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NYFW Spring 2017 Schedule: A Show-By-Show Breakdown of the Week

Oh, to enjoy NYFW in the digital age! Once a cloistered affair, exclusively meant for those in the industry, the bi-yearly parade of new collections …

6 Things That Happened When I Tried Meditating Every Day For A Month

Goodbye monkey brain, hello inner calm.<p>I started meditating a little over a year ago—and by "start" I mean I had the most amazing guided meditation …

Here's the most important chart in the world that no one is talking about

Actual and expected inflation are diverging.<p>Over the last couple of years, the idea of inflation expectations remaining "anchored" has been a cornerstone of the Federal Reserve's reluctance to raise interest rates.<p>Low rates, at heart, are really about pulling demand forward to engineer economic …

Smarter Faster Better: How to Apply the Science of Productivity to Your Own Habits

Productivity isn’t just about getting things done. At its core, it’s about being resourceful with your time. In a recent interview with author …

Time Management

5 Morning Rituals for a Healthy Life

By Brian Syuki<p>Many of us start the morning by brushing our teeth, taking a shower and making a cup of coffee. Those are all good and fine routines, …

9 creative ways to add plants to your small home

Here at homify we often speak about the importance of turning your house or apartment into a home. A home is a place to feel welcome, comfortable and …

15 Creative Room Dividers for the Space-Savvy and Trendy Bedroom

Long gone are the days when walls were the only way to create a partition between two rooms, and with the world gleefully embracing open plan living, …

Torah study turns cocktail party as blogger pairs spirits with spiritual

Torah study study can be a real challenge. For Andrea Frazier, it was enough to drive her to drink.<p>But that’s not necessarily a bad thing: Frazier …

Come August, The Loyalist, Then Smyth, Will Pour Cocktails Without Pretension

It's almost go time for <b>Smyth</b> and <b>The Loyalist</b>, the fine-dining and complementary casual restaurants in the West Loop. John and Karen Shields are targeting an early August opening for The Loyalist, as their staff currently undergoes training over at 177 N. Ada St. They've brought on <b>Roger Landes</b>, the …

Sandals

A psychological trick to get people to trust you is best used over lunch

The latest evidence of that phenomenon is a study led by researchers at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and cited in The Wall Street Journal. A series of four experiments suggests that there's an easy way to make someone you don't know that well trust you: <b>Eat the same food as</b> …

Minimalist living: Gluck+ creates a calming lakeshore home in Chicago

Envisioned by New York-based architects Gluck+, House to the Beach was designed to encapsulate the atmosphere of West Coast living and transport it to a serene Midwestern lakeside location. Built for a large family of seven, the property is situated on a sandy stretch of private beach on the shores …

Architecture

8 Upcoming Chicago Restaurants To Know About

<i>WICKER PARK—</i> There's life at the Bob San site on Division Street, as a former team member at Estate Ultra Bar left to take over the site, reports DNAinfo. <b>Harvest Moon</b> will have a restaurant, art gallery and coffee house at 1805 W. Division St. An artist has painted a mural of what appears to be …

Sula Thinks Animale is a Winner; TimeOut Enjoys Reliable Il Porcellino; More

<b>Cameron Grant</b> is delivering "<b>outstanding food</b>" at new counter-service joint <b>Animale</b>. The Osteria Langhe chef crafts "fine sandwiches" like a carbonara panini with pancetta, caramelized onions, Parmigiano and a sunny-side up egg, along with potato gnocchi described as "<b>salty, savory goodness</b>." His …

Cooking

Middle-aged office buildings get a makeover; golf simulator, anyone?

In the midst of a midlife crisis, downtown Chicago's middle-aged buildings are doing what any other aging has-been would do: Getting face-lifts and adding some bling.<p>Goodbye stodgy and obsolete. Hello sleek and chic.<p>Commercial real estate insiders call it an amenities arms race. A few years ago, a …

Emanuel announces neighborhood hearings on police reform

Following sharp rebukes from activists and allies who said he wasn't doing enough to get community input on reforms to oversight of the Chicago Police Department, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday announced a new set of neighborhood hearings and a plan to finally introduce his ordinance on the topic in …

Why You Should Order the Exact Same Thing As Your Date Or Client | Men's Health

On average, the people who ate the same snack as their partners gave almost 30 percent more money to their partners and said they felt about 17 percent closer to them than the pairs who ate different types of food.<p>Essentially, that means the pairs who ate the same food bonded more, the researchers …

Imagists - Chicago Artists That Put the City on the Art Map

Ray Yoshida<p>Ray Yoshida was the mentor of Chicago Imagists and one of the most prominent figures of the Imagist movement. Yoshida’s work was heavily …

Old Irving Brewing Getting Closer, Fischman Liquors Returning, More Intel

—<b>Old Irving Brewing</b>, the brewpub coming to the northwest side space that previously slated to house the late Homaro Cantu's planned Crooked Fork Brewing, is starting to close in on opening. Ownership shared photos of the sleek new front doorway with a garage door on social media, stating it's …

Lincoln Park's Getting A La Colombe Coffee on Armitage

The mystery surrounding that coffee shop coming to Armitage Avenue in Lincoln Park has been solved. <b>La Colombe Torrefaction</b> is opening their fourth cafe in Chicago at 858 W. Armitage Ave. The company also has a roasting facility and event space in Logan Square. Phil Tadros and his Bow Truss Coffee …

Canopy Collapses at Chicago Transit Station After Lightning Strike

Chicago Transit Authority Blue Line train service resumed Monday morning after crews worked through the night to repair the damage from a steel …

Trains

West Loop Umami Burger Opens Today, Giving Chain Its 2nd Chicago Location

Let the West Loop burger war commence, as today <b>Umami Burger</b> opens its second location in Chicago. Burger lovers have another option on Randolph Restaurant Row, as the West Coast import joins Au Cheval and Grange Hall Burger Bar on the strip. The neighborhood will get another burger buddy when Shake …

Deep Frying

Chance The Rapper is holding a music fest on Chicago’s South Side

Chance The Rapper, Chicago’s new favorite son, has announced that he’ll be putting on his very own music festival on the city’s South Side called …

Music Festivals

Smoke pot with your kids, Richard Branson tells Chicago business audience

Smoke 'em up!<p>That was the unexpected message for thousands of budding entrepreneurs who paid to come to Chicago's McCormick Place on Tuesday morning hoping to hear business tips from laid-back British billionaire Sir Richard Branson.<p>The 66-year-old Virgin Group founder mixed in some unorthodox …

7 Ways To Boost Your Brand's Reputation For Free Online

Reputation is the key to success in the online marketing world. With a better reputation, you’ll get more visibility online, which will drive traffic and conversions. You’ll earn more brand trust, and therefore higher conversion rates for the users who end up on your site. You’ll also gain access …

Public Relations

Why No One is Sharing Your Brand, Venue or Event Online (and How to Fix It)

Getting people to share things online can be like pulling teeth sometimes! Wether you own a brick and mortar business, have a product/service or are …

Branding rules for social media managers

<i>This article was originally published in July 2016.</i> <br>How a brand is perceived online has a lot to do with its presence on various social media …

Make a Killer First Impression by Designing Your Own Brand Logo

If you were a logo, what would you look like? May sound like a silly question, but if you’re on the entrepreneurial path, it’s an important one. When you get right down to it, a good logo is what’s going to draw someone into your brand, whether it’s clicking your brand page, wearing your printed …

Email and Social Media Marketing: Making CRM Data Actionable

Brands are being sold the promise of omni-channel marketing. With a top-notch omni-channel platform/provider and minimal effort (self-service!), we …

Customer Experience Vision Dictates Value

Does your vision for customer experience match your customers’ vision? If yes, then you’re on your way to customer-centricity, and the growth touted …

KPIs for Customer Relationship Management

You have your small business growing and hundreds of things come your way. There is bedlam of new and old tasks and you are all set to use a CRM …

Project Management