Would You Post a Makeup-Free Selfie for a Good Cause?

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Chanel White and Lisa Goodman-Helfand both suffer from scleroderma

What would it take for you to post a picture of yourself au natural? No makeup. No photo filters. Highland Park teacher, wife and mother Lisa Goodman-Helfand had never stepped out of the house without makeup, so it would seem that she’d be the last person who would post a bare-faced photo of herself on

Over The Rainbow Empowers People in Wheelchairs to Live Independently

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At 36, Leo Kirwin’s life was clicking on all cylinders. An active outdoorsman, he filled his leisure hours with snow or water skiing, scuba diving, running and camping. Professionally, he’d transitioned from his management position at Motorola to the physical work of residential and restaurant construction. Tall, athletic, smart and congenial, Leo was “single and

Empty Nest? Transform Kids’ Rooms Into Spaces You’ll Actually Use

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Have your kids flown the nest, leaving behind unused bedrooms filled with wayward stuffed animals, dusty trophies and tattered posters? Rather than keep a room as a shrine to your kiddo, consider transitioning it into a chic guest room or another room you’ll actually use – a home office or workout room, perhaps? Taking a

8 Drool-Worthy Instagram Accounts for Foodies

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Warning: This article may induce cravings and destroy diets. If, like us, you enjoy a little food porn from time to time, here are eight drool-worthy Instagram accounts you should be following. Just don’t say we didn’t warn you! 1. @hungrybetches We love these “betches” because they post scrumptious-looking breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes. Between

Susan B. Noyes on CNBC: Invest in Strong U.S. Companies to Ride Out Market Volatility

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Susan B. Noyes, publisher at Make It Better Media and founder of the Make It Better Foundation, says she will continue investing in high-quality U.S.-based companies in spite of recent market volatility. On Tuesday, Aug. 25, Noyes appeared on CNBC’s “Closing Bell,” where she discussed the stock market with host Kelly Evans. “The S&P 500

New in Town: Shop Garage at Westfield Old Orchard

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Started in Montreal as a subsidiary of Groupe Dynamite, Garage moved to Westfield Old Orchard in May 2015. Groupe Dynamite prides itself on its open work environment and deep understanding of their customers, which led to the success of both Garage and Dynamite, a separate subsidiary. Garage’s women’s clothing is trendy and affordable, catering to

Helpful Resources for Caregivers

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Caregiving is all about attending to someone else’s needs. Whether that person is your child, friend or parent, taking care of others for an extended period of time can be mentally and physically exhausting. The reality is that many people—mostly women—are responsible for the well-being of their own children plus an aging parent or two.

What Your Lipstick and Nail Polish Colors Say About You

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You can tell a lot about a woman by her makeup choices. Thanks to cosmetic companies like MAC and Essie, many lipstick and nail polish colors now come with witty, whimsical and sometimes outrageous names. And for a makeup bag as cheeky as its contents, look no further than Pamela Barsky, designer, New York native,

5 Things to Do: August 28-30

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Port Clinton Art Festival (Photo courtesy of Amdur Productions.)

Start your weekend at Chalet’s last Farm Truck Friday of the summer (get there early!) before making your way to Chicago, Highland Park and Skokie for some can’t-miss festival fun. And don’t forget to check out our 99 Days of Summer: August 2015, 9 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors in Chicago and 7 Chicago Humanities Festival Events

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Would You Post a Makeup-Free Selfie for a Good Cause?
By Jenny Muslin

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Over The Rainbow Empowers People in Wheelchairs to Live Independently
By Jaime Baum

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Empty Nest? Transform Kids’ Rooms Into Spaces You’ll Actually Use
By Jenny Muslin

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8 Drool-Worthy Instagram Accounts for Foodies
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Susan B. Noyes on CNBC: Invest in Strong U.S. Companies to Ride Out Market Volatility
By Meghan Streit

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New in Town: Shop Garage at Westfield Old Orchard
By Emma Noyes

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Helpful Resources for Caregivers
By Jaime Baum

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What Your Lipstick and Nail Polish Colors Say About You
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5 Things to Do: August 28-30
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