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  • Reddit’s new privacy policy bans sharing nude images without consent Mar 1, 2015 7:00 AM
    Reddit, the site that just last fall hosted a trove of stolen nude images of celebrities in its forums, banned “involuntary pornography” from its site on Tuesday in an update to its privacy policy, which goes into effect in early March.

     
  • Constable: Runner shirtless every winter day Mar 1, 2015 7:45 AM
    An avid runner, 61-year-old Mason Saadat of Arlington Heights has become a legend among suburban runners for his habit of running shirtless throughout the winter. “He’s probably the most eccentric runner in the area,” says Mark Rouse, who has a store that caters to runners.

     
  • Believe Project: $100 for a friend whose husband left her in the lurch financially Mar 1, 2015 7:45 AM
    The Daily winner of $100 through the Believe Project is Mark Kurland of Carol Stream, who wants to help a friend whose husband left her - and left her in the lurch financially.

     
  • JC Whitney catolog shares oddest car accessories Mar 1, 2015 1:00 AM
    To help commemorate its 100th anniversary, JC Whitney has released a fun collection of some strange and colorful auto accessories that have been offered for sale on the pages of its catalogs over the years.

     
  • Relative blowing incident way out of proportion Mar 1, 2015 1:00 AM
    Q. I recently had occasion to drop off a package at my granddaughter’s afternoon preschool. Believing I was doing my daughter-in-law a favor, I timed my drive to stop at my son and DIL’s house to pick up my granddaughter and save my DIL the trip to the school. Admittedly, I stopped unannounced, but we have a good relationship and often visit each other’s houses unannounced.

     
  • Tiffany clock was made in Europe Mar 1, 2015 1:01 AM
    Q. Many, many years ago, my mother gave me an old clock that was my grandfather’s. I have enclosed a photo of the clock for you to see.

     
  • After a heart attack, well-managed exercise is key to rehabilitation Mar 1, 2015 7:00 AM
    Over the past 25 years or so, the treatment of cardiac diseases has improved to the point where it’s really one of the success stories of modern medicine.

     
  • New Wizard World Fan Fest draws TV stars, comics artists to Rosemont next weekend Mar 1, 2015 5:30 AM
    If you're the kind of person who gets misty-eyed with nostalgia when you hear sitcom titles like “Growing Pains,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” and “Married With Children,” then you won't want to miss Wizard World Fan Fest next weekend in Rosemont.

     
  • How to keep from being fleeced on a trip Mar 1, 2015 5:30 AM
    Before going touring on a vacation in a foreign country, check with the concierge about safe places to walk. Ask about any events that might be happening. Don’t be taken in by the quaint and picturesque village, because there are thieves looking for easy targets there, too.

     
  • Preference builds among youths for suburban living Mar 1, 2015 6:00 AM
    In recent years, economists and demographers have argued that members of Generation Y will have a longer love for city living, in smaller living quarters, than their predecessors. But a newly released survey suggests what millennials really want is a single-family home outside of the urban center — just like other generations.

     
  • Jimmy Page saved Zeppelin's legacy from digital decay Mar 1, 2015 5:45 AM
    Jimmy Page started the project because he couldn't believe how bad Led Zeppelin sounded. The legacy of the band he'd devoted much of his life to was being muddied by the way its classic studio albums sounded when reproduced on the ubiquitous MP3 players that are popular today.

     
  • How seniors and families can cut the clutter Mar 1, 2015 12:00 AM
    I often hear people say they are dreading the task of going through their parents’ house after they pass away because of all the stuff tucked in the attic, basement and garage.

     
  • Buyers shocked when shelves go missing Mar 1, 2015 12:00 AM
    Q. We purchased our dream house last month. When we first visited the house, the family room had a beautiful pair of what we presumed were built in bookshelves on either side of the fireplace.

     
  • Not all concrete floors need to be sealed, but some do Mar 1, 2015 12:00 AM
    Q: I regularly read your column in the Daily Herald and have been following with interest the recent inquiries about sealing concrete. We had our garage floor totally replaced with new concrete seven years ago. Is it too late or impractical to seal it now?

     
  • Will Smith's 'Focus' tops box office with $19.1 million Mar 1, 2015 2:05 PM
    Will Smith's 'Focus' tops box office with modest $19.1 million, dethroning 'Fifty Shades'

     
  • Spacewalking astronauts finish extensive, tricky cable job Mar 1, 2015 1:05 PM
    Spacewalking astronauts finish extensive, tricky cable job, routing 764 feet outside station

     
  • Pope prays with thousands for kidnap victims in Syria, Iraq Mar 1, 2015 6:05 AM
    Pope leads silent prayer at Vatican for all those abducted by IS militants in Syria and Iraq

     
  • Dress that ‘greatly resembles’ stolen Nyong’o gown recovered Mar 1, 2015 6:00 AM
    A white dress that strongly resembles the custom gown taken from Lupita Nyong’o’s hotel room earlier this week turned up Friday under a bathroom sink in the same hotel, a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s official said. The dress found at a West Hollywood hotel “greatly resembles” the pearl-adorned Calvin Klein Collection by Francisco Costa dress the actress wore to Sunday’s Academy Awards, sheriff’s spokeswoman Nicole Nishida said.

     
  • Sunday picks: Climb aboard at High Wheeler train show Mar 1, 2015 6:00 AM
    Railroad enthusiasts can view 20 running model train layouts at the High Wheeler Train Show at Harper College in Palatine. North Central College students present “Shout! The Mod Musical,” showcasing tunes from the 1960s, in the college's Pfeiffer Hall in Naperville. Brazilian modern dance company Grupo Corpo shows off the heat and sensuality of its country quite literally this weekend with performances featuring brief nudity at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University.

     
  • Must you have bookshelves? Mar 1, 2015 1:01 AM
    Changing times create changing furnishing needs. If you don’t read hardcover books any more, do you still need bookshelves in your home?

     
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