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Working from Home? 4 Ideas for Creating a Home Office in Limited Space

The number of people who work from home is increasing each year, with up to 30 percent of people working from home.
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Welcome to the month of April. Who would have thought we’d kick-off our weekend on April Fool’s Day! So, beware the fools and keep yourself entertained at one or all the following events!
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Neighborhood News: Here’s to Opening Day at Lakeview’s Wrigley Field!

“I believe in the Church of Baseball. I’ve tried all the major religions and most of the minor ones.... And the only church that truly feeds the soul, day-in day-out, is the Church of Baseball.” - Annie Savoy (Susan Sarandon), Bull Durham
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Restaurant Review: Plan Your Passover and Easter Holidays Now!

Welcome to April, everyone! Yes, it’s a few days early, but now is the optimal time to plan your family celebrations and most importantly, make your reservations!
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Chicago Home and Lifestyles – So, you want to start a garden.

The first thing you need to do is look at the space that you have. Do you just have a patio? Then maybe you need to do container gardening. You can have a successful garden even on a small deck if you live in a condo.
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How Can You Tell if This is the Right Neighborhood For You?

Location, location, location. It’s the crux of real estate. But when it comes to buying a home in a new neighborhood, there are other factors to consider in addition to the location itself.
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THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Springing Forward!

It’s time to “Spring” forward as we wrap-up nearly a month’s worth of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and more this last weekend in March! Don’t get left behind!!
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Neighborhood News: Wrap up Women’s History Month at the Near West Side’s Jane Addams Hull House Museum

Tucked into a corner of the University of Illinois-Chicago campus at 800 S. Halsted Street, the The Jane Addams Hull House Museum is “Chicago’s dynamic monument to democracy,” according to their website.
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Restaurant Review: All celebrations lead to Tandoor Char House

This year, Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting, begins on Wednesday, March 22, after the sighting of the crescent moon over Mecca, according to, and ends on Friday, April 21.
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Chicago Home and Lifestyles – Talking about good sleep.

Let’s talk about sleep again! Sleep is the most important factor in our health. We spend about 1/3 of our lives sleeping as it helps our brain and body regenerate. Here are a few tricks for getting your best night’s sleep.
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The Minimalist Approach: Less is More in Home Decor

It’s much better to have a few quality items than a bunch of clutter. This is what the minimalist approach in home decor is all about. Forget about cramping your space with a ton of little items.
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THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Continuing With Our Shenanigans!

Guess what? We’re still green this weekend as St. Patrick’s Day fun never stops here in Chicago! So, let’s continue with our shenanigans!!
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Neighborhood News: Watch the history of medicine come alive at the International Museum of Surgical Science

Housed in a 1917 Gold Coast mansion, Chicago surgeon Dr. Max Thorek (1880-1960) had a vision beyond founding the International College of Surgeons in 1935.
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Restaurant Review: St. Paddy’s Day, Part 2 at Avondale’s Chief O’Neill’s Pub and Restaurant

While the parades and river-dyeing might be over, there’s still plenty of celebrating in Chicago for the ‘second wave’ of St. Patrick’s Day this weekend. After all, Friday, March 17 is the ‘official’ day of celebration for all!
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Chicago Home and Lifestyles – How to have a better relationship with your phone

Psychologists are seeing more and more people struggling with an unhealthy attachment to their devices. They are feeling more emotional distress and are missing out on meaningful relationships.
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Things to Consider Before Switching Your Carpet for Hardwood

In many homes, hardwood has replaced carpet as the primary flooring type, especially in rooms like living rooms and kitchens. New homebuilders are aware of the trend and have shifted their design choices accordingly.
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THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – It’s All About to Go Green!

Hope you’re ready for all the cultural celebrations taking place this weekend as it’s all about to go green!
Chicago , USA - March 16, 2013: Participants at the annual Saint Patrick's Day Parade.

Neighborhood News: It’s Not Easy Being Green—St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago

The history of St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago, according to Choose Chicago, goes back more than 175 years. From a blocks-long celebration over unpaved streets by Irish immigrants, it has grown to an international celebration attended by hundreds of thousands of Chicago natives and visitors annually.
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Restaurant Review: Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day at North Center’s Mrs. Murphy and Sons

As Chicago gears up for the nation’s largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 11 (and again on Friday, March 17), celebrate the day at a well-reviewed North Center pub that’s Irish year-round
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Chicago Home and Lifestyles – 10 ways to exercise your brain.

Physical exercise - yes, it actually does exercise your brain! There have been several studies indicating that 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity can reduce the chances of developing dementia by 17-21%.
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4 Ways to Improve the Air Quality in Your Home

If someone in your household regularly suffers from allergies or sinus problems, there could be issues with the quality of air.
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THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Welcoming March in All Its Colors!

As we slosh through yet another winter weekend here in Chicago, anxiously awaiting the official arrival of spring later this month, there are a variety of events for all to enjoy as we welcome in March in all its colors this weekend!