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It’s National Coffee Day! Celebrate at one (or more!) of the six coolest coffee shops on the North Shore

The College Board announced this spring that it is redesigning the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT), with the changes to take effect in the spring of 2016.

Students entering their sophomore year will be the first ones to take the SAT with the changes. Rising juniors and seniors are unaffected. Though the changes to the SAT are a few years off, being aware of them now can help you be as prepared as possible. 

Read more here.

This fall, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is tackling a complicated task: How does an art museum capture a gender-bending, genre-jumping rock n’ roll tour de force?

Read more about the “David Bowie Is” exhibit here

Sneak peek #behindthescenes at our #November cover shoot: jewels and #Joffrey dancers! (at John Reilly Photography)

Looking for new ways to use apples this fall? You must try this recipe for Sweet Cinnamon Apple Pizza. 

Sipping on the new #FiftyShadesOfGrey wine in preparation for the movie release! #WhiteSilk #RedSatin #cheers

"Yes Please" by Amy Poehler

OK, so we’re all still a little sad Poehler and Will Arnett broke up—maybe this book will be the Band-Aid on our broken pop-culture hearts. Witticisms from one of our favorite funny ladies.

Find six more must-read books for fall here

"If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to meet it!" -Jonathan Winters #MotivationMonday (via "Really Important Stuff My Dog Has Taught Me")

Thinking about seeing a movie today? Check out our latest North Shore Flick Chick column before you head to the theater. 

With a few substitutions that will eventually become healthy habits, you can make your meals a whole lot leaner.

These changes will increase the nutritional value of your meals, reduce calories, decrease your intake of processed food and will leave you looking and feeling better.