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Anna Carlson

Digital Managing Editor, Better (Formerly Make It Better)

I am the Digital Managing Editor at Better, where I write events content and build the bi-weekly e-newsletter. I also edit and oversee the production of all online content.

Better Chicago
Weekend 101: 8 Things to Do Around Chicago Aug. 9-11

Lollapalooza may be over, but it will still be a big weekend for music with concerts and a music festival in Evanston and Chicago. Plus, enjoy a variety of delicious food at both the Chicago Hot Dog Fest and Veggie Fest Chicago.

One-on-One With Best-Selling Author Emily Giffin

Emily Giffin, the New York Times best-selling author of "Something Borrowed" and "The One & Only," is back with "First Comes Love," a tale of two sisters still dealing with a family tragedy from years ago and questioning the choices they've made in life.

Raising Kids to Be Money Geniuses (and Give Back Too)

Parents, it's time to talk about money. "Parents know they have to talk about sex, they have to talk about drugs, they have to talk about alcohol, but money is one of those that we all probably feel we can slide by without talking about it," Beth Kobliner says.

5 Things to Expect When You're Adopting

Mary Ostyn has 10 kids, six of whom have been adopted. The author of "Forever Mom: What to Expect When You're Adopting" and her husband, John, adopted two boys from Korea and four girls from Ethiopia, and they're one of many families in the U.S. who have adopted.