Features

Features

Stories on news, trends and the business of daily life

LeadershipFeatures

Shelter From The Storm

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Thirty-three trillion gallons of water had just fallen. How did Angela Blanchard organize a shelter for thousands in a single day?
Disaster PreparationFeatures

Stocking Up

Jars of food on pantry shelves
How rescue and relief workers are drawing on the lessons learned from Hurricane Harvey to prepare for the next big disaster.
EnvironmentFeatures

The Last Straw

Metal straw in a glass mason jar.
If plastic is out, what’s next? A new generation of innovators rises to the occasion.
AdvocacyFeatures

Crossover

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When should businesses cross the line from selling products to speaking out about injustice?
Public SpacesFeatures

Keep It Together

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Where do urbanites go to celebrate, grieve and protest?
Global ExperienceFeatures

Wide Open Spaces

Skye Island on a sunny day
Rice Business Editor Claudia Kolker treks to Scotland to find the connections between wide open spaces there and in Texas.
InnovationFeatures

Shooting Star

Photo of someone far away holding a light at night.
Space architect Constance Adams left the earth too early. She left us with instructions.
Brand IdentityFeatures

Object Of My Affection

Object Of My Affection
What happens when a brand we know (or think we know) and love turns out to be something altogether different?
GivingFeatures

Give And Take

Give and Take
The best way to give when you’re not sure whom to trust.
ForecastingFeatures

Rain Man

Rain Man
An interview with Eric Berger, Houston-based meteorologist and local hero.
Human CapitalFeatures

Merit Badge

Merit Base
Why immigrants bring extra human potential.
PsychologyFeatures

Party Of One

Grumpy white cat wearing a party hat
Loneliness hurts — and it can make it harder for us to reconnect with other people.