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Best of the Big O: 2019 Readers’ Choice – Personal Shopping and Services Winners

Best Barbershop The Beard & Mane – Reader’s Choice Best of the Big O Tight Cuts Barber Shop – Reader’s Choice Lauren @ Victor Victoria – Reader’s Choice Red Hot Barber Shop – Reader’s Choice Parlour 1887 – Reader’s Recommend Alliance barbershop and supply – Reader’s Refer CUVA CUTS – Reader’s Refer Lady Janes – […]

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Self Care is a Revolutionary Act

Often when I hear the phrase ‘self-care,’ my eyes roll back in my head. I instantly envision Instagram hashtags and thinkpiece headlines that equate to little more than the aesthetics of self-indulgence; fancy baths, yoga with baby animals and an endless stream of consumable products that promise to improve the quality of my life. Here’s […]

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‘Homecoming’

The Union for Contemporary Art presents a new solo exhibit, Angela Drakeford:Homecoming, opening July 11th. Installation artist and sculptor Drakeford examines the healing power of plants and the home garden as a sanctuary of healing and comfort. Building on personal memories, and a palette of real and artificial plants, period furniture, textiles and other domestic […]

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Omaha Health Expo This Weekend

Omaha Health Expo This Weekend Cardiologist Richard Collins said it succinctly. “If I’m in the ER with a heart attack, I don’t want the doc to come in and put a broccoli sprig on my chest.” Dr. Collins was speaking during an interview on the Heartland Healing television program and at the time was chief […]

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View from The Top

  An argument could be made that nightlife in the Blackstone District is somewhat more laid back than the bustling, rowdy downtown area and a little less alternative than the Benson neighborhood. Blackstone has its own unique concept and style. When I heard news of a rooftop bar opening up in this particular district, I […]

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Soul Food with Style

You may know Alexandria Ewing for her work creating ethical, organic beauty and self-care items through her boutique business Balance Botanica. Her belief is that products should be good for your skin, body and the world around you. You may also know her from her mentoring work and for teaching culinary arts through Step-Up Omaha!, […]

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Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants by Michael Braunstein There’s an irony about the terms “alternative medicine” and “traditional medicine.” They are used exactly backwards. Ask the average American to describe “traditional” medicine and they’ll tell you it is the kind found at the behemoth hospital centers. It’s where  medical doctors use drugs, surgery and […]

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Omaha Farmers’ Market Guide

Ten endearing and enduring farmers’ markets will open the 2022 season strong. Every single choice on this list deserves its recommendation and dedicated visit. Eight await in Omaha, with one in Lincoln and one in Council Bluffs. Some take place on weekdays, others on weekends; some begin in the mornings, while others kick off in […]