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Meet Melissa Stockwell: Chicago’s Beloved Bad Ass

Paralympian Melissa Stockwell Talks Triathlons, Baby and Rio

August 21, 2014

“I was lucky to have a lot of organizations that got me out of my hospital room and showed me that I could still do athletic things and achieve athletic accomplishments,” said Melissa Stockwell, a Paralympian and award-winning paratriathlete. “It proved to me that losing a leg didn’t have to stop me from doing anything I wanted to do.” Stockwell has spent the latter part of her week providing such inspiration and motivation to others at the Valor Games Midwest, an adaptive sports competition for veterans and service members, put on by World Sports Chicago at the United Center. “I’ve been involved with World Sports Chicago since 2011. This year, I’m also …  Read more

Stay in Your Lane

Cheeky Talks Lifestyle, Fashion and PR with Jennifer Lane!

August 14, 2014

Meet Jennifer Lane, founder and owner of Chicago-based lifestyle and fashion public relations boutique Jennifer Lane Publicity. Throughout the company’s 11-year history, Jennifer has had the opportunity to represent a number of lifestyle and fashion clientele including Saks Fifth Avenue, Gold Toe Socks, Macy’s and Jim Beam, and local boutiques and spas such as Urban Oasis, Mario Tricoci and Handle with Care. We chatted with Jennifer about starting her own company, work-life balance and the Cheekiest thing she’s done this past week. Cheeky: Why did you decide to start your own company? Jennifer Lane: Ever since I was a little girl, I have had a passion for both fashion and business. After …  Read more

Stop Bed Mites!

Top Tips for Linen Care!

August 14, 2014
Lakesha Rose

I was recently on WGN giving tips on how to get rid of (and prevent) bed mites. (Try not to itch too much during the video.) Mattress : A mattress should be changed every five to ten years Vacuum mattress to keep out dust mites Covering your mattress and pillows in vinyl or allergy-barrier covers that zip closed will insure that mites don’t burrow in your mattress or pillows. It will keep your sheets mite-free a bit longer. Pillow: Keep pillows in vinyl or allergy-barrier covers Vacuum or wash pillows (Some experts even recommend putting the pillows in the freezer.) Bedsheets: People shed skin cells that dust mites feed on Sheets should be washed once a week even if your …  Read more