Picture this. It's a Monday night, you've had a long day at work but you need to pick up a few things before you head home. Where do you go? In the days of multi-purpose retailers aiming to be everything to everyone, we may be visiting our local department stores less frequently.
We Chicagoans like to maintain our friendly rivalry with New Yorkers, but "Second City"? Hardly. Chicago regularly tops the list for dining destinations, and who can forget our friendly, Midwestern charm? But, New York does have us beat in at least one category-annual visitors.
Susan Cain's new book 'Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking' profiles some of society's greatest introverts, and how their quiet ways actually allowed them to spark big change.
It's not just a catchy '80s song (with amazing back-up dancers to boot!) There is actually research that suggests romantic love is an addiction.Dr. Helen Fisher is a biological anthropologist who studies the effects that love has on our brains and our bodies. Fisher's books include Why Him?
During his annual budget address in February, Gov. Pat Quinn proposed closing the Tamms Correctional Center in southern Illinois. On Monday, passionate supporters and opponents of that move gathered at a hearing in Ullin, Illinois. Supporters of the closure include the Tamms Ten Year project.
At the height of the recession, we heard more and more about the "mancession." But as we see signs of economic recovery, men are starting to gain some of those jobs back. Where does that leave women? Are they benefiting from the recovery, too?
February's jobs report showed signs of hope for the unemployed (although some say we've seen these brief bright spots before). Of course new vacancies are good news for those eager to jump back onto the market. There are others, however, who have career stability but still want more.