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5 Summer Jobs That Will Look Good On Your College Application

For those students hoping to push their application to the top of the ever-growing heap, prior work experience can be a big plus. The right job history can up any candidate’s profile and turn hopeful applicants into freshmen.

06/01/2014

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5 Ways To Get Outdoors With Dad On Father’s Day

There’s something for everyone in the great outdoors, whether your preferred landscape is rural, urban or the highway to somewhere else.

06/01/2014

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Book Gift Ideas For Dad This Father’s Day

Is your dad into thrillers, mysteries, music legends or even great beer? This Father’s Day, our sister company, Simon & Schuster, has him covered with great books that would make the perfect gift for any dad.

06/01/2014

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Best Spots For Picnics In Chicago

Finding the perfect spot to picnic in Chicago is essential when some rest and relaxation are needed. Both families and couples will enjoy these best spots for picnics in Chicago.

05/30/2014

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Best Cheap Activities To Do With Kids In Chicago

Are you looking for free or nearly-free activities to do with your kids in the Chicago area this summer? Then check out what’s available in the Windy City and suburbs.

05/23/2014

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Best Public Pools In Chicago

Grab your towel and sunscreen and get ready for fun in the sun by heading to one of these public swimming pools in Chicago.

05/16/2014

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How To Celebrate Memorial Day In Chicago

Memorial Day is more than just a day of remembrance for fallen heroes. For many Chicagoans, it is the first real celebration to mark the warm season. Celebrate this meaningful holiday by participating in a Memorial Day weekend event that can quickly turn into a yearly tradition.

05/09/2014

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Five Ways To Celebrate Mother’s Day In Chicago

Instead of booking a table for brunch this Mother’s Day, celebrate with your mom in style with these five ideas in the Chicago area.

05/02/2014

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Spend Mother’s Day Celebrating With Grandma

Don’t forget to show Grandma some love on Mother’s Day this year. Here are some great activities and crafts to show Grandma just how much you care.

04/27/2014

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Best Parks To Walk Your Dog In Chicago

Whether it’s downtown living and missing out on open spaces or just a designated area at a park, dog owners have a multitude of options for walking their dogs in Chicago. Check out some parks that feature dog-friendly amenities and make the dog-walking chore much more enjoyable.

04/25/2014

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Ask A Chicago Expert: How To Start Your Dream Garden

Where should you go for gardening advice in the Chicago area? A gardening expert gives the scoop on how to set up your Chicago garden this spring.

04/18/2014

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Best Easter Egg Hunts In Chicago

Celebrate Easter with the kiddos at one of these Easter egg events throughout Chicagoland. Here’s a round up of a few egg hunts and happenings this weekend.

04/17/2014

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Best Easter Events For Kids In Chicago

While Easter may not get all of the glory in children’s eyes like Christmas and Halloween, it can definitely become one of your child’s favorite holidays. Take the kids out to some themed events and Easter will quickly rank high on the favorite holidays list.

04/11/2014

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Guide To Chicago’s Kohl Children’s Museum

Head to the Chicago suburb of Glenview with your family for a fun-filled afternoon at the Kohl Children’s Museum.

04/04/2014

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Best Pottery Painting Classes For Kids In Chicago

Pottery painting classes offer a great way to turn your painting into a great keepsake for the house. Whether it’s a mug, plate or ornament, children can make the best keepsakes through their imagination and creativity.

03/28/2014

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Best Volunteer Opportunities For Animal Lovers In Chicago

If you love animals and are looking to make a difference in an animal’s life, consider volunteering at one or more of the animal-related opportunities available in Chicago.

03/21/2014

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Best Spring Break Activities For Kids In Chicago

Spring break may not be the full summer vacation that many kids count down to but it still holds some great expectations in their minds. As a parent, choose the right activities to stimulate their bodies and minds and make the most out of their time off from school.

03/14/2014

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The Biggest Pregnancy Myths Debunked by Expert Linda Geddes

Simon & Schuster author Linda Geddes explores and debunks common baby and pregnancy myths here.

03/11/2014

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Best Family-Friendly Activities In Chicago For St. Patrick’s Day 2014

The Chicago area is teeming with family-friendly events to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Check out this list of events happening around the city this year.

03/07/2014

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Best Pet Rescue Shelters In Chicago

Rescuing an animal can be a great way to give a home to a needy pet and add to the love in your family. Chicago rescue shelters offer a safe and comfortable environment for their rescues and provide some great options for prospective pet owners.

02/28/2014

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