I’m trying to wean myself off my very Gen X abuse of the word ‘literally. ‘Gone Girl,’ contains at least 33 uses of the word, which is 32 more times than any single novel needs. I just have a deep, wrong love of that word; it’s so punchy. I basically (literally) use it instead of an exclamation mark.
Chicago’s most dangerous intersections for pedestrians
The six-way intersection of Milwaukee, North and Damen avenues on the North Side is the most dangerous junction for pedestrians in Chicago, according to a list released by the advocacy group Active Transportation Alliance.
That doesn’t likely come as a surprise to anyone who has dodged the daily rush of cars, trucks and cyclists that zoom through the busy intersection on the border of Bucktown and Wicker Park.

Chicago’s most dangerous intersections for pedestrians

The six-way intersection of Milwaukee, North and Damen avenues on the North Side is the most dangerous junction for pedestrians in Chicago, according to a list released by the advocacy group Active Transportation Alliance.

That doesn’t likely come as a surprise to anyone who has dodged the daily rush of cars, trucks and cyclists that zoom through the busy intersection on the border of Bucktown and Wicker Park.

Can we compliment each other without bringing beauty into it?
It’s well-intentioned, of course.
But columnist Heidi Stevens wonders what we’re neglecting to say — neglecting to even take note of — when we default to complimenting each other on appearance alone.

She suggests that we should focus on each other’s character traits, not looks.

Can we compliment each other without bringing beauty into it?

It’s well-intentioned, of course.

But columnist Heidi Stevens wonders what we’re neglecting to say — neglecting to even take note of — when we default to complimenting each other on appearance alone.

She suggests that we should focus on each other’s character traits, not looks.