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Class Dismissed: It’s Not Homeschooling, It’s Unschooling

As the number of homeschooled children grows nationwide, so too does the number of “unschoolers,” families whose children follow no formal curriculum, unless the children themselves devise it.


Basecamp at Sands Montessori, November 2014, Day 11.

We Camped Out To Get Our Kids Into Magnet Schools and All We Got Was This Lousy Headache

Sure, a lot of dedicated parents are willing to sleep in the cold to get their children into a wildly popular CPS program. But plenty of equally dedicated parents can’t. Is this any way to run a public school enrollment system?


Chris Seelbach

Chris Seelbach: Getting Past Gay

He’s here. He’s queer. You’re used to it. Now Chris Seelbach wants you to consider his whole résumé.


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Best Burgers 2015


The 45 Best Burgers in Cincinnati

After 123 burgers, epic levels of face-stuffing, and a few bouts of the meat sweats, our intrepid eaters narrowed the field to the top 45. Only one (very big) question remains: Which one will you try first?


Style Scout

This deceptively charming three-ply steel percolator can brew up to eight cups of coffee—perfect when caffeine is a must, even in the middle of the woods. GSI Outdoors Enamelware Coffee Pot, $24.95, REI,

Necessities: Gear For The Great Outdoors

Whether you do it by land or by sea, ’tis the season to get out there with some gorgeous gear.

OCCUPATION: Associate Account Executive, Barefoot Proximity; blogger,
HER STYLE: Street-chic hijabi

Style Counsel: Joelle Cartier

An account exec talks hijabs and Jordans.

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Show and Tell (and Try On) at Frameri’s Showroom

Where stylish four-eyes go to find the perfect pair(s) of frames.


Idlewild Woman Brings American Design to Vine Street

Idlewild Woman’s chromosomes may differ from those of Article Menswear, but both stores share the same DNA.


Home & Garden

This charming Tudor-style home sits on one of the neighborhood's best streets, known for its over-the-top Halloween decorations (which draw huge crowds of kids).

On The Market: A Pleasant Ridge/Kennedy Heights Roundup

We call it Pleasant Ridge for a good reason: wide streets shaded by mature trees, proximity to downtown, and a great school makes this neighborhood one of the city’s best.


On The Market: Houses With Indoor Pools

Indoor pools are the vanity license plates of home-building: ostentatious, fun, and totally unnecessary.

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Casamatic is eHarmony for Home-Buying

The site matches people to their perfect home by getting to know them—just like a dating site helps you find a partner by asking you about your interests.

Cincinnati Kids


What Does The Anti-Vaccination Movement Mean For Cincinnati?

Local docs talk measles risk, alternate schedules, and the “magic number” for immunity.


Party Like a Rock Star for Music Resource Center

At MRC, kids have access to private voice and instrument lessons, musical mentoring and recording studios equipped with Macs and Garage Band software, all for a yearly membership fee of just $24.00.


Visitor Appreciation Days at the Zoo

Animal lovers of all ages can enjoy half price admission during the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Visitor Appreciation Days, August 21, 22, and 23.

Cincinnati Wedding

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Trend Roundup: Fall 2015 Wedding Dresses

This fall’s wedding gown trends are departing from tradition and skewing a bit more toward the risque, with details like plunging necklines, sheer accents, and barely-there shoulder straps.

Walking in feels like stepping into a giant frosted cake.

3 Sweet Girls and One Serious Sugar Craving

Surrounded by the pastel walls and candy colored drawings created by the mother-and-daughters team, the shop feels like a giant frosted cake.

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City Flea x Cincinnati Wedding Round-Up

Sweating together in bridal solidarity.

Schiller Park, German Village

Worth The Drive: German Village in Columbus

It’s a dense historic district with charm to spare and—since people still actually live there—plenty of shops, restaurants, and amenities.


The Day Tripper