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Indulge Your Inner Know-It-All: Labor Day Edition

Labor Day facts to make you the Resident Smarty Pants at your weekend BBQ.



Chicago Jazz Festival Guide

The 33rd Annual Chicago Jazz Festival will take place Labor Day weekend in the heart of downtown.


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Best Chicago Picnic Spots

Nothing says summer more than a picnic under the shade of a tree, or better yet, under the stars. Grab a blanket and a basket brimming with goodies and you’re set to go! Chicago is full of hidden corners ripe for picnicking – here are my top five favorite picnic spots…


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Have An Endless Summer

Labor Day means the end of summer. Make it last forever with these delicious food and drink recipes to enjoy summer produce all year long.


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Family: Road Trip Survival Guide

As Labor Day weekend nears, your family might be making plans to take one last summer hurrah outside of the Chicago area. Here are a few ways to help make road trips with the little people in your life bearable and maybe even memorable and fun.


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Summer vs. Fall: The Pros And Cons Of Changing Seasons

Labor Day comes at a unique time of year. Caught between two seasons, we’re left picking sides: do we try to Hold On To Summer or Embrace Fall?


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Work Styles Across the Country and Around the World

Want two months vacation? A three-day weekend every weekend? An afternoon nap break? Maybe all you need to do is switch jobs…


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Summer Rewind

A look back at the great movies, music and books that came out this Summer and a preview of what we can look forward to this Fall


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Smart Phone Apps To Find The Cheapest Gas

With gas prices rising and falling faster than the temperature, finding the cheapest gas in Chicagoland can be a major challenge. We’ve rounded up some of the best gas apps for popular smart phones. Get out there and save some money!


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Best Massages In Chicago

When you need a break from your hectic day-to-day schedule, therapeutic massage can be like a mini-vacation from stress. Holistic therapy has been growing in popularity in Chicago since the 1980s. The city is home […]

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Best Boutiques In Chicago

Chicago’s boutiques are continuously emerging and evolving.

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Best Outlet Malls Near Chicago

Outlet malls are where people go to find the best deals on their favorite brands and the outlet malls around Chicago do not disappoint.

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Best Family Day Trips Outside of Chicago

Best Family Day Trips Outside of Chicago

Sometimes it’s nice to venture outside the city limits and explore a new area with the family. It’s great to teach kids that there is a lot more in the world beyond the skyscrapers, taxis […]



Chicago’s Best Waxing Salons And Spas

If you’re looking to unwind or simply do a little body grooming, here’s a list of the best places in Chicago where you can get it done.

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Chicago’s Best Shopping Neighborhoods

I assume you already know about the renowned Magnificent Mile, so our list gives something new. In these neighborhoods, you will find the latest runway fashions, hipster looks and everything in between.

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Best Shopping Along Chicago’s Magnificent Mile

Michigan Avenue boasts some of the best shopping in the United States.

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Best Department Stores In Chicago

If you’re into one-stop shopping then one of Chicago’s many department stores are the way to go. Some of the stores below, like Target, will truly let you stock up on anything from groceries to […]

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Best Men’s Wear Clothing Stores In Chicago

Enhancing a man’s wardrobe can be a trying task for some, but this list makes the task easier.

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Best Vintage Clothing Stores In Chicago

Vintage shopping is more popular than ever, and Chicago boasts some of the most remarkable vintage clothing stores around.

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Best Shops For Antiques & Collectibles In Chicago

Here is where you will find the oldies but goodies in Chicago — the best antique and collectible shops.

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Fall Farmers Markets

To see more farmers markets near you, read the Fall Farmers Market Guide at:

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Fashion Trends to Fall Into

Fall is quickly approaching and it’s time to pack up those summer dresses and take out the latest trends. Here are the fall trends we think are worth trying on.

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