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The Dish on Food Culture

Food. It’s a national obsession. We post sumptuous displays of our latest meal on social media (rather distastefully known as “food porn”). We feast our eyes on multiple food networks and TV shows that make competitive sport of meal preparation. We purchase...

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Naperville – That’s Entertainment!

The city of Naperville is known as one of the best places in America to live. It is also known for its world-class library system and, in one arguably ridiculous listing, one of America’s top beach towns. What started as a small farm town established in the mid-1800s...

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Line Dancing a Step Toward Better Health

“Life without line dancing would be too dreadful to imagine,” declared a woman over 60 who participated in a government study about the impact of line dancing on seniors. And then there’s “Mr. Guitar” Chet Atkins, who said that “the [county-western] music has gotten...

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Everything Old is New – and Useful – Again

The “chasing arrows” recycling symbol is a familiar sight, reminding us that recycling is a practice with great positive effect on the planet. It’s hard on the conscience to toss an item with those arrows on it into a trash bin. Lesser known is the fact that the...

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The Holiday Gift of Music

What would the holidays be without music? A rather “silent night,” eh? Regardless of one’s religious affiliation, or none at all, music is a staple of the holiday season. Why is this? While music is a vital part of humankind’s very existence, it is especially...

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Shedding Light on the Winter Blues

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” croons Andy Williams in the eponymous holiday song. Perhaps, but for many, the short, cold days of late fall and winter can bring on a not-so-wonderful case of the blues. There’s even a medical term for it: seasonal...

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