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Watch the 40th annual Queen Liliuokalani Keiki Hula Competition live or online

This weekend, young hula protégés ages 5 to 12 will show off their dance moves in the <b>40th annual Queen Liliuokalani Keiki Hula Competition</b> at the …

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

Whole Foods Market launching new grocery store concept for millennials

Millennials, look out: Whole Foods has its eyes on you. The Austin-based supermarket giant is launching a new, separate chain specifically tailored …

Sheilla’s Tel Aviv

TravelWhere the Locals Go<p><b>Sheilla Safra Maler</b> was raised in northern Israel, but always longed to return to her birthplace, <b>Tel Aviv</b>. Now that she’s made that dream a reality, Sheilla’s passion for the “White City” has only increased—so much so that she is currently in training to become a tour guide …

Listen to the 12 songs from our “Kealii Reichel: A Life in Song” feature

For the March/April issue of HAWAII Magazine, I visited with multiple Na Hoku Hanohano Hawaii music award-winning musician Kealii Reichel to talk …

How to make Hawaii-style Portuguese Sweet Bread (Pao Doce)

Yesterday, a HAWAII Magazine reader wrote in with this request:<p><i>“I need the recipe for Hawaiian sweet bread rolls that was published in the magazine a</i> …

A food tour of Austin: eating your way across the capital of Texas

Austin is one of the most exciting cities in the US – a proverbial incubator of creativity and youthful exuberance, a hotbed for start-ups, musical and artistic epicenter and home to the world-renowned South by Southwest festival (SXSW).<p>With so much going on, it’s little wonder the Texan capital …

Hawaii for first-timers: how to choose an island

Planning a trip to the Hawaiian Islands but not sure where to start? Torn between picking a single island or doing some island-hopping?<p>Wherever you travel around the Hawaiian Islands, fantastic beaches, friendly faces and <i>ono grinds</i> (good eats) are practically guaranteed, but every island has a …

Hawaiian day trips: Lana‘i

With its variety of microclimates, multifaceted history and diverse flora and fauna, Hawaii is made for day trips. In just one afternoon, a visitor can hike a rocky pine forest, learn the stories of an isolated colony of Hansen's Disease patients and take in a breezy ocean vista.<p>In this two-part …

Almond & Coconut Cake: A Happy Accident

<i>If the grocery store isn't your favorite place, it should be. We're sleuthing for the best back-of-the-box recipes and each week we'll share our latest find.</i><p><i>Today: Looking for salad and ending up with cake</i>—<i>my life in eight words.</i><p>I almost over-baked this cake. I was sitting on the couch with the …

Recipes

Hawaiian day trips: Moloka‘i

With its variety of microclimates, multifaceted history and diverse flora and fauna, Hawaii is made for day trips. In just one afternoon, a visitor can hike a rocky pine forest, learn the stories of an isolated colony of Hansen's Disease patients and then take in a breezy ocean vista.<p>In this …

11 Ways to Create a Luxurious Closet for Less

The extra touches Hollywood closets are made of — without the extra cost.<p>While most of us dream of a Carrie Bradshaw-esque closet (and her complete shoe collection) the size and accessories are not always an option. Enter master closet designer and founder of LA Closet Design, Lisa Adams. Here, she …

8 Simple Ways to Be More in the Moment When You Travel

<b>1. Don't make comparisons.</b><p>Whether you travel often or only occasionally, it's far too easy to compare your current situation to one from the past. The pebbly shore off the Promenade des Anglais in Nice instantly makes you long for the black sand beaches you frolicked on in Santorini. The Pad Thai …

New mega-bar Steampunk Saloon to open on West Sixth Street

By the end of June, the former Opal Divine’s site at 700 W. Sixth St. will be transformed into a prohibition-era, industrial-themed establishment …

The Best Barbecue in Austin, Texas - Bon Appétit

Austin offers an embarrassment of barbecue. Here’s the best of the best.<p>A platinum badge at SXSW gets you access to everything on offer at Austin’s annual music/film/interactive bacchanal. But not even that $1,745 plastic rectangle gains you access to <b>Franklin Barbecue</b>.<p>Celebrated pitmaster <b>Aaron</b> …

profile Dallas neighborhood

Royal Blue Grocery, the Austin-based urban market with lots of prepared foods to go in addition to supermarket basics, is expanding to Dallas' …

The Ideal Spring Gloves

Adventure<p>Many years ago, I was having one last coffee in the Paradise Inn on Mount Rainier before heading up to ski the mountain when I connected with a friend who was involved with product design at Marmot. She was touring the West on a borrowed motorcycle, and I still remember her excitement over …

The 25 WORST Diet Tips Ever

Because there are BETTER ways to lose weight<p><i>This article was written by Stephanie Castillo and repurposed with permission from</i> Prevention<i>.</i><p>You know you can't believe everything you read. And still, you haven't eaten an egg yolk since the nineties, and you can't touch a French fry without being …

Weight Loss

Mummy's Sweet White Scones

This mouthwatering recipe for scones is courtesy of Petersham Nursery.

The Chronicle Is Pleased With Counter Cafe East

The Chronicle’s Virginia B. Wood hit up Counter Cafe East and was happy with what she found. While the second location of the flagship cafe still serves the same signature items, like the Counter Burger and Southern Poached Eggs, the bigger space means that the kitchen can experiment more. This …

Food Trailers Sought For Demolished Piñata Store Site in East Austin

A property on Cesar Chavez which has become a flashpoint for Austin's gentrification debate might be seeking a new identity: food trailer park. Food Trailers Austin tweeted that a representative for the property formerly home to the Jumpolin piñata and party rental store requested their help …

A food tour of Seattle: the city’s best eats

Seattle is a big city with the food philosophy of a small farm. For proof, dip your finger into the culinary extravaganza of Pike Place Market, a confederation of small-scale growers, hole-in-the-wall bakers, halibut-tossing fishermen, artisan cheese-makers and family-run fruit stalls that sprawls …

12 Power Foods You Should Definitely Be Eating

How many of them are already in your diet?<p>Another berry, fish, or nut is proclaimed a "superfood" about every other minute. (Insert eye roll here.) But truth be told, certain eats <i>do</i> deserve props in the fitness arena, says exercise physiologist and nutrition scientist Stacy Sims, Ph.D.—especially …

Nutrition

Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Capture the pure taste of summer with this pasta. The secret: using raw tomatoes that have never seen the inside of a refrigerator. Recipe copyright 2012 by Eugenia Bone.

The amazing city you never knew you wanted to visit: Stumbling upon a South Pacific secret

Locals wrinkled their brows and other travelers were in shocked disbelief that we even considered spending a few days in Noumea. But here we were, …

Ascending Bhutan’s Sacred Tiger’s Nest

Changing Planet<p><b>PARO, Bhutan–</b>It’s a steep climb to Taktsang, a monastery hugging the side of a rocky cliff 3,000 feet above the Paro valley in Bhutan. But the going is fairly easy if taken slowly, for the path is well constructed and maintained and the mountain air is fresh and cool. It requires …

6 Ways to Make Your Home Smell Like Christmas

Because your nose wants to get in the spirit, too.<p>Sure, the holidays are a feast for the eyes (twinkling Christmas lights, beautiful wreaths), and your taste buds (cookies!), but if you forget about your nose, you're skipping a seriously festive part of the season. Try these homemade ways to …

Decorations

DIY: Botanical Ice Lanterns

On these darkest nights of the year, it’s important to add as many spots of light as possible. This week, while you’re busy trimming your tree, add a …

Home Depot

New Year’s Around the World

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Celebrating the New Year and the potential it holds is a tradition dating back millennia. From watching “the ball drop” in New York City’s Times Square to popping grapes on the beaches of Barcelona, our rituals may vary, but the prospect of a clean slate is a universal ideal.<p>…