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Jonathan Rienstra

Jonathan Rienstra

Jonathan grew up in Dallas, graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in journalism and returned to Dallas, where he landed a job as staff writer at CultureMap. After a year or so of covering primarily the local bar scene, he packed up and moved to Crested Butte, Colorado, where he continues to drink. His interests include UT football, listening to Willie Nelson while driving through the Hill Country and debating Breaking Bad symbolism. He reads books but doesn't talk about it. A perfect Sunday would involve floating the Comal River with a St. Arnold's Fancy Lawnmower. He has been to Oklahoma, but only on a dare. He misses Dunk-a-roos but nothing else about the ’90s. 

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Take a Chill Pill

Lone Star Stressed: Texas ranks 49th out of the 50 states in emotional health

By Jonathan Rienstra

Texans are among the worst at decompressing and finding their centers, according to a survey examining how “emotionally recharged” each state’s residents have been in the new year. It ...


Links We Love

World's worst: Failed over-the-top romantic gestures that are painful — and hilarious

By Jonathan Rienstra

Editor's note: There's so much that's beautiful, funny, smart and informative on the Internet. Problem is, there's also a bunch of garbage. Here's the best ...


Ranking It

Texas' favorite food gives it a clear edge over other states, especially Utah (you should pity Utah)

By Jonathan Rienstra

If you live in Texas, you’re likely to throw out hot dogs and lasagna in favor of enchiladas and gumbo, according to a new study examining the most disproportionately ...


Real Estate Rumblings

Houston housing is underpriced; we're a "best buy" city, national survey asserts

By Jonathan Rienstra

Another day, another list pimping out Texas’ real estate market. This time, Forbes declared five of its 20 “best buy cities,” i.e., where to invest in housing in 2015 ...


Private Travel Perks

Conroe company offers a new way to fly: As much as you want for flat monthly fee

By Jonathan Rienstra

A new Texas startup hopes to save super-commuters from the hassles of airports with the convenience of private flights. Texas Air Shuttle is stepping into the growing Uberization of the ...


Links We Love

Anderson Cooper spectacularly fails Tony Romo test: CNN's Silver Fox blissfully dumb on the Dallas Cowboys

By Jonathan Rienstra

Editor's note: There's so much that's beautiful, funny, smart and informative on the Internet. Problem is, there's also a bunch of garbage. Here's the best ...


The State of Real Estate

Sales of homes over $1 million, international buyers pump up Texas real estate growth

By Jonathan Rienstra

According to an end-of-the-year report from the Texas Association of Realtors, the state's economic and population growth yielded significant gains in all areas of real estate over the last ...


Real Estate Report

New report predicts Houston housing boom will continue in 2015 — unless............

By Jonathan Rienstra

Houston's continued economic gain is expected to make the area a top 10 market for housing growth in 2015, according to a new study from Realtor.com — with one ...


Fake Black Friday Sales Traps

The very best Black Friday deals and the fake sale traps to avoid: Your Ultimate Shopping Cheat Sheet

By Jonathan Rienstra

Thanksgiving is a fine holiday, but its true importance comes when it is over and people decide that it's time to go shopping for new things to be thankful ...


Cowtown Pride

The most country-minded city in America? Of course, it's in Texas

By Jonathan Rienstra

It appears that Cowtown is the most "country-minded" big city in America, while Austin, Houston and Dallas don't fare so well. In a Facebook study by the real estate ...


Homestate Glory

Texas dominates national mag's Best Places to Retire List: Of course it does

By Jonathan Rienstra

Retirement presents a whole host of opportunities. Chief among them: the chance to uproot yourself because you’re no longer beholden to a job or raising children. But where should ...


Links We Love

Robert Downey Jr. sings with Sting, deaf football player inspires, 5 famous quotes

By Jonathan Rienstra

Editor's note: There's so much that's beautiful, funny, smart and informative on the Internet. Problem is, there's also a bunch of garbage. Here's the best ...


They Grow Up So Fast

He's in, but is he a Texan? Johnny Manziel declares for NFL draft

By Jonathan Rienstra

It seems Johnny Manziel has had his fill of college competition and NCAA guidelines and will enter the 2014 NFL draft, according to ESPN. Manziel filed the official paperwork on ...


Links We Love

Drunk Neil Patrick Harris, Friday Night Tykes, pricey American Girl dolls

By Jonathan Rienstra

Editor's note: There's so much that's beautiful, funny, smart and informative on the Internet. Problem is, there's also a bunch of garbage. Here's the best ...


Links We Love

Community returns, big marijuana sales, Puppy Bowl fantasy line-up

By Jonathan Rienstra

Editor's note: There's so much that's beautiful, funny, smart and informative on the Internet. Problem is, there's also a bunch of garbage. Here's the best ...


Happiest College Campus

Happiest college campus in the USA? Say howdy to Texas A&M

By Jonathan Rienstra

Proving that the Aggies can’t stop winning, the Daily Beast recently crowned Texas A&M as the happiest college in the United States for 2013. A&M earned the ...


Best Hangover Cures

Feeling woozy? Try these best New Year's Day hangover remedies

By Jonathan Rienstra

New Year's Eve is a worldwide party that, for most people, involves booze. Lots and lots of booze. The tricky thing about alcohol is that it doesn’t matter ...


Pure Wine Genius

That's no Bull: Wine lovers get a new way to think outside the box

By Jonathan Rienstra

Wine is grand. It’s the classy way to catch a buzz, and it makes everything you say sound so erudite in a way that beer or liquor rarely can ...


Party All the Time

New alcohol science: Drinkers live longer, engage in more sex and love the night

By Jonathan Rienstra

If you found yourself downing glass after glass of wine during a holiday party to the judgmental stares of some teetotaler that somehow snuck in, take solace in the fact ...


Homestate Glory

Houston drops on best performing cities list, but future looks bright with more jobs

By Jonathan Rienstra

In a new study examining the best performing cities in the United States — those booming metros where jobs are being created and sustained — Texas has once again flexed its muscle ...


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