How to Design a Home That’s Great for Entertaining

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An A. Perry-designed kitchen with seating area in Winnetka. Photo credit: A. Perry Homes.

Most of us can feel it when we’re in one, yet can find it difficult to identify the specific elements that make a home great for entertaining. What gives a space its warm, inviting ambiance? Is it the lighting? The size of the space? The availability and arrangement of seating? To get to the bottom of what makes a space ideal for hosting, we

Allowance for Good: Engaging Teens in Philanthropy

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As a teenager, it’s often hard to feel like you’re taken seriously. The only people who can make a difference in the world are those with big jobs and a lot of money, right? If your child has dreams of one day changing the world, who is to say that she or he can’t start

Stylish Sunglasses to Take You from Summer to Fall

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Photography by Classic Kids Winnetka. Model courtesy of 10MGMT

Sunglasses are a staple, no matter the season. We wear them not only for the glamour and style (see fashion icons Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly), but we also wear sunglasses for our comfort and our health. Medical experts say whenever you are out in the sun you should be wearing sunglasses because UV radiation

Hiring a Nanny? You Need to Read This!

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When you’re leaving your children in the hands of someone other than a family member, it can be very difficult to hand over the reigns. However, there are many wonderful people who love taking care of kids, and if you choose a nanny or sitter carefully, that person could very well come to feel like

Guide to Aging Well 2015

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A Stanford University psychologist named Kelly McGonigal gave a memorable 2013 TED Talk about stress and how it’s been proven to be harmful to health—but only when the stress-sufferer believes that stress is harmful to health. She referenced a study of 30,000 adults who were asked to report their stress levels and to share if

The 5 Best Ways to Stay Healthy as You Age

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Aging is a natural process of life—and while we may not be able to control the fact that we age, we can definitely control how we do so. To discover the best ways to stay healthy as we age, we asked doctors and research professionals who study aging to share their secrets. 1. Stay Engaged in the

Is Age Really a State of Mind?

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It seems like every year or so we read about that 80-year-old marathon runner who practices yoga daily. Or we’ll learn about a centenarian business owner who eats raw eggs and has the sass and vigor of Samantha Jones. Not to mention the indestructible Keith Richards—a living testament to the fact you can contradict everything a doctor tells you and

5 Things to Do: July 31-Aug. 2

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Photo courtesy of RCA Records.

It’s time for popular bands and up-and-coming acts to once again descend upon Grant Park for Lollapalooza. Not a fan? You can still spend time in the city at Pilsen’s Fiesta del Sol. Or, get your music fix in Rosemont, where Kelly Clarkson is making her latest tour stop. Then, visit Evanston for the annual

Perfect Picnic Corn Salad

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Photos by Pamela Rothbard

Lettuce wilts. Mayonnaise spoils. It takes a special salad to maintain its flavor and appearance an hour into the heat of a summer picnic or barbecue–coleslaw, potato or Caesar won’t do. You can place this tasty and colorful corn salad on any buffet table and rightly expect to take home an empty bowl. The recipe

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Allowance for Good: Engaging Teens in Philanthropy
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Stylish Sunglasses to Take You from Summer to Fall
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Hiring a Nanny? You Need to Read This!
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Is Age Really a State of Mind?
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