10 Aug 2017

5 Hilarious Novels Worth Owning, Or At Least Reading

I’d first like to preface this list of 5 hilarious novels worth owning by warning you that, a) These books are not suitable for children, and, b) Many of these books may not be suitable to those with delicate sensibilities, firmly-held and polarizing beliefs, or the squeamish.  That being said, these are some of the…

'The Spouse House' Season 1 cast photo
16 Jul 2017

5 Reasons To Watch ‘Spouse House’ On TLC

The Cast of TLC’s ‘Spouse House’ Photo courtesy of: usmagazine.com Spouse House is a new reality dating TV show on TLC, first aired last Sunday.  Is it merely another in America’s long-term love-affair with all things ‘reality’?  It’s hard to say—after all, there’s only been one episode.  But from what I’ve…

13 Jul 2017

How to Go the Extra Mile for Your Customers

Going the extra mile for customers is a surefire way to improve customer retention rates and boost your sales consistently. In fact, nowadays, the phrase is popularly used in TV commercials, online marketing content, and other advertising channels to try and make customers feel special and valued. But how does one go the extra mile…

26 Dec 2015

MiFlight: Avoid Airport Aggravation!

How long is the airport security line? Every flyer wants to know. The answer is here. And we're all part of the solution.




02 Jan 2017

Chicago Teens Will Now Have Free Entry to Art Institute of Chicago

This rules! Thanks to a University of Chicago alumnus and his wife, Chicago teens can now visit the Art Institute of Chicago FOR FREE for at least the next 25 years. The gift comes courtesy of Glenn and Claire Swogger of the Redbud Foundation, a Topeka-based nonprofit, who wanted to open the Art Institute’s doors…

06 Jun 2016

How You Can Help Artists Flourish

We’re all familiar with the term “Starving artist.”  Unfortunately, some of us are a little too familiar.  Like, making payment arrangements and doomsday prepping the freezer with 39 cent Tina’s burritos familiar.  Fear not!  We have some ways you can support your artist friends and make sure the utility companies don’t come breaking down their…

30 Mar 2016

Healing and Bright: The Inspiration Behind Rik Parker’s Jewelry Collection

It’s not every day you meet an inspiring person who is doing what they love with a purpose. One of those special people is a New York jewelry designer based in beautiful Battery Park City. On a December evening back in 2013 I received a tweet from a NYC denim designer named Rik. He had followed my…

14 Mar 2016

Spring Forward: Reset More than Just Your Clock

Birds are chirping, the sun is shining and there’s a warm breeze in the air… at last, Spring has returned! Spring has always been a time for rebirth and new awakenings; it’s a time for a clean slate and to prepare for the next phase. While we reset our clocks for Daylight Saving Time this past weekend, Spring is also a wonderful time for…