2023 Philanthropy Award Winners: 3 Organizations Making the Greatest Impact in Violence Interruption and Prevention in Chicago

The Make It Better Foundation recently hosted its 2023 Philanthropy Awards with emcee Suzanne Le Mignot of CBS 2 Chicago to honor the Chicago-area nonprofits working to make a difference in violence interruption and prevention throughout the city.  This year, the Make It Better Foundation recognized recipients with evidence-based programs that prevent gun violence by […]

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Life Expectancy Linked to Nature Access: Brushwood Center's 'Convergence' Transforms Research into Art

Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods has put a creative twist on educating the public about the link between our connection between our health and access to nature. In conjunction with its ensemble-in-residence, Black Moon Trio, Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods will debut a new production to bring an important message home. The world premiere of […]

Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods has put a creative twist on educating the public about the link between our connection between our health and access to nature. In conjunction with its ensemble-in-residence, Black Moon Trio, Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods will debut a new production to bring an important message home. The world premiere of […]
You Said It: When Cultural Appreciation Crosses the Line into Appropriation

As a zillennial who appreciates good branding, I love going to health foods stores to see the unnecessary, overly-priced snacks for a splurge. During a recent excursion through the nibbles-and-concoctions aisle, the plethora of pretty packaging featuring the words “golden milk” struck me. This is a prime example of the exoticization and cultural appropriation of […]

As a zillennial who appreciates good branding, I love going to health foods stores to see the unnecessary, overly-priced snacks for a splurge. During a recent excursion through the nibbles-and-concoctions aisle, the plethora of pretty packaging featuring the words “golden milk” struck me. This is a prime example of the exoticization and cultural appropriation of […]
For the Dad Who Has Has Everything, Write a Note and Donate For Father's Day Instead

Finding the perfect Father’s Day gift might leave even the best shoppers scratching their heads. What do you get for the guy who has cornered the market on tools, grills, sports, or other hobbies? If you want to do something meaningful for Dad, Grandpa, or your favorite father figure who has it all, maybe it’s […]

Finding the perfect Father’s Day gift might leave even the best shoppers scratching their heads. What do you get for the guy who has cornered the market on tools, grills, sports, or other hobbies? If you want to do something meaningful for Dad, Grandpa, or your favorite father figure who has it all, maybe it’s […]
How Nurse-Family Partnership Helps Young Families Give Children a Healthy Start

I married a world-class father. In fact, Nick Noyes’ children from his first marriage — Henry, then 14, and Elizabeth, then 12 — played a huge role in our courtship. We laughed more and loved harder when Henry and/or Elizabeth were with us. So I knew he would be a good dad to our kids […]

I married a world-class father. In fact, Nick Noyes’ children from his first marriage — Henry, then 14, and Elizabeth, then 12 — played a huge role in our courtship. We laughed more and loved harder when Henry and/or Elizabeth were with us. So I knew he would be a good dad to our kids […]
Giving Women Their Bodies Back: Many Post-Pregnancy Pelvic Health Problems Can Be Treated in Less Than an Hour — A Top Doctor Explains

Women can experience a variety of uncomfortable pelvic issues following childbirth or as they get older. From occasional or frequent incontinence and painful intercourse to bowel issues and prolapse, these issues cause not only physical discomfort but also self-consciousness and a diminished quality of life. Many women suffer in silence with these issues. For 25 […]

Women can experience a variety of uncomfortable pelvic issues following childbirth or as they get older. From occasional or frequent incontinence and painful intercourse to bowel issues and prolapse, these issues cause not only physical discomfort but also self-consciousness and a diminished quality of life. Many women suffer in silence with these issues. For 25 […]
You Said It: I’m an Economist — Here’s Why DEI in Business, Education and Community Leads to Economic Prosperity

In 2020, President Donald Trump signed an executive order revoking all federal government diversity, education, and inclusion (DEI) training. While several lawsuits followed that order, and President Joe Biden has since reversed the ban on DEI training, federal government agencies, businesses, and nonprofits that contract with the federal government already felt the impact from the […]

In 2020, President Donald Trump signed an executive order revoking all federal government diversity, education, and inclusion (DEI) training. While several lawsuits followed that order, and President Joe Biden has since reversed the ban on DEI training, federal government agencies, businesses, and nonprofits that contract with the federal government already felt the impact from the […]

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'Bel Canto' World Premiere Opens at Lyric Opera of Chicago
When American novelist Ann Patchett watched news of a four-month siege of the Japanese embassy in Lima, Peru, by young rebels in 1996, she saw its potential as a compelling story and used it as the template for her multiple award-winning 2001 novel, “Bel Canto.” The siege had begun during a large party and to […]