Become Your Own Video Producer at ECTV

Evanston Community Television is an incredible resource where anyone can explore video and TV. ECTV provides opportunities for citizens in Evanston and beyond, such as: Use of up-to-date video and audio technology, including camcorders, lighting and sound equipment, editing facilities and two complete television studios Classes in film editing, field camera work and film production Access […]

Joan V. Recommends: Beauty for Less

Tired of spending big bucks on hair, nails, waxing and massages?   You really don’t have to. I’ve found five fabulous beauty experts who will make you look and feel your best without charging an arm and a leg. Keratin Treatment Normally $350-$600 Provider: Sue at Ulta in Old Orchard Place Mall, Skokie Phone: 847-675-7320 […]

Joan V. Recommends: 10 Great Graduation Gifts

It’s nearing that time of year: diplomas, graduation gowns, tearful goodbyes, new frontiers.   And you need to find a fun, thoughtful, personal and perfect graduation gift. No worries, we’ve got you covered! But a word to the wise … many of these gifts are “custom made” for your special recipient, so you should order […]

Fabulous Stores for Prom or Graduation Dresses

Girls, you have been instructed by your parents not to spend too much money, and you want to comply … but you also want a spectacular dress. What to do!   So we’re here, and ready to help with some great stores that will make you—and your mom—happy. BCBG Max Azria Factory Store Pleasant Prairie, […]

Corsages and Boutonnières for Prom

Prom is just once a year and along with dress and limo, the flowers need to be perfect. Here are our recommendations for best florists:   Sun Flower Gallery Glenview We love this store. Owners Val and Airida obviously love what they do, are eager to please, and are very talented designers. Corsages: $20-$40 Boutonnières: […]

Do You Need Pop Culture Spark Notes?

Never thought you’d see the day when you’d feel out-of-touch? Old? We are here to help. Take our quiz and see if you are a “Clueless Parent.”   Below you will find the top 12 pop culture references that you should know. Some are easy—some a little more obscure. But one thing we know for […]

The 25 Best iPhone Applications

It’s been over a year since Apple launched its iPhone application store. There are now more than 60,000 applications for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Over 300 new applications are released almost every day!   How can the average iPhone user find the best applications? Make it Better decided to do it for you. We […]

Throw a Super Bowl Party

The Bears didn’t make the Super Bowl this year. No need to boo-hoo (and tell your spouse to quit whining). Our team’s non-participation makes this the perfect year to throw a party.   No crying in the beer if the home team blows it. We’ve got no skin in the game, so we can relax […]