These Three Tips for a Healthy 2024 are so Easy to Follow!
Houston Life’s Melanie Camp sat down with Dr. Carlos Dostal, who is a doctor an assistant professor of internal medicine at UTMB, to learn a few ways to have a healthy new year.Watch the video above for tips on easing into the recommended 30 minutes of exercise five days a week and what diets are best for increasing longevity.
Here’s How to Enjoy Free Fun and Get Discounts to Events in the lead up to the College Football Playoff Game
The College Football Playoff National Championship is happening Monday, January 8 at NRG Stadium and in the days leading up to the big game, there are all kinds of events, many of them free, happening around town.
Watch as Noah The Goodwill Houston Superfan Gets a Special Surprise at His Favorite Store in The Woodlands
You may love your local Goodwill Houston store, but maybe not as much as nine year old Noah Hinojosa. He is a superfan of his local store in The Woodlands. Houston Life’s Melanie Camp spent some time browsing the aisles with Noah and chatting with his many fans at the store to learn about why Goodwill Houston makes him so happy.
How Lasers Played a Part in Helping one Houston Mom on her Weight Loss Journey
Innovative laser technology helped Caley Tomlinson lose the weight she had carried most of her life. Five years later, she has managed to keep the weight off and now she is helping others using the same treatment that worked for her.
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Ballet company welcomes Ukrainian teacher
A studio owner received a message from a Ukrainian woman looking for help, after coming to America in February. Now that her country remains at war with Russia, the ballet teacher cannot go back. She's potentially without a home, but not without hope, as she finds her new space in the U.S.
Middle school athlete helps lead charge to make flag football recognized sport
Quarterback Gracianna Peck-Hedley will continue her flag football career in high school, but before she graduates from middle school she wants to give every middle school student athlete the ability to play the sport she loves.
Learn How to Build a Gingerbread House with a Guinness World Record Holder
Take the kids to the free Gingerbread Lane display at the Houston Farmers Market and sign up for a workshop with Guinness World Record Holder Jon Lovich who is known for building the largest entirely edible gingerbread village.
A $10,000 Surprise! Verizon Shows Up with a Big Check to Support a Much-Loved Houston Small Business Owner
Driving to work, giving herself a pep-talk in preparation for the day, Deidre Mathis had no idea a crowd of people were huddled in a bedroom room at her Wanderstay Houston Hostel ready to surprise her with a $10,000 check from Verizon. Verizon’s Small Business Digital Ready Program supports small business owners like Diedre, offering free courses, mentorship, networking, and grants that help them continue doing the work they do…in Diedre’s case this is keeping Wanderstay Houston Hostel the highest rated hostel in Texas. If you are a small business owner or entrepreneur in Houston you too can apply for the grant.
A 150-Year-Old Rug Woven for a Castle is For Sale in Houston as Rug Store Closes the Doors to their Flagship Store
Oriental Rug Bazaar is closing the doors to to their Flagship Store at 5525 Westheimer Road in Houston, forever. This Saturday, they have an auction to clear every single rug in the showroom. It is a one-of-a-kind sale that will never happen again.
Magical Winter Lights Brings a World of Enchantment to Katy
The Magical Winter Lights enchanting holiday spectacle is back shining bright at a new location, in the Katy Mills Mall. From November 17, 2023, to January 7, 2024, visitors will have the opportunity to experience a captivating, light-filled wonderland like never before.
This Houston-Based Team of Medical Professionals is on a Mission to Turn off Pain
When you walk through the doors at AK pain and spine center you are walking into the home of a team of medical professionals who are dedicated to uncovering the source of your pain and turning it off. Nurse Practitioner Kelsey Duncan, gives us a look behind their process.
These Inspiring Women are Taking on The NYC Marathon
This Sunday, November 5 more than 40 women executives and allies from the energy sector here in Houston will come together to run the 2023 TCS NYC Marathon. It is the largest and one of the toughest marathons in the world. Three of the team, Sonal Damani, Jill Niswonger, and Jana Schey sat down for a chat with Houston Life’s Melanie Camp to share their marathon journey.
For this George Ranch High School Teacher, Teaching is a Calling
It is said that teaching is a calling. And, this is very much the case for Coach Isaac Fudge, who teaches, and coaches football, at George Ranch High School in Richmond. “I don’t really feel like I’m working. When you do something that you feel is purpose driven, you know, you don’t often feel like you’re doing a job. So whatever is needed by me for what’s best for our kids, is whatever I’ll end up doing,” he told Houston life. And this, is just one of the many reasons Coach Fudge is the Teachers of Tomorrow 2023 Teacher of the Year.
This Hospital Farm is Helping Grow a Healthy Community
There is a farm on the Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital campus that is serving the community by providing fresh produce to neighbors who live in areas of Houston that are typically know as being "food deserts." LBJ Hospital also hosts the Northeast Community Farmers Market every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 9am to 12pm. Houston Life's Melanie Camp visited the farm and spoke with Patricia Darnauer, who is the Executive Vice President and LBJ Administrator to learn more about how the farm is helping the community. If you'd like to donate, volunteer, or check out the farmers market visit HarrisHealth.org
A Doctor Moved to Tears and a Patient Finds Relief from Pain
Dr. Ankur Khosla is moved to tears thinking about how Timothy Mockapertris’ life might be if the Houston local had continued living as he had been. Like many who find their way to AK Pain & Spine Center, Timothy was struggling to continued working in the job he loved because of chronic back and leg pain. He needed pain meds just to make it through the day. When a new treatment became available, Dr. Khosla thought it might be just the thing to help turn off Timothy’s pain and keep him working.