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Nine young adult novels by British PoC to look forward to in 2018

In the British publishing industry, it’s become fashionable to shout “diversity!” Everyone talks about building inclusivity. Panels like this one at the 2017 London Book Fair make a point of highlighting the importance of BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic) voices. This is all very noble, but year …

25 Cocktails Everyone Should Know

We who like to mix drinks at home do it for many reasons: First, it's cheaper than drinking out. Second, it's fun to mix your own drinks at home. Third, it's even more fun to mix drinks for other people at home. Any self-respecting home bartender should have a mental<p>RolodexExcel spreadsheet of …

How to Brew Stellar Sour Beer at Home: Meet the Fast-Sour

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>More and more Americans are succumbing to sour beer's complex, thirst-quenching charms. Imbued with lactic acidity from the same bacteria that turn milk into yogurt and cucumbers into pickles, twangy sours can taste …

Beer

The North London Street Where Tube Moquette Is Born

From the pedestrian crossing outside, you'd have no idea that this was anything other than a normal gift shop, with colourful cushions and ties …

Trains

8 Ways to Get a Difficult Conversation Back on Track

Despite our best intentions, conversations can frequently veer into difficult territory, producing frustration, resentment, and wasted time and effort. Take David, one of my coaching clients. Recently appointed to a business school leadership role, he was eager to advance his strategic agenda. …

Practice Makes Citizens

May 30, 2012<p>9 Min read time<p><i>, Meira Levinson argues that a strong democracy depends on educating students for citizenship. But we don’t do enough of</i> …

The Best Brunches in Houston Right Now

The old adage goes that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. The old adage is wrong.<p>Obviously brunch is the most important (and …

Actually Cool Things to Do When Someone Visits Houston, Sorted by Price

There are only so many times you can take a three-hour tram tour of the Johnson Space Center before you start lying to your guests about NASA being …

Johnson Space Center

How immigration activists prepare to fight deportations under Donald Trump

Barack Obama was the ‘deporter-in-chief’, but activists are expanding methods and spreading information as fears grow that Donald Trump will be even harsher<p>If and when Donald Trump’s administration executes on his deportation strategy, immigration advocates are starting to formulate a plan.<p>The …

The power of talking sideways to children

Children need opportunities to talk solo to their parents. The best moments happen in ‘sideways listening’ – when out running, walking, driving, or baking or making<p>Good family communication is the key to successful parenting at all stages, but it’s not always easy. We all know the advice about …

Parenting

‘Romantic realism’: the seven rules to help you avoid divorce

The new year is peak time for breakups. But the emotional skills that help a relationship endure can be learned<p>We expect love to be the source of our greatest joys. But, in practice, it is one of the most reliable routes to misery. Few forms of suffering are ever as intense as those we experience …

Relationships

Star Garland Advent Calendar

I've always adored traditions at Christmastime, but as an adult, I'm learning sometimes you have to sacrifice traditions because of schedules, …

Christmas Eve

How To Create a Collected Look (That's Still Cohesive!)

Q: My question is I love DIYs, thrift shopping, upcycling furniture and vintage anything but don't love my house looking like a hodgepodge secondhand …

Home Decorating

Elsie's Paint Colors (a complete guide)

If there's one thing you need to know about me, it's that I'm really scatterbrained. So when people ask me on social media for the names of all my …

Living Rooms

The 10-Minute Core and Butt Workout for a Stronger Lower Body

Here's a fun fact: Your glutes are the largest muscle group in your body, so nearly everything you do with the lower body is powered by your …

Muscle

What Is Grit and Why Does It Matter?

What is grit?<p>The typical definition is a strength of character or resolve, but for a more nuanced understanding, we can turn to psychologist Angela …

Ageism is getting old. Let’s end it

<i>Hazel McCallion, former long-time mayor of Mississauga, Ont., is chief elder officer at Revera Inc. and chancellor of Sheridan College in Oakville, Ont.</i><p>--------------------------------------------------<p>Canadians need to confront the reality that, every day, its older citizens deal with the most …

How to be a good listener: the experts' guide

Step one: stop talking. From that friend in need to your nightmare colleague, here’s how to hear and make a difference<p>A close friend was going through a terrible time this summer. As she cried to me on the phone in her lunch break or over coffee at the weekend, I tried to be the best friend I …

Volunteering

Best in US

Lose all track of time (and cell signal) along California's Redwood Coast. Movie buffs might recognize the region’s scene-stealing backdrops from Hollywood blockbusters like <i>Jurassic Park</i>, <i>E.T.</i> and <i>Star Wars</i>. But the full wonder of California’s 2000-year-old redwoods – some reaching 20 stories high – …

Museum Of Airlines When Flying Was A Treat

You’ll see all sorts of costumes this Halloween but it is the rare child who will appear on your doorstep dressed as an airline employee. Among the last of the uniformed workers, the men and women who are responsible for taking you safely around the world no longer enjoy glamour status.<p>How fast air …

11 Books by Women Every Global Citizen Should Read

Reading encourages people to learn and grow. It gives them the opportunity to travel without going anywhere and understand others better. So it is …

Lonelygirl15: how one mysterious vlogger changed the internet

Bree was a funny, friendly 16-year-old video blogger with a strange family. But all was not what it seemed. Ten years on, we revisit YouTube’s first viral sensation<p>In June 2006, a 16-year-old girl began a video blog on YouTube. Her name was Bree, she’d been lurking in the burgeoning community for a …

Best Things to Do with Toddlers and Babies in Houston

Being a new parent can be daunting, to say the least.<p>HoustonNewMoms.com is a free online catalog of resources available in Houston, and was created …

Anthony Bourdain Visits Houston

Anthony Bourdain was in town last week filming a Houston-focused episode of his world travel and food show, Parts Unknown. The acclaimed host/chef …

DGN

The 15 Best Things to Eat and Drink This Summer in Houston

10 Best Veggie Burgers in Houston

Moon Tower Inn<p>Photo by Jim Fleming<p><b>8. Moon Tower Inn</b>: This chill dive bar housed in Second Ward, with hallmark items such as wild game hot dogs and …

The Hottest Restaurants in Houston for May 2016

Let’s get started, shall we?<p><b>KA Sushi</b>, 1901 North Shepherd<p>This Heights-area Japanese restaurant was on the list in February but tumbled off after just …

21 Delicious And Affordable Things You Need To Eat In Houston

When it comes to food, Houston has all you can dream of, and more!