Entertainment isn’t cheap. It costs about a million dollars to see a movie in theaters here in Chicago, and that’s if you skip the popcorn. Don't want to spend a fortune taking the family out to the movies? It might be time to update the old board game collection. With just a few games of your own, you can entertain your friends and family for hours — for free! Here are some of our favorite new games that cost less than a trip to Applebee's.
Over the years, we noticed a pattern of flower prices going up for Valentine's Day and Mother's Day, and we wondered what exactly was up with that. And we know we're not alone – many of our readers are struck with sticker shock, too.
Remember when smartwatches first hit the market and everyone said, "Who needs a phone on their wrist?!" Fast forward a few years, and one in six people now owns a smartwatch or a fitness tracker. Innovative products can seem frivolous when they first hit the market, but it doesn't take long for them become an essential part of our culture and lifestyle.
Over the next few weeks, you are going to witness an onslaught of ads for products designed to aid with every New Years resolution imaginable. But as deal experts we know that a resolution we don't keep is always a bad deal. So today we're taking a look at some of the biggest reasons resolutions fail, and what it takes to succeed.
For many people, 2016 was a year full of unexpected and unwelcome surprises. The headlines read like a parade of '80s movies: Russian spies one day, creepy clowns the next. Worse still, every week brought news of a beloved celebrity's passing.
The perfect New Year's Eve party must deliver both a satisfying end to one year and an exciting start to the next. It needs to have copious amounts of champagne, and just the right amount of sparkle. So if you've volunteered to host the New Year at your house this year, you're probably feeling the pressure. Don't freak out! Chicago's own party planning queen, Jasmine Shells, has got your back.
If you're searching for new dessert recipes to try this year to bring to your family gathering, ugly sweater party, or leave out for Santa then look no further! We've put together a collection of mouthwatering recipes that we think you'll enjoy.
If you’ve ever had a friend who was crazy about a fur baby, this guide is for you.