Want to know your partner? Ask questions! Here are 50.

How can you improve intimacy and engage with your partner? Talk. Quite simply, look into each other’s eyes and have a meaningful conversation. Below are fifty conversation starters for couples to help you get started. These conversation starters will help you to open up and maintain or reestablish your romantic connection– that initial spark that made things …

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Lyft Diaries Chicago Edition

Anthony my Lyft Driver is a black belt talker. He is such a great story teller and entertainer. He is a Chicago native and a great guy. This was a 35 minutes shared-ride from Chicago OHare Airport to Loyola University Chicago. There was 4 of us from the start. A pilot, Sarah who was visiting …

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4 Good Words that Were Hijacked for False Agendas

Words have a particular reverence, and when used correctly, they draw a visceral response and call us to the frontlines. But if you “cry wolf” too many times, the word “wolf” loses meaning. It eventually evokes a shrug, or worse, total neglect when someone is getting killed by a very real wolf. When words are …

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Thoughts on New Year’s Eve….

Wear Sunscreen

In August 1997, e-mail enthusiasts burned up cyberspace sending each other the text of a commencement address said to have been delivered by Kurt Vonnegut, author of "Slaughterhouse Five" and other works. It was surely the most popular speech Kurt Vonnegut never wrote or delivered. As it happens, the sunscreen speech was actually a column …

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IFAMA 2016-The Experience.

The journey to Europe did not start July 16th 2016. It didn’t begin with Yu, Nazia and I visiting Chicago. It didn’t start with Nicole’s email requesting for our spring classes schedule on March 1. Neither did it start with Sally’s pre-departure presentation. For me, it began long before the commencement of the Spring semester. …

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South Vs. Midwest, Bri’s take on differences

Ray asked me to write a piece on the differences between Southern Texas accents and Midwestern accents but instead I am going to just write about the differences in general. As a Southern Texan turned Midwestern, this should be right up my alley. One of the differences I noticed right away is the use of …

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10 Signs She’s Just Not Into You

Women are from Venus, Men are from Mars, well that’s what they say, so it’s little wonder we have trouble understanding each other. Ever been in a situation where you’re unsure if she likes you? Or whether or not she’s completely out of your league? Well, hopefully these 10 Signs that she’s not into you …

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4 Ways to Start Conversations with a Stranger

Starting conversations with people I have never met is like my superpower. I’m not really sure how it happened. I think I am just short enough to not be threatening, just polite enough to not turn people away, just handsome enough to look approachable, and just bearded enough to look wise. In the past year, …

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