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With the number of trendy boutiques that have sprung up around the city, the question isn't so much of finding a shop as it is of finding the right shop to suit your personal tastes.

Austin boasts a broad assortment of tattoo parlors that exist to satisfy the demands of the local populace, and this level of demand has allowed for some meaningful variety to flourish.

Start-ups are more art than science at the Longhorn Startup Studio.

One hundred and fifty eight. That’s how many people local economist Mark Sprague estimated were moving here, to Austin, Texas, every day.

In a city where change has become the norm, there are still a few neighborhoods in Central Austin that harken back to decades past. But even those areas are proving that the sort of change Austin is undergoing can be felt everywhere.

Gender-inclusive housing has been a widely debated topic across campuses for a couple of years now. 

If a dog could craft a perfect living environment, it might look a lot like Austin.

The hostel sits on top of Thai Noodle House, located right across the street from the UT campus, and doubles as a gallery for aspiring artists. Andy Ward, 2011 UT alumnus and owner of Drifter Jack’s, opened the hostel in early October 2013, right in time for the Austin City Limits Music Festival.

Spring break’s overlap with the South by Southwest music and film festival offers students on a budget an ideal way to gain free access to festival passes that can cost as much as $1,695. 

GRAMMY U, created by The Recording Academy, is a growing community of college students between the ages of 17 and 25 who are pursuing careers in the recording industry. 

There is no doubt that the music industry is not only vital to Austin’s cultural scene, but also to its economy.

Editor's Note from the January 2014 Local Music Edition

As it turns out, it is not uncommon to feel both love and hate almost simultaneously.

Sex in the media is always in flux, but this time it might need to think green.

There are plenty of theories for how the classic heart icon, which is featured prominently on everything from cards to chocolate throughout February, came to be that go as far back as 10,000 B.C.

The diamond necklace option might not be for you if it’s only two weeks into a relationship. Luckily for you, Longhorn Life has put together a collective of things to consider before breaking out the big bucks for Valentine’s Day.

Valentine's Day doesn’t have to be lame, regardless of your relationship status. You only need to know where to and where not to go.

Many people say they found the love of their life on a college campus, but at UT it’s not just the students who are getting hitched to someone they met on the 40 Acres.

Some might argue that marriage is a dangerous thing for young couples. Others argue that when true love finds you, taking the next step in a relationship comes naturally. When it comes to love, is there a right or wrong?

Whether you have a Valentine in mind or you are just looking for a singles celebration, these four ideas will help you think outside of the heart-shaped box and guarantee you a good time.

Donations to non-profit organizations during the holiday season make a huge impact on the less-fortunate, and it’s important to count our blessings, keep our lives in perspective, and make time for the underprivileged in any way we can.

Check out the wide range of tips from Longhorn Life that will help you save this holiday season, whether by traveling on New Year’s or becoming a data analyst.

Don’t limit yourself to the typical Chinese food and a movie on Christmas Day!

What began as a small toy drive more than a decade ago has grown into a campus-wide event that will help over 300 families this year.