Remote work really does mean longer days -- and more meetings
Those who sense this grand experiment in working from home also comes with plenty of downsides -- longer days, more meetings and more email to answer -- are now backed up by data from 3.1 million workers.
Millennial Money: How to move safely during a pandemicMoving is stressful enough without throwing a pandemic into the mix. If you're considering moving, here's what to know from a financial standpoint, as well as tips to make moving day safer.
The best mask for kids is one they'll wearQ: Our city requires face masks now, and we're not sure what's the best kind for our kids. Our teen wears an adult mask, but we have a 6-year-old and a 9-year-old as well. Do you have any advice?
Helping the Helpers: DuPage Health Coalition assists the uninsured, working poorThe COVID-19 crisis has affected everyone, but people who are low income or uninsured have been particularly hard hit, according to the DuPage Health Coalition. Here's how you can help out.
Pandemic inspires a clean-out of American homesNot since the January 2019 purging tsunami inspired by Marie Kondo's tidying Netflix series have Americans been so inspired to edit the junk out of their homes. But, this time, amid stay-at-home orders and social distancing guidelines, our options for getting rid of that junk are limited.
Pace yourself and don't create unnecessary stressOnly so much can be crammed in one day. Tomorrow is perfectly OK for many items on the to-do list. This is a simple insight that is helpful in grief, and in long-term grief. It's worth it to "pace ourselves."
Review: I've worn Alexa-enabled glasses for two weeks. They're driving me bananas.All day long, Alexa whispers notifications from apps into my ear: "Slack." "Battery is at 20 percent." "Outlook." And more "Outlook." After two weeks with the $180 Echo Frames, I can report that you have to really love Alexa to want to wear it on your face.
How Neuqua Valley driver's ed teacher helps students take 'huge step toward adulthood'Wayne Hartmann knows how important learning to drive is in the process of growing up. He's helped Neuqua Valley High School students in Naperville master the skill for 21 years and recently was recognized with the Teacher of Excellence Award from the American Driver & Traffic Safety Education Association and the National Road Safety Foundation.
'Sculpture in the Park' display worth a walk through Mount St. Mary ParkFor those in the Tri-Cities area, it's a great time for a walk through Mount St. Mary Park along the east side of Route 31 at Prairie Street in St. Charles to glance at the annual "Sculpture in the Park" display.
Winnetka family keeps kids busy with creative Fun Camp in a BoxWinnetka "family fun expert" and her college-age daughters deliver "Fun Camp in a Box" to keep kids unable to attend camp busy this summer.
Big screen blockbusters coming to a Walmart parking lot near youIt didn't take long for word of Walmart's drive-in film series to spread. And once it did, reservations for the retail giant's parking lot screenings sold out within hours. That includes stores in Aurora, Batavia, DeKalb, Elgin, Huntley, St. Charles and Streamwood, which are among the Walmart locations participating in the event running Aug. 14 through Oct. 21.
How native orchids grow in Lake County Forest PreservesMany people do not realize that Illinois has 45 native orchid species, 18 of which can be found in small populations in the Lake County Forest Preserves. Here's what it takes for them to thrive.
Through the Film Magnifier: Bill Veeck, George Hamilton, Bridge Club, Stateville Prison riot and more
Through the Film Magnifier: Doug Buffone, Cloris Leachman, draft registration, aerobics class and more