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 By Teri Goudie    Pulse    April 2, 2020 

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 personality who once...

 
 By Molly Castor    Pulse    March 26, 2020

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 entertainment and resources....

 
 By Alexis Braden    Pulse    March 12, 2020

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 neglected and orphaned...

 
 By Eric Bishop    Pulse    March 5, 2020

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 before a workout...

 

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 results were mixed. So...

 

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 programming for those...

 

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 needs not only to...

 

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. By Feb. 1, the maj...

 
 By Karen Keefe    Pulse    January 23, 2020

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 Boston Massacre. ......

 
 By Alexis Braden    Pulse    January 9, 2020

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 to help children...

 

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 setting up a...

 

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 raising money for a...

 

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 will I serve for...

 

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 for a person living...

 

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. The Hinsdale Public...

 

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, Western Springs...

 

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. Other people's needs...

 
 By Annie Krug    Pulse    September 19, 2019

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 learning how to walk,...

 

Wellness House embodies joy at upcoming ball

It can be defined as an exultation of spirit or quite plainly the joy of everything, but one agency is seeking to turn “joie de vivre” into an everyday philosophy for those living with cancer....

 
 By Edith Lule    Pulse    September 5, 2019

Talk often is best advice for sex ed, other topics

Growing up I wish my mother had taken the onus of having certain conversations with me rather than leaning on my older siblings to navigate those "talks." As a parent who happens to be rather versed...

 
 By Molly Castor    Pulse    August 29, 2019

Author visit, voter registration, Birthday Bash all at Hinsdale Public Library this fall

Even though we start planning for our summer events and reading club in January, it still feels like summer passes in the blink of an eye. We could lament the shorter days and cooler weather, but we...

 

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