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Help me Race to Wrigley to raise funds for Lurie Children's Hospital

Help me Race to Wrigley to raise funds for Lurie Children's Hospital
One of my goals for 2015 is to run in 10 timed races. I am happy to say that one of those will be the charity run Race to Wrigley. On April 25th, I will join thousands of people on the streets of Wrigleyville to raise money for the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s... Read more »

Pitch Perfect 2 and Bitch Perfect together at last!

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For all those in love with Pitch Perfect, you have to be as excited as I am that Pitch Perfect 2 is coming out May 15, 2015. On Wednesday, AMC Theater held special Pitch Perfect Sing-Along showings at theaters across the country. After the movie, audiences, of which I was in one, got to see the... Read more »

Stories you may have missed this week, but shouldn't have!

Once a leader in the health field, <a href="http://www.weightwatchers.com" target="_blank">Weight Watchers</a> is finding itself hurting in this day and age. Now, instead of paying a company to help you lose weight, people are turning towards free apps and programs available online. Is Weight Watchers still relevant today? 7% of their members didn't think so when they dropped their service last year.

Find out more about the Weight Watchers struggle <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/business/wp/2014/10/29/americans-new-way-of-losing-weight-left-weight-watchers-behind/" target="_blank">here</a>.
If you keep up with the latest news and information, most of your attention this week was probably centered around the election that handed the Republicans the World. Fortunately, lots of other stuff happened too! Here are a few stories that may or may not have been on your radar this week, but you still... Read more »
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Is everybody pretending, or just me?

Is everybody pretending, or just me?
Is everybody pretending to be an adult, or is it just me? I am well aware that I am a 35-year-old man living in the big city of Chicago. As if that wasn’t enough to qualify me as an adult, I have a full-time job that requires me to show up most of the time,... Read more »

Why I read the Red Eye on the CTA

Why I read the Red Eye on the CTA
I am not going to lie, I get jealous of people who can read a book on the train and still function normally. I really, really do. I am not saying that I cannot read on the train, because I can. Unfortunately, it just normally doesn’t work out in my favor when I do. Twice now,... Read more »

Six sites you should be reading!

Six sites you should be reading!
Finally, it’s the weekend! As you settle in for your last day of work this week, I invite you to not do anything at work except check out these awesome reads.* This is a list of blogs and websites I am reading right now, and I think you should be reading them as well. You... Read more »
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Milwaukee: More fun than you may think!

This is the view not far from our <a href="http://deal.alofthotels.com/?PS=LGEN_AA_DNAD_CGGL_TBRD" target="_blank">Aloft</a> accommodations. We were centrally located in the Western Downtown district, which made it super easy to get around the City both on foot and in the car.
My partner and I ventured up to Milwaukee last week to get away from Chicago for the holiday weekend. We picked Milwaukee not only because it was close, but because neither of us had ever been there. Considering that Milwaukee is not known as a party city in most circles, we expected a weekend of unwinding... Read more »

7 websites to make your life easier

<a href="http://10minutemail.com/10MinuteMail/index.html" target="_blank">10 Minute E-mail</a> is a great service when you need a quick, disposable e-mail address. If you need to go past the 10 minute timeline, there is button to click to get 10 additional minutes. Once you close the page, that e-mail address is gone forever.
I am always telling people I use certain websites to make my life easier. Normally, once I tell them what websites, they admit that they have never heard of them. Now, just incase you are not aware of my favorite websites, I have compiled a list of sites you need bookmark, save, and share. Enjoy!... Read more »

Samsung: My love for you is strong and it's time you knew

Samsung: My love for you is strong and it's time you knew
Note: This post is part of ChicagoNow’s monthly Blogapalooz-Hour. Blogapalooz-Hour is a writing challenege where a random topic is picked and all ChicagoNow writers have exactly one hour to write a post and hit publish. This month’s topic is: “Write a love letter, but it can’t be to a person.” Dear Samsung, I am writing... Read more »
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Q&A with a ChicagoNow blogger: Going South of I-80 with Erin Skibinski

Q&A with a ChicagoNow blogger: Going South of I-80 with Erin Skibinski
Note: This post is part of a ChicagoNow series where the bloggers interview each other in order to get to know them better. When Erin Skibinski says she lives in Chicago’s far southern suburbs, she is not lying. If you go out past Blue Island, Oak Forest, Harvey, and every other suburb us Chicagoans consider... Read more »
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