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Wind and Water Protection – Preparing for a Hurricane

Wind and Water Protection – Preparing for a Hurricane | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it
Recent hurricane seasons have provided painful lessons in the importance of preparing for these destructive storms. Perhaps most important is the need to protect your home sooner rather than later
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How to Get Rid of Mold in Bathroom| Best Ways to Remove Mold

How to Get Rid of Mold in Bathroom| Best Ways to Remove Mold | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it

How to Get Rid of Bathroom Mold

  1. Use soap and water, not bleach. Bleach only discolors it; it does not get rid of mold.
  2. Keep your bathroom as dry as possible. Use squeegees on shower walls and doors. Use an exhaust fan religiously. Wipe wet areas with dry towels.
  3. Recaulk your tile if necessary. Be sure to get caulk that is meant for humid and wet areas, like bathrooms.
  4. Get a humidity monitor to let you know when moisture is building up to mold-friendly levels.

 

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2017 one of the hottest years in recorded history, new report says

2017 one of the hottest years in recorded history, new report says | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it
2017 was one of the hottest years in recorded history, according to a new "State of the Climate" report released Wednesday by the American Meteorological Society. It's just another piece of compelling evidence that our planet is warming faster than at any point in modern history.
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9 Texas Cruises to Keep You Cool and Charmed This Summer - Texas Highways

9 Texas Cruises to Keep You Cool and Charmed This Summer - Texas Highways | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it
We love the idea of taking a boat ride—the cool breezes, sparkling waters, and rare perspectives you just can’t see from shore. Not everybody has
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How to make your beach trip not suck

How to make your beach trip not suck | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it
Despite the sand, your beach trip doesn't have to be the worst. Here's how to make it better.

 

  • Leave for the beach very early..
  • Walk a little further and find the good part of the beach.
  • Don't rely on the snack bar.
  • Bring a water bottle.
  • Pack two towels.
  • Beach tunes are a must, and to have beach tunes, you must have a speaker.
  • Make sure your beach playlist is good.

 

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Panama Canal Lifts Restrictions on LNG Transits, Offers Added Capacity to Shippers

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AMLO Wins Big and All Eyes Turn to Battle for Mexico's Congress - Bloomberg

AMLO Wins Big and All Eyes Turn to Battle for Mexico's Congress - Bloomberg | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it
On the campaign trail, many voters said crime was their top concern. A decade-long war on drug cartels has pushed the murder rate to record levels (politicians haven’t been spared: more than 120 were killed during the campaign.)

Corruption was also a widespread complaint. Pena Nieto’s allies and family were tainted by a string of scandals. He began his six-year term hailed as an economic reformer and a fresh face, and is ending it with some of the lowest approval ratings in the history of the presidency.

Pena Nieto will remain in office until December, because Mexico has a five-month gap between elections and inauguration. But already on Sunday night, as crowds thronged into the streets of Mexico City, there was a sense that power was shifting.

‘Things Will Change’

Supporters celebrate at Zocalo squarePhotographer: Alejandro Cegarra/Bloomberg
In the Zocalo, the historic city-center framed by palaces and cathedrals built under Spanish rule, Lopez Obrador’s supporters jammed the square, dancing to a mariachi band as they waited for the election winner.

The Zocalo is where Lopez Obrador plans to govern from. He says he’ll move the presidential office there from Los Pinos, the palatial compound in an upscale neighborhood where Pena Nieto and his predecessors have been based. The historic square is also where hundreds of thousands of Lopez Obrador’s supporters camped out in the summer of 2006, to protest alleged vote-rigging after his first, failed bid for the presidency.

Hawkers sold AMLO dolls, coffee mugs, buttons and flags with his image while chanting their support in a party that lasted well past midnight.

Among the crowd there toward midnight on Sunday was Monica Angel Pachuca, who had tears in her eyes. “I’ve been waiting for this for 12 years,” she said. “Our children are suffering. They’ve had such a hard life. Now, things will change.”
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Climate Change Brought a Lobster Boom. Now It Could Cause a Bust. - The New York Times

Climate Change Brought a Lobster Boom. Now It Could Cause a Bust. - The New York Times | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it
Warming waters in the Gulf of Maine have benefited lobsters and the lobstermen who trap them. But as temperatures rise further, will the industry reach a tipping point?
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Melania Trump makes unannounced visit to Texas border amid crisis over separated families

Melania Trump makes unannounced visit to Texas border amid crisis over separated families | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it
The First Lady said she wants to help “children reunite with their families as quickly as possible” on her trip to a Texas shelter which houses 55 kids, six of which have been separated from their parents.
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Hurricane tips for Texans

Hurricane tips for Texans | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it
Hurricane Season is June 1 – Nov. 30. Never underestimate the value of being prepared! Check out the information below to learn more about hurricanes, hazards associated with hurricanes and what you can do to prepare.
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Why I decided to go on a cowork vacation in Bali for a month —

Why I decided to go on a cowork vacation in Bali for a month — | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it
UBUD, Bali—A monkey scrabbles around a lawn overlooking a lemongreen rice paddy. Fifteen people wearing flipflops, baggy trousers and tanktops are plopping down on some beanbags in the grass. “Summarize the highlight of your weekend in one sentence. Then tell us what your goals are for today and what you need help with,” says Be
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Facebook and the American Red Cross Shared Preparedness Tips for Hurricane Season – Adweek

Facebook and the American Red Cross Shared Preparedness Tips for Hurricane Season – Adweek | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it
Safety Check has been used more than 9 million times during these storm events.
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Texas Man Catches 14-Foot Hammerhead Shark, Has Pics to Prove It

Texas Man Catches 14-Foot Hammerhead Shark, Has Pics to Prove It | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it
Texas man Poco Cedillo made the catch of a lifetime while fishing off South Padre Island, Texas. He reeled in a 14-foot hammerhead shark.
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50% of people fought with a spouse over working on vacation | Ladders

New data shows that 50% of professionals say they've fought with their "spouse about being too connected to work" while vacationing.
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Military Bases Could House Immigrants from Texas border

Military Bases Could House Immigrants from Texas border | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it

Immigrants crossing the Texas-Mexico border could potentially be housed at military bases in Texas

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Texans Support Citizenship for Children Brought Into This Country Illegally, Poll Says –

Texans Support Citizenship for Children Brought Into This Country Illegally, Poll Says – | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it
Although a majority of the Republicans surveyed supported the Dreamers, 78 percent of them also favored President Trump’s demands for a border wall. The strongest support for the wall came from East and West Texas, while the greatest level of opposition was in South Texas along the border. People living in the state’s urban areas also tended to oppose the wall. Overall, the wall was opposed 51 percent to 45 percent by Texans.

There was a nearly even split among those polled who believed that Trump was either too aggressive in deporting immigrants in this country illegally versus those who believe Trump was acting appropriately, with 43 percent saying his policy is too aggressive while 41 percent said it was appropriate. Only 11 percent of those responding said Trump should be more aggressive.
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El Dusty Is Reimagining Cumbia and Helping Reinvent Corpus Christi

El Dusty Is Reimagining Cumbia and Helping Reinvent Corpus Christi | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it
in Texas Monthly’s music issue, Michael Hall suggested Corpus Christi is helping reinvent cumbia and gave much of that credit to 38-year-old Horacio “El Dusty” Oliveira. The story documented how Oliveira is representing his hometown not just by helping revitalize downtown Corpus with a mixed-use music and art center, but also by marrying traditional cumbia with modern electronic dance music (EDM) and hip-hop. His “Cumbia Anthem” earned him a Latin Grammy nomination in 2016, and now he’s pushing even more boundaries with a just-released full-length album, Cumbia City. In our conversation, recorded in Austin, El Dusty deconstructs his unique take on cumbia, but also, just as importantly to him, how Corpus is fostering forward-thinking culture under the radar and against the odds.
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The Longest Full 'Blood Moon' Of The Century Is July 27th

The Longest Full 'Blood Moon' Of The Century Is July 27th | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it

On July 27, lucky stargazers will see the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century ― also known as a blood moon. 

 

The nearly two-hour total eclipse will be visible to people in parts of Africa, the Middle East and Asia, according to NASA.

 
 
An illustration of the stages of the July 27, 2018, total lunar eclipse.

 

A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes through the Earth’s shadow and takes on a reddish glow, earning it the nickname “blood moon.” A total lunar eclipse takes a few hours to unfold and is particularly dramatic. It happens when the sun, Earth, and moon are perfectly lined up, which means the Earth’s shadow completely covers the moon. 

 

What’s particularly remarkable about this month’s lunar eclipse is how long its totality phase will last. NASA estimates the moon will be completely obscured for 1 hour and 43 minutes. 

 

The organization has published a list predicting the date and length of all lunar eclipses until 2100, and it doesn’t expect another totality as long as this one within the century.

 

A shorter total lunar eclipse occurred on January 31 this year. Another one is expected on Jan. 19, 2019, and will be visible from North and South America, Europe and Africa. 

 

NASA predicts there will be 85 total lunar eclipses between the years 2001 and 2100.

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Why California Has the Nation's Worst Poverty Rate 

Why California Has the Nation's Worst Poverty Rate  | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it
Earlier this week, the LA Times reminded its readers that California has the highest poverty rate in the nation. ...
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Buying frozen fish isn’t what it used to be. Here’s what you need to know. - The

Buying frozen fish isn’t what it used to be. Here’s what you need to know. - The | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it
“fresh is best” has been hammered home as a selling point for so many Americans fortunate enough to have the choice that they will opt for what’s on display.
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Rising seas: 'Florida is about to be wiped off the map' | Texas too?

Rising seas: 'Florida is about to be wiped off the map' | Texas too? | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it
In an extract from her new book Rising, Elizabeth Rush explains the threat from sea-level rise, which, for millions of Americans, is about to get very real, very quickly
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Strategies For Getting Off The Grid

Strategies For Getting Off The Grid | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it

We're rapidly approaching summer vacation season. This time of year - perhaps more than any other - encourages us to unplug and drop off the grid. Summer seems to justify a little more distance from
our daily to-do list.  Today, having spent several years looking
for my own exit from the grid, I wanted to lay out some strategies for unplugging and unwinding in these lazy hazy days of summer.

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The End of the Office? How Working From Anywhere Is Changing Everything

The End of the Office? How Working From Anywhere Is Changing Everything | Texas Coast Living | Scoop.it
We're seeing the beginnings of a massive shift in where you work. Soon enough, your 'office' may just be wherever you have an internet connection.
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