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White Sox fans come in all shapes and sizes. Fathers, daughters, grandkids — they all have one big thing in common: team spirit. Here's a sampling from a recent visit to U.S. Cellular Field. 1) Robert Cervantes, 40, car detailer, Chicago How would...
How many times have you seen it — or done it yourself? The cell phone rings and suddenly there is this frenzy of pocket-patting, rooting around a purse or a backpack, mad dumping of the contents and … a missed call. Some people can find their...
Tags: Cell Phones, Minneapolis, Memphis, Elgin
Ellen WarrenDear Answer Angel: Can you help me avoid a problem that has bugged me for the last couple of Christmases? I've bought the "big" present for my boyfriend (a splurge, I might add). Then there we are on Christmas morning in his parents' living room, and he...
Pink it and shrink it. Just a few years ago, that was the idea. That's the amount of thought professional sports leagues put into the products they offered their women fans. They'd just take the popular men's stuff — the boxy t-shirts, player...
Tribune senior correspondentThese days, there's a good chance that a young mom or dad will point at Peter Yarrow and tell the kids, “That's Puff the magic dragon's daddy.” Maybe, even, granddaddy. It's been nearly half a century since Peter, Paul and Mary, the now famed...
Some people are just natural hosts. Then there are the rest of us. We yearn to be invited to somebody else's house for holiday dinners and parties and weekends and pretty much anything. And to be invited back again — and again. While there's an...
There's no scientific data on this, but it's a good bet that men spend more time thinking about cleaning out the lint trap in the dryer than they do about looking fashionable. For the vast majority, the only question men ask themselves before they get...
Tags: Chicago Tribune, Jon Yates
Sometimes, I just don't get it. Women wearing stuff that just doesn't seem to make any sense. For example, leggings. For months now, no matter what the temperature, I've been watching women of every age and size encasing themselves in this tight,...
Ellen WarrenHoliday shopping doesn't have to be a chore. Not if you make an adventure out of it — filled with time to browse, stop for a drink or a meal, and — who knows — pick up a little something for yourself. With all that in mind, I recently...
Hooray, it's Income Tax Day! How will you celebrate? What, you say you're not in a partying mood? Gee, what a surprise. Let's see, is there any upbeat news on the tax front? Well, roughly three out of four of us get a refund from the feds. If you're...
It seems insane, or at least counterintuitive. But the hotter it is out there, the more we find ourselves huddling indoors, half frozen, all goose bumps and icy limbs. Don't get me wrong. I love air conditioning. And after my near meltdown at a recent...
Chicago TribuneFor most people, back to school does not mean a return to a pricey prep school. Depending on your demographic, it's probably student loans, hand-me-downs, packing lunches and scrounging for clean clothes for the kids -- who've somehow sprouted 4 inches...
Tags: Ralph Lauren, Chicago Tribune
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