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The Many Styles of Barbecue  America is home to a myriad of regional barbecue styles including what many call the big four: Kansas City, Memphis, the Carolinas and Texas. Kansas City style is known for its slow-smoked, sweet-seasoned rubs on meats, often cooked with a brown-sugar based sauce with the heat kept low to avoid caramelizing. Burnt ends are the favored...
Forming a Community: The Resources Created to address women-owned business challenges, OKC Women in Business is a “community dedicated to empowering women in the OKC metro area to thrive in their business endeavors through collaboration, networking and education,” says the group’s founder and CEO, Meagan Veoukas. “The online directory on our website – okcwomeninbusiness.com – is a convenient place for...
Common Health Issues for Women Things like osteoporosis, breast cancer, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and urinary tract infections are well known diseases, infections and illnesses that most know about when speaking on common health issues for women. But others, including uterine fibroids and primary ovarian sufficiency, are more prevalent than people may expect. We dive into symptoms, side effects and...
When it comes to getting your financial house in order, there are many aspects to consider. Budgeting and taxes come to mind, as well as topics such as insurance, savings and spending. But one subject should top the list of important financial considerations: investing for your future. Truths vs. Myths: Investing  When it comes to investing, many people get confused or...

40 UNDER 40 2024

In today’s corporate environment, the most impressive young professionals are juggling a lot. They excel at their jobs, of course, but are also well-liked among peers, spend ample time volunteering, take on leadership roles outside the office, participate in continuing education, and have rich personal lives.  Honored among the next several pages are 40 such young professionals in Oklahoma –...
How to Make a Smooth Transition  When it comes to remodeling, expect the unexpected, do your due diligence, budget wisely and prepare for the inevitable dust of it all. Most of all, the experts agree, have a plan. “Every project, large or small, needs an owner-approved plan,” says Kent Hoffman, owner of Kent Hoffman Construction in Oklahoma City. “By spending money...

Insurance 101

Health Insurance What is it? At its core, health insurance is an agreement between you and a health insurance provider, stating that the provider will pay all or some of any qualifying medical expenses you incur. Matt Brown, life and health insurance agent with the Tulsa-based office of Rich & Cartmill, Inc., explains the essence of health insurance in simple terms. “I think...

Fresh Perspectives

In the Home A Look at the Trends  Current in-home trends reflect homeowners’ inclinations to nestle into the quiet luxury of understated opulence, rather than indulge in flashy design, says builder Kent Hoffman, owner of the OKC-based Kent Hoffman Construction. Instead of moving, today’s homeowners also want to improve their existing spaces. While the 2020 pandemic led to a rise in home...

A Paw-Sitive Effect

A New Pet Owner Guide So, you’ve just become the proud owner of a new pet, whether it’s a kitten, puppy, bunny, fish or turtle. Congrats! While this time is exciting, you should also ask yourself: what are the right steps to ensure this animal is coming into a safe space?  Pet-Proofing “Prepare the home as you would for a young child,”...
Market Trends for 2024 A nice house with a white-picket fence has long been synonymous with the American dream. However, rising home prices and interest rates have made home ownership more of a pipe dream for some.  In 2023, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that home sales prices have more than tripled since 2001. Soaring costs have, in large part, to...