Show Your Heart Some Love: Wellness tips for body, mind and heart

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Each day offers new opportunities to make choices that impact your health and overall wellness. Though hectic schedules can cause many of us to let healthy habits fall to the wayside, it is important that we give our bodies the attention and care they deserve. Consider these small steps to gradually improve your whole body…

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Fishing cat born at Brookfield Zoo

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Guests may hear the pitter-patter of little paws splashing in a small pool the next time they visit Brookfield Zoo’s Fragile Rain Forest exhibit. That’s because there is a new addition: a male fishing cat kitten born on Oct. 31, 2014. He has now grown old enough to be seen on exhibit with his 4-year-old…

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FiancŽ and Finances: Five Questions to Ask Before Marriage

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Marriage is a milestone in life; yet, many enter into the next phase without asking their spouse some vital questions about money. If you are among the soon-to-be wed, consider starting a conversation using the questions below. Couples who plan their expenses ahead of time are more likely to enjoy their earnings, and less likely…

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Zoo to honor Martin Luther King on Monday

Join Chicago Zoological Society staff for a special celebration in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 19, at Brookfield Zoo. From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., guests can meet members of the Ankoba Project who made the historic walk with Dr. King on Aug. 28, 1963, in Washington, D.C. They…

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Bottlenose dolphin born at Brookfield Zoo

A male bottlenose dolphin calf was born earlier this month to 9-year-old Allison, a first-time mom, at Brookfield Zoo. The approximately 35- to 40-pound, 3_-foot-long calf was born Dec. 12 about 1:15 p.m. Following the birth, staff observed several key milestones. These included nursing and slipstreaming, which is when the calf is able to rest…

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Why sleeping through the holidays is a good thing

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Battling crowded shopping centers. Purchasing last minute gifts. Party preparations. Travel arrangements. Hosting family. In addition to cheer and excitement, the holidays also seem to bring never-ending “to do” lists that often cause you to sacrifice basic needs in order to check off every task. One of the first things many people give up is…

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Hot gifts to rev-up your cool factor

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Gift giving should fuel your holiday spirit, not drain it. Shopping for unique, stylish gifts that capture the fun-loving spirit of everyone on your list is easier than most think. Whether personally placing it under their tree or shipping it from several states away, you can put smiles on the faces of family and friends…

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How Flexible Spending Accounts make healthcare affordable

Flexible Spending Accounts help make healthcare more affordable and yet they have gotten a bad rap due to the common misconception that you forfeit what you don’t use. But did you know that the IRS modified the “Use It or Lose It” rule in 2013, and now allows up to $500 in unused funds to…

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