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How to Get the Most Out of Your Winter Workouts

Working out in the warm months was pretty easy, even with gym closures and other restrictions. The great outdoors always beckoned with sunshine and balmy breezes, inviting you to go for a run or maybe join an outdoor fitness class. But with the colder temperatures moving in, staying active has become more challenging. Here are…

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Expect to Be Dazzled at Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum

Fall trees get all the love this time of year, but it’s the bare beauties that take center stage at Illumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum. This yearly event is so much more than a few wrapped tree trunks and simple displays. Illumination is a multimedia spectacle of lights, colors, and sounds. The drive-through…

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Set Yourself Up for Holiday Cookie Success With These Kitchen Organizing Tips

Getting into the holiday spirit in your home? Perhaps your annual traditions include baking! Before you whip up the first batch of cookies, you might want to rearrange the kitchen to make the process a bit easier. These expert tips can help.   Stow spices on a turntable. Turntable, Lazy Susan, whatever you call it,…

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Save Room for Dessert at Bureau Bar and Restaurant

Just like a happily ever after is the best part of a story, dessert is often the best part of a meal. The only downside? Choosing just one. At the Bureau Bar and Restaurant, though, that decision isn’t a difficult one.  One way they make your choice simple is by keeping their dessert menu succinct. With just…

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TenGoku Aburiya: Home to Japanese-Style Tapas

Whether you want to have dinner in the dining room (which is operating at limited capacity) or grab lunch to-go, TenGoku Aburiya has you covered. Led by Chef Sangtae Park, this newly debuted eatery offers an izakaya-style menu with Japanese small plates designed for sharing. The approach is similar to Spanish tapas. You’re invited to…

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The Best Ways to Decorate a Pumpkin, No Carving Knife Necessary

It’s the season of fall festivals and pumpkin-picking! That also means you might be gearing up to carve your annual jack-o’-lantern. But these creative DIY ideas might convince you to put down the carving knife and do something different this year. Crayon Drip Pumpkins [Good Housekeeping]This customizable craft gives you tons of artistic license over…

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Ice Cream Gets an Irish Twist at Cone Gourmet Ice Cream

St. Patrick’s Day may be a long while away yet, but you can still celebrate Irish culture and heritage throughout the year. That’s true for no one more than for Sean McGuire, owner of Cone Gourmet Ice Cream. Born and raised in County Mayo, Ireland, McGuire aims to share his love for his home country through…

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Make your next stop at PB&J – Pizza Beer and Jukebox

Your idea of a PB&J is about to change. At a new bar and restaurant of the same name, PB&J stands for pizza, beer, and jukebox, and it’s the neighborhood hangout that the West Loop needed. The pizzas give you plenty of options to explore, with toppings like poutine, loaded baked potato, or burrata and…

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How to Refresh Your Apartment Closet for Fall

Getting ready for a new season is always a process, one that should include cleaning out your closet. In order to prepare for the impending cooler weather, spend some time organizing your wardrobe. Follow these steps to make the process simple. Gather your materials. Before you get started, take stock of what you need. Maybe bins…

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