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Would Houston Exist Without Air Conditioning?

Posted on · Houston’s summers can be oppressively hot and muggy. That’s why most Houstonians crank up the A/C from June through Septmeber, if not most of the rest of the year too. It might not be the most energy-efficient way to go, but many see central air as an absolute must here. Of course, a century ago, there […]

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The Challenges of Life with Curly Hair in Humid Houston

Posted on · As we all know, Houston is humid. Among the many challenges and annoyances that can present is the nightmare those with curly hair face trying to control their frizz. Houston Matters’ Paige Phelps is one such Houstonian, and she introduces us to some more. And she visits a salon specializing in customers with curly locks. […]

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Houston’s Hot Weather: It’s Not All Bad…But Mostly

Posted on · Whether it’s felt like it or not the last couple days, hot weather is coming. The months-long ordeal that is Houston heat and humidity will be here soon. So how does the heat in Houston change our daily habits and routines? How do you cope with the heat? And are there any activities or chores […]

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Are Allergies and Asthma Worse in Houston?

Posted on · Taking a deep breath may seem like a good idea sometimes. But when it comes to allergy season and asthma — forget it! Like most of the country, Houston has distinctive allergy seasons. Sometimes they’re shorter, sometimes they’re longer. But with a humid climate and air pollution, it may seem like allergies are a problem […]