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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...

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  • Is it cheating to kiss your gay friend? Or watch Netflix without your partner?

    Is it cheating to kiss your gay friend? Or watch Netflix without your partner?

    I’m a straight woman, 27, and have been with my boyfriend for two months. Sometimes I’ll go out drinking and dancing with my gay boyfriends, and occasionally we will make out. It’s totally platonic and fun, but my boyfriend sees this as cheating. I do not. Is it cheating? I’m not trying to be an...

  • Help! She's the worst at kissing and oral

    Help! She's the worst at kissing and oral

    I have been in a new relationship for the past three months. I am 35, and she is 34. I really like her, and we get along great. Two issues, though, are making me question the relationship. First, she is the worst kisser I have ever dated. Second, the oral sex is not much better and sometimes can...

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  • 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...

  • Roomi wants to make it easier to find your next roommate

    Roomi wants to make it easier to find your next roommate

    A startup expanding to the Chicago market wants to build a better way for apartment- and home-seekers to find potential roommates. Roomi, a free mobile app and online service, lets users view each other's profiles — which include information on TV viewing and social preferences — and then send...

  • Craft beer commandments for devout drinkers

    Craft beer commandments for devout drinkers

    Devout suds lovers, the holy time known as Craft Beer Week is nearly upon us! This is a miraculous time to take pause and reflect upon this powerful and most trendy gift from the beer gods, who part the sea of Budweisers—I mean “Americas,” in case you’re unsure of what country you’re drinking corporate-brewed...

  • How does an older guy find TWO bisexual women to live with?

    How does an older guy find TWO bisexual women to live with?

    I am an older guy, divorced four years ago, young at heart. I have decided to seek out one or two bisexual women to live with. From my perspective, being loved, caressed and shown affection by two beautiful women is much more than one could ever ask for. From the girls’ perspective, they would...

  • Budweiser renames its beer 'America' through presidential election

    Budweiser renames its beer 'America' through presidential election

    Ever walked into a bar and wanted to say, “Bartender, I'd like a can of America” but couldn’t? You're in luck: Budweiser, an inexpensive pale lager owned by Anheuser–Busch InBev, has decided to rename itself "America." More like “E Pluribus Brewum” or “Land of the 'One more of these and I'll have...

  • Goodbye, Lucas Museum? Why Chicago can't have nice things

    Goodbye, Lucas Museum? Why Chicago can't have nice things

    It looks like this battle station won’t be fully operational anytime soon. Due to interference from a special interest group, Mellody Hobson released a statement earlier this week saying that she and her husband, George Lucas, will look at other cities for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art and...

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