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Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 12:13 am

Gearing up responsibly for the great outdoors

 The trouble with winter is that staying warm in the cold weather calls for lots of gear, and all of our manufacturing, selling and consuming takes a toll on the planet we call home. Here are a f...
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 12:11 am

Give these literary gifts with extra star-power this holiday season

From reality stars to Internet sensations, the celebrity-penned book is a must-have this year. No matter what the genre, you’ll have everything you need for the celebrity-lover on your list.The Girl...
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 12:10 am

Once upon a time, gifting household appliances was considered a cliché. Today’s high-tech options, however, are gifts the whole family can enjoy.

 First there was the smartphone; now there is the smart house. More and more household appliances are going high-tech every year, bringing fresh efficiency and ease of use to the table. These fut...
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 12:09 am

Here’s something special for everyone on your list, including you!

 Holiday gifts these days are a little more involved than a pair of socks or pajamas, what with drones and all, so it’s not too early to draw up your shopping list. And while you’re shopping...
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 12:14 am

Call to action on climate change

About the articleIn 2015 Illinois Times and dozens of alternative weeklies and other newsmedia outlets participated in Letters to the Future, a project published ahead of the Paris climate talks that...
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 12:13 am

Six things leaders must prioritize to address climate change

 1.    Impose a price on carbonThis could occur in several ways. The revenue-neutral carbon fee has a great backbone of advocacy support. It would charge fossil fuel producers at t...
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 12:12 am

Don’t throw the same old celebration again this year. Instead, go bold with one of these ideas to liven up any festive party

 Social calendars are packed during the holidays, and this year your party is going to be the event of the season. A clever theme is just the thing to help your party stand out. Christmas in July...
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 12:11 am

Super couponing expert Jill Cataldo shares her top tips to save big on your next holiday celebration

 The holiday season is nearly upon us again, and it’s one of my favorite times of the year. I love the way our home smells when pies are baking, turkey is roasting or fresh-baked cookies are co...
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 12:10 am

Parties create a lot of memories … and trash. Here are tips to reduce waste.

Holidays may be the perfect time for a little indulgence, but that doesn’t mean you have to create a bunch of waste.Here are tips for making your holiday party a little greener this season:1. Send e...
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 12:09 am

Food is steeped in the expectations of tradition. Here’s why Thanksgiving is the most iconic food moment of the year

 Although most family holidays have an ingrained tradition, Thanksgiving takes the pie (pumpkin, of course) for being the one least likely to change. Even as families grow and the holiday hosting...

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