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Alison Bowen is a Chicago journalist with bylines in the NYT, Tribune, NYDN and more. Her experience ranges from writing crime, health and travel stories to editing a national books section.

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Even for girls in U.S., female genital mutilation and 'vacation cutting ...

Even for girls in U.S., female genital mutilation a...

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Depression doesn't always wait till the baby comes - Chicago Tribune

Depression doesn't always wait till the baby comes ...

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Finding wine country in a beer state like Colorado - Chicago Tribune

Finding wine country in a beer state like Colorado ...

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Entrepreneur couples make each other their business

Cathy Cullen and Jody Michael spent nearly every minute of the summer together, starting with a workday beginning at 5 a.m. They still get up well before sunrise. “We are Starbucks’ first customers,” Michael said. Raise a cup to them. The Ravenswood couple just created Career Cheetah, a company that...

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Author photos: The face behind the book

Skinny dipping, impromptu photo shoots near trash cans and more behind-the-scenes of author photos.

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What germs lurk at the makeup counter? - Chicago Tribune

What germs lurk at the makeup counter? - Chicago Tr...

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Choose tame over tipsy at your holiday office party

Not so long ago, you would see your co-workers only at work. Now, you see them with their families, with the fancy meal they're enjoying, and are also privy to many of their complaints, all courtesy......

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Costume designer and professor Nan Cibula-Jenkins - Chicago ...

Costume designer and professor Nan Cibula-Jenkins -...

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Founders with day jobs: What drives them forward

Starting a company while you're still working your day job.

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How a software developer built time into his day to disconnect

Many entrepreneurs feel pressure to be constantly connected. How dare they, after all, miss an email from a potential client or waste time that could otherwise be spent building the business? Andrew Wicklander, founder of software development company Ideal Project Group, felt like his smartphone was practically an extra appendage, so much so...

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Jean Goldman, art historian and philanthropist

When she was a child, Jean Goldman used to create art shows for family members, dangling drawings from clothespins in her bedroom. Decades later, Goldman, an art historian, and her husband, Steven,......

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Lessons in change from a father-son business

Many of the challenges to innovating in a business are magnified in a family enterprise.

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Perfect for fall: Chicago apple dishes, drinks and desserts -- Chicago ...

From the looks of your Instagram feed, it sure looks like everyone but you took a road trip to an apple orchard this fall. If an apple-picking jaunt isn't in your plans, then save yourself the gas money and stop by one of these spots incorporating apples into their menus....

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Singles fearful of online dating - Chicago Tribune

Singles fearful of online dating - Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

Articles about Art History - Chicago Tribune

By Alison Bowen, Special to Tribune Newspapers | December 14, 2013. When she was a child, Jean Goldman used to create art shows for family members, ......