Read Like A Mermaid

The end of summer always sneaks up on me, and this year it caused a slight panic about all the time I hadn't spent at the beach and in the water. So for the past few weeks, I've made it my goal to spend as much time as possible enjoying the waters of Lake Michigan…
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Choosing Privacy: 5 Articles

We seem to have largely accepted that in exchange for the convenience and connection of our digital lives, we give up private information that we once deemed too sensitive to not tightly control.  But it's still hard to keep up with the steady stream of news stories about breaches that expose data well above and…
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Books to Celebrate Small Business Saturday

After the behemoth bargains at all the big box stores on Black Friday, and before the e-commerce deals on Cyber Monday, check out Chicago's neighborhood gems on Saturday. American Express launched Small Business Saturday to help support local businesses that strengthen communities. Last year, small business owners generated an estimated $15.4 billion. Locations across the city…
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5 Articles: Stay Safe Online

With the recent news of the Equifax data breach, are you thinking about how to be safer online and how to keep your information secure? October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, but it’s always a good time to learn more about internet and computer safety. The Department of Homeland Security’s Stop.Think.Connect.Toolkit has resources for…
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Love The Zookeeper’s Wife? Try More Books by Diane Ackerman

The 2007 book The Zookeeper's Wife by naturalist, poet and author Diane Ackerman has been adapted for the big screen. The movie release is a great reason to learn more about this singular talent. Ackerman's beautiful blend of imagery and lush descriptions are perfectly balanced with science and fact. First her language will take your breath away, and…
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