paris-based Cochin …

Bands

The happy secret to better work

We believe we should work hard in order to be happy, but could we be thinking about things backwards? In this fast-moving and very funny talk, …

Happiness

Photo Friday: Finding Your Purpose in Photography

The Japanese concept of “ikigai,” or a “reason for being,” is determined using four concentric circles, each with its own criteria for identifying your purpose: what you love, what the world needs, what you can be paid for, and what you’re good at. If you’re a fan of our Photo Friday posts, there’s …

Social Media

Pinterest Reveals the Fashion Colors of the Year

For the first time ever, the image-based website revealed the colors their Pinners are most excited about for 2016. After analyzing more than 5.6 …

Rose Quartz

16 Celebrities You Didn't Know Were On Pinterest

As if you needed another excuse to spend time on Pinterest.<p>If we had to sum up Pinterest in a few words, we'd say it was a black hole of amazing creativity that sucks up all of our time. Seriously, though, how many times have you said to yourself, "I'll just spend five minutes pinning," and then …

Celebrity Gossip

10 New Country Artists You Need to Know: May 2016

The Last Bandoleros<p><b>Sounds Like:</b> A rebooted Los Lobos with a surplus of infectious hooks, aiming its Tex-Mex fusion squarely at country radio<p><b>For Fans</b> …

This Yoga Squat Sequence Will Work Your Entire Body

Get low.<p>Squats are great. They strengthen your muscles and your joints, and even though it may feel like your thighs are doing all the work, squats get your whole body going.<p>In yoga, the chair pose, or Utkatasana, requires you to lift your arms straight up while keeping your back vertical, all in …

Handy Keyboard Shortcuts for Mac

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21 Must-Eat Pies in Austin

Fall means that <b>pie season</b> is upon Austin. Take a flaky pie crust, fill it with fruit, custard, chocolate, cream, pumpkin, potatoes, or really, any combination of fillings, and viola, it’s the perfect baked good.<p>Just in time for the holiday season, here is Eater’s guide to the perfect places for …

The 9 Best Probiotics For Your Health

Time for a gut check: Are you missing out on the healing benefits of probiotics? Find out why you should join the culture club and learn about some of the best probiotic options.<p>Beneath that hard-won flat belly, your gut is teeming with trillions of bacteria that help you digest food as well as …

12 Worldly Lessons Learned From Special Friends

One week ago I received a message through Facebook from my girlfriend, Sharon. Our friendship began years ago in Honolulu. We finally figured out how to reconnect, spoke by phone, relived our memories and spoke about our present lives. She called again yesterday and left a message. Another friend, …

Students Explore International Development Research

Excellence in student photojournalism is recognized by the Student Media Grants Program; photo by Immanuel Afolabi<p>Four Texas A&M students and two …

Texas A&M