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So it’s winter again, and that means I’m feeling sad. But when I say sad, I mean SAD. As in, Seasonal Affective Disorder, which is a very real medical disorder that can occur for some people with the change of the seasons. For most people, this happens during the winter. I am one of those people, and no amount of...

Main Street Theater is showing “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley,” a heartwarming holiday-themed sequel to Jane Austen’s novel, “Pride and Prejudice.” The play focuses on Mary, the overlooked middle sister the Bennet family. Contemporary playwrights Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon imagine how Miss Mary Bennet...

If you’ve found yourself daydreaming of getting the hell away from Houston and hopping onto the first flight to Boston this winter to experience, you know, actual winter, you are not alone. But if you are also like me and find yourself lacking the funds to make such a brash decision, I give you a more budget-friendly...

I wouldn’t call myself an expert, but I know a lot about soup. I’d venture as far as to say it makes up at least 30 percent of my diet. Does this made me a little weird? Probably, but if loving the warm comfort of a bowl of hot soup is wrong, I don’t want to be right. Growing up, my mom was good at many things....

Giving to others is one of the most common themes of the holiday season. This is the time where people stand in lines wrapped around buildings just to find the perfect gifts for their loved ones. The time of giving is a wonderful time to come together as Houstonians through love and cherishes. One of the best ways to...

While the holiday season brings families together, it also brings out endless amounts of stuffed turkey, fruit pies and other deliciously unhealthy foods. During this holiday season, focus on keeping your fitness and health goals in mind and don’t allow yourself to be swayed by temptations. Here are several ways you...

So, you’ve heard the news that the antiquated style of film photography is “in” again, have you? Hey, I am right there with you, I started shooting the format about three months ago, and haven’t looked back since. In fact, it has rapidly become my “go-to” style, even with access to multiple digital cameras to shoot...

With the holidays around the corner, it’s normal to want to try a new coffee drink to match the tone of the weather. When it’s freezing cold outside, you might consider a hot chocolate or something warm and caffeinated. As the number of local Houston coffee shops increase year-after-year, there are plenty of cafes for...

As the semester wraps up and the weather gets cooler, students at the University of Houston may often feel at a loss when it comes to figuring out what’s appropriate to wear and when. Because that may be what you’re really worried about when final seasons approaching, right? How many ways can we say “Houston’s weather...

What would the holidays be without parties? Whether you want to host a Friendsgiving, holiday gift exchange or a New Year’s Eve bash, the basic rules of how to host a party remain the same. For me personally, I learned everything I know about party throwing from Martha Stewart and the Sims, and I feel like this...