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  • Sharing victories is key to a winning marriage

     Sharing victories is key to a winning marriage
    How's this for sobering? "The majority of marriages fail, either ending in divorce and separation or devolving into bitterness and dysfunction," writes The Atlantic's Emily Esfahani Smith in a recent essay. "Of all the people who get married, only 3...
  • Jeanne Nolan, organic gardener

    Jeanne Nolan, organic gardener
    Jeanne Nolan still remembers when the light bulb went on. She was a Winnetka teenager trying to find her purpose and "really into the environment," Nolan says, "when nobody was talking about being 'green.' But I thought, 'Doesn't anyone on the North Shore...
  • Sky's the limit at Botanic Garden's kite festival

    Sky's the limit at Botanic Garden's kite festival
    Soaring kites will dance in the summer sky at this year's Kite Festival at the Chicago Botanic Garden on Saturday and Aug. 10. Visitors can watch expert teams fly their kites in precision-choreographed routines set to music. "It's sort of like the...
  • Expert shares craft, and metaphor, of bonsai

    Expert shares craft, and metaphor, of bonsai
    At first glance, Shigeo Ito's potted bonsai trees appear to be simply miniatures of those found in nature. But there is more than meets the eye. "The bonsai trees are living works of art," says Ito, 88, a specialist in this ancient technique of training...
  • Get Out: A few ways to make Sunday the best day of your week

    Get Out: A few ways to make Sunday the best day of your week
    Culture with a view Art meets music at the Evanston Lakeshore Arts Festival. In its 41st year, the festival features more than 100 artists, along with a variety of live music that ranges from jazz to indie pop. Food vendors and a children's craft tent...
  • Options abound for pursuing psychology programs

    Options abound for pursuing psychology programs
    Nancy Tartt has always had a passion for psychology and has devoted her career to social services. She headed to Adler School of Professional Psychology to pursue a master's degree in marriage and family counseling and discovered a new interest in the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Stand-up comic takes a stand on violence against women

    Stand-up comic takes a stand on violence against women
    Pete Dominick is a stand-up comedian who's not laughing. He's got two daughters — a 6-year-old and a 9-year-old — and he's had enough. Enough of the misogyny and the rape statistics and the men who are living in denial about the kind of...