How 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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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The Many Coined Names of Topaz

Topaz of all different colors are used in jewelry, in rings, earrings, necklaces, pendants, and bracelets. The blue, orange, and pink colors are most often…

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November’s Other Birthstone: Topaz

Topaz makes an ideal gem. A good hardness and desirable colors, combined with a relative abundance and availability makes it one the most popular gemstones.…

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The Meditative Properties of Citrine

It is said that citrine properties are linked to the creative process. Whether natural or heated, citrine is said to activate the imagination via the…

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Your Veteran’s Day 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 9 to Sunday, November 11, 2018. Pay…

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The Meaning of Citrine

Due to citrine’s natural autumn hues, it makes sense that it would be the birth stone of November. There are many believed citrine meanings. Known…

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