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The Hottest Food Trends With Chef Chris Koetke

I recently had the opportunity to talk with Chef Chris Koetke about The “Hottest Trends,” in the food world. Next Monday, May 4, 2015 is the kickoff of the James Beard Awards, also known as the “Oscars of Food” in the beautiful city of Chicago. Chef Koetki, Kendall College Vice-President of Culinary Arts and host …

Home Money

Patrice C. Washington‏, Personal Finance Columnist and Best-Selling Author

Uggh, it’s that time of year again. the arrival of April brings that dreaded tax day – April 15th that much closer. I don’t know of anyone who really relishes tax preparation – it’s a lot of paperwork. Even for the most organized, it still requires making sure statements can be downloaded or received in the …


Unconditional Love and Caring for a Family Member with Alzheimer’s Disease

Last night, my husband and I finally saw the movie, Still Alice. This is the movie that Julianne Moore received best actress Oscar for her role playing Alice Howland, a Columbia University Linguistic professor diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. The movie was heartbreaking, and without a doubt you can understand why Julianne Moore received her Oscar …

Entrees Recipes

Heart Healthy Recipe from Food Network Host, Ellie Krieger

As you know, February is Heart Month. This month (but it really should be all year) is a time that we focus on heart health.  I recently wrote a post titled, Go Red and Spread the Word about Heart Health for Women that covered the alarming statistics of heart disease. Heart disease is the number one killer …

Health and Wellness
Self Self-Care

Go Red and Spread the Word about Heart Health for Women

The statistics are scary! Heart disease kills one woman every minute in this country. In fact, more women die from heart disease each year than all types of cancer, combined. I never knew this. And yet, heart disease has directly affected my family. My grandfather died of a heart attack. This was many years ago …

Family Inspire

Looking to the Future: Ford’s Futurist Sheryl Connelly Talks 2015 Consumer Trends and How Generation Z Is Shaping The World

2014 is coming to an end! And in a few short days we will be ringing in 2015! Now that New Year’s is just around the corner, people nationwide are wondering what to expect in the coming year. I had the pleasure of connecting with Sheryl Connelly, Global Trends & Futuring Manager for Ford Motor …