Author: Cindy Dampier

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Marilyn Cornelis has been thinking about coffee for most of her life. As a child, the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine preventive medicine professor... [Read More]
Paul Kahan, Jason Hammel and Matthias Merges' food education organization, Pilot Light, recently released the first standards that aim to elevate the importance of food... [Read More]
Like any mother who suddenly finds herself in a hospital waiting room, Helen Connolly was uneasy. It was Feb. 28, 2007, and her younger... [Read More]
A new national obesity report was released this week, and as report cards go, things aren't looking that great for America. The latest data, from... [Read More]
The loved and hated Goop founder has launched a collaboration with CB2 that is causing lots of feelings. [Read More]
The loved and hated Goop founder has launched a collaboration with CB2 that is causing lots of feelings. [Read More]
though she's no longer working as an actress, Paltrow remains more ubiquitous than in her movie star days. [Read More]
Gwyneth Paltrow settles the jade egg case and launches a furniture line with Chicago's CB2. [Read More]
If you're a parent, chances are good you're in for two child-rearing milestones: the first day of school and the first day of kid commuting. [Read More]
If you're a parent, chances are good you're in for two child-rearing milestones: the first day of school and the first day of kid commuting. [Read More]
Chicago's schoolchildren are also urban commuters. And navigating that commute leaves parents grappling with issues from safety to school choice. [Read More]
Last-minute parenting strategies buck conventional wisdom, but they may have surprising benefits for you and your kids. [Read More]
How to choose trees and care for your urban forest in Chicago's shifting climate. [Read More]
You can Pinterest, you can Instagram, you can even Houzz. But if you're looking for rock-solid renovation inspo online, you're going to want to check... [Read More]
Cooking well while camping has become a puzzle I love to solve. It involves making a careful plan and sticking to it, working around three... [Read More]
Camping is really not a good reason to eat food that's less than delicious. [Read More]
When Brittany Mostiller was in her early 20s, she had two abortions. She didn't want anyone to know. "I didn't want folks knowing what I... [Read More]
You know enough to sidestep a melted Popsicle on the sidewalk. Your devotion to sunscreen borders on religious: Yes, you reapply. Dehydration? You fight it... [Read More]
The pleas for help range from the unintentionally comical ("live chicken poultry place, strong foul odor in the air") to eerily evocative ("the smell comes... [Read More]
You know enough to sidestep a melted Popsicle on the sidewalk. Your devotion to sunscreen borders on religious: Yes, you reapply. Dehydration? You fight it... [Read More]
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