I absolutely love Thanksgiving. Still, I understand that if there's anything worse a big argument at Thanksgiving dinner, it's losing a big argument at Thanksgiving dinner. With that in mind, I'm here
New guidelines announced today by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) say people should cap consumption at 50 grams of sugar a day — about 4 tablespoons or a little more than a can of Coke. The World
His quotes and insights are all over the internet, but here’s why you should really care about Carl Sagan. Today, 9 November 2015, a chorus of voices on this pale blue dot we call Earth are paying homage
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis sat with House Speaker Michael Madigan at the union's annual fundraiser Friday and in a speech took several shots at Gov. Bruce Rauner. Senate President John
“However meaningless and vain, however dead life appears, the man of faith, of energy, of warmth … steps in and does something.” During our recent conversation at the Boston Book Festival, the wise and
Take care of your noggin and you'll be sharp as a tack at age 95! Why are some people sharp as a tack at 95 years old, while others begin struggling with mental clarity in their 50s? A lot of it has to
Anyone who says “love don’t cost a thing” probably doesn’t own a pet. Americans spent more than $22 billion on food for their beloved domestic animals (and tens of billions more on supplies, vet care other
The fate of industrially farmed animals is one of the most pressing ethical questions of our time. Tens of billions of sentient beings, each with complex sensations and emotions, live and die on a production
(CNN) — Not to alarm you, but your daily morning regimen might be harming the planet's oceans. What's the culprit? Microbeads. They are tiny, plastic beads that many companies have added to body scrubs,
The runaway success of the Adidas Stan Smith has spawned multiple copycats — but one in particular has really gotten under the German brand's skin. Adidas has filed a lawsuit against sportswear manufacturer
Here's a new and interesting take on the ubiquitous Chicago neighborhood map. Local illustrator and Chicago architecture buff Phil Thompson has come up with a neat map that highlights neighborhood landmarks.
We can't wait for the highly anticipated rematch. It's a dog-eat-dog world, and this inflatable toy Minion is punching well above his weight class, thanks to a little help from Newton's Third Law of Motion.
When we think about our Universe at a fundamental level, we think about all the particles in it and all the forces and interactions that occur between them. If you can describe those forces, interactions
Earlier this week we reported on the rumors that Banksy was getting ready to crush our warm and fuzzy memories of Disneyland with his pop-up exhibit Dismaland. And now it’s open! Demand was so high for