Be open and observant to learn from those around you
We can get lots of good ideas by watching other people and discovering how they are dealing with their grief.
Emoji are -- finally -- becoming more diverseNew emoji include a service dog, a prosthetic arm and leg, wheelchairs and hearing aids, as well as new versions of people holding hands, with 75 new combinations based on skin tone and gender.
Your data is for sale online, and software you installed yourself is to blameSomeone out there could be buying your every click. Your presription refills. Your confidential work reports. Even the tax return you only shared with your accountant. All because of web browser extensions that seem innocuous.
Why every garden needs -- and probably has -- a woodpeckerTrees appear to be simple columns of wood, but they are whole worlds to the woodpecker, a place of shelter, safety and food, teeming with insects on and beneath the bark layer. No wonder these adapted birds are so adept at the arboreal life.
5 things to do this weekend in the suburbsCrooner Michael Bublé headlines Rosemont's Allstate Arena Saturday, The Tedeschi Trucks Band brings its Wheels of Soul Tour to Aurora's RiverEdge Park Sunday and the Kane County Fair continues all weekend. These are just a few of the many fun weekend events that await.
The heat goes on: June toastiest on record, July may followThe heat goes on: Earth sizzled to its hottest June on record as the climate keeps going to extremes.
Don't let a small balcony stop you from enjoying the spaceWhen interior designer Kyra Williams lived in Paris, she was always happy to see her fellow city dwellers perched on their balconies, enjoying coffee with friends. "If you're in the heart of an amazing city, your apartment is probably really tiny, so real estate is important," says Williams.
Take a stroll back to the 1890s at Kline Creek FarmThere is a gravel path that serves as something of a time tunnel at Kline Creek Farm near West Chicago. It starts at the parking lot and modern visitors center. But as you follow it back through the trees and along the footbridge across the creek, you slowly step back in time until you emerge at a farmstead that operates much as it did in the 1890s.
Twice rejected, backyard chickens back on table in Rolling MeadowsA little more than a year after city leaders rejected calls to allow backyard chickens, a new Rolling Meadows council is open to the idea.
Scientists find new way to kill disease-carrying mosquitoesScientists say they nearly eliminated disease-carrying mosquitoes on two islands in China using a new technique. The downside: It may not be practical for larger areas and may cost a lot of money.
You downloaded FaceApp. Here's what you've just done to your privacy.When an app goes viral, how can you know if it's all good fun -- or covertly violating your privacy by, say, sending your face to the Russian government? That's the burning question about FaceApp.
Festivals July 19-25: Don't miss the return of the Kane, DuPage and Lake County fairsThe Kane County Fair continues this week; the Lake and DuPage county fairs kick off during the week. Get the details on these and other suburban fests.
Through the Film Magnifier: Barry Manilow, Deadheads, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Connors, a fishing derby and more