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Tails for the Urban Cyclist

It finally happened. That resplendent moment each year when the temperature warms ever so slightly, the sun feels warm on our face, and we remember why the hell we live in Chicago in the first place: a blessed day of spring wea...

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15 Ways to Save Money While Going Green

Our friend Allie LeFevere is one of our absolutely can’t miss bloggers, and her article last week on “15 Tips to Save Money While Going Green” was inspiring! We all want to help the environment, but often envi...

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3 Ways to Boost Your Energy Naturally, without Caffeine

If you’re like me, you’re really sensitive to the effects of caffeine. One cup of coffee or shot of espresso and your sleep is disturbed for days. Or perhaps you’ve used so much caffeine in your worklife that you’re imm...


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Is Now The Time To Buy A Home?

  Two magazines arrived in my mailbox last week telling me that NOW is the time to buy a home; the real estate market has bottomed out and prices are starting to go back up. That whole buy low, sell high adage? This is buy...

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Let’s Talk Moms

  Recent work I’ve been doing in my office has really struck a chord with a bigger audience about a relationship with someone we don’t often talk about and have major assumptions we’ve placed onto the person and the ...

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This Week, Try a Spending Cleanse

Spending. I use that word intentionally. There’s buying….there’s shopping…there’s paying…and separate of those two things is spending. Let’s take a minute to talk about the differences ...


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Stuck? 4 Succinct Insights Into Fixing That Problem

Being stuck, well…sucks. Bust through blocks and create some solid movement with the following insights. Stuck is just a state of mind Regardless of your external circumstances, it’s important to understand that ...

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Our Third Act

I fully intended to write about two skincare gadgets this week, but divine guidance, (or procrastination) interceded on their behalf.  Instead, I offer a public service announcement of sorts, a ‘wow I needed that’ kind of ...

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The Change You Should Make NOW to Save Money

A while back, I talked about living in a “post-cash” world, where everything can be bought and paid for via app from taxis to food and everything in between. Our financial expert, Kelley Long, warned that while this...


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Should You Have a Treadmill in Your Office?

The incredible looking desk above is becoming more and more popular in offices across the nation. Everyone wants the famed (and frankly, quite expensive) “treadmill desk.” Every time one pops on the television or so...