Laura Kraus

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10 of Our Favorite Under-the-Radar Chicago Restaurants

We love a good restaurant hot list, but many of Chicago’s true culinary gems—slinging tasty, soulful eats without the hype—are hiding in plain sight. From intriguing newcomers that have yet to explode to cozy, time-worn haunts, these 10 eateries might not enjoy the same attention of those occupying …

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7 Under-the-Radar Jewelry Lines You’ll Want to Get Familiar With

Whether you prefer teeny diamonds or flashy statement hoops.<p>There’s an overwhelming number of brands making jewelry right now. That’s just a fact. We’ve already narrowed down the best of the best, from statement jewelry to delicate, everyday options. But under-the-radar-designers are catching our …

15 Printable Organization Sheets to Help Get Your Life Together

It's never too late to get your sh*t together. Don't worry if you missed out on getting a planner for the year because there are plenty of downloadable sheets to create your own at any time. Whether you need to-do lists or planners broken down by the week, we've found 15 choices for you that are …

Productivity

7 Ways to Turn Everyday Family Photos Into Art

Already Miss Game of Thrones? Here's What to Watch and Read While You Wait for Season Six

Westeros isn't the only game in town.<p>The fifth season of <i>Game of Thrones</i> has reached its bloody conclusion, and we have to wait until some unknown date in 2016 for new episodes. Which means that, apart from tearing through your well-warn copies of the novels that make up George R.R. Martin's <i>A Song</i> …

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The best novels to read this summer

It isn’t just Hollywood that saves its blockbusters for summer. Book publishers are gearing up for one of the hottest lineups in years.<p>This crowded …

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A Foodie Detective Solves Crime In A Delectable Italian Mystery

The Inspector Montalbano books, by Italian author Andrea Camilleri, supply everything I need for the beach. A good mystery. An exotic location — in this case, the beaches and piazzas of Sicily. And great writing that wears its fineness lightly, and keeps the pages turning. All with the most …

Millennials Struggle to Pass Life Skills 101

According to the new book <i>Beyond Texting</i><i>,</i> Millennial teens are in dire need of guidance on face-to-face communication. It’s one among many life skills parents and educators believe could use polishing. In recent years, for example, a growing contingent has advocated for the return of mandated “home …

As Family Hour Fades Away On Broadcast TV, Here Are 5 Good Shows For All Ages

ABC caused some ripples this month when it announced, while revealing its fall schedule, that <i>Grey’s Anatomy</i> would be moving to the 8 p.m. time slot on Thursdays, leading into <i>Scandal</i> at 9. While it’s not exactly <i>Masters of Sex</i>, the show has been on the adventurous end of the broadcast spectrum as far …

Off the beaten track in Rome

From the Colosseum to the Sistine Chapel, Rome's headline acts need no introduction. But away from these historic crowd-pleasers, there are a host of lesser-known sights and neighbourhoods waiting to be discovered. Here's a selection of our favourites.<p>Chiesa di Santa Prassede<p>The interior of the …

Secret Mediterranean islands where you can escape the crowds

There are more than 200 islands in the Med, yet 90 per cent of tourists stay on just 10 per cent of them. We’ve rounded up six lesser-known isles worth seeking out if you’re looking for a little peace and quiet.<p><b>Pantelleria, Italy</b><p>Boat at sunset by Luca Volpi. CC BY-SA 2.0.<p>Closer to Tunisia than …

The Student-Led Backlash Against New Orleans's Charter Schools

Late last year, students at several of the city's high-performing charters staged large-scale protests. A local teacher explores why this happened.<p>Collegiate Academies is seen by many as the crown jewel of the New Orleans charter school system, which is itself believed to be a national model for …

What Happens After Fed-Up Parents Take Over a School

A new California law lets parents petition to transform a public school into a charter school.<p>ADELANTO, Calif. — Chrissy Guzman chucked the old bottle of paint across the classroom, aiming for the large trash bin that the custodian had wheeled in earlier that summer day.<p>As she and fellow parent …

Anglophiles Rejoice: 10 British Features to Stream on Netflix Tonight

Netflix, Hulu, and other online streaming services have helped bring many of the best in British TV shows and movies to the States in recent years.</i> …

The Ultimate Backseat Bookshelf: 100 Must-Reads For Kids 9-14

As we enter the last stretch of summer before school starts again, we present our big annual book list — and this year, we're focusing on great reads for kids.<p>Back in June, NPR's Backseat Book Club — our book club for young readers — asked you, the NPR audience, to nominate your favorite books for …