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17 Top-Quality Fast-Food Spots in Austin

Homegrown <b>fast-food</b> and <b>fast-casua</b>l restaurants and chains are still enjoying a boom here in Austin, resulting in quick meals without sacrificing quality and physical well-being.<p>Switch up from that go-to Whataburger with these top quality fast food spots in Austin that also happen to be local. For …

Recipes

Yellow Door House / NiHu Arquitectos

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This project was designed as a beach house for tourists to rest and surf, it is a place that tries to …

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Fishing

WATCH: What's Wrong With My Crepe Myrtle? 4 Common Problems

Crepe myrtles come in all different colors and heights, so find the one that's right for you. For vibrant summer color, few flowering plants can …

Gardening

Build A Leopold Bench Today So You Can Relax In Your Garden Tomorrow

This easy how-to build is actually quicker than you think. You'll be sitting on it in no time!<p>When the famed conservationist and father of the modern …

Woodworking

Fall Planting Guide - Organic Gardening

Fall's fluttering showers of golden leaves begin their ancient dance, as weighty apples bend pliant boughs. And then, one morning, the grass nods …

Austin's Essential Cheap Eats and Restaurants

Austin has so many great dining options, it’s easy to end up spending a lot of money while eating out. Sometimes, you need to take it easier on your wallet, and that's where Eater's guide to the <b>best cheap eats</b> found in the city comes in to help out.<p>This map spans monster tacos from <b>Juan in a …

The 5 best Texas state parks to visit in 2017

The new year is a time for self-reflection, renewal, and determining your travel bucket list. After all, there’s no better time to contemplate the …

INFOGRAPHIC: NASA's top houseplants for improving your wellbeing and removing air pollution

Next time you’re cruising Amazon for an air purifier, consider heading to your local nursery instead. Thirty years ago, NASA studied houseplants as a …

Pollution

Add Cheer, Color & Pattern With These Decor Resources

Bright, cheerful, full of patterns and textures—Becca and Doug's California home is a visual stunner. With items sourced from secondhand shops, the …

Home Decorating

Hand-Cut Mandalas and Other Intricate Paper Works by Mr. Riu | Colossal

<p>Japanese artist Mr. Riu takes paper cutting to an intricate extreme, crafting mandalas and elaborate figures with a precision work tool called the …

18 Great Bets for Fried Chicken in Austin

Austin’s <b>fried chicken game</b> is strong, despite being the home of really amazing barbecue. The comfort food works well for dinner, a quick snack, or even outdoor picnic. It even inspires other dishes, like chicken and waffles.<p>The city’s fried chicken styles range from the traditional, like from …

10 Fruit Wraps Of Low Calories Yet Rich Nutrients For Breakfast

Plant Basil With Tomatoes for a Natural Pest Repellant (and Other Garden Tricks)

Here in North America, it’s time to think about planting (if you haven’t already), and the Old World Garden Farm suggests a garden pair that makes a …

‘Miracle-Working’ Companion Plants That Will Make Your Vegetables Flourish

Image source: Pixabay.com<p>Are you thinking of planting a garden this year that includes more than just vegetables? Are you wanting to learn new ways …

Gardening

30+ DIY Rustic Decor Ideas using Logs

Decorating with wood can give an interesting look to your home and change the entire look of your interior. To create decorative objects as in this …

Rustic

12 House Plants That Remove Toxins and Purify Your Air

We all know that plants in our home release oxygen. But they are also able to clean the air from mold and toxins. Several studies have been conducted …

Houseplants

Why Are My Plant's Leaves Turning Yellow?

Do you love having indoor plants but you can't keep them alive to save your life? It usually starts when a leaf starts to turn yellow, crumple, and …

Plants

Is bacon dangerous? The science behind food trends

Is fat really bad for you? Should we consume less salt? And what’s wrong with gluten, anyway? A science writer and a consultant cardiologist separate fact from fiction<p><b>The great diet food con</b><p>Have you ever wondered why people on diets seem to be on and off them forever? Or why it’s really only people …

How Retailers Could Trick You Into Buying Expensive "Sale" Items

Calculate how big a discount you're really getting.<p>How good are you at evaluating whether a store discount actually delivers a good deal? Even …

Front Yard Landscaping

0<p>701<p>12<p>You can add landscape lighting ideas to your front yard and walkway. Lights are great for small front yard ideas because they open up the area …

Where to Find Austin's Greatest Sandwiches

<b>Sandwiches</b> combine some of Austin’s favorite things: meat, cheese, bread, and even a dose of vegetables for a healthy kick. Here is Eater’s guide to the <b>best sandwich shops</b> found in Austin, with recommendations on what to order.<p>The city’s excellent sandwich options include <b>Noble Sandwich Co.</b>’s hearty …

Texas

The Best Garden Edging Tips — The Family Handyman

Metal: A nearly invisible garden border<p>Metal borders<p>A metal garden edging strip subtly separates the lawn from the garden.<p>Photo 1: Dig the trench<p>Cut …

This Unassuming Home Is Hiding a Big Surprise Inside

Make that five big surprises.<p>From the outside, the Original Orlando Theme House at Reunion Resort looks like any another suburban Florida home. But step inside, and you'll see that this house is anything but ordinary.<p>Located six miles from Disney World, the 5-bedroom, 5-and-a-half-bath rental home …

A Renovated Family Apartment in Tel Aviv

HoM Architecture & Design were invited to renovate this apartment in northern Tel Aviv after a family with three kids purchased it. The dated …

20 Essential Food Trucks in Austin

Austin runs on food trucks, and there sure are a lot of ‘em. There are over 1,000 food trailers, and more opening every day. To help sort through the growing number of offerings, here is Eater Austin’s guide to <b>essential food trucks</b> for the best meals on wheels, from pizza to barbecue to lobster …

How to Make a Vertical Strawberry Tube Planter

Vertical gardening is becoming very popular with urban, sub urban and rural gardeners alike. It saves space by growing upwards which keeps plant off …

Gardening