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No matter how good you are at dodging the lens, this is the time of year when you're going to have to get your photo taken...and likely many, MANY times. Contrary to what you may think, the secret to a great photo doesn't lie simply in good genes or Photoshop. The angles, the poses, the lighting, and your facial expressions all help to turn a potentially awkward and unflattering snap into one you're going to want tagged on Facebook. To make each and every shot worthy of a profile pic, we're divulging the six secrets to looking gorgeous, and your very best, when the flash comes your way.
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There's nothing quite like dining outdoors, whether you're into a breezy brunch, a chill cocktail hour after work, or a fun-filled dinner gathering under tea lights and trees. It's Chicago's signature summertime ritual and best kept surprise for out-of-towners skeptical about our weather. And, while the temps might be read
October's stars have some tricks and treats in store. The sun and harmonious Venus are in balanced Libra until October 23, bringing an air of harmony and diplomacy to the world. We may need it more than ever since Mercury — the planet of communication, technology, and travel — will be retrograde (backward) from October read