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  • Forest Glen holds first-ever garden walk

     Forest Glen holds first-ever garden walk
    The first-ever Forest Glen Garden Walk offers a look into fine gardens you might otherwise never see. The walk will showcase 16 private and two community gardens in the Northwest Side neighborhood. Garden themes are varied, stretching from English...
  • Watching your kids talk to strangers can be a gift

    Watching your kids talk to strangers can be a gift
    I love it when my kids talk to strangers. I took them to get haircuts the other morning at a hipster barber shop in my neighborhood. The kind of place where they hand patrons a beer when they plop down in a chair (adult patrons, of course). The kind...
  • Mansions and Millionaires tour showcases Chicago history

     Mansions and Millionaires tour showcases Chicago history
    Put on your walking shoes for a glimpse of old money — literally and figuratively speaking — with the Driehaus Museum's "Mansions and Millionaires: The McCormickville Walking Tour," an exploration of the historic residences in River North....
  • Readers share insights on overnegotiation and more

     Readers share insights on overnegotiation and more
    I received so much positive feedback after admitting in last week's column that I talk too much ("Here's the scoop on parental chitchat: Less really is more," June 29), that I've decided to shut up just a little bit longer. Today, it's your turn to...
  • A novel perspective offered in essays on being a father

     A novel perspective offered in essays on being a father
    It's evident before you even crack open the book that you're not going to get a stream of treacly sentiment in the pages of "When I First Held You: 22 Critically Acclaimed Writers Talk About the Triumphs, Challenges and Transformative Experience of...
  • Lynda A. Yost, corporate pioneer

    Lynda A. Yost, corporate pioneer
    Lynda A. Yost traded the bonnets of her Iowa childhood for a bow-tie blouse as she reached adulthood in the late 1960s. Earning an MBA at Loyola University in Chicago, she worked for Jack Welch in the silicone products division at General Electric;...
  • Summer beach rate specials from $159 at Hammock Beach Resort

    Summer beach rate specials from $159 at Hammock Beach Resort
    Located along a beautiful two mile stretch of the Atlantic Coast, you’ll find one of the most accessible and enjoyable beachfront, family resorts in Florida – Hammock Beach Resort.  And this summer, you can enjoy a weeklong family vacation...
  • Fireworks aren't cause for celebration for canines

    Fireworks aren't cause for celebration for canines
    It had always been easy for Sharon Keila's family of five to locate their 8-year-old Dalmatian, Holly, when she got out of the yard. Usually they would find her sniffing around shrubs or relaxing on a neighbor's porch near their Berwyn home. That...
  • Would you take a pregnancy test at a bar? Alaska hopes so

    Would you take a pregnancy test at a bar? Alaska hopes so
    Ladies, how likely would you be to take a pregnancy test in the bathroom of a bar? Bars and restaurants in Alaska are set later this year to have home pregnancy test dispensers installed in their bathrooms.  Forget all of the awkwardly comedic...
  • Chris Cole, skateboard elite roll into town

    Chris Cole, skateboard elite roll into town
    Chicago will be the center of the skateboarding world when the 2014 Street League Skateboarding competition, featuring 25 professional athletes, comes to UIC Pavilion for the first time Sunday. "I've always had great demos in Chicago and met great...
  • The scoop on parental chitchat: Less is more

     The scoop on parental chitchat: Less is more
    It took one spectacularly lousy camp pickup to convince me of what I've long suspected: I talk too much. I have a vague recollection of parenting experts mentioning the folly of engaging your child in too many conversations. What kids need are...