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Career Success Hinges Upon This Trait

The real secret to success is one that folks rarely talk about, either because they don’t think they have to point it out or because they don’t realize that it’s the first real step. The first thing to worry about, the thing that matters most first, before all others? Your confidence. If you’re not confident, “networking” and…

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Comic Julia Child

Julia Child has truly become one of the immortals of American culture. One of my earliest memories in life is that of watching Julia Child’s cooking show while my mother was in the hospital having my brother. My dad and I watched the show where she made some roasted apples, which my Dad called “Baked Tits”….

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Montana Zombocolypse

As if the world isn’t already crazy enough, hackers infiltrated the emergency broadcast system of local station KRTV in Great Falls, Montana, a CBS affiliate, and issued a fake zombie alert, the station said on Tuesday. Viewers were warned of a so-called zombie apocalypse and advised not to tangle with the monstrous creatures, the station…

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Did They Say Eight Inches?

Samsung is expected to unveil a smaller, 8-inch-screen tablet next month at the Barcelona Mobile World Congress, according to a report. The rumored tablet is expected to be called the Galaxy Note 8.0 and rival the iPad mini, Nexus 7 and the 7-inch Amazon Kindle Fire HD. Because the tablet will be a part of…

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Suite Rest Coming to O’Hare

Between the throngs of travelers and frequent delays, flying in or out of O’Hare can make a traveler feel like they need a good nap. Now they can have one without leaving the airport. Up to 29 suites will include a daybed/sofa, desk, television and a computer with Internet access. They also have individual thermostast…

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Facebook: Your Opinion Mattered Not

Facebook has made it official: Its users will no longer get a vote in how the giant social network handles their personal information. And the votes that they did cast over the past week rejecting Facebook’s proposed changes to privacy policies will not count. Facebook said Tuesday it has already adopted the policy changes. An…

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Been Caught Stealin’

Who says ALL Black Friday shoppers behave badly? Three bystanders helped a crime victim when they chased a parolee accused of snatching a woman’s purse and then trapped him in the back seat of a cab on Michigan Avenue until police arrived. One of the good Samaritans, Mike Hochhauser, 31, said he didn’t hesitate to…

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Drunk Schoolbus Driver

Four kids on Chicago’s North Side got to experience a real life episode of COPS this week. Their school bus driver, who was taking them to a public elementary school, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after being stopped for erratic driving, officials said Wednesday. Once the bus driver finally…

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Stabbin’ at Chuckie’s

This was no ordinary peeved waiter. Last week,  an employee at a Chicago Chuck E. Cheese stands accused of  allegedly stabbing a difficult diner’s companion with a box cutter. The Sept. 30 incident at the Southwest Side restaurant arcade reportedly began with a confrontation over a salad plate. According to CBS, police said 19-year-old employee…

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Paying for Facebook

They said it would never happen. Pay for Facebook? But nobody said you couldn’t, if you wanted to. Facebook Inc. is letting users in the United States pay a fee to boost the visibility of their postings on the social network, the company’s latest effort to look beyond advertisers for revenue. The promoted-posts-for-users feature, which…

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