Goodman’s “Rapture, Blister, Burn” a Frank, Funny Look at What Women Want

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(From left to right) Mary Ann Thebus, Karen Janes Woditsch, Cassidy Slaughter-Mason and Jennifer Coombs perform in “Rapture, Blister, Burn” at the Goodman Theatre. Photo by Liz Lauren.

The characters in “Rapture, Blister, Burn” spend most of their time talking about topics that American women have been grappling with for decades, including the difficulty of choosing between family and career—or the struggle to find time for both. Playwright Gina Gionfriddo’s comedy feels at times like a college class on feminism, but it’s a

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Be comfortable for your winter workouts by layering essential pieces from CheckGear, a new Chicago based athletic apparel company. The running tights will be a perfect weight for spring weather runs but now serve as a great base layer winter activities such as paddle and cross country skiing. Or, wear them under a tunic with

Your Favorite Local Trainers Reveal Their Best Tips to Get Fit in 2015

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Did you make a resolution to get in better shape in 2015? Yeah, us too. Declaring the resolution is one thing, but actually making it happen? That’s the tough part. To help you get on the right track, we turned to our 2014 “Best of Fitness” award winners–the owners and trainers at your favorite North Shore

7 Things Women Should Know About Divorce Before Getting One

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This column often focuses on how to keep marriage hot, but the truth is not all women are in relationships that will last. This time of year—January through March—is known as “divorce season” because it’s when most couples file for dissolution of marriage in court. For women considering divorce, here are seven things to know

The Perfect Super Bowl Menu: Secret Ingredient Chili and Brown-Butter Cornbread

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In chilly January, it is nice to look forward to a casual dinner with friends who enjoy football. This menu will serve eight, so if you are expecting a crowd, double the chili and cornbread recipes. When the guests arrive, have an assortment of appetizers ready to serve. Have lots of ice-cold beer on hand

9 Steps to Make Your Entryway More Inviting

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The entryway to your house is where you hang your coat, drop your keys and take off your shoes, but it’s also the first place that guests see when they enter your home. Make a stellar first impression with these nine easy updates! The Essentials 1. Chicago’s Elizabeth Stamos, principal and owner of Elizabeth Stamos

Margot Pritzker Talks WomenOnCall

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WomenOnCall's Meet & Match. Photo courtesy of Angie McMonigal Photography.

British born, but an American citizen since 1994, Margot Pritzker has worked extensively with nonprofits most of her adult life—founding, serving and chairing many of the organizations while raising three sons with husband Thomas. She saw nonprofits’ need for volunteers with professional skills like law, accounting and marketing (Pritzker herself holds degrees from Northwestern University and University

Super Bowl Chic: What to Wear on Game Day

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Ladies, whether you’re a diehard NFL fan or pay more attention to the halftime show than the game, you’ll look sporty AND chic in these Super Bowl fashions. Just in time for Super Bowl Sunday, here are some of our favorite sportswear looks. The Junk Food line has an enormous selection of fitted sweatpants, graphic tees,

Game On: Contest for Most Passionate Hockey Community in the U.S.

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If you are a true Chicago sports fan, you probably get at least a few goose bumps every time you hear the start to “Chelsea Dagger,” and chances are you have a Kane or Toews jersey hanging in your closet. In the past five years, the Chicago Blackhawks hockey team has rejuvenated the spirits of

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