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These dreamy Texas towns and counties rake in millions on Airbnb

The magic of West Texas and the Texas Hill Country have long beckoned travelers, but a new study from Airbnb reveals just what an economic powerhouse …

San Antonio

The best new books to read this September

As the nights get darker and the temperature gets cooler, nothing beats turning up the radiator and snuggling under your duvet to read the latest …

Man Booker Prize

Is buying a house a better investment than the stock market? We did the math, and the answer is clear

Home ownership is one of the biggest financial commitments most Americans will make, while investing in stocks is widely seen as a key component of building wealth.<p>We decided to take a look at how housing prices and stock prices have fared over the years.<p>Using house-price indexes from the Federal …

Stock Markets

Democrat asks Kavanaugh how he got $200,000 in debt buying baseball tickets and how he paid it off

There were so many issues of stolen emails and perjury and torture and war crimes going on in Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearings …

The White House

Trump ignores his team, which ignores him right back

Bob Woodward’s new book on Donald Trump’s presidency is filled with notable revelations, but one of the anecdotes from yesterday’s <i>Washington Post</i> …

Donald Trump

Bob Woodward's Reporting Shows Trump's Very Good Brain Is Trapped in the 1980s

Most of Donald Trump's "knowledge" is just fragments of reality that have been fermenting, completely unexamined.<p>As the President of the United States flails about wildly in response to a new book on his White House, desperately insisting that he has never called his own attorney general "mentally …

Donald Trump

Netflix and YouTube are most throttled mobile apps by US carriers, new study says

New research shines a light on how telecoms are throttling mobile video following the death of net neutrality<p>Since the demise of net neutrality, US telecoms have increased the amount of throttling they impose on customers trying to watch mobile video through services like Netflix and YouTube, …

Customers

British woman to be deported from America after having sex with 14-year-old boy for cash

A British woman is being booted out of the US after having sex with a 14-year-old boy - who paid her to help him lose his virginity.<p>Sarah McGill had …

Crime

The rise of giant consumer startups that said no to investor money

A new breed of entrepreneurs is creating huge consumer brands — like MVMT and Tuft & Needle — without venture capital, and laughing all the way to the bank.<p>When Moiz Ali launched his startup Native, the maker of a natural deodorant brand, he couldn’t help but be self-conscious when mingling with …

Entrepreneurship

Catholic Lay Group Wants More Responsibility To Investigate Clergy Sexual Abuse

A group of Catholics empowered to advise U.S. bishops on their handling of clergy sex abuse is accusing the bishops of "a loss of moral leadership" and recommending that lay Catholics like themselves should henceforth be responsible for investigating clergy misconduct.<p>The National Review Board, a …

Daniel DiNardo

Donald Trump Says 'Nobody Knows Exactly What's Going On' Because of Computers

Asked whether the U.S. should sanction Russia over computer hacking on Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump cast doubt on the findings of U.S. …

Donald Trump

Widespread mislabelling of seafood reported in cities across Canada

An "alarming" rate of seafood in Canadian restaurants and stores is mislabelled, according to a new report by an ocean advocacy group.<p>Oceana Canada, …

Aquaculture

Why it's so hard to hold priests accountable for sex abuse

A grand jury report recently found shocking levels of child sex abuse in the Catholic Church. It uncovered, in six dioceses, the sexual abuse of over …

Child Abuse

America's rich are moving to the coasts as the poor go inland

America's wealthy households are increasingly moving to coastal cities on both sides of the country, but those with more modest incomes are either …

San Francisco

To Fix That Pain In Your Back, You Might Have To Change The Way You Sit

My back hurts when I sit down.<p>It's been going on for 10 years. It really doesn't matter where I am — at work, at a restaurant, even on our couch at home. My lower back screams, "Stop sitting!"<p>To try to reduce the pain, I bought a kneeling chair at work. Then I got a standing desk. Then I went back …

Sitting

Houston’s 12 Hottest Cocktail Destinations

Where to sip Space City’s best libations<p>Welcome to the newly-revamped Eater Houston Cocktail Heatmap. While established drinking institutions like Anvil Bar & Refuge and Moving Sidewalk are well-known for their top-notch cocktails, this map is intended to showcase newer spots, restaurants with …

8 best new happy hours from Houston's hottest bars and restaurants

With summer winding down, most people are back at work. More people working means more traffic and longer commutes. While one way to survive a long …

How to Lose Weight Fast: 3 Simple Steps, Based on Science

There are many ways to lose a lot of weight fast.<p>However, most of them will make you hungry and unsatisfied.<p>If you don’t have iron willpower, then …

One chart that shows how much worse income inequality is in America than Europe

The income share of the poorest half of Americans is declining while the richest have grabbed more. In Europe, it’s not happening.<p>Income inequality is a growing problem in the United States. The richest Americans have reaped a disproportional amount of economic growth while worker wages have failed …

Income Inequality

Tip: Restore Mobility Through Your T-Spine

Want to push your limits in the gym? Then you need this.<p>What's a T-Spine?<p>Your thoracic spine sits between the cervical vertebrae in your neck and the …

5 Houston Restaurants to Try This Weekend

Dying for dining inspiration? The weekend is just a few short hours away, and if you still need a place to eat brunch, lunch, or dinner this weekend, Eater’s got your back.<p>As part of this brand new series, Eater editors and contributors will choose a group of brand new spots and reliable standbys …

Fun Awaits at These 11 Houston Bars Outfitted With Games

Play to win<p>Houston has officially reached the sweltering peak of summer. It’s simply too stifling to sit outside and enjoy the city’s ample patio spaces, and those seeking shelter from the heat can retreat to one of these 11 drinking spots loaded with entertainment options.<p>Cool off with a frosty …

This ‘Fox & Friends’ segment about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is beyond parody

"They talk about education for your kids, health care... it was really uncomfortable."<p><i>Fox & Friends</i> on Tuesday featured an interview with Daily …

Pete the Planner: What to do when your retirement money problem isn’t a financial one

<i>Dear Pete: I am 75 and my wife is 65 (second marriage for each of us). I enjoy my work but would like to be able to retire and have that choice. I earn between $300,000-$400,000 in commission-only sales. We have adequate insurance to cover our debts in case of my death. We have about $400,000 in</i> …

The secret to loving your life

Sometimes life sucks. Bad. Really bad. And you feel like you want a refund.<p>But, of course, we need to accept that Life Avenue is going to have its …

Self-help

Target-Date Funds Aren’t the Retirement Bull’s-Eye

The Vanguard Group published recently its “How America Saves 2018” report, a trove of data on more than 4.9 million retirement savers in 401(k)s, 403(b)s and other defined-contribution plans.<p>My colleague Barry Ritholtz has already noted many of the highlights, but one detail deserves more …

Retirement Planning

Asiatown Dim Sum Spot Gets a Major Revamp

One of the largest dim sum restaurants in Bellaire is getting a whole new look. Ocean Palace will unveil its interior renovation with a grand opening at the end of this summer, giving the dim sum destination that opened in 1998 a major revamp.<p>The new interiors will capture Ocean Palace’s …

5 Major Revelations From the Mueller Indictment Against Russian Hackers

A new indictment handed down Friday by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein against a dozen Russian GRU military intelligence officers exposes new …

vox-mark

Novartis paid Cohen $1 million. A new Senate report casts doubt on claims the company got nothing from him.<p><i>This</i> <i>story appears in VoxCare, a newsletter from Vox on the latest twists and turns in America’s health care debate. Sign up to</i> <i>get VoxCare in your inbox</i><i>along with more health care stats and</i> …

‘It's a big FU from Mueller’

Trump’s allies question timing of latest Mueller indictments — on the eve of the Putin summit.<p>President Donald Trump has accused special counsel Robert Mueller for months of running a politically driven “witch hunt” against him.<p>The lead Russia investigator has now given the president and his allies …

Donald Trump