Archive for August 2013

Taylor Swift or Hitler, Can You Tell The Difference?

A Pinterest board featuring photos of Taylor Swift with “her” quotes in fancy fonts has gone viral admit huge popularity with teenagers today. The problem? The quotes are actually from Hitler, not Taylor Swift. Pinterest is a newer social networking site that has popped up in the past couple of years and acts like a... Read more »

Why You Should Just Stay Home Labor Day Weekend

Traveling on Labor Day is a Chicago tradition. This weekend it is estimated that 37% of Chicagoans will pack up the car and take to the roads to get out of town for the weekend. While a road trip is always fun, staying home can be even better. Here are the top 5 reasons to... Read more »

Six Flags Great America Breaks Ground on Record-Breaking Coaster

Six Flags Great America announced this morning that they will be building a record-breaking wooden coaster this winter. The coaster, named Goliath, is set to open next season and it will be the tallest, steepest, and fastest wooden roller coaster in the world, according to park officials. The wooden coaster  includes 2 tunnels, a dive... Read more »

Top Family Friendly Labor Day Weekend Getaways

Labor Day 2013 is this weekend and time is running out to make plans for a memorable goodbye to summer. If you don’t have plans yet, don’t worry, there are still many fun family friendly weekend getaways you can take at the last minute and still have an amazing time. Here are the top three... Read more »

Getting Out and Having Fun with an Autistic Child

When my son was diagnosed with autism in 2000, it was still a relatively rare condition. To put it in perspective, in his early years and school, I remember a special education teacher telling me that she had an autistic student once before and understood what accommodations my son would need. In recent years, this... Read more »

What to see, what to skip in the Wisconsin Dells

The end of summer is nigh, and the clock is ticking on fun summer activities. If you don’t have plans for Labor Day weekend just yet, don’t panic. There are tons of fun last minute activities you can still enjoy with your family in the Wisconsin Dells. There are countless lakes, beaches and outdoor family... Read more »

What to see, what to skip at Brookfield Zoo

Brookfield Zoo is an iconic Chicago tradition, but it isn’t a cheap one. As the summer days wind down and back to school approaches, you may want to eek out one last sunny summer day at the zoo. Brookfield Zoo is huge, and it’s nearly impossible to see and do everything in one day. In... Read more »

Is Monsanto Ready to Enter The Medical Marijuana War?

As legally allowed medical marijuana becomes more widespread, it is no surprise that many are realizing there is legal money to be made off of this traditionally illegal cash crop. Even Illinois has adapted medical marijuana laws, and soon it will be legal to buy weed in Chicago as long as you have a prescription. With... Read more »

Could the Disney Sinkhole Happen in Chicago?

Even Disney magic can’t stop sinkholes. A giant, 60-foot wide sinkhole opened under a popular Disney-area resort late on Sunday swallowing nearly an entire building at the Summer Bay Resort. The Summer Bay Resort is located in Clermont, Florida and is about 5 miles, or 10 minutes, away from the Walt Disney World Resort. The... Read more »

Brookfield Zoo Mourns Loss of Dolphin Calf

Zookeepers at Brookfield Zoo are mourning the loss of a dolphin calf. The calf was born on August 2nd to a 26-year-old dolphin named Allie. After being proudly featured at a press release on Wednesday, the baby dolphin began to rapidly decline in health. Despite diligent efforts by the staff to keep her alive, which... Read more »
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