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Staycation

Having Fun on a Budget: Embracing the Staycation

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In tough financial times, many people don’t have money to spare for a real vacation. Conflicting work and school schedules can also make a traditional vacation impossible. Luckily, you and your family can have just as much fun by treating yourselves to a “staycation,” in which you stay at home and embrace nearby attractions. read more

Frosty Mocha Punch

Knockout Punches that Make Every Holiday Party a Winner

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Punch is the perfect party beverage. It frees the host up to mingle since everyone serves themselves, and the punch bowl table provides the perfect place to make new friends. read more

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Apartment Security for Single Women

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Every year, more and more women choose to live alone. Seasoned single-dwellers enjoy privacy, independence, the freedom to decorate (or not) as they choose and entertain whom (and when) they like, and the luxury of eating and drinking as much they want sans comments or criticisms. It’s certainly a great lifestyle, but is it safe? […] read more

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20 Tips for Surviving Flu Season

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Flu season takes down lots of people every year. Even with vaccination, you can contract a unique strain of influenza and be out of commission for days or even weeks on end. read more

Kitchen Pantry

Keep It Simple: 16 Essential Kitchen Pantry Items

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While your apartment may not have a spacious kitchen, you can still find room for a stash of essential pantry items. read more

Landlord-Tenant Act

Living Well and Stress-Free: Know Your Landlord-Tenant Rights

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Each state has a different Landlord-Tenant Act designed to protect the rights of both parties in a rental agreement. You'll have to check with the laws for your individual state to find out specifics, but this article covers some general rights and responsibilities of both landlords and tenants that are mostly consistent from state to state. read more

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10 Most Common Apartment Complaints Among Tenants

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Tenants have grumbled about their rented homes since the first ‘For Rent’ sign was posted. Complaints have changed over time, but the relationships between landlords, property managers and residents of rentals have always been fraught with difficulties. The Rental Protection Agency (RPA), a national reporting organization that monitors complaints about property managers and landlords in […] read more

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Preparing For a Hurricane When You Live in an Apartment

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Many annual events are anticipated with joy and plans for celebration, but hurricane season definitely isn’t one of them. read more

Eclectic throws and wicker baskets are the cornerstones of the free-feeling boho chic aesthetic.

4 Tips for Bringing the Boho-Chic Look Into Your Home

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A theory has circulated for years that if you keep your clothes or furniture long enough, the style will come around again. This has proved true with read more