After a long season, Kaitlyn Bristowe got engaged to Shawn Booth on Monday night’s season finale.  The Canadian stunner had to choose between Booth and Nick Viall, the season’s villain.  Viall, who showed up in New York half way through the season, had a series long rivalry with Booth.  During last night’s episode, Viall, who […]

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Kick YOUR Anxiety with The Bachelorette’s Jamie Blyth

by Maryann Pisano on July 21, 2015

What’s your history with anxiety? Growing up, I was an athlete.  I was outgoing.  I went to college and had a panic attack.  It wasn’t something people talked about, and it started happening whenever I would talk to people.  I used to love people, and suddenly I was afraid of people.  It was hard in […]

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Where did you grow up and go to school? I grew up in Hinsdale.  I went to high school there.  I was probably one of the only blue collar kids there.  I had a regular, normal upbringing in a very wealthy town. What season were you on The Bachelorette? The first season.  Trista’s season. Why […]

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The Biggest Beauty Trends for Summer 2015

July 20, 2015
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1.  Bare Faced Growing up, did your mother ever tell you that less is more?  A huge trend this summer is to be bare faced. 2.  Purple Princess Purple eyeshadow is a hot ticket this summer.  Whether it’s a lilac or deep purple, purple eyeshadow is a popular makeup trend. 3.  Ruby Red Even though […]

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Kim Kardashian Graces the Cover of Vogue Spain Without Makeup

July 20, 2015
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Everybody who follows Kim Kardashian on the red carpet knows she loves to be glamorous and fabulous.  But in a recent cover for Vogue Spain, Kimmy K. is on the cover without a drop of makeup.  The August 2015 issue is the first cover showing her with a bare face.  Her makeup artist, Mario Dedivanovic, […]

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Hot Summer Trend Alert: Pastel Hair

July 8, 2015
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Movie Review for the Film “Unbroken” — “A moment of pain is worth a lifetime of glory.”

July 8, 2015
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I didn’t really know much background information about the movie Unbroken except that Angelina Jolie had directed it.  On the Fourth of July, no less,  I rented it.  And, the film definitely did not disappoint. **CAUTION:  SPOILERS!** The movie is about a young Italian immigrant, Louis Zamperini.  Lou, or Louie, as he is referred to throughout […]

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Venus Travel Inc. Agency’s President John Conenna: “I’ve always felt like I lived this business in the shadow of my father, but it’s a great shadow to live through.”

July 8, 2015
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Where did you grow up and go to school? I grew up in Norridge.  I went to Holy Cross High School, and then Loyola University.   I played hockey for Holy Cross, and played hockey for Loyola. How did you begin working for your dad, who owned Venus Travel Inc.? I started working for my dad […]

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Polish Immigrant, Julie Krol, Talks Moving to America

July 5, 2015
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Why did you decide to come to America?   My best friend was working in Ohio and we decided to come to Chicago.  We didn’t know anyone, and we rented an apartment in Logan Square.  We went to work.  We decided to save money, and take it back to Poland.  But, after a while, we […]

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Princess Charlotte’s Royal Christening #RoyalBaby

July 5, 2015
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Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana was baptized on July 5.  The christening was held at Church of St. Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate in Paddington, London.  Kate Middleton stunned in a cream Alexander McQueen dress, with a matching Alexander McQueen coat.  The Brit completed her look with a Jane Taylor hat.  The christening was a quiet […]

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