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  • Why office secret Santas are the worst idea ever

    Why office secret Santas are the worst idea ever
    The list of Terrible Workplace Ideas is long and storied and includes a wide array of soul-devouring activities, from team-building exercises and lunch-and-learns to Hawaiian shirt Friday and Bring Your Ferret to Work Day. (I may have made that last one...
  • A sleepless tradition of music, comedy serves needy

    A sleepless tradition of music, comedy serves needy
    For the last 12 Years, Heather Whinna, Steve Albini and a few friends — including Jeff Tweedy, Fred Armisen and Second City alumni — have devoted part of their Christmas Day playing Santa Claus in some of Chicago's most destitute...
  • Buyer's remorse fits for entire Bears organization, not just Jay Cutler

     Buyer's remorse fits for entire Bears organization, not just Jay Cutler
    In 1975, eight years before Jay Cutler was born and nine before the arrival of Brandon Marshall, the Magnuson-Moss Act became law. It was designed to protect consumers from faulty warranties on products with the psychological benefit of reducing cognitive...
  • What may look like a cat/dog tussle is probably just play

    What may look like a cat/dog tussle is probably just play
    Q: I have a 10-month-old Bedlington Terrier and a Siamese cat. Our dog is intent on chasing the cat, and it's annoying. The cat is not afraid and sometimes encourages the dog. How can I stop this from happening? -- P.D., via cyberspace A: Hmmm,...
  • Misinformation about dog behavior is rampant - and sad, expert says

    Misinformation about dog behavior is rampant - and sad, expert says
    TV dog trainer Victoria Stilwell is registering an official complaint: "Dogs aren't allowed to be dogs anymore," she says. "It's great they're living in our homes, but they have less freedom." Stilwell, best known from the Animal Planet show "It's Me...
  • Ask Amy: Bouncing husband wants to bounce back to ex-wife

    Ask Amy: Bouncing husband wants to bounce back to ex-wife
    Dear Amy: I was married over 40 years. My ex-wife and I had numerous problems throughout our marriage. I left several times but always went back. The last time I left, I filed for divorce. It's been a few years and I am starting to miss her. We talk...
  • Ask Amy: Drunken threesome a bad idea

    Ask Amy: Drunken threesome a bad idea
    Dear Amy: My best friend came to my house last weekend after her breakup with her boyfriend. She brought a bottle of scotch. My husband joined us and we kept drinking and things started to get cozy among the three of us. My husband had sex with my...
  • John Kass: Will Islamic State wring its hands over torture? Not likely

    The Islamic State doesn't appear ready to follow our lead, so don't expect it to release its report on the morality of severing American heads any time soon. Though they call themselves a state, they're actually a mob of terrorists in Iraq and Syria. And...
  • Rachel Marsden: Is America headed for a Soviet-style collapse?

    PARIS -- Hey, did you see U.S. President Barack Obama yukking it up on "The Colbert Report" this week, reminding Americans how much fun he'd be to have a beer with to help forget all the challenges being fumbled by his administration? Sorry to be such a...
  • Ask Amy: 10-foot pole required for friendship mess

    Ask Amy: 10-foot pole required for friendship mess
    Dear Amy: I have two friends who happen to be cousins to each other — "Carmen" and "Angela." Angela has been dating her boyfriend, "Jose," for about three years. She talks about marriage. I don't think he's a good guy but I don't know if I...
  • Rand Paul is right: Cig taxes factored into Garner's death

    Reasonable people can disagree on whether racism was involved in the tragic death of Eric Garner. My own suspicion is that this misfortune could have transpired just as easily with a white man resisting arrest and/or a black cop choking him. And even...