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 By Jessica Butts    Pulse 

Grieving our normal lives during the coronavirus

Coronavirus has flipped our lives upside down in the past few months. Most areas of our lives have changed dramatically, including our work, school and social lives. With all these... — Updated 5/20/2020

 
 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Hinsdale Juniors earn for Regional Rock Star Award

Hinsdale Junior Woman's Club recently stepped up to the plate to answer a call for help by those directly impacted by COVID-19 - the village's frontline heroes at AMITA Health... — Updated 5/13/2020

 

Get an immune system of steel with these three foods

As a kid, or maybe even as an adult, have you ever wished for a superpower? (My pick? Teleportation!) Nowadays, though, I suspect an increasing number of us would wish for an... — Updated 5/6/2020

 
 By Clifton Saper    Pulse

Tips on staying centered despite COVID-19 anxiety

Overwhelming anxiety can have a marked impact on the quality of our lives - our overall functioning, our relationships, our work, our parenting abilities and our self-care. At the... — Updated 4/29/2020

 
 By Cynthia Dieden    Pulse

COVID-19 not the first pandemic to hit the village

When the Hinsdale Public Library celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2018, we perused old newspapers for nostalgia and remember seeing that the library closed its doors during the... — Updated 4/22/2020

 
 By Alisa Messana    Pulse

Manage screen time with these quarantine guidelines

Dear parents, I feel your pain. If you were ambivalent about your child's screen time pre-pandemic, now you might really be feeling that way. Our kids are exclusively learning... — Updated 4/15/2020

 
 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Wellness House walk goes virtual to raise funds

In the midst of social distancing, one quarantine-approved activity has brought so many of us out of our homes — walking. For Wellness House, the influx of pedestrians taking to... — Updated 4/8/2020

 
 By Teri Goudie    Pulse

CEOs can learn from kids in handling COVID-19

We were all a child once and now perhaps it is time to act like a child again. That sage advice is not a unique thought. It originates from Mr. Fred Rogers, the same television... — Updated 4/1/2020

 
 By Molly Castor    Pulse

The Hinsdale Public Library is closed but connected

A message from library's board president, Julie Liesse: "Those of us on the board of trustees understand - personally - how much our community relies on the library for... — Updated 3/25/2020

 
 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Annual Derby Day event supports children in need

In 1883, a Presbyterian minister in a small town located more than 200 miles from Chicago decided to transform his sermons into a catalyst for change to help the thousands of... — Updated 3/11/2020

 
 By Eric Bishop    Pulse

Is it best to eat or not eat before morning workout?

Since the dawn of the fitness industry and fad diets, this question has been raised: which is better for fat loss — eating or not eating before a morning workout? Some say fuel... — Updated 3/4/2020

 
 By Cynthia Dieden    Pulse

Library a place for many happy coincidences

Last summer, "Number Neighbors" trended on social media. Out of the blue, people were reaching out to the cell number with the final digit one up or one down from their own. The res... — Updated 2/26/2020

 
 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Events to shine light on Angel Harvey Health Center

The Angel Harvey Family Health Center provides traditional health services to more than 13,000 patients annually in the Chicago area. But the access to vital resources and... — Updated 2/12/2020

 
 By Rachel Simmons    Pulse

Ignorance is not bliss when it comes to sex education

For parents, it can be a nerve-racking time as children start to reach the age where they are old enough to learn about pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. The child... — Updated 2/5/2020

 

Three healthy foods, three to avoid in 2020

If you're like most people who make a New Year's resolution, you want to eat healthier, lose weight or both. And if you're like most of us, your resolve has already begun to teeter.... — Updated 1/29/2020

 
 By Karen Keefe    Pulse

Life, liberty and the pursuit of libraries

My fourth-grader is studying the American Revolution. Which means our family is constantly being told or quizzed about the American Revolution. ("No, I don't know the date of the Bo... — Updated 1/22/2020

 
 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Misericordia goes country to benefit Heart of Mercy

The Misericordia Women's League will take its annual fundraiser off the March Madness court for a coun- try-music inspired fete with a goal to raise nearly a half a million dollars... — Updated 1/14/2020

 
 By Katie Gallagher    Pulse

Marijuana edibles pose real danger to kids and teens

Yum! Gummy bears, brownies and cookies are children's favorite treats, but when they are infused with marijuana, wrapped in appealing packaging and increasingly accessible, we are... — Updated 12/30/2019

 
 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Assembly instills lifetime of service for local teens

After spending their first few months away at school, a group of students will return home to Hinsdale over winter break to celebrate their cumulative efforts volunteering and... — Updated 12/11/2019

 

Coping strategies to help manage holiday stress

We’re all at risk of being “overcooked” by holiday stress. Whether you’re a host or a guest, going out or staying in, spending time with others or alone, a variety of factors can impact our moods and stress levels. What... — Updated 12/4/2019

 

Help a caregiver during National Family Caregivers Month

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month. The Alzheimer’s Association is recognizing and honoring the more than 15 million people across the U.S. who are currently caring... — Updated 11/6/2019

 
 By Ridgeway Burns    Pulse

Find a new fall favorite dish, drink with library's help

With a chill in the air, it's time for sweaters, apples and making something hearty on the stove. Fall is the perfect time to try to master baking or develop a signature cocktail. T... — Updated 10/23/2019

 
 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Women philanthropists harness the power of 100

One newly formed organization is harnessing the power of 100 women philanthropists in one room, for one hour, to create a fierce fundraising powerhouse in our community. In 2017,... — Updated 10/9/2019

 
 By Mary Lou Mastro    Pulse

Women need to shift focus of caring to self

When does it start? When do women reach the point at which they begin to neglect their own physical and mental health to care for others? Frankly, most women eventually do this.... — Updated 10/3/2019

 
 By Annie Krug    Pulse

Being of a 'certain age' has its perks, too

Bette Davis had it wrong. Remember her famous line? "Old age ain't any place for sissies." Seriously? What part of life is for sissies? Toddlers are on a straight uphill battle... — Updated 9/18/2019

 

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