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World Naked Gardening Day is May 1 and Austin's the place to celebrate. (Shutterstock)

It's gardening season and if you've ever thought about just letting it all hang loose while tending to your garden, well you're in the perfect place to do just that.


In the latest study from LawnStarter, Austin ranks No. 2 for 2021's Best Cities for Naked Gardening. The study compared 100 of the biggest U.S. cities across metrics, including the share of the nudist population, local legality of nudity, gardener-friendliness and likelihood of it to be sunny and warm on May 1—World Naked Gardening Day. The only one to top the Texas capital was Miami, Florida.

Helping Austin make the top of the list was its nudist-friendliness, ranked No. 3, and weather, which ranked No. 16.

So how is it nudist-friendly? Austin is the only city in Texas that is "topless tested," meaning women can walk through town topless. And like some other nudist-friendly cities, Austin has its own nude park: Hippie Hollow.

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More people left Los Angeles than moved to the city in 2020, a pattern that can be seen in many California cities. (City of Los Angeles/Twitter)

A week after Texas added two congressional seats and California lost one, state officials reported a population decline in 2020 for the first time in the Golden State's history.

California fell by over 182,000 people from January 2020 to January 2021, dropping almost 0.5% to cap out at around 39.5 million people. It is still the nation's most populous state.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz of hibiscus-infused Tito's Handmade Vodka
  • 2 oz sparkling water
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 oz simple syrup
  • 1 tsp allspice dram
Directions: Add infused Tito's Handmade Vodka, lime juice, and simple syrup to a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a glass over fresh ice. Top with sparkling water, and garnish with a lime slice. Enjoy!

Several breweries in Austin host Austin FC watch parties in coordination with its biggest fan clubs. (Austin Anthem/Twitter)

The sun is out, and thousands of Austin FC fans will be as well as Austin FC goes to Kansas to play Sporting Kansas City at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday.

There's plenty of pub partners to choose from, but here's a few watch parties to help you get in on the action.

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