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Re-Claim Your Creativity in 5 Easy Steps

Whether you are a sculptor, an entrepreneur looking to market the next best product, or a single mom planning the family’s weekly menu, your creative spirit can help you become a standout in the crowd.    Finding new ways to express ourselves and solve day-to-day problems is a big part of what makes us unique as individuals. Everyone has creative potential.  Yet it is easy to fall into a rut, which can make us feel as…
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The Job That Ate Linda’s Life

Linda

Linda wants to make a change. She can’t pinpoint what type of change she wants to tackle first, or outline the steps she needs to get there. All she knows is she’s in a rut and wants out. “I would love to start my own business but I don’t know what I would do…something cool,” she says.Linda is single, without children. This former model once dreamed of producing fashion shows. But today, she holds a…
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Entrepreneur Mom Opens Second Chicago Eatery

It’s the stuff many Monday morning fantasies are made of: Hardworking yet unappreciated Mae B. tells overbearing, micro-manager to shove it (using more or less inflammatory words). Then with much dramatic flair, the Mae B. storms out of the business forever, leaving things to fall apart…which, of course,  they do, because in most variations of this fantasy, the wronged worker’s departure starts a chain reaction of bad karma-induced misfortunes.  Meanwhile, the Mae B. sails off to limitless…
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Concert Review: The Jacksons Unity Tour 2012

 Sometimes you just have to go for what you know! Jackie, Marlon, Tito and Jermaine Jackson proved just that, when they rocked Merrillville, Indiana’s Star Plaza Theatre with a blinged-out, sweat-pumping stage show that made it impossible for even the men in the audience to stay in their seats and away from the stage. From the first booming bars of “Can You Feel It” to the funky last notes of “Shake Your Body Down (to…
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