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  • Chicago's best pools for a sunny summer day

    Chicago's best pools for a sunny summer day
    Chicago's best pools require no membership or proof of residency. So pack up the kids and splash down at as many of these as you can this summer. Big Surf Wave Pool in Mount Prospect Looking for waves? The 3-foot crests here should do the trick....
  • Hot or not? Depends how long you've known each other

     Hot or not? Depends how long you've known each other
    Couples who seem unequally matched in the looks department are more likely to have known each other for a while before dating, according to a new report in the journal Psychological Science. Led by University of Texas at Austin's Lucy Hunt, who was...
  • Time is ripe for a Bristol Palin rebirth

     Time is ripe for a Bristol Palin rebirth
    Bristol Palin's "giddy a-holes" comment was spot-on. That's exactly what her detractors have been acting like since she announced her second pregnancy late last week. I know she's made a name for herself, in part, by scolding and judging others. I...
  • Fourth of July fireworks for Chicago families

    Fourth of July fireworks for Chicago families
    Families can watch Fourth of July fireworks with a variety of enhancements. In some cases, that might mean putting a little distance between the littlest kids and the suffocating crowds and startling noise. Don't forget the nap beforehand; shows typically...
  • Baby animal update! Shedd and Brookfield Zoo announce two more births

    Baby animal update! Shedd and Brookfield Zoo announce two more births
    Urgent baby animal update! Two more births have been announced: a baby giant anteater at Brookfield Zoo and a rockhopper penguin at Shedd Aquarium. Photos and details have been appended to this story and photo gallery. The Shedd Aquarium, Lincoln Park...
  • Hey, lakefront enthusiasts: Head to the Chicago Riverwalk on Saturday for a family festival

    Hey, lakefront enthusiasts: Head to the Chicago Riverwalk on Saturday for a family festival
    The nascent Chicago Riverwalk celebrates Family Day on Saturday, with seven hours of entertainment specifically designed to introduce the new attraction to all ages. Families who wander along the newly developed south bank of the river from LaSalle...
  • 'Fat Girl Walking' author shamed by female Dr. Oz fans

    'Fat Girl Walking' author shamed by female Dr. Oz fans
    I can't believe we do this to each other. I can't believe we look around at gun violence and racial turmoil and war-torn Iraq and decide what the world needs is more hate. But we do. We find people spreading messages of acceptance and love and we tear...
  • U-pick farms are bursting with berries and good old-fashioned fun

    U-pick farms are bursting with berries and good old-fashioned fun
    Now that summer has finally arrived, it's time to welcome one of Mother Nature's sweetest gifts: berries! You can plan trips to u-pick farms in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin throughout the summer to gather berries of different hues, varieties, flavors...
  • Poll: Midwesterners least likely to cheat, open relationships gain ground

    Poll: Midwesterners least likely to cheat, open relationships gain ground
    Midwesterners are less likely than people from other regions to cheat on their partners, according to a new survey on dating and marriage that covers everything from prenuptial agreements to open relationships — and everything in between. The...
  • Younger adults put financial security ahead of marriage, kids: survey

    Younger adults put financial security ahead of marriage, kids: survey
    Lurching toward the American Dream is harder in just about every way — finding affordable housing, managing finances and debt, finding steady work, supporting a family — than in previous generations, the vast majority of Americans said in a...
  • Active play drops significantly when children reach age 9

     Active play drops significantly when children reach age 9
    Before age 9, the majority of children spend part of each day playing, but after age 9, just 26 percent of kids play daily, according to a new survey from Let's Play. The national organization, which advocates for more play spaces and better access to...