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8 Life Quotes and Tips to Make You Think

I love thought-provoking quotes – seemingly simple, yet interestingly profound phrases that have the power to get our minds thinking straight. That’s …

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Breakfast

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Health

Are You Engineering Your Life Or Letting It Happen To You?

I am an engineer. I grew up in a family of engineers, building with Legos and electrical sets, and got my undergraduate degree in Electrical …

Engineering

Can't Keep up? 15 Ways to Simplify Your Morning Routine | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

It can become pretty stressful, right?<p>Every morning we have to struggle to get ourselves ready, get everything done and be out the door on time. And …

Productivity

​ The 5 Best Weight Loss Apps, According to Experts | Women's Health

With a slogan like, "running on the treadmill doesn’t have to suck," Studio's an obvious choice for runners. Its platform delivers audio-based group running classes with kickass instructors and playlists. So all you have to do is plug in and get moving.<p>“The best part of the app is that women can …

Unbeatable Breakfast Recipes

We know you know, but seriously, eat breakfast every single day. If you don't, your body goes into starvation mode, and your metabolism slows to a crawl to conserve energy.<p>And the heartier your first meal is, the better. In one study published in the <i>American Journal of Epidemiology</i>, volunteers who …

Women's Health

How to Become a Morning Workout Person<p>Even if you're an early bird, getting up before the sun rises to go sweat your butt off can be seriously daunting. The good news: It's possible to become a morning workout person (with relatively little pain). Just follow these 7 steps<p>iStockphoto/Thinkstock<p>Pack …

5 Social Media Mistakes That Mess With Your Career

<b>Mistake #1: You don’t know your company’s policy</b> More businesses are adding social media stipulations to their employee handbooks, says Mike Haberman, human resources consultant for Omega HR Solutions. So now might be a good time to actually read all that paperwork you received when you were hired. …

Libido Boosters: A Pill For Women May Be Coming Soon

New drugs are being tested to treat a slacking sex drive<p>Having trouble getting in the mood? A quick fix might be on the way. Two new drugs are currently being tested to treat female sexual dysfunction. Fingers crossed—women may even get their own version of the little blue pill in just a few …

Warning Signs: The 7 Symptoms You Should Not Ignore

7 Warning Signs You Should Not Ignore<p>Learn what health symptoms your body has that are warning signs you should take note of<p>iStockphoto/Thinkstock<p>A few days after Melissa Daly broke her ankle, the calf above it became tender. Within a week, her foot was dark purple. She saw her doctor, who …

Pain Management: How to Choose a Painkiller

<b>Safe limit</b> Follow the dosing instructions.<p><b>Good to know</b> Wash NSAIDs down with coffee or tea. Studies show caffeine boosts the drug's effectiveness.<p><b>If you need more relief</b> If you have two or more headaches a week that interfere with your life, they may be migraines that require a prescription med.<p><b>For</b> …

Why Eggs Make a Healthy Breakfast

Healthy eaters know that a quality breakfast sets the tone for the day's meals.A guaranteed way to start your day off right? Protein-packed eggs.This breakfast superstar contains a nutrient called choline, a type of B Vitamin. An increase in choline intake improves nervous system function and …

Breakfast

6 Breakfasts That Crush Cravings

What you eat in the a.m. affects how easy it’ll be to resist temptation all day long<p>What you eat in the a.m. affects how easy it’ll be to resist temptation all day long<p>If you feel hungry all the time, your morning meal (or lack thereof) could be to blame: Eating a protein-rich breakfast may help …

Nutrition

Arm Exercises To Fight Arm Jiggle | Women's Health

The (15 Minute) Bye-Bye Arm Jiggle Workout<p>Ture Lillegraven<p>Strapless dresses expose your upper back, shoulders, upper chest, and arms. This workout will shape all those places. Do these arm exercises one after another with no rest in between. Repeat the circuit, resting a minute between circuits.

Eye Makeup Cheat Sheet

A darker defining color can be used to create a smoky effect. Choose one that's two shades darker than your base (e.g., bronze or chocolate).<p>Try Dior 1-Colour Eyeshadow in Gold Touch or Brown Fever, $24.50 each, sephora.com.<p><b>Step 3: Liner</b><br>Liquids, creams, gels, pencils...there are a dizzying number …

Complementing end-of-life care

Of the countless painful decisions surrounding a loved one's end-of-life care, among the trickiest is how to provide physical comfort in a way that also provides a dignified ending.<p>"For end of life, the opioids are very important for pain management, but they do leave people very sedated," says …

Videos illuminate realities of end-stage procedures

End-of-life choices and treatment decisions are rarely discussed in the medical community, despite expert advice meant to encourage communication, studies suggest. As a result, many patients spend their final days receiving invasive treatments that they might not have chosen if they had known more …

Knowing when to let go

My father, sister and I sat in the near-empty Chinese restaurant, picking at our plates, unable to avoid the question that we'd gathered to discuss: When was it time to let mom die?<p>It had been a grueling day at the hospital, watching — praying — for any sign that my mother would emerge from her …

What one woman gained by giving up diet foods

I was 13 years old when I ate my first diet meal.<p>Let me paint a picture of this entree, circa 1996: When defrosted, the teensy shrimps in my Weight Watchers Smart Ones meal turned to rubber, and the angel hair pasta became a soppy mess in tomato sauce. But with just over two minutes in the …

Carlos Zambrano Unloads River Forest Home At Sizable Loss

Former Cubs pitcher <b>Carlos Zambrano</b> has relieved himself of one of two area properties, having just sold his 4,000-square-foot <b>River Forest house</b> for <b>$675K</b>. The asking price last sat at $829K, already far below the $969K initially sought in 2011 and the $1.199M Zambrano spent on the place in 2006. …

in Food onMar 28, 2013 10:40 am

“Farm to table” is more than a cute catchphrase. It’s a laborious reality still far removed from too many urbanites’ organic salads and vichyssoise. …

CPS School Closing Daley Plaza Protest: 127 Ticketed As School Supporters Turn Out In Droves (PHOTOS)

Scores of protesters carrying pro-school and anti-mayor slogans poured into the Loop late Wednesday afternoon to oppose the Chicago Public School's plan to shutter 54 schools by June.<p>Though Mayor Rahm Emanuel had essentially called the negations over, the crowd was resolute. Chicago Teachers Union …

Man charged with breaking into school, churches in DuPage

A 38-year-old Wheaton man was charged with breaking into a school and several churches in unincorporated DuPage County, officials said.<p>Jason Schultz, of the 700 block of Liberty Avenue, was charged with burglary from a school or place of worship, a felony, according to DuPage County sheriff's …

Deal Estate: A Sexy Chicago Landmark Home Is Back on the Market

They Seek a City at the Art Institute of Chicago | Art review

During the first half of the 20th century, hundreds of thousands of people moved to Chicago to escape persecution or poverty at home. The rarely seen …

Cure, Nine Inch Nails, Mumford & Sons and more? Check out the leaked 2013 Lollapalooza lineup that Fake Shore Drive says is confirmed: http://suntm.es/YIygCM

Lollapalooza lineup to include Cure, Nine Inch Nails

The Cure and Nine Inch Nails will join previously confirmed acts Mumford & Sons, the Killers, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, the National and the Postal Service at Lollapalooza in Grant Park on Aug. 2-4.<p>Multiple industry sources confirmed Thursday that a picture of a Lollapalooza poster that leaked …