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Jenny Lawson book signing on 9/25/15

The Houston Chronicle’s list of book events includes one with Jenny Lawson:

FRIDAY (9/25) Jenny Lawson: Author will discuss and sign “Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things,” 6 p.m., Blue Willow Bookshop.

WHAT: Jenny Lawson author event, she will read from and sign her new book “Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things”

WHEN: Friday, September 25, 2015 at 6 pm

WHERE: Blue Willow Bookshop
14532 Memorial Dr.
Houston, TX 77079

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Source: Houston-area book events: Sept. 20-26 – Bookish

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Houston Vintage Market & Festival on September 18 & 19, 2015

ShoppingWHAT: Houston Vintage Market & Festival

WHEN:

  • Friday, September 18, 2015 at 7 pm
  • Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 11 am

WHERE: 1940 Air Terminal Museum
8325 Travelair Blvd.
Houston, TX 77061

MORE INFO & Tickets: http://www.houstonvintage.com/

Houston Vintage is an organization that brings together vintage vendors and enthusiasts from Houston and the surrounding areas.

It’s an opportunity for all who love and live vintage to exchange idea, find some amazing treasures, learn through demos and lectures (style, dance and culture), and celebrate all that is vintage throughout the eras.

This year our festival theme is “Blue Hawaii”!

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We do our best to ensure all event information is accurate and up-to-date. However, it’s a good idea to visit the website listed or contact the organization or venue to verify event details.

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Covet confidence, not beauty

It’s no secret that women are told from the very first day of life (practically) that we should aspire to be pretty. And studies show that achieving the standard of beauty will result in higher wages, more success at work, and often becoming the envy of everyone else who doesn’t meet the standard.

No one has ever asserted that being pretty will make you happy.

You should work toward being confident in who you are, inside and out. It will reduce your stress. It will make you happier. And, believe it or not, it will make you more attractive to those around you.

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Additional reading: 11 Qualities That Women Should Crave Other Than Beauty

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Create Your Dream Closet

The SITS Girls have a post that gives a roadmap on what you (and I) need to do to create a “dream closet.” The best advice? “You should have nothing in your closet that is not currently wearable.” Get rid of anything that you can’t wear right now. Don’t keep it because you’re going to fit into it someday. Don’t keep it because of sentiment.

Read the article: Create Your Dream Closet With These 20 Easy Tips

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Jennifer Lawrence is the highest-paid actress in the world

Mashable reports that Jennifer Lawrence made $52 million last year, making her the highest-earning actress. Scarlett Johansson came in second at $35.5 million.

Last year Lawrence came in second, at 34 million. That means she made $18 million more for this year’s reporting. Wow.

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Source: Jennifer Lawrence is officially the highest-paid actress in the world

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“The Houstorian Dictionary” author event on Saturday, August 22, 2015

WHAT: James Glassman author event; he will read from and sign “The Houstorian Dictionary”

WHEN: Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 4pm

WHERE: River Oaks Bookstore, 3270 Westheimer

MORE INFO: http://blog.chron.com/bookish/2015/08/houston-area-book-events-aug-16-22/

James Glassman: Author will discuss and sign “The Houstorian Dictionary,” 4 p.m., River Oaks Bookstore, 3270 Westheimer; 713-520-0061 or riveroaksbookstore.com

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NOTES

  • Source: Houston-area book events: Aug. 16-22 – Bookish
  • We do our best to ensure all event information is accurate and up-to-date. However, it’s a good idea to visit the website listed or contact the organization or venue to verify event details.

 

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The Secret To a Perfect Night’s Sleep

Need a good night’s sleep? The secret, according to this article, is darkness.

Unwanted light in the bedroom stand between you and your best night’s sleep. Learn how to get your circadian rhythm back on track with blackout shades.

If you want to get a great night’s sleep, turn everything off and block out all the light. That should make the difference for you.

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Source: The Ultimate Secret To a Perfect Night’s Sleep – The Finishing Touch

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You Need to Burn 7,000 Calories to Lose a Pound

ExerciseAccording to this article, it’s going to take me twice a long to lose this weight … assuming I ever get to the “diet & exerice” point in my life. (That’s really not likely.)

If you’ve ever calculated how much weight you’ll lose by cutting out a certain number of calories a day, you know the most famous equation in dieting: 1 pound of fat = 3,500 calories. Too bad that equation is wrong.

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Source: You Need to Burn 7,000 Calories to Lose a Pound, Not 3,500

Image source: skeeze / Pixabay

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New James Bond Spectre Trailer – YouTube

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White Linen Night in the Heights on Saturday, August 1, 2015

WHAT: White Linen Night in the Heights

WHEN: Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 6 pm to 10 pm

WHERE: Houston Heights in the 19th St. area

MORE INFO: http://www.theheightswhitelinennight.com

White Linen Night in The Heights started in 2006 at the suggestion of New Orleans native and then Hurricane Katrina transplants Chris Thayer and his wife, Kay, who had opened a boutique on 19th Street when they were displaced by the storm. The event was patterned after a similar event in The French Quarter Arts district in New Orleans where residents came out dressed in their white linen finest to see local art. The Thayers and the Heights First Saturday group organized the event as a way to promote interest and traffic to 19th street so local businesses could thrive in the hot Houston summer. The event has now grown to become a neighborhood wide event that is known throughout Greater Houston. White Linen Night in the Heights is open to the general public with no admission fee.

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NOTES

  • We do our best to ensure all event information is accurate and up-to-date. However, it’s a good idea to visit the website listed or contact the organization or venue to verify event details.
  • Related: White Linen Night in the Heights | CultureMap
  • Image Source: JayMantri / Pixabay