Parents who hope to expose their children to different kinds of play, like science sets for girls and dolls for boys, for example, can find themselves stymied by a toy industry that can seem stuck in the past when it comes to gender roles.
There’s an old joke about how a millionaire on vacation in Mexico tries to convince a fisherman that he should start a business selling his fish, work 60 to 70 hours a week running it, make tons of money and then he can do anything in the world he wants.
Buy a sheep, "adopt" a soldier or name a piece of rainforest.
Introducing a Lollapalooza Chicago weekend including filmmaker Michael Moore hosting superstar Kristen Bell and other luminaries at the 8th annual Traverse City FF and Michael Jackson's family plans a birthday party in Gary, Indiana.---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore magazine.
DII's new Valentine Be Mine Glass Beaded Coaster Set is a perfect gift for anytime during the year. These 4-inch glass beaded coasters come tied with a satin ribbon and the weight of the glass beads assure they won't slide on surfaces. They sell for $14 at Amazon.com.
INDIANAPOLIS | With the holiday shopping season set to kick off this week, a new study finds Indiana loses an estimated $77 million a year by not collecting sales taxes for online purchases.
CROWN POINT | Crown Point's Inspiration Fitness Owner Angela Ramos is all smiles this week. And why wouldn't she as her book '3 Steps to Your Best Body in Record Time,' which she coauthored with fitness experts all over the country, hit #80 on Amazon on its official release yesterday.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois' online sales tax law soon may go national.
SPRINGFIELD | Online affiliate marketers such as CouponCabin and Fat Wallet are threatening to move out of Illinois if Gov. Pat Quinn signs a measure requiring major online retailers to collect the state's 6.25 percent sales tax from customers.
SPRINGFIELD | A potential new law is not clicking with Illinois online retailers.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois is losing millions of dollars through cracks in the World Wide Web, but lawmakers are hoping that soon will change.
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