The Origin of Garnet

Of the four designated origins of birthstones, three point to the garnet as being the January birthstone. The traditional, modern and Ayurvedic birthstone systems all indicate this ancient stone as bringing the most luck to those born in the month of January. Used since the Bronze Age, this multi-color gem can be found in six […]

The Story of Garnet

Garnet is found the world over, and though commonly known to be red, it is in fact found in a variety of colors and chemical formulas, each with its own set of spiritual properties. Legends and folklore place garnet among the most ancient of talismans. Not only was it prized as an ornamental jewel, but its […]

Will Gold Go Higher or Lower in 2019?

One of the big ten surprises that await investors in 2019 is gold dropping to $1,000 an ounce, said Blackstone Private Wealth Solutions vice chairman Byron Wien in his annual prediction. While the majority of analysts expect the gold rally to continue — and for the yellow metal to break out to the upside, after […]

Your Comedic List of Things to do This Weekend

Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Friday, January 11 to Sunday, January 13, 2019.  Scope out an artistic fashion show at Silver Street Studios; bring the family to a free screening of Ready Player One; sip champagne wide shopping a wide selection of discounted items; dare to […]

The Truth About Bonaparte’s Stolen Treasure

Treasure hunters have been looking at the wrong place for the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte’s stolen treasure for the past 200 years, which was stashed somewhere in Russia during the leader’s retreat from Moscow in 1812. Historian Viacheslav Ryzhkov is claiming that all search efforts should focus on the town of Rudnya, which is located […]

The Government Shutdown & You

We, as a nation have been experiencing this government shutdown and while most of us haven’t felt the impact of it, there are many that have. Navigating something that you have no control over is difficult and the uncertainty of it makes it that much more frustrating for those affected. This would be a great […]

What Kind of Change do You Like?

It looks like this year is going to be filled with many changes. I want the changes so that I can just shake everything up and start anew. While so many fear changes, I enjoy it. I like the idea of doing something new and exciting. I think allowing yourself to become stagnant and fearful […]

The Fear of Risk Taking

As I mentioned in earlier posts, I’ve been on a new life chapter and listening to some well-known authors of self-help and motivational books. I think a part of me allowed the fear of risk taking hinder the growth potential that is within each of us. I’m not afraid of no’s, in fact, the worse […]

The Last Hurrah List of Things to Do

Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Friday, January 4 to Sunday, January 6, 2019.  Watch skilled felines compete in a fierce competition; test your knowledge of ’90s pop culture; take your favorite bride-to-be to the ultimate wedding-planning extravaganza; catch a free screening of the popular superhero […]

New Year, New You?

Every year when the new year rolls around, many of us write out a list of resolutions. Some of these include weight loss, smoking cessation, something new (car, house, job) among many other things and we give ourselves a deadline to reach these goals. We tell ourselves that because it’s a new year that we […]