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Keep track of all those important papers from both school and work with these adorable Kate Spade bow pushpins. With 24 in each package, you’ll have plenty for your bulletin board at home and at work. 

Find 9 more back-to-school supplies for grown-ups here

While the nation turns its attention to Ferguson, Mo., Chicago kids understand all too well the effects of violence.

As a graduate student, Rachel Switall worked to give students in now-demolished Cabrini-Green a creative outlet in which to express themselves and learn how to solve problems peacefully. Switall had students write or draw their thoughts and feelings before collecting those pieces for a black-and-white booklet.

“When the kids got those back with their names in it, and they saw that they had something printed, it had such an effect on them, a positive effect, how they felt about their work and what they were doing,” Switall says. “I really just wanted to continue doing that.”

Read more about StudentsXpress here.

Check out our guide to the best butcher shops and charcuterie in Chicago and on the North Shore.  

Still not sure what you’re doing this long weekend? Check out our 5 Things to Do: Labor Day Weekend 2014 guide! 

Watch our video on styling a basic t-shirt with glam accessories and then check out our entire MIB TV channel

Make plans to visit Wrigleyville this weekend because the historic Chicago neighborhood is so much more than baseball and beer. 

Find seven shops, restaurants and attractions you have to visit here

Kicking off our #MIBBestOf2014 celebration @chicagobotanic! It’s a beautiful night to celebrate our winners! (at Chicago Botanic Garden)

Happy #NationalDogDay from Gus (and a sneak peek into our #September #fashion shoot)! Share photos of your pup using the hashtag #MIBDogDay and we’ll repost our faves 🐶

Getting glam with @sephora at their new highlighting and contouring beauty class! #summerbeauty #makeup #Sephora (at Sephora - Watertower Place)