Get Your Ugly Sweaters Out List of Things to Do This Weekend

Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Friday November 30 to Sunday, December 2, 2018.  Rock out to all your favorite ’80s songs at an award-winning musical; snag unique gifts from one of several holiday markets around town; Read More …

How The Ugly Sweater Tradition Began

The ugly Christmas sweater has become a ubiquitous feature of the holiday season, on par with grumbling about Black Friday or wrestling with the Christmas lights.  These tacky garments are now being re-appropriated from their perpetual spot in the wardrobe of great-aunt Edna or your Read More …

The Carolina Reaper Challenge

With all of the talk about these “pepper challenges” my boss decided that today was the day to challenge the entire company to do the Carolina Reaper Challenge. Since I’m closest, I went first. My first impression of the pepper was ewe, it’s kinda waxy. Read More …

The History of Squash Blossom Jewelry

The squash blossom has developed slowly and has roots deep in non-native culture and history. The principle part of the necklace is the crescent-shaped “Naja” pendant, which the Southwestern Indians first saw as iron ornaments on the horse bridles of the Spanish Conquistadors in the Read More …

Will Palladium Prices Surpass Gold?

Recent record-high palladium prices won’t necessarily mean increased supply since the bulk of the metal is mined alongside other metals, meaning limited reaction to its own price picture, says Metals Focus. The consultancy said Tuesday that it looks for global palladium production to decline by Read More …

Turkey Pardoning Became a Thing

Since 1947, the National Turkey Federation has presented the President of the United States with one live turkey and two dressed turkeys, in a ceremony known as the National Thanksgiving Turkey Presentation. John F. Kennedy was the first president reported to spare the turkey given to him (he announced he Read More …

How Thanksgiving Came To Be

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday in the United States, and Thanksgiving 2018 occurs on Thursday, November 22. In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. Read More …

Ready or Not Your Festive List of Things to Do

Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Friday, November 16 to Sunday, November 18, 2018.  Kick off the first weekend of Moody Gardens’ annual Festival Of Lights; explore the newly opened Imperial Sugar building while enjoying plenty of Read More …

Letting Go

After many years of watching my children turn into young adults, praying that they’ll turn out to be great humans, contribute to society, I realize that I’m in their way. As much as I want to support their endeavors, I also realize that letting them Read More …

The Winston Pink Legacy Diamond

An exceptionally rare pink diamond of nearly 19 carats fetched 50.3 million Swiss francs ($50 million, 44 million euros) at auction in Geneva Tuesday, Christie’s said, setting a new per-carat record for a stone of its kind. The Pink Legacy, which once belonged to the Read More …