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Walk Those Blues Away

Brant Secunda and Mark Allen | Posted 02.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Brant Secunda and Mark Allen

Walking is on everyone's radar these days, and for good reason. This year's blockbuster movie, Wild, based on Cheryl Strayed's book of her arduous per...

3 Ways to Make Positive, Lasting Changes in the New Year

Brant Secunda and Mark Allen | Posted 02.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Brant Secunda and Mark Allen

For some people, resolutions can become invisible boundaries -- limits that keep them from breaking out of their comfort zone. In your life, for instance, you might be thinking about making big, new changes to your nutrition or fitness routine.

14 Ways to Get Kids Exercising -- and Off the Couch

Brant Secunda and Mark Allen | Posted 12.05.2012 | Parents
Brant Secunda and Mark Allen

Here are 14 ideas to help your family make exercising a routine family activity that's fun, motivating and healthy.

The Competition Mindset of Olympic Athletes -- and How You Can Acquire It Too

Brant Secunda and Mark Allen | Posted 10.03.2012 | Business
Brant Secunda and Mark Allen

Competing and winning are about more than working out and working hard. Learn how to develop a calm, confident, optimistic mindset bolstered by a balanced life. A fit soul, along with a fit body, will help you succeed at anything.

8 Ways to Look and Feel Great This Spring

Brant Secunda and Mark Allen | Posted 06.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Brant Secunda and Mark Allen

If winter is the time to hunker down and be meditative, spring is the time to spring into action. If you're ready to shake off the winter blahs and the extra padding you accumulated over the past few months, take a cue from nature.

The Art of Creating Structure -- 5 Ways to Boost Your Fitness Motivation

Brant Secunda and Mark Allen | Posted 06.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Brant Secunda and Mark Allen

Here are five ways to power up your fitness regimen, get back on track, and move closer to achieving your goal, using structure to help you.

Want To Lose Weight? 10 Stress-Management Strategies

Brant Secunda and Mark Allen | Posted 04.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Brant Secunda and Mark Allen

If you want to lose weight or avoid weight gain, one step is to get a handle on your stress. Sounds good, but what do you do when you're facing a really difficult problem and it's stressing you out? Here are some simple ways to manage the stress, calm down, and turn your fat-burning machine back on.

How Art Museums Are Striving to Stay Relevant for a New Generation

Sue Bell Yank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Sue Bell Yank

The overwhelming consensus is that younger generations of Americans eschew the largely passive role of audience, and demand participation from their art institutions.

Man Killed Over Stolen Toothpaste: CVS Murder Victim's Father Sues, Politicians Speak Out

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The death of a man who was detained and choked by a CVS employee after he allegedly stole crayons and toothpaste from the Chicago store has community ...

A Chicago Public Schools Food Fight

Zack Isaacs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Zack Isaacs

Reggio's Pizza, a minority-owned pizza company, is the latest victim of the Chicago Public Schools' budget crisis.

Mark Allen, Kentucky Derby Winner, Has Ties To Alaska Bribery Scandal

McClatchy | Richard Mauer | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If it weren't for the plea deal that his dad, former Veco chief executive Bill Allen, made with federal prosecutors, Mark Allen might not have been in...

Roseland Residents Criticize Obama On Urban Issues In Meeting With Burris

Chicago Sun-Times | Abdon M. Pallasch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President Obama got his start as a community organizer in Roseland, but a few dozen residents gathered there Saturday gave the new commander-in-chief ...