How to Make It Through a La Niña Winter

There’s a chill in the air and a cold, blustery wind is howling down our street, which can mean only one thing: it’s winter in Chicago again. For Chicagoans, and for people in other areas of the country, this winter is likely to be another harsh one. You see—and it brings us no pleasure to report this—it’s a La Niña year. And if it hits…

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The 7 Winter Superfoods You Need to Be Eating

Wintertime is here! Time for puffy coats, holiday celebrations, and cold day after cold day. While it may be tempting to combat chilly weather with hot cider, trays of cookies, and starchy side dishes, winter is also the peak time of year for many delicious, nutritious “superfoods.” Here are seven wonderfully healthy foods worth checking out this winter: Root Vegetables Root vegetables include a diverse—and…

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Our Favorite, All-Natural Hangover Remedies for New Year’s Day

On December 31st, you popped the champagne, raised a glass (or three), and bravely sang out the handful of words you could remember from “Auld Lang Syne.” But now it’s the morning of January 1st. You’re lying in bed and squinting at the harsh sunlight, reeling from a pounding headache and the charley horse to end all charley horses. If you’re planning to overindulge on…

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5 Most Common Misconceptions About Life Insurance

During one of life’s darkest periods, a life insurance policy can be vital—whether it’s used to leave an inheritance for loved ones, protect against loss of income, continue a child’s education, or help a family maintain a current standard of living. Put simply, life insurance is protection that provides a lump sum payment to beneficiaries in the event of a death. Life insurance is customizable,…

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Our 8 Favorite Stretches for Airplane Travel

As we head into the holiday season, millions of Americans are planning to pack their bags and take to the skies. In 2016, the industry trade group Airlines for America projected that 45.2 million passengers caught flights between December 16 and January 5, a 3.5% increase from 2015. If that climb continues in 2017, this could well be one of the busiest travel seasons on record….

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