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18 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

Architect brings fresh spin to Maggie Daley Park

Strolling through Maggie Daley Park, stubble on his face and a yellow hard hat covering his graying red hair, Michael Van Valkenburgh paused before the contours of an undulating ice skating loop that will weave through a stand of evergreens.

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Related Topix: Chicago, IL, Streeterville (Chicago, IL), us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Chicago Travel, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Illinois Travel, Opinion

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Bradenton.com

Ringling Museum in Sarasota features famous photos of outlaw bikers

It was the Golden Age of new Journalism. It was also, Chris Jones said, the Golden Age of the American biker.

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Related Topix: Sarasota, FL, Journalism, Photography, Arts

Lansing State Journal

Tim Salisbury: Early education pays off over a lifetime

One of the earliest indicators of a child's future success is the number of words he or she hears prior to kindergarten.

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Washington Examiner

Stephen Walt's 'Israel lobby' paranoia

He even co-wrote a book about it, with University of Chicago professor John Mearsheimer, which suggests that the lobby has hurt U.S. interests by steering U.S. foreign policy in a pro-Israel direction.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East

Daily Herald

Smart shoppers choose cheaper store-brand aspirin

A study by Dutch economist Bart Bronnenberg of Tilburg University and three colleagues from the University of Chicago found the more informed you are, the more likely you are to choose store brands.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Aspirin (generic), Bayer, Alka-Seltzer, us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Chicago Travel, Headache, Health, Nursing

Xinhuanet

Overseas students put China to the test

With Chinese students flocking to schools overseas, students from other countries are, in turn, spending their summer vacations in China to prepare for college entrance tests.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, New York University

WLOS

Attorney: 'Fatal Vision' court case will continue

A defense attorney says the case of Jeffrey MacDonald isn't over despite a federal judge's rejection of the former Army doctor's claim of innocence and request for a new trial.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Silicon Alley Insider

Why You Should Talk To Strangers

Think you'd feel uncomfortable if you had to talk to a random stranger on the train or in the street? New research from the University of Chicago shows that it's a near-painless way to have a happier day.

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Tikkun Magazine

Does "God" Make Sense? A Theological Autobiography

I was a pious child. God was my loving companion, the one to whom I could talk most freely with the confidence of being understood.

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Related Topix: Methodist, Religion, New York, US News, Liberal Political News

Newswise

University of Chicago Opens First Passive House-Certified Laboratory in North America

Three Oaks, MI - The University of Chicago has completed the Warren Woods Ecological Field Station, the first Passive House-certified laboratory in North America and only the fifth worldwide.

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Related Topix: Three Oaks, MI, Berrien County, MI, Science, Ecology

KMIZ

bottle of pills spilling out, medicine

Nine times out of 10, pharmacists and doctors will buy the generic version of aspirin, rather than a brand-name like Bayer.

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Related Topix: us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Chicago Travel

Chicago Tribune

Northwestern sues author in Leopold and Loeb book dispute

Northwestern University has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against a woman who was hired by the university to write a book about Chicago's notorious 1924 Leopold and Loeb murder.

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Related Topix: Northwestern University

CBS Local

South Side Museums Form "Museum Campus South"

Seven museums on the South Side have banded together to try to raise their profiles, and get more people to visit them.

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Related Topix: Chicago, IL

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Switched

How To Tell The Difference Between 'In Like' And 'In Love,' According To Science

We all know there's a difference between being "in like" with someone and being "in love," but it's often hard to tell how the other person feels about you .

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Related Topix: Psychology, Science, UC Berkeley

Deseret News

Student attitudes changing on healthy school lunches, studies say

After throwing a bit of a tantrum, the nation's children have collectively quieted down and eaten their vegetables, at least according to studies from Utah and Illinois.

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Related Topix: University of Illinois Chicago, Family, Kids, Education Etc., Life, Food, Nutrition

Lakeland Times

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Camp Highlands for Boys is one of the tenth oldest camps in the country. This weekend, the camp celebrates 111 years of continuous operation.

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Related Topix: Sayner, WI

PsyBlog

Promises: The Psychology of Making, Breaking or Exceeding Them

Although keeping your promises is vital to being seen positively, exceeding them may be a waste of time, according to new research.

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Related Topix: UC San Diego

Myrtle Beach Online

Remarkable woman: Chess is only part of the University of Chicago student's winning approach to life

Like many of her fellow students at the University of Chicago, Darrian Robinson texts frequently, is in a sorority and likes to spend her free time binge-watching popular TV shows, like "Orange Is the New Black" and "New Girl."

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Related Topix: Games, Chess, African-American, The Federation, Alternative, Education

Slate Magazine

The Ivy League Is Not the Problem

William Deresiewicz contends that universities like Harvard merely serve as places where "the rich send their children to learn to walk, talk, and think like the rich."

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

Here's how 'Supernatural' star Misha Collins is breaking world records

Supernatural 's Misha Collins spends most of the year fighting demons in a trench coat.

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Related Topix: Misha Collins

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