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Founder of the Ryan Banks Academy Val Groth explains just how powerful the campaign is and what it means to her. Read more

Think About It

Meet Esther Dairiam, the owner of Read it and Eat bookstore. This bookstore is located in the heart of Lincoln Park, and it aims to craft special culinary experiences through carefully selected books and events. Read more

How She Did It

Led by a female team, Yūgen is redefining traditional, Japanese cuisine. Read more

Food + Recipes

Rae Duncan is an interior designer with the mantra "Improve The Way You Work. Play. Live." Here the designer shares her business advice, who inspires her, and how she follows her ambitions. Read more

How She Did It

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Ever wondered whether or not your should be breathing through your nose or mouth? General dentist Dr. Tiffany Jozwiak clears the air. Read more

Health

Chicagoans know Alpana Singh as an accomplished sommelier, former TV host, and, most recently, as a restaurateur, with three eateries already in her portfolio. Read more

How She Did It

From Marwen student to Deputy Director, Akilah Halley is helping create opportunities for young artists today. Read more

How She Did It

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Karen Ami, Founder and Executive Director of the Chicago Mosaic School, shares her perspective on what it's like to balance work, family and art. Read more

How She Did It

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Length in lashes is always the perfect final touch to any makeup application, but with so many options out there how do you choose? We have rounded up our favorite products to obtain that perfect gorgeous lash look! Read more

Beauty

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Fall is among us, and it's that time of year to get outside and see the gorgeous hues of crimson and bronze. We've scouted out the best places to see Fall colors in The Windy City. Read more

De-stress

Considering that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetimes, it is important that everyone is informed. The experts at Susan G. Komen share some facts that you should know. Read more

Health

Shernett Swaby is a Chicago designer to watch, with ideas about how make Chicago one of the great fashion capitals of the world. She shares her new, playful collection inspired by her childhood, as well as the Chicago designers she admires. Read more

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Chicago fashion designer Elena Bobysheva brings Russian elegance to Chicago with her Fall 2017 collection, as well as her advice on making one's way in the Chicago fashion scene. Read more

Style

Tania Castroverde Moskalenko the CEO of the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, explains how the theatre blends together history, art, and culture. Read more

How She Did It

Have you been an angel investor without even realizing it? Carolyn Leonard and Monika Black from DyMynd break down angel investing and why it is important for women to get in the game. Read more

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Barbara Gaines, Founder and Artistic Director of The Chicago Shakespeare Theater, explains the role that the theater has played as the cultural lifeline of the city. Read more

How She Did It

The Museum of Contemporary Art's curator shares her perspective on how art and culture can move in tandem. Read more

How She Did It

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Fall is just around the corner and that means it's shopping time! So what are the must-have shoe styles to covet this year? Here are a few of our favorites to inspire you! Read more

Style

Many times it takes a loved one to encourage another to take care of themselves or even just go to the doctor. Here is one woman's story of her husband's early prostate cancer diagnosis. Read more

Health

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By just being a Chicagoan, you have already contributed to climate change solutions. Karen Weigert, Senior Fellow, Chicago Council on Global Affairs, tells us how Chicago is leading the way on combating climate change. Read more

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    Photography by Kirsten Miccoli. Styled by Brandon Frein and Arlene Matthews.

    Maticevski In Awe dress $3140 at Chalk • Flower swim cap $16 at swimoutlet.com

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    Photography by Kirsten Miccoli. Styled by Brandon Frein and Arlene Matthews.

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    Photography by Kirsten Miccoli. Styled by Brandon Frein and Arlene Matthews.

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