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Welcome Home – A Disney Experience

Posted by Chrissy Steger on March 17, 2017 in Brand | No Comments
There are a lot of elements that can define a brand - its message, its look, its customer experience or a combination of many things. Disney is a brand that can be defined by many wonderful aspects, but one thing they excel at is their customer experience. From the moment you book your travel to [...]

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Healthy Ways To Stay Alert At Work

Posted by Kate Darmody on March 10, 2017 in Health | No Comments
I’m sure everyone can relate to that afternoon struggle that hits post lunch. You’re sitting in an afternoon meeting and you feel yourself starting to nod off. Or your fidgety and distractible, noticing your procrastination is at an all time high. It’s in these critical moments that we realize our mid-afternoon slump has set in [...]

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Relaxation Through Crafting

Posted by Emma Ensley on March 1, 2017 in Health | No Comments
I started embroidering right around the turn of the New Year. It was cold, the winter blues were seeping in and I had several amazon gift cards leftover from Christmas. I was looking for something to carry me through the post-Christmas Chicago winter, so I ordered purple hair dye (which didn’t work) and embroidery thread [...]

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Dog Days

Posted by Jessi LeDonne on February 23, 2017 in Health | No Comments
Just over a month ago I adopted the first dog I’ve ever owned: a petite 18 month-old black lab mix named Bug. Since as early as I can remember I’ve daydreamed about the day that I would acquire my first dog. My upbringing regularly involved a smattering of speeches persuading my parents that we needed [...]

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Photography Really is Good for Your Health

Posted by Russell Beaver on February 17, 2017 in Health | No Comments
Let's be honest, life is stressful. Fortunately doing one of the simplest things can change our whole day and our health. The simple act of taking a photograph can make your life less stressful. Here are 3 reasons why we should be shooting more photos: 1) Momentary breaks from our stresses. Sometimes taking the long [...]

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Stepping Into the Imaginative World of Dr. Seuss

Posted by Chris Richards on February 13, 2017 in Group | No Comments
One of the many simple pleasures of living in a big city like Chicago is the abundance of different art galleries and museums. There are plenty to visit to expand the mind on any given day. One of my particular favorites that I visit time and time again is The Art of Dr. Seuss gallery. [...]

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Uncovering the New You Through Yoga and the Moon

Posted by Kate Berberet on February 3, 2017 in Health | No Comments
Every New Year sparks the urge in people all around the world to look forward and think about their goals. In an effort to try something new and branch out, I decided to attend a yoga workshop at Yoga by Degrees titled New Year, New You, New Moon Restorative Workshop last week. This was something [...]

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How Big is Consumer ID?

Posted by Christopher D'Antonio on January 27, 2017 in Brand | No Comments
The consumer ID movement has generated a lot of buzz over the past two years. For those that don’t know what that means, it’s a social movement promoting consumer protection led by consumer organizations. The movement advocates for the rights of consumers, especially when those rights are compromised by the actions of companies and organizations, which provide [...]

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Eat, Sweat, Stretch – 6 Tips to Improve Your Workout

Posted by Sylvie Burstein on January 12, 2017 in Health | No Comments
New Year, New You Between Christmas and New Years, Chicago is a ghost town, but it’s actually quite wonderful. Everyone takes this time to be with family, get out of town and indulge. As most of us return from the long vacation, we’re immediately reminded of the gluttonous eating and drinking we’ve done and the [...]

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Seeking Discomfort

Posted by Rebecca Seiler on January 4, 2017 in Group | No Comments
There was a time when I thought that I would be in Cincinnati forever. It was close to my family, big enough to feel exciting and I had a community. I was comfortable. At my college graduation, however, the commencement speaker completely disrupted my vision. Kirk Perry, the president of brand solutions at Google and [...]

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