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Is there poop in the public pool? Probably, CDC report says

Summer is almost here! And while you might be thinking a day trip to the public pool would be the perfect way to cool off on a hot day, that might be a crappy idea. Literally. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released its annual poop in the pool report just in time for Memorial...

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  • New John Hancock Center names we should probably start getting used to

    New John Hancock Center names we should probably start getting used to

    The John Hancock Center, Michigan Avenue’s best destination for overpriced appetizers and Geek Squad appointments, may be changing its name thanks to a proposed $10 million redevelopment plan. If the proposal goes through, the building’s naming rights will be sold to the highest bidder, adding...

  • Doing it missionary style? Tips for reaching orgasm

    Doing it missionary style? Tips for reaching orgasm

    Dear Anna, I am a 35-year-old straight woman. I’ve been with my husband for three years, though this question isn’t exactly about him. I’m wondering about the orgasmic potential of penis-in-vagina sex. The thing is, I can very occasionally orgasm from that kind of sex, but there never seems to...

  • Snob or nah: How do I date across the status quo?

    Snob or nah: How do I date across the status quo?

    I started seeing this guy who is totally rocking my world in every department. I really like him, but I have this gut feeling that it won't work out in the long run because we are from such different backgrounds and the intellectual compatibility element is sorely lacking. Am I being overly critical?...

  • Make the most of your insane airport #IHateTheWait times

    Make the most of your insane airport #IHateTheWait times

    Three-hour waits for one-hour flights out of Midway and O’Hare are starting to become the new norm. Thanks to budget cuts, chronic understaffing and the bomb hidden in that guy’s Cetaphil, more anger than usual is being directed at the TSA as thousands of travelers are being forced to miss their...

  • How to have the best time at a sex party, even if you're a socially awkward newbie

    How to have the best time at a sex party, even if you're a socially awkward newbie

    A good friend of mine recently invited me to a sex party. She’s been to these kinds of parties before; I have not. Like most people, I struggle with a certain amount of social awkwardness and anxiety, but I want to give this a shot, because I might not have the opportunity again! Do you think I...

  • The Threesome Guide to meeting the parents

    The Threesome Guide to meeting the parents

    So recently my boyfriend has brought up having dinner with his parents, which I happily agreed to. But since this is my first relationship and I come from an entirely different culture and country (he's Caucasian Australian, whereas I'm of Asian background), I am completely clueless and I could...

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  • Get yo' freak on with Weapons of Mass Seduction card game

    Get yo' freak on with Weapons of Mass Seduction card game

    Looking to add a little foreplay (literally) to your sex life? Well, Daniel Dranove, a co-founder of Cards Against Humanity, is launching a Kickstarter campaign for a new adult card game called Weapons of Mass Seduction. (Best game name EVER.) Players are challenged to guess what intimate acts...

  • Man spoofs 'MTV Cribs,' gives tour of mediocre Ukrainian Village apartment

    Man spoofs 'MTV Cribs,' gives tour of mediocre Ukrainian Village apartment

    "MTV Cribs" was known for showing off the habitats of the rich and the famous. But 30-year-old Sam Healy put a humorous spin on the program to showcase his one-bedroom, one-bathroom Ukranian Village apartment (definitely NOT the definition of luxury living). "I haven’t put it on Craigslist, but...

  • Chicago-area student's ban from prom catches J.K. Rowling's attention

    Chicago-area student's ban from prom catches J.K. Rowling's attention

    A Chicago-area teen has drawn widespread attention after being banned from attending her prom over a poem she read in a school talent show, even catching the eye of "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling. Taiylar Ball intended for "Dear Black Girls," her poem, to "empower the Black race" and "combat...

  • You may need to re-learn the name of ANOTHER iconic Chicago building ...

    You may need to re-learn the name of ANOTHER iconic Chicago building ...

    The owner of Chicago’s John Hancock Center is looking for someone new to scribble their John Hancock across the front of the building in big, bold letters. (Remember how well that worked out for Trump Tower? *face-palm*) Because clearly we have nothing better to do than re-learn the name of yet...

  • Walking etiquette 101: How to navigate Chicago streets like a pro

    Walking etiquette 101: How to navigate Chicago streets like a pro

    Walking. Most of us have been performing this simple deed since our terrible twos. Left, right, left, right, repeat. Easy, right? You’d think after years of practice the action would flow from the legs with ease. Well, that's not always the case. For some reason (that I’ll never understand), the...

  • Science says you like your partner more when the pickings are slim

    Science says you like your partner more when the pickings are slim

    If you've ever looked at your partner and thought, "Ugh, why am I with you?" you should 1) probably not be dating them and 2) look at the dating pool around you. A new study conducted at the University of Texas at Austin found that how happy we are with our partners depends on how they compare...

  • If you thought a gap year was a vacation from school, you're wrong

    If you thought a gap year was a vacation from school, you're wrong

    More people are taking what's called a gap year these days. What the heck is it? Well, it’s really anything you make it. It could mean taking time to gain work experience or save money. To soul-search or find your life direction. Maybe it’s a time to explore the world. A gap year can mean different...

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