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Chicagoans know that if you want the perfect Valentine's Day, you've got to plan ahead. There won't be a last-minute reservation in sight come February 14th, and we're thinking all the good dresses will be gone by then, too. Let your lover take care of the plans…so you can focus on the clothes. You know, the important stuff. Click through our collection of date-ready frocks that will have you feeling like the foxy Valentine you are. And, if you find yourself enamored with more than one, go for it! Don't fight the love.
With all this inclement weather, we know what you're thinking: "How the heck is my makeup going to stay put with hail, sleet, and snow thrashing at my face?" Add the fact that it's prime Netflix-binging season — with all the crying sessions that entails — and the answer becomes simple: waterproof makeup.
In Western cultures, we tend to avoid death at all costs. We avoid thinking about it and talking about it, and when faced with it, we often go to extraordinary measures to delay it. Photographer Cathrine Ertmann decided to confront death head-on. Her project "About Dying" is a "photo essay from the morgue" that "works as read