Doctors said she was allergic to her razor: my pediatrician proved them wrong
*This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events I experienced firsthand; used with permission. One hot summer several decades ago, my mother and I developed a taste for a certain carbonated citrus drink to quench our thirst. It was delicious and refreshing, and my mother didn't think anything about it when she suddenly developed an itchy rash on both her legs.
Married couple seeks therapist to resolve color scheme dispute
**This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events as told to me by a close friend, who experienced them firsthand; used with permission. Most couples find the big issues that come up in relationships challenging. But it’s the little things that often threaten to tear them apart. At least that was the case for my neighbors.
Gov. Pritzker hits back on Twitter against Texas governor after Abbott slammed Chicago
"Do better. You have 19 kids and two teachers who deserve our best." (CHICAGO) Chicago keeps getting mentioned by politicians amid the tragedy in Uvalde, Texas. They cite Chicago crime as the reason why tougher firearms restrictions won't work.
I watched my best friend and her mother get taken away in handcuffs
*This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events I experienced firsthand; used with permission. When I was a senior in high school, I got a job as a cashier in a grocery store. The best part about the job was all the new friends I made.
I was furious when I caught my neighbor on the fire escape outside my bedroom window
*This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events I experienced firsthand; used with permission. When I lived in an apartment house with five other tenants, there was a very creepy man who lived directly across from my door. There was perhaps ten feet of distance between the entrance to my apartment and the entrance to his apartment.
Woman Refuses to Let 'Bully' In-Law Be Bridesmaid
Who should get final say in who is chosen to be in a wedding party?. Planning a wedding can be an exciting time, but it can also be stressful. There are a lot of decisions that have to be made, from who to invite as guests, to what the theme will be, to a lot of nitty-gritty details.
My grandmother saved her special sheets in case someone got sick
*This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events as told to me by a family member who experienced them firsthand; used with permission. We all have items we put away for a rainy day or other reasons. For example, my maternal grandmother had a set of beautifully embroidered sheets that she never used. The edges of the flat sheet and the openings of the pillowcases bore delicately sewn flowers.
My mother refused to believe she was dating a ladies' man until she married him
*This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events as told to me by a family member who experienced them firsthand; used with permission. According to my mother, dating my father was quite an adventure. She didn't mean it in a good way.
Woman seeking emotional stability uses dating profile to weed out potentially incompatible matches
After being in several emotionally unhealthy relationships, my cousin decided to “knit” her dealbreakers into the conversation early on. Sometimes she would mention her non-negotiables before the conversation moved off the app. For example, if she didn’t want to date someone who smoked cigarettes, she would write something like, “I’m a nonsmoker, so I’d prefer to date someone who doesn’t smoke.”
Opinion: Public Transit Should Be Free In Texas
Amid high inflation, many Texans are worried about the rising cost of living. "Consumers who are struggling to afford their day-to-day lifestyle tend to rely more on credit cards and carry higher monthly balances making them financially vulnerable," according to a survey published by CNBC.
Indian Creek: Who Lives in Florida's Most Exclusive Community?
Just south of Bay Harbor in Biscayne Bay hides the most exclusive community in Florida. Indian Creek is home to some of the World's wealthiest and most powerful individuals. It's often called the Billionaire Bunker and carries that nickname for a good reason.
Bride Refuses to Cancel Wedding Over Sister-in-Law's Divorce
Should a bride ever call off the best day of her life to appease someone else’s sorrow?. After so many wedding delays due to the pandemic, it's safe to say that there are a lot of brides and grooms who are excited to finally tie the knot and have the best day of their lives.
Frustrated woman threatens breakup over "frog" in boyfriend's throat
**This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events as told to me by a close friend, who experienced them firsthand; used with permission. My friend, who has been in a relationship for a little more than a year, called me in a panic recently.
Reciprocity norms may predict longevity in romantic relationships
**This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events that I have experienced firsthand; used with permission. I didn’t realize that my former partner kept score in our relationship until it was over. He’d been silently keeping a tally of all the money he’d spent on me for years. Although the things that I did for him made his life better and easier, he did not measure non-monetary deeds in the same way.
A fortune teller said my grandmother would live to be 120, and my grandmother believed her
*This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events as told to me by a family member who experienced them firsthand; used with permission. My grandmother knew she would not live forever, but she thought she would live to be a lot older than most people. When she was a young girl, a fortune teller said she would live to be 120 years old, and she believed her. She bragged about it all the time.
Asian and Pacific American Heritage Festival at the Denver Zoo
May 2022, The Denver Zoo celebrated Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month by partnering with the Filipino American Community of Colorado. This marked the first year for this festival. The AAPI festival featured multicultural dance, music, art, workshops and community engagement. But you don’t have to wait for next year’s event. Year-round the Zoo celebrates the Asian cultures and countries through their animals, conservation programs and wonderful exhibits.
Find out if solar panels would make sense for your home at CUB's Facebook Live event
Hear all the details of the 'Grow Solar Chicagoland' group-buy program in a Facebook Live event held this Wednesday, May 25th. (CHICAGO) With inflation rising everywhere on seemingly every product and service, Chicagoans are looking to save money where they can. One of those places you might be able to save a buck could be in your electric bill. However, according to the nonprofit Illinois Public Interest Research Group (Illinois PIRG), electric bills in Chicagoland are likely only to get worse. ComEd is proposing a $199 million rate hike starting next year.
Jealous woman demands boyfriend send proof that he is vacationing with parents
**This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events as told to me by a close friend, who experienced them firsthand; used with permission. “Jealousy can be a menacing emotion if left unchecked. It can make you behave in ways you never thought possible and drive a wedge between you and those you love.” I said that to a friend who was sure that her boyfriend was cheating.
Kourtney Kardashian's third wedding celebration happened in a luxury destination: Portofino, Italy
Kourtney Kardashianimage by Toglenn on Wikipedia Commons/Creative Commons Attribution. Famous Kourtney Kardashian's wedding to Travis Barker, already her husband after the civil ceremony in California and the one in Las Vegas, happened this weekend in Portofino, Italy. (according to Vanityfair Italy)
I watched a Dunkin' employee open a bag of coffee with her teeth
*This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events I experienced firsthand; used with permission. When I worked in the city, I would visit the nearest Dunkin' Donuts franchise during my lunch break. I enjoyed sitting alone with my cup of coffee and relaxing for an hour before returning to work. Sometimes I brought along a coworker or two if I wanted the company, but I mostly went by myself.