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How to Keep Cool this Summer


Living in Chicago we all know that the weather is unpredictable. There can be summer days so hot you don’t want to leave your apartment, and other days where a sweatshirt and jeans still doesn’t feel like enough. Although we complain – you have to admit that those beautiful summer days make this city well [...]

New Fall Television Shows


I know, I know, the last thing we want to think about right now is the summer coming to an end. It feels like the polar vortex just left the windy city but unfortunately, fall is right around the corner. But there is one upside to fall – other than great tailgating weather – and [...]

Interview Skill


No matter where you are in your career or your life, interviews are (unfortunately) a reality for many of us. We interview if we’re looking for that first job out of school, if we’re looking for a promotion within a company we already work for, or even for things like belonging to a certain group [...]

PPM is Giving Away Lollapalooza Tickets


Lollapalooza is sold out, but PPM is giving you one last chance to go with 2 Saturday passes! Post a “selfie” video, like the one below, onto Instagram, and tell us who you want to see on Saturday and why YOU should win! The best and most deserving contestant will be going to Lollapalooza on [...]

Guide to Living in Chicago


Okay, let me explain. No, there is too much. Let me sum up: Chicago is a great place to live. But it can be a bit overwhelming at first. You have to give yourself time to settle in, to find the places that you really enjoy. Places you like hanging out, places you like to [...]

Summer Skincare


If there’s one thing we appreciate as Chicagoans, it’s the sun. After months of gloomy cold weather we try to soak up every single ray that we can. And the sun has many benefits – it can improve your mood, give you a vitamin D boost, or get you outside and active. But the sun [...]

Celebrities in Chicago


Something I don’t ever think I’ll get over is seeing celebrities. One time I saw John Legend and Chrissy Teigen in Tails in the City (a fancy pet store downtown) and almost passed out. We live in a city that you wouldn’t immediately associate with celebrities, but many famous faces call Chicago home – either [...]

Summer Cocktails


Many of our PPM buildings have rooftops or other outdoor areas. These serve as a perfect spot for inviting a few friends over and mixing a few summer cocktails. Who doesn’t enjoy a nice refreshing summer cocktail? If it’s fruity or smooth a cold summer drink always hits the spot! We’ve put together a list [...]

Separated at Birth Contest

Separated at birth Contest

Has anyone ever told you how much you look like someone- or something? Well, it’s time to show PPM your doppelgänger! Send us a photo of yourself and your lookalike to, starting on Friday, July 15th, which, will then be posted to our Pinterest so everyone can vote! Voting begins on Monday, July 30th, [...]

Great Cheap Eats – Right Here in Lakeview East!


We love this place!  It’s everything you could want in a hot dog / burger joint — the food comes out pretty quickly, you get enough for your money, and the service is personal and friendly. The atmosphere is wonderful! It’s in the basement of a building, but the inside reminds me of fast food [...]

4th of July 2014


2014 is a good year for many reasons but one very important reason is that the fourth of July falls on a Friday this year, giving most of us a much needed 3 day weekend, full of events, parties and good food. Here are just a few things you could do to celebrate the USA [...]

July in Chicago


July might be my favorite month in Chicago because there is a never-ending list of things to do this month. From festivals to farmers markets to concerts, you cannot possibly say that Chicago is boring in the summer. Here is a list of a few of our favorite events going on this month. But the [...]

Downtown Chicago Student Life


There are dozens of colleges in Chicago, but none of them has the combination that DePaul University has. A well-known, prestigious, private university with more than 100 years of history, plunked down in the middle of Lincoln Park, one of the best party neighborhoods in one of the country’s best party cities, DePaul University has [...]

Moving Series: Best Ways to Pack Glass/Fragile Items


Moving can be completely destructive to your glassware and fragile items, and many of these are irreplaceable (like my beloved Mos Eisley Cantina pilsner glass), and you’ll hurt for a long time if they get broken. Taking care in packing will help ensure that you don’t have to suffer that pain. Basic Tips Here are [...]

Keeping Pets Safe during the 4th of July


The Fourth of July often evokes memories of fun family parties, barbequing, boating, and for those of us who are a little older, booze cruises, and of course fireworks. While we might have a good time during the holiday, often times the noise and stimulation is not fun for your furry friend. Here at Planned [...]

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