November 6, 2013 |
This isn't your girlfriend's beauty box, bro. The popularity of trendy subscription sample boxes like BirchBox and Shoedazzle lit the light for Chicago entrepreneur Chris Klecyngier to launch BroBox , a monthly service aimed specifically at millennial bros. “The bro is not a bad person, I think he's a misunderstood person,” Klecyngier, the founder and self-described Chief Executive Bro of the Humboldt Park-based business, said. “The typical male 18- to 34-year-old has his passions in line and knows what he wants, but still needs some help getting through...
September 9, 2013 |
Besides being a three-time NBA champion with the Miami Heat, Chicago native Dwyane Wade is also a champion of style. Regarded as one of the best-dressed players in the league, Wade's style has garnered a lot of attention. The short pants suit he wore during the second-round playoff series with the Bulls last season is one example. So is the floral print jacket by Versace he wore during the postseason. Some loved the outfits, others hated them, but they kept people talking regardless.
January 3, 2013 |
The setup: Fifty-six percent of Americans believe in love at first sight, according to a "60 Minutes"/Vanity Fair poll released Wednesday. YES For the sake of this argument, I'm going to pretend not to be super jaded at 25 and refrain from asking, "But is love even real?!" Coming from the perspective of someone who's never experienced it, I actually do believe it's possible to get the warm and fuzzies from "first sight," whether that means observing (aka staring longingly)
October 16, 2012 |
Wiping materials are a delicate matter when it comes to their functional specificity: paper towels don't flush, tissues don't work for wiping things up, and toilet paper anywhere outside your own personal bathroom is pretty much useless for anything, including being toilet paper. In an effort to confront this universal problem, Sean Riley, 27, thought up Dude Wipes, flushable wipes that serve as an all-purpose solution to the dirtiness that plagues dudes (and everyone else) on a day-to-day basis. Riley, of Lakeview, said he and...
September 30, 2012 |
When you get a new roommate, you enter an entirely new social compact. You must negotiate new compromises and re-invent living habits. Also, if he happens to be a center-right economist, you'll have to do a lot more reading. My new roommate Pat has a master's in economics, so we spend a lot of time evaluating economic policy decisions. "C'mon, man, targeting nominal GDP is the way to go," I'll say after we've stayed up till 2 in the morning discussing the Fed's recent actions.
September 14, 2012 |
Tickets to a Jets-Bills game: six packs of bacon. A Civil War relic handed down for generations: one pack of bacon. A tattoo in Louisville: 200 packs of bacon. Finding out people are willing to do pretty much anything for a few pounds of pork product: For Josh Sankey, it's surprising. The actor and comedian has made it from New York to Chicago bartering with a 3,000-pound stockpile of Oscar Mayer butcher thick cut bacon. It's part of a promotion for the company he auditioned for--make it from New York to...