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How She Keeps the Weight Off, And You Can TooApril 24, 2013
For 14 seasons, NBC’s The Biggest Loser has changed the lives of their overweight contestants, as well as the captivated audience. It has become an educational tool to teach contestants and viewers the importance of eating a balanced diet, exercising at effective intensities and maintaining a healthy home life. The transformations are remarkable to say the least. We caught up with winner Danni Allen and runners-up Jeff Nichols and Francelina Morillo at Flywheel Chicago for a Biggest Loser ride and asked them what their life is like after the show. The so-called “Girl on Fire,” Danni Allen strutted her stuff as Season 14’s “Biggest Loser,” having lost 121 pounds. The Chicago … Read more
FAQ's Regarding InfertilityApril 24, 2013
In recent years, celebrities like Giuliana Rancic and Khloe Kardashian have brought the topic of infertility to a national audience by openly sharing their personal stories on television. More and more, we are hearing about this medical condition that affects 7.3 million Americans regardless of race, economic status or age. This year RESOLVE, the National Infertility Association, will hold their annual National Infertility Awareness Week April 21-27 to educate, advocate for and inspire those dealing with a diagnosis of infertility as well as theirs supporters. In honor of this week-long event, we have gone local to interview Katie O’Connor, Founder of Shine Chicago, an infertility support group that offers meetings, information and … Read more
Blow Outs That Will Blow You AwayApril 17, 2013
It’s easy to get into a beauty funk when the weather is cold. Your body’s covered up by layers and even manicures and pedicures can seem pointless when you spend so much time in gloves and boots. If you’re looking for a pick-me-up now that spring is starting, head over to Blow by Blow, which opened on the Near North Side in October. Blow dry bars, spots that specialize in styling your hair without any cutting, are a standard in New York. Katie Gagnon was living there when she got the idea to bring the concept to her native Chicago with the help of her mom, Julie. “We thought Chicago needed one,” … Read more