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Why Austin Is The Strangest City In America

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 06.19.2015 | Travel

This great nation has everything from traditional little beach towns to quaint old mountain towns. And THEN there's Austin, Texas, hands-down on...

City Official Who Planned Sexist Training Resigns

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics

A city official in Austin, Texas, responsible for organizing a training for city employees to learn how to work with women has resigned. Assistant ...

Women Have A Brilliant Response To City's Sexist Training On How To Deal With Women

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 05.13.2015 | Women

According to a March training session for Austin, Texas, city employees -- on the topic of female leaders -- women "don’t want to deal with numbers,...

A City Manager Thought His Staff Needed Training To Deal With Women

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

The city manager of Austin, Texas, apparently believes having more women in leadership poses unique challenges -- enough to require holding a training...

These Are The 10 Best U.S. Cities To Relocate To

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.07.2015 | HuffPost Home

Relocation is recommended for many reasons. You'll get to know yourself better, meet new people and explore exciting places. It also presents the perf...

Collaborating to Connect

Zach Leverenz | Posted 06.07.2015 | Technology
Zach Leverenz

If we are to include all Americans in our digital future, we need bold action and collaborative leadership. We need to understand what works, and what we can learn and apply in more places across the country.

14 Female Powerhouses You Need to Meet at SXSW

Allison Bagley | Posted 05.16.2015 | Women
Allison Bagley

There's no shortage of stories of the careers that have been launched, or significantly propelled, during the three-week mega-event that is SXSW. If you're in Austin this month, here are a few of the female trailblazers you'd be lucky to meet.

Live and Dangerous: SXSW 2015

Jeff Pollack | Posted 05.11.2015 | Arts
Jeff Pollack

From rock, to hip hop, to EDM and beyond, there is something for everyone. After combing through hundreds of acts, here are our top 3 picks for cutting-edge artists to catch during the music week portion of SXSW.

15 Things Never To Say To An Austinite

Orbitz.com | Posted 05.10.2015 | Travel
Orbitz.com

Start your morning with the most important taco of the day, and other solid advice for those headed to Austin for SXSW this month.

The City of Austin Honors a Distinguished Texan

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.08.2015 | Green
Dorian de Wind

Jack Robinson became the first lady's right-hand man for the beautification of the Austin Town Lake (now the Lady Bird Lake) Hike and Bike Trail and instrumental in the founding of the famous Wildflower Center in Austin.

Spotlight on Austin's Noah Marion Quality Goods

Sarah Stodola | Posted 04.05.2015 | Small Business
Sarah Stodola

It makes for a dramatic entrance, stepping off Austin's South Lamar Boulevard into Noah Marion's combination shop, cafe and studio. To the left is a long counter, above which a neon sign beckons visitors to "Live Well."

Letters of Sacrifice

Dorian de Wind | Posted 03.25.2015 | Arts
Dorian de Wind

"Letters of Sacrifice" is Hassin's tribute to those who have fought and died for our country in all wars, but represents those who have fallen since that infamous September day almost 14 years ago.

How To Shop and Eat Your Way Through Austin in Just One Day

Shoptiques | Posted 02.14.2015 | Travel
Shoptiques

Over the last several years, Austin has become an increasingly popular place to live and visit--and it's no surprise why. The city boasts incredible live music, a booming tech scene, and a ton of innovative eateries (plus loads of good Tex-Mex--need we say more?).

Fun Fun Fun Fest: Minimum Size, Maximum, well... Fun

Zachariah Ezer | Posted 01.24.2015 | Entertainment
Zachariah Ezer

Fun Fun Fun Fest may be Austin's third most recognizable festival, (after SXSW and ACL) but what it lacks in prestige, it makes up for in effort, style, and charm.

Homeless Man's Day In The Life Video Challenges Stereotypes Of Those Living On The Street

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact

Sandy Shook said he doesn't abuse alcohol or narcotics -- he does, however, claim to have studied the Russian language while in Moscow and holds a deg...

Q&A with Melanie Bishop About Her YA Novel My So-Called Ruined Life

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 01.04.2015 | Books
Mary Pauline Lowry

Melanie Bishop's young adult novel My So-Called Ruined Life follows female protagonist Tate McCoy during her 17th year, one year after her mother's brutal murder, for which Tate's father is the prime suspect.

Austin Commits To Ending Vet Homelessness By 2015, Joins Growing List Of Other Cities

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.17.2014 | Impact

The capital of Texas has a bold, new goal regarding veteran homelessness, and they have about 14 months to achieve it. On Wednesday, Austin became ...

Lady Bird Johnson's Letters Affirm Passion for Nature

Dorian de Wind | Posted 10.13.2014 | Green
Dorian de Wind

It wasn't until my friend Jack passed away a few months ago, just as the bluebonnets, Indian paintbrushes and other wildflowers that he also loved so much were beginning to fade, that I learned just how much and how intimately Lady Bird had been involved in those projects.

Motorcycle Riding 'Angels of Help'

Dorian de Wind | Posted 09.30.2014 | Good News
Dorian de Wind

Next time you see, and hear, a bunch of burley guys, sporting black leather jackets blazoned with all kinds of intriguing patches, roaring down your quiet street on their Harley- Davidson "hogs," don't be nervous.

Veterans of Foreign Wars: 'Doing Good Things'

Dorian de Wind | Posted 09.03.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

From what I hear, read and see, the VFW does a fine job at the national level. But, as with any large organization, many of the "good things" take place where the rubber hits the road, at the local Posts.

Civic Engagement: Why Millennials Have Outpaced Seniors

Tom Spengler | Posted 08.13.2014 | Impact
Tom Spengler

Gen Y has already started paving the way for civic engagement in a way we've never experienced before. The Millennials Civic Health Index found that not only does this generation vote in large numbers, but their volunteering and community service rates are much higher than those in the 1970s and '80s.

My Friend Jack

Dorian de Wind | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

Just a couple of days before Jack left us, I went to look at his bluebonnets one more time. They were looking even more fragile and their blue color was even more faded than before. But next spring they will be back again, even more beautiful, strong and resilient, just like my good friend always was and always will be.

"The Big Spoon," Indiewire's Project of the Week Evokes a New Movie Genre: The Unromantic Comedy

Leslie Hendry | Posted 06.23.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Hendry

Indiewire is a "must read" according to Variety. Forbes branded it the "online heartbeat of the world's independent film community." So when the you...

Lil Bub And Instagram Help Find Loving Homes For Pets At South By Southwest

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 03.20.2014 | Good News

We all know social media basically exists for the sole reason of sharing adorable animal pics. But one recent initiative demonstrated how posing with ...

One Armed Man Is a Triumph in Its Medium, If Overlooked

David Tereshchuk | Posted 05.17.2014 | Entertainment
David Tereshchuk

One Armed Man's denouement, almost inevitable in its explosion of violence, nevertheless left the Austin audience stunned and -- more than a touch -- ethically wrongfooted.