Organizing Tips for a Beautiful Home

Declutter and ‘Rightsize’ Your Life in 5 Easy Steps

In need of organization inspiration? Want to quickly remove clutter so you can focus on more important things like spending quality time with your family? Then read on to find our best organizing tips for your garage, pantry and everything in between. Neat Method: 5 Tips for an Organized Home Declutter and ‘Rightsize’ Your Life in

Shop the Runway: Launch Driving Fashion Forward 2017 [VIDEO]

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Photo by Eugenia Gallardo Photography.

Make It Better was proud to be the media sponsor of the sixth annual Launch: Driving Fashion Forward event at Autohaus on Edens April 9. The evening featured music, food, fabulous fashion, and silent and live auctions. All proceeds benefitted the Illinois Holocaust Museum’s Women’s Leadership Committee. Five North Shore boutiques and designers showed some of

5 Things to Do: April 28-30

Lyric Opera of Chicago: "My Fair Lady"

Lisa O'Hare and Richard E. Grant in Lyric Opera of Chicago's My Fair Lady (Photo by Todd Rosenberg Photography.)

This weekend, the Chicago Humanities Festival, a new exhibit at Anne Loucks Gallery and “My Fair Lady” at Lyric Opera of Chicago all open. Plus, shop an annual spring market and take part in a fitness class for a cause. An Evening With Marie Kondo April 28 Chicago Chicago Humanities Festival’s Springfest/17 kicks off this

11 Best Young Professionals Groups in Chicago

11 Best Young Professionals Groups in Chicago

Chicago Council on Global Affairs (Photo courtesy of the organization.)

Community organization boards are generally stocked with seasoned executives, but there is a way for those earlier in their career to get involved and be heard — junior boards and young professional groups. Brian Shields, co-founder of Coder Inc., says it best: “I’d recommend joining one of these junior boards to any young professional in

Wine Tasting Engages Your Brain More Than Any Other Human Behavior

Red Wine Benefits

It’s pretty common knowledge among wine drinkers that red wine is good for you. And yes, we may have already been using that excuse to drink a little more. But listen up, a new reason for our favorite after-work activity is here—and it’s pretty incredible. According to Yale neuroscientist Gordon Shepherd, the flavor of wine

Broadway’s Lisa O’Hare Talks Lyric Opera of Chicago’s ‘My Fair Lady,’ Motherhood and CURE

Broadway’s Lisa O’Hare to Star in Lyric Opera of Chicago’s ‘My Fair Lady’

Lisa O'Hare in rehearsal for My Fair Lady. (Photo by Andrew Cioffi.)

In 2013, Lisa O’Hare originated the role of Sibella Hallward in “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” on Broadway. Now, she’s returning to a character from her past: Eliza Doolittle. O’Hare will play the role in Lyric Opera of Chicago’s “My Fair Lady,” which opens April 28. This will be the fifth production in Lyric’s

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Video Can Take Your Fundraising to the Next Level — Here’s How

Fundraising Ideas: How to Use Videos for Your Nonprofit

We live in a digital world. Many people would rather watch than read, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the world of fundraising. Arguably the most crucial arm of a fundraising gala or outreach project is the video component. It neatly encapsulates the purpose of your fundraiser without forcing your audience to sit

The Amazing Ways James Beard Award Winners and Finalists Pay It Forward

James Beard Awards: Carrie Nahabedian

Photo courtesy of Carrie Nahabedian.

A few of this year’s James Beard Awards finalists and past winners share their favorite charities and why they give back. Tony Mantuano, 2005 Best Chefs in America winner “We have supported the Leukemia Lymphoma charity for many years, and it is especially close to my heart because my father passed away from leukemia. We have

Declutter and ‘Rightsize’ Your Life in 5 Easy Steps

Organizing Tips for a Beautiful Home
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Shop the Runway: Launch Driving Fashion Forward 2017 [VIDEO]
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Lyric Opera of Chicago: "My Fair Lady"

5 Things to Do: April 28-30
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11 Best Young Professionals Groups in Chicago

11 Best Young Professionals Groups in Chicago
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Red Wine Benefits

Wine Tasting Engages Your Brain More Than Any Other Human Behavior
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Broadway’s Lisa O’Hare to Star in Lyric Opera of Chicago’s ‘My Fair Lady’

Broadway’s Lisa O’Hare Talks Lyric Opera of Chicago’s ‘My Fair Lady,’ Motherhood and CURE
By Anna Carlson

Make It Better Media

Now Hiring: Print Managing Editor
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Fundraising Ideas: How to Use Videos for Your Nonprofit

Video Can Take Your Fundraising to the Next Level — Here’s How
By Jessica Suss

James Beard Awards: Carrie Nahabedian

The Amazing Ways James Beard Award Winners and Finalists Pay It Forward
By Amber Gibson