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  • Pew research: Americans view elderly care costs as family responsibility

     Pew research: Americans view elderly care costs as family responsibility
    With the number of Americans age 65 and older projected to nearly double by 2050, Pew Research Center offers a comprehensive new look at our attitudes about caring for the aging population. The report compares American beliefs to those in Italy and...
  • 'Fat Girl Walking' author Brittany Gibbons: Women's bible on body image

    'Fat Girl Walking' author Brittany Gibbons: Women's bible on body image
    Three and a half years before Tina Fey stripped down to her shapewear on the "Late Show With David Letterman," author Brittany Gibbons pulled a similarly bold stunt at a Ted talk, hoping to inspire her audience by showing them a swimsuited body they might...
  • When it comes to promotions, Spirit Halloween is starting early

    When it comes to promotions, Spirit Halloween is starting early
    Witches, ghouls and jack-o'-lanterns in May? At Spirit Halloween's online store, the countdown to the big day has already begun. Halloween creep, while less dramatic than Christmas creep, has been on the rise for years now, with the consumer news...
  • 'All In' urges dads to rise up, put kids first

    'All In' urges dads to rise up, put kids first
    A fascinating new book urges dads to rise up and demand a sea change in workplace policies and attitudes that force men to place career before family—or penalize them if they don't. "Our laws, corporate policies and gender-based expectations in...
  • Picked on for her weight, blogger pens online kindness book

     Picked on for her weight, blogger pens online kindness book
    Last June, in honor of her 12th wedding anniversary, Galit Breen wrote a piece for the Huffington Post called "12 secrets happily married women know." The secrets were simple and sweet: "You have to be each other's lift and soft landing." "Everyday...
  • A watery weekend getaway: 3 nearby resorts

    A watery weekend getaway: 3 nearby resorts
    Have time for a full-immersion water park experience? These three destinations require an overnight stay, but not even a full tank of gas. Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark in Lake Geneva About an hour and a half from Chicago, older kids can cascade down...
  • Why less is more: Lessons from one family's quest to buy nothing new for a year

    Why less is more: Lessons from one family's quest to buy nothing new for a year
    I buy my kids too much stuff. It violates my belief system and my budget, but I do it anyway. It's a quick and easy way to make them feel happy (temporarily) and rewarded ("100 percent on your spelling test! Here's a cheap plastic token of my pride!")...
  • The fallacy of shielding boys from books that star girls

    The fallacy of shielding boys from books that star girls
    Best-selling author Shannon Hale thought something was up when she looked into her audience of middle schoolers and saw only girls' faces. Hale is the voice behind 15 children's and young adult novels, including "The Princess Academy" series (Bloomsbury...
  • 15 things to do with the kids May 18-24

    15 things to do with the kids May 18-24
    Monday, May 18: VISIT THE BABY MACAQUE Springtime means babies! Lincoln Park Zoo's pack of eight macaques, or "snow monkeys," increased to nine on May 2. See Mama Ono and her newborn in their cool new habitat, which includes evergreens and a hot spring....
  • Why Meghan Trainor's 'Dear Future Husband' is retrograde pap

     Why Meghan Trainor's 'Dear Future Husband' is retrograde pap
    Welcome to the latest installment of "Open Letters from a Newspaper Columnist," wherein I reach out to people like Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel , pop singer Kelly Clarkson and the editors at Women's Health Magazine with unsolicited advice. Dear Meghan...
  • If 'Sex and the City 3' happens, a few suggestions

    If 'Sex and the City 3' happens, a few suggestions
    In the Instagram shot heard 'round the world, Sarah Jessica Parker may or may not have hinted at a third "Sex and the City" movie. "Well. I guess the cat's out of the (little brown) bag," the actress captioned a photo of herself carrying a Bloomingdale'...