Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Jane Smiley Speaking in Wilmette

Reading a good book? Great. Sharing it with friends and neighbors? Even better. Wilmette Public Library’s “One Book, Everybody Reads” program turns 10 this year, and is celebrating with its 2015 selection, “Some Luck,” from Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley. The library couldn’t be happier with the program’s success. “The One Book program has steadily […]

Carrot Basmati Rice

This dish is easy, healthy, tastes wonderful and is quite versatile. Fragrant basmati rice, ginger and carrots give it a fresh yet savory flavor. Add shrimp or chicken to make it a complete meal. Serves 4-6 1 cup basmati rice 2 cups plus 1/4 cup water 2 cups carrots grated, about 2-1/2-3 medium carrots 1 medium onion, cut […]

The “Skinny” on Natural and Effective Beauty Products

Beauty products without dangerous chemicals can be effective, but it helps to have a guide to what works and what to buy. We spoke with Kim Barnouin, author of the New York Times bestseller “Skinny Bitch,” to discuss her latest book, “Skinny Bitch: Home, Beauty & Style: A No-Nonsense Guide to Cutting the Crap Out […]

Don Yaeger’s Advice for Greatness

Don Yaeger knows achievement and greatness. He has fashioned an inspiring career writing and speaking about the athletic greats of his lifetime, including local heroes Walter Payton and Michael Jordan. He has written six New York Times best sellers, including biographies of Tug McGraw and Michael Oher. Built like a fireplug, with vivid blue eyes, […]

CBS Analyst Lisa Bloom Encourages Women to “Think”

In a celeb-crazed society, it’s easy to lose sight of our priorities. California lawyer Lisa Bloom, CBS News legal consultant and former host of her own TruTV show, recently authored “Think,” pushing women to take time out of their busy lives to put things in perspective. “I noticed as a TV legal analyst, I’m increasingly called […]

Activist Honored for Her Fight Against “Appearance-ism

As a young Jewish girl, Anya Cordell read The Diary of Anne Frank, and wondered whether she would have had the same kind of courage as the people who helped the Frank family hide during the Holocaust. Many years later, Cordell proved to herself that she could follow, in her small way, in the footsteps […]