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 By Molly Castor    Pulse 

It's a new year, but the classics remain the same

Many of us set an intention, select a word to focus on, or resolve to do something at the start of a brand new year. In other words, we make a resolution; a firm decision to do (or... — Updated 1/25/2023

 
 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Mend A Heart celebrates 16 years

When Clarendon Hills mother Bridget O'Meara was pregnant with her son Liam, doctors learned the left side of her baby's heart wasn't developing. It was a condition called... — Updated 1/11/2023

 
 By Amy McCauley    Pulse

Pieces of my culinary heart

Food is a fleeting experience. Yet, the taste and the thrill of its discovery captures our hearts. A cherished dish or restaurant can uniquely become a part of the fabric of our... — Updated 1/4/2023

 

What to know before you ghost someone

The title of this article might prompt the reader to think it would have been more appropriate for the Halloween season, but the timing of it is actually more apt in this current... — Updated 12/14/2022

 
 By Capri Pappas    Pulse

Library can help families cook up new traditions

One thing unites people of any age, with different backgrounds and from all walks of life: food! Each November, many of us come together with those we love to celebrate our bonds... — Updated 11/22/2022

 
 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

TCH is Merry and Bright for mental health

Merry and Bright is the mindset The Community House is hoping to convey at this year's Holiday Ball to raise funds to support the vital mental health services offered by the... — Updated 11/9/2022

 
 By Martha Kennedy    Pulse

Storytimes, book sale shelves, more in the works

I have a thing for books. Always have. Maybe it began with "Pat the Bunny," "The Story of Ferdinand" or "The Snowy Day." Perhaps it was when I attended my first library storytime.... — Updated 5/19/2022

 
 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Color Walk to brighten mental health conversation

Walk a mile in my shoes. This phrase from days gone by encourages the practice of empathy. It fosters an understanding, awareness and sensitivity to others in need. It offers a... — Updated 5/11/2022

 
 By Helen Baker    Pulse

Just because they can doesn't mean they do

Understanding of adolescent decision making has moved beyond simple "age differences in risk perception and reasoning" to include relevant social and emotional factors that... — Updated 5/4/2022

 
 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Derby Day Party a trifecta of aid for families in need

The Hinsdale Auxiliary of the Children's Home + Aid Society has made America's run for the roses synonymous with empowerment through its trifecta of commitment to provide care and... — Updated 4/13/2022

 
 By Molly Castor    Pulse

Library keeping busy with virtual programs, more

Every year, all 645 public libraries in Illinois submit an annual report to the state library. We answer questions about how many people attended programs (2,724), the number of... — Updated 3/23/2022

 
 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Annual HJWC benefit to support many in need

More than 50 nonprofits across the greater Chicago area are turning to the Hinsdale Junior Woman's Club this year with the hope of receiving vital grant money from the... — Updated 3/9/2022

 

How to make calorie counting work for you

If you've been trying to lose weight at the gym since New Year's, you may not be getting the results you wanted. The good news is it's not just you, and there is something you can... — Updated 3/2/2022

 
 By Lizzy Boden    Pulse

'Chop' up delicious new recipes with HPL

After a long and snowy winter, we are so excited that spring is just around the corner. It's the perfect season to flip through cookbooks and find new recipes that celebrate fresh,... — Updated 2/23/2022

 
 By Brooke Paulson    Pulse

Seven daily stretches to improve body and mind

Daily stretches have many benefits. Stretching can increase your flexibility to help prevent injuries and improve mobility. It also increases blood flow to your muscles, which... — Updated 2/16/2022

 
 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Infant Welfare Tablescapes brings chalet chic to Midwest

Bringing luxury outdoors is the theme of one of the showcased tables at the Infant Welfare's annual Tablescapes charity event - inspired by one Hinsdale businesswoman's love of... — Updated 2/9/2022

 
 By Karen Keefe    Pulse

Online events bring authors to library, living rooms

A sure sign of success is when your brand becomes a verb. Whether it's Xeroxing a form, Ubering to a meeting or Googling an answer, some services become synonymous with how they are... — Updated 1/26/2022

 
 By Stacia Miksys    Pulse

Many visits for many reasons to library this season

For many of us, winter is a season of welcome. We welcome each other home, we welcome family and guests, and we greet a new year. It's always fun to share the season with everyone i... — Updated 12/22/2021

 
 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Hinsdale Assembly culminates year of service

Members of the Hinsdale Assembly Class of 2021 soon will be returning home from college to celebrate a year's worth of community service and fundraising for the Hinsdale Hospital Fo... — Updated 12/8/2021

 

Six healthy eating strategies for the holidays

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 1 in 2 U.S. adults have prediabetes (take a minute to check if you're at risk) or Type 2 diabetes. Now we're all... — Updated 12/1/2021

 
 By Lisa Seplak    Pulse

Rescuing Josh a challenging task

I think we surprised ourselves when we got another dog right away. Cody had been gone only one week when I started looking at Siberian husky rescue sites. "Only for fun," I... — Updated 12/1/2021

 
 By Jennifer Susina    Pulse

Library helps parents, kids cook up holiday memories

As the holiday season arrives, so do my childhood memories of baking in my family’s kitchen. Spending those moments together was always so exciting. I especially remember how important I felt when I got to help — following... — Updated 11/23/2021

 
 By Lance Williams    Pulse

Tips for being the adult teens turn to with questions

One of the most common pieces of advice that is given to parents, guardians, teachers, grandparents and others alike is to be an "askable adult." Quite simply: An askable adult is... — Updated 11/17/2021

 
 By Alexis Braden    Pulse

Holiday Ball returns to The Community House

While it seems like the lights have always been on at Hinsdale's community mainstay, the holiday revelers who have graced Kettering Hall for decades to ring in the season... — Updated 11/10/2021

 
 By Alisa Messana    Pulse

Tips for parents on managing conflict

Any parent knows conflict with your child is part of the territory. Certain ages and stages are known for higher parent-child conflict; however, they aren't the only time tensions... — Updated 11/3/2021

 

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