Each week, HC compiles hot news to know in our Trends of the Week feature.
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Architecture buffs — this weekend is the time to satisfy your curiosity about what’s inside all the cool Chicago buildings you keep walking by. On October 14 and 15, Chicago Architecture Foundation is hosting Open House Chicago, a free public festival that lets you explore the city’s hidden gems for free. You’ll want your camera for this one.Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” hosted by Trevor Noah, is set to film in Chicago, and it’s bringing another addition to the Windy City. Enter: Donald Trump’s Twitter Presidential Library. The satirical library will have a brief run as a pop-up in Union Station and showcase some of Trump’s most well-known and memorable tweets. Check it out Friday, October 20 through Sunday, October 22. ICYMI, the Cubs are one victory away from their third consecutive National League Championship Series. Keep the winning streak alive by supporting your Cubbies a) at Wrigley, b) at home via screaming at your TV, or c) at one of the Wrigleyville bars and restaurants because… close enough.
AIM, AOL’s longtime instant messaging service, is saying TTYL. After 20 years, the service will shut down on December 15th. For many users, AIM provided the first social experience on the Internet. AOL announced that people communicate in new ways on the Internet, so AIM is no longer needed. From text messaging to Snapchat, instant messaging has seen many advancements since AIM. Other classic instant messaging services have said goodbye in recent years, as well, including MSN messenger and Yahoo Messenger. Set your final away messages before AIM says farewell forever!
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Today, Tuesday, October 10, 2017, is World Mental Health Day. Each year, the World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes this day with the goal of raising awareness about mental health issues and organizing efforts to support better mental health policies. The 2017 campaign is centered around work place mental health and how to create a healthy work environment for all. WHO offers different indicators of workplace risk factors and outlines relevant principles, objectives and implementation strategies to promote good mental health in the workplace.
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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT.
In the wake of national tragedy, it is up to those in the spotlight to face, rather than ignore, the devastation and begin to pick up the pieces. This form of acceptance brings familiarity and relief to those coping with unanswered questions and loved ones lost. This past Saturday on SNL, Jason Aldean took the stage to deliver a strong message and call-to-action for Americans to never back down in the face of senseless violence like we saw in Las Vegas last week. After his last performance at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, where the country’s most deadly mass shooting took place last Monday, Aldean sought to remind our country that we are tenacious and strong.