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'Want to bang?' Pickup lines in cyberspace sound a lot like the ones at the bar

Even though I’ve been dating a long time and know a thing or two about crafting the perfect pickup line, I recently waded into the online dating scene, and boy, oh boy . . . my game has been upped. Here are some of the most tried-and-true intro lines that are guaranteed to work every time* with...

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  • Pedal a mile in my shoes

    Pedal a mile in my shoes

    As a cyclist who commutes to work by bike, the news that protected bike lanes are being built along a stretch of Clybourn Avenue in Chicago elicits little more than a heavy-hearted sigh. It isn't that protected bike lanes aren't safe, nor is it the money spent on them. It's that protected bike...

  • 'Am I addicted to video games?'

    'Am I addicted to video games?'

    There have been a few times in my life when I’ve been caught off guard by how drawn into video games I can become. The first time I can remember having that feeling was when I was 11 or 12.

  • Fun things to sneak past the TSA this summer

    Fun things to sneak past the TSA this summer

    According to a recent report, investigators were able to smuggle weapons past TSA airport checkpoints in 95 percent of tests. This is almost as assuring as the fact that the agency failed to flag 73 airport workers with "links to terrorism." Given these staggering odds, here are eight fun items...

  • RedEye gets a face-lift

    RedEye gets a face-lift

    Happy Monday, Chicago! Wipe the sleep out of your eyes and take a look at the new RedEye. That's right, we’re changing things up around here. But don’t worry, it’s only slightly. We know that once we go to print, our news is old news compared with whatever notification is popping up on your phone....

  • Advice to a 14-year-old nervous about an upcoming double date

    Advice to a 14-year-old nervous about an upcoming double date

    Dear Anna,

  • Work-from-home tips to be the best employee your company's never met

    Work-from-home tips to be the best employee your company's never met

    Increasingly popular flexible work models allow more employees than ever to brag that they get to work from home, when really, companies are saving themselves from having to work out arguments over who gets the office with the exposed brick and view of the river/a tree/Portillo’s.

  • Social media bio: How to make it perfect

    Social media bio: How to make it perfect

    That blurb in the "about" section of your social media profile is small but mighty. Never assume people skip over them, because in my experience they're widely read.

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