by Erika Mailman Chicago’s big, with a vibe of being muscular and solid and proud. Skyscrapers—both modern and of a fantastical 19th century architecture—rise above the stiff winds coming off Lake Michigan. City dwellers are midwestern friendly. Add in a downbeat of jazz and a riverboat cruise,...

The spa industry is booming—and pampering experts have invented fresh ways to help you recharge. The trend is toward treatments that connect spa-goers with nature and provide a respite from the digital world. Expect to see these popular new offerings. Low tech, high touch. A digital...

by Katherine Griffin Nicole Richie’s roots in the entertainment world run deep, but her love of fashion has brought her into her own as a businesswoman. Richie, who was born to jazz musician Pete Escovedo and adopted at age nine by singer-songwriter Lionel Richie, first became...

Returnship programs and open-minded companies spell a positive trend for people who’ve taken a career break By Katie Morell A little more than six years ago, Rita Kakati-Shah excitedly walked into her boss’s office in New York City to deliver the news of her first pregnancy. She was expecting...

Tossing and turning at night? Join the club. But don’t despair. Here are some solutions. By Julissa McClean Ideally, you have a pretty routine lifestyle. You eat healthy foods and consistently exercise. You wake up and go to bed at the same time each day—and get seven...

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