Daily Archive : Sunday May 29, 2016

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    YouthRules.gov, a resource for young workers who want to know their employment rights, offers fact sheets on common summer gigs: amusement park jobs, lifeguarding, grocery and restaurant work, farm labor and even door-to-door sales.

    Summer job pay leaves teen’s parent cold

    If the summer job your son wants pays too little, perhaps he could fill in the gaps with a side gig or odd jobs, as many adults have to do when the chosen day job doesn’t cover the rent. It’s a good opportunity for him to practice setting priorities and finding balance while he still has the parental safety net.

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    Too many companies push forward at a hectic pace and make snap judgments on big decisions.

    Career Coach: Take the day off. It might lead to a better decision.

    Too many companies push forward at a hectic pace and make snap judgments on big decisions. In fact, firms often reward managers for making quick, automatic decisions. But sometimes they can get so caught up in the fast pace of business that they do not take the time to pause, reflect, and to consider the bigger picture.

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    Sometimes a credit card can come in handy. When workers lose their jobs, a new study found, a higher credit limit allows them to take longer to find a new one.

    The one time it’s OK to pile up credit-card debt

    Sometimes a credit card can come in handy. When workers lose their jobs, a new study found, a higher credit limit allows them to take longer to find a new one.

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    A financial planner will work for you, not vice versa. And you need to look at it as a long-term relationship — someone who will spend years helping to guide your finances. You don’t have to be buddies, but you must have a trusting relationship.

    How do you find a financial adviser? Ask a friend

    How do you find a financial adviser? “Start with friends and relatives,” says Theodore Daniels, founder of the Society for Financial Education and Professional Development. “A lot of practices are based on referrals and relationships. But if you don’t have those, look to the CFP Board of Standards. ”

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    Researchers looked at nearly 3,000 acquisitions at public companies in the United States between 1998 and 2010, comparing how many occurred before and after the boards added one or more women. Firms that increased the number of female directors from zero to two started gobbling up fewer companies.

    How does having women on the board affect mergers?

    Researchers looked at nearly 3,000 acquisitions at public companies in the United States between 1998 and 2010, comparing how many occurred before and after the boards added one or more women. Firms that increased the number of female directors from zero to two started gobbling up fewer companies.

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    A new poll shows an obstacle in moving past today’s culture of secrecy around pay: Americans just aren’t comfortable revealing what they earn — or, apparently, their companies’ pay ranges.

    Americans’ reluctance to reveal salaries could hurt equal pay efforts

    A new poll shows an obstacle in moving past today’s culture of secrecy around pay: Americans just aren’t comfortable revealing what they earn — or, apparently, their companies’ pay ranges.

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    South Korea's president Park Geun-hye, center-left, is greeted by Uganda's Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa, center-right, after arriving at the airport in Entebbe, Uganda Saturday, May 28, 2016. South Korea's president has arrived in Uganda for a two-day state visit during which she is expected to discuss business and trade opportunities, the first such visit by a South Korean president since the two countries established diplomatic ties in 1963. (AP Photo/Stephen Wandera)

    Uganda, South Korea leaders sign co-operation agreements

    Uganda and South Korea have signed cooperation agreements that officials here will lead to the transfer of technology as Uganda tries to implement an ambitious industrialization program

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    Germany's Lufthansa to suspend flights to Venezuela

    German airline Lufthansa says it is suspending its flights to Caracas, citing the difficult economic situation in Venezuela

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    Direct injection systems require additional maintenance
    Many newer cars on the road today have what’s called GDI fuel injection. The benefits of GDI (gasoline direct injection) don’t come without some negative characteristics, though. These negatives come in the area of added maintenance — and here is why.

Life & Entertainment

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    When Steve Sebby arrived at Rush University Medical Center, his left side was paralyzed from a stroke. However, after an innovative surgery, he was soon back to playing guitar.

    Thanks to quick action, innovative procedure, Crystal Lake stroke victim makes full recovery

    Steve Sebby, 33, of Crystal Lake didn't think much of the crick in his neck giving him headaches until he was hit by “insane dizziness.” He was having a stroke.

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    Aside from acting and dancing, Julianne Hough has her own lifestyle blog, and she is a brand ambassador for FitBit, the popular fitness tracker.

    Spreading joy chief among Julianne Hough’s priorities

    Julianne Hough is defined as much by her sunny disposition as she is her fancy footwork. The actress-dancer’s megawatt smile and cheerful persona has made her Hollywood’s girl-next-door. But Hough credits her painful times in her teens, when she endured bullying, for giving her a positive perspective.

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    Be sure to hand pull garlic mustard that is flowering or setting seed now in your garden.

    Mow more frequently in spring as grass grows

    Use a mulching mower that leaves the grass clippings on the lawn. This means less work for you and it recycles those extra nutrients into your lawn. Regardless of which mower you choose, mow more frequently during spring to accommodate rapid grass growth.

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    Gaillardia salvia and artemisia team up in the pot full of perennials.

    Consider using perennials in your containers

    Container gardening has become so much more chic than red geraniums, vinca vines trailing over the edge, and a green spike in the middle for height. In addition to the scads of new annual flowers introduced each year, savvy gardeners peruse the perennial benches for a wealth of container gardening opportunities.

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    Folk artist Ben Bedford stars in a Lake County Folk Club-sponsored concert.

    Sunday picks: Folk singer Ben Bedford plays in Lake County

    Folk singer-songwriter Ben Bedford plays Fatman Bowl; The Zombies play the classics at the Arcada Theatre. More on these and other fun Sunday events.

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    Bees love bright white, yellow or blue flowers with a pleasant odor.

    How to attract butterflies and bees
    Any size garden can attract pollinators from a large flower bed to a single planter with a few select pollinators. Be sure to choose nectar and pollen-rich plants. I recommend you plant clumps of the same flower rather than a single plant as pollinators are drawn to mass plantings when looking for a place to feed.

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    A Pearl Crescent butterfly, which belongs to a group of North America’s most endangered butterflies.

    Gardeners can help protect butterfly populations

    Bees aren’t the only pollinators suffering from a massive North American die-off. Butterflies and moths, those flying flowers of the insect world, are disappearing too.

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    The nursery is a fairly popular room for the use of small shelving units.

    Use your walls to create a bit more space

    If you live in a studio apartment or a micro-unit, storage space is often limited. However, you can carve out a little extra storage space by utilizing the walls of your home.

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    Norman (Ian McKellen), left, helps Sir (Anthony Hopkins) prepare to star as King Lear in Starz's new TV adaptation of “The Dresser.”

    Ian McKellen, Anthony Hopkins team up for Starz's 'The Dresser'

    Two of Britain's finest actors, Ian McKellen and Anthony Hopkins, team up for the first time in “The Dresser,” a new TV adaptation of Ronald Harwood's comedy-drama premiering Monday, May 30, on Starz.

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    Pots of senetti in the greenhouse at Lurvey Garden Center in Des Plaines.

    Problem-solving plants for your trouble spots

    Virtually everyone who has a yard has some — those embarrassing spots we want to hide. Jean Bragdon, operations and marketing/special events manager at Lurvey Garden Center in Des Plaines, has many suggestions to offer.

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    Researchers document troubling rise in strokes in young adults, starting at age 25

    Between 2000 and 2010, hospitalizations for ischemic stroke, the most common type, dropped nearly 20 percent overall — but among people ages 25 to 44, there was a sharp 44 percent increase in the rate.

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    A low-maintenance patio is the request of Margery Katalinich of Palatine.

    Low-maintenance patio

    Margery Katalinich of Palatine would love an attractive, low-maintenance patio. For low-maintance furniture for the outdoors, Adirondack is the way to go.

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    Jennifer Neilson’s circular patio is in need of some love.

    Create three distinct zones on your patio

    This is a large patio with many options available. Use a sectional type seating area on one side with a fire pit for nighttime entertainment. Add a large, cantilever umbrella for day time use while relaxing with friends and family.

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    Laurel Dubowski of Carol Stream lives with her son and granddaughter. She hopes to create a nice play area, as well as a special spot to remember a daughter who passed away.

    Trellis, bench seat provide nice spot to remember daughter

    We would also like help in creating a better looking memorial for our daughter, Gayle, who died at the age of 20. We originally bought a few things: an arbor in the back of yard that marked a path she made in the grass going out the back gate to and from Glenbard North.

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    Townhouses at The Cannery overlook the plowed field of the small, urban farm that is a centerpiece of the community in Davis, California.

    A housing trend rooted in agriculture

    The latest incarnation of harvest homes is The Cannery, a community designed around a small farm in Davis, about 20 miles west of California’s capital, Sacramento. Building homes close to food sources isn’t new. Back before refrigerated trucks and sophisticated delivery systems, it was the norm. But modern housing design took a different tack as suburbs sprouted around cities.

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    In this photo provided by H&M, playful toucans peek out from behind bamboo branches on a whimsical, tropical print throw pillow from H & M Home.

    Decor goes tropical this summer

    Furnishings and accessories made of tropical plant and tree fibers started to appear in the fall, in modern vintage and midcentury pieces. That trend has expanded for spring and summer to wall coverings, textiles and rugs printed with imagery drawn from the jungle, beach and rain forest.

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    Using the wrong copper tube could lead to watery disaster

    Q. I always read your column in the Sunday newspaper, and wanted some more detail to your answer to an earlier question. I have had similar problems with the cold water pipe that runs to my hot water heater. Would you be able to further clarify the possible causes?

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    Dozens of lowriders were on display at the historic plaza in downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico, Sunday as part of the city’s Lowrider Summer celebration, which includes a pair of exhibitions at the New Mexico History Museum and the New Mexico Museum of Art.

    Lowrider car culture takes summer spotlight in New Mexico

    These low-to-the ground cars are decked out with hydraulics, chrome and candy-colored paint jobs. The northern New Mexico community of Espanola proclaims itself the Lowrider Capitol of the World, but the history of lowriders stretches back at least to World War II. The birth of the lowrider is said to be a Latino response to Anglo hot-rod culture that took off in the 1950s.

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    Carlos Vives' song, "La bicicleta," a collaboration with Shakira, was released on Friday.

    Carlos Vives feels like a kid riding a bike with Shakira

    Carlos Vives hopes the video for "La bicicleta" that he and Shakira shot recently in Colombia will transmit the good vibes of the set.

Discuss

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    The Syrian fire will continue to burn
    Columnist Michael Gerson: Over the last four years, America has largely been a bystander in the largest strategic and humanitarian disaster of our time — the collapse of sovereignty in Syria.

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    Longmadow vote not result of wording
    An Algonquin letter to the editor: With all due respect to Chairman Lauzen and anyone else making the ridiculous claim that the reason the Longmeadow referendum turned out the way it did, 8,000 against the project vs 3,000 for the project, was because of faulty wording, should realize that the wording could cut either way.

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    Unknown veterans deserve honor
    A Naperville letter to the editor: I am only one in million of millions in American history. Most of these millions are unknown to you, me, wives, fathers, clergy, short order cooks, bus boys, cabbies, bus drivers, store clerks, teachers, students, librarians, governors, presidents and professors to list a few, except for small unrelated groups sharing the same commonality of those millions.

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    Don’t encourage more Lake Count development
    A Barrington letter to the editor: Thank you, thank you, Lake County Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor, for having the brains and courage to say “no” to extending Route 53 beyond Lake-Cook Road.

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    Sorry to see rights opposed in hometown
    A Hoffman Estates letter to the editor: I want to express my deep sense of shame that the school district that gave so much to me in my high school years is now having to deal with attacks from persons living in the communities that nurtured me.

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    Today’s Opinion Page editorial cartoon
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