What is Jade?

“Jade” is a cultural term used for a very durable material that has been fashioned into tools, sculptures, jewelry, gemstones, and other objects for over 5,000 years. It was first used to manufacture ax heads, weapons, and tools for scraping and hammering because of its toughness. Read More …

Testing Gold at Home

The term “real gold” in its popular usage does not necessarily imply that a piece of jewelry is made of pure gold. It is usually the case that the gold used in jewelry is mixed with other metals to make the resulting alloy harder and Read More …

The Meaning and Color of February’s Birthstone

February Birthstone: Meaning and Color Amethyst is the Birthstone for February. Amethyst stones are prized for their excellent shading. All through history, the February birthstone colors has been connected with numerous myths, legends, religions and societies. It is often said that Amethyst keeps the wearer Read More …

Fun Things to do This Weekend

Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Thursday, January 25 to Sunday, January 28, 2018. Lace up your roller skates for a ’90s part at the rink, hear a live concert, support Griffs St. Patrick’s Day Read More …

What’s Story With This Cryptocurrency Anyway?

Cryptocurrency is a form of digital money that is designed to be secure and, in many cases, anonymous. It is a currency associated with the internet that uses cryptography, the process of converting legible information into an almost uncrackable code, to track purchases and transfers. Read More …

A Rare Supermoon Happens Tonight

Congratulations, we did it! We’ve made it through a tough year (here’s looking at you, 2017,) and come out on the other side. The world is shining a bit brighter, and not just thanks to the twinkle in our eye we get when it’s a Read More …

The Most Wonderful List of Things to Do This Weekend

Saturday, December 23, 2017 • Home for the Holidays in Old Town Spring – Stroll around Old Town Spring and stop into local businesses and restaurants to get into the holiday spirit. Catch a visit from Santa, strolling performers, live entertainment and more. • Holiday Read More …

How to Do Last Minute Christmas Shopping

Scenario: It’s Christmas Eve and you’ve left the Christmas shopping till now. Whatever the reason for your lack of planning, it’s still possible to come up with last minute gift ideas that match your budget and the tiny amount of time left to shop. Take Read More …

Panicking Over Christmas Gifts?

Do you think it’s time to panic yet? If you’re finished with your Christmas shopping then congratulations! You’re of the minority of people that have actually finished. As you will surely see this week, millions more are still not finished and the stores will certainly Read More …

It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas! Things to Do Inside

Celebrate the start of Chanukah, watch your favorite holiday film, stock up on wine, sample some of the best chili in town, attend a public menorah lighting, stuff your face with tamales, shop till you drop, see a holiday performance and more. Things to Do Read More …