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MONEY

What The Diamond Industry Doesn’t Want You To Know

Diamond ring sales are declining and people have shifted the blame onto their favorite scapegoat. Millennials. In case you lost track, so far this generation is charged with killing tuna, divorce, home buying, and many other industries. But while Millennials do make up the majority

Kevin Davenport (right) and Madeleine Hettich (left)
BUSINESS

What We All Can Learn From Kevin Davenport

Kevin Davenport's dedication to the success of the next generation is certainly commendable. With the current difficulties facing youths in troubled areas of Chicago, it's become harder for them to have access to the same resources and job training as their peers from other neighborhoods. Ideal Candidate acknowledges this problem and seeks to correct it.
MONEY

How The Diamond Industry Is Robbing You

Thinking about proposing to your better half? Great! But before you drop a couple stacks on an expensive rock, there are a few things you should know. No, not what size, cut, or price to consider. We’re talking about why diamond rings are a huge

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CULTURE

Why Chicago is the Next Digital Behemoth

  When it comes to rising above adversity, Chicago is a city with a history like no other. What began in the 19th century, in the midst of a booming economy, is a spark for innovation that still energizes industries today. We’re taking a look

BUSINESS

Real Innovation is Ageless

The Innovation of the Ages event held last week brought up some important issues with the modern workplace. Agism is typically defined as discrimination on the basis of a person’s age. In the business world, we see this prejudice manifest in the belief that people over

FAMILY

Modern Guide to Finding the Right Babysitter

Parenting isn’t the same as it used to be. It just isn’t. Family makes-ups and dynamics have changed drastically over the years, along with society’s expectations of parents. In the modern age, both parents are typically employed, single parent families are more common, and adults don’t want to sacrifice their

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STYLE

Dress Like a Boss for Less

Don Draper. Harvey Specter. James Bond. These are powerful men who know how to get their jobs done and look good while doing them. Most of us can’t afford movie stellar looks, but there are still ways to put yourself together like a million bucks.

BUSINESS

Prove Your Point in a Professional Dispute

We’ve all been there. A coworker has done or said something that caused you grief and now you’re faced with a conflict at work. Seeing someone every day can stir up all sorts of agitations, but there are ways to get your point across in an argument

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SKINCARE

Healthier Skin Equals Better Success at Work

It’s common knowledge that people who are perceived as more confident have a better chance at success. Demonstrating a positive image will naturally draw others to your presence. There are steps you can take to both look successful and wow others in the workplace. Stay Physically Active man jogging on road Exercise

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BUSINESS

Help! My Employees are Dating!

Being a boss means a lot of things. It means encouraging employees to do their best, giving them the tools they need to succeed, and managing a variety of tasks and updates all day long. Being a boss is hard work, but being a good

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WELLNESS

Window to the World: Finding Your Zen at Work

Even your dream job can be stressful, so taking a few minutes for a mental break is important. Studies done in 2013 found that the cultivation of a more relaxed and rested self actually boosts productivity and quality of work. By taking the time to take care of yourself,

Ronald Hettich, 2018
CULTURE

No Half Measures: An Interview With Ronald Hettich

In February I had the opportunity to interview Ronald Hettich, a professional multitasker if there ever was one. Ronald is an accomplished engineer, inventor, small business owner, GREY club member, etc. Trust me, the list goes on. We sat down and talked about how and why he chose