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Stylish people hang out on Instagram. That’s part of Alexis Nido-Russo’s strategy for Local Eclectic, her website that sells jewelry, clothing and accessories from like-minded local designers in different cities. Nido-Russo has used Instagram to find many of the designers, … Continue reading

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We don’t need to convince you that it’s too cold to leave the house. But we can shame you for curling around a box of old Cheerios and looking woefully at that pile of clothes, hoping it will just disappear. … Continue reading

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Two community groups say they will jump-start a delayed plan to roll out ultra-high-speed wireless Internet access to as many as 100,000 residents and 11,000 students on Chicago’s South Side. Pierre A. Clark, a community activist who heads the Woodlawn … Continue reading

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Starting Friday, members of Sears’ loyalty program can earn points toward purchases at Sears and Kmart by logging into the Hoffman Estates-based retailer’s fitness site, FitStudio.com, and tracking their physical activity. The Points for Progress program works with fitness apps … Continue reading

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Who doesn’t want to find the perfect match — even at work? The recession has created a new way of matching workers — primarily freelancers — with businesses that need their expertise, even if for short bursts of time and … Continue reading

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Google has dissolved Bump just 3½ months after acquiring the company whose app let users share photos and contacts by bumping their smartphones together. Bump Technologies co-founder David Lieb wrote in a blog post Tuesday that the Bump development team … Continue reading

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Buying fonts is the greatest hangover cure in the world. Any good doctor will confirm this. Seriously. Call your doctor and complain about your New Year’s Day throbbing skull and the thick coating of regret on your tongue. If he … Continue reading

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I got an email last week inviting me to trade my original Google Glass Explorer Edition hardware. Dagnabbit, dropping it in a prepaid box and sending it away meant I wouldn’t wear Glass during my day to New York on … Continue reading

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In the past, using a phone to find a job meant cold-calling recruiters and hiring managers. Today, it means job seekers can search listings on the go. Nearly 10 million people used a smartphone to search for a job in … Continue reading

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Onward we go, into part one of my holiday gift guide. See part one here. Anki Drive ($200) I started off part one of the guide by talking about the unique nature of “gift guide” picks: these are cool things … Continue reading