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All the tools you'll need to kickstart your kitchen

Whether you’re facing a kitchen of empty cabinets in your first-ever apartment or just looking to get more serious about cooking at home in your current place, it doesn’t take much to build a basic arsenal of tools. Starting slow is smart: If you plan on a life of cooking, gradually add to your...

  • Book report: Literary-ish things you might have missed this week, May 17-22

    Book report: Literary-ish things you might have missed this week, May 17-22

    Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak are writing a book about their weird relationship, "Fifty Shades of Grey" got shown in a high school classroom, Prince Harry is no Bridget Jones, George R.R. Martin addresses the latest "GoT" controversy and Osama bin Laden's bookshelf is revealed. Oh, and now that "Mad...

  • Amy Schumer's pop-up Laugh Factory show Wednesday

    Amy Schumer's pop-up Laugh Factory show Wednesday

    Amy Schumer fans, today is your lucky day. Not only is the hysterical comedian performing a pop-up show tonight at Laugh Factory (3175 N. Broadway St.), but the Chicago comedy club has given RedEye two free tickets to give away to the Schumer fan of our choosing. Thanks, Laugh Factory! The 10 p.m....

  • Stand-up comedian Kyle Kinane returns to Chicago for a sold-out show

    Stand-up comedian Kyle Kinane returns to Chicago for a sold-out show

    In advance of his Thalia Hall show, comedian Kyle Kinane talks about winning “@Midnight,” Riot Fest and why his one-bedroom apartment feels like a royal palace. 

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  • Diet Pepsi dropping aspartame on customer concerns

    Diet Pepsi dropping aspartame on customer concerns

    PepsiCo says it's dropping aspartame from Diet Pepsi in response to customer feedback and replacing it with sucralose, another artificial sweetener commonly known as Splenda.

  • 5 key strength-training exercises

    5 key strength-training exercises

    You want to add some strength training but don't want to pay for a trainer or classes. What exercises should you do, how heavy and how much? Answer: Make them functional movements and make them hard. That's what stimulates the body to get stronger.

  • Women find boost in ability and other benefits in strength training

    Women find boost in ability and other benefits in strength training

    Francesca Guagliano likes the toned arms, the camaraderie and the thrill of competition that she gets from her twice-a-week strength-training classes at her gym, CrossFitLA in West Los Angeles. But most of all, she likes being able to carry the dog food.

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