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Celebrating America Recycles Day

November 15th is America Recycles Day, a day dedicated to educating people on the importance of recycling, and motivating them to make it a regular part of their lives. While recycling seems like an easy concept, there are enough rules that it can get confusing—and that can be discouraging. America Recycles Day aims to take some of the…

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Tips to Beat the Heat

A vicious heat wave is about to hit Chicagoland—and much of the country. Even if your air conditioner is up to snuff, it may still have trouble keeping your house cool, because there’s only so much of a temperature differential it can overcome. Add in the likelihood of brownouts or blackouts from an increase in overall strain on…

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Get Ready for the Big Game

After a disappointing season-ender for Chicago fans and a conference championship weekend marred by some controversial calls, it’s nearly time for the Big Game. From your watching setup to the perfect spread of snacks, there are some important things to address before your party next weekend. But we’re here to help. This is our guide to everything you’ll…

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Seven Tips for Better Sleep

Next year, make getting better sleep the cornerstone of your wellness program. When it comes to New Year’s Resolutions, sleeping never gets the fanfare of dieting or working out, but consistently getting a good night of sleep improves every other aspect of your life. When you’re well-rested, it’s easier to keep all of your other resolutions: your workouts…

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How to Find Your Owner’s Manual

In this new era of televisions that can order pizza for you and refrigerators that can monitor how old your eggs are, it’s more important than ever to stay educated on all of the functions of your new electronics and appliances. Unfortunately, whether it gets thrown out with the packaging or simply lost to that mysterious netherworld that…

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