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January: a month where nearly everyone is paying off post-holiday bills and are feeling the pinch on their bank account. Additionally, new year’s resolutions mean you’re probably tightening your belt for reasons other than your empty wallet. So what should…

Packing baby hospital bag

Being a mom-to-be these days, I rely heavily on Google for nearly everything I need to know (don’t we all!). This includes things like “What’s the best baby monitor?,” “What’s that awful pain in my leg?” and “What should I…

Urban Biking: A New (Old) Way to Get Around on City Streets

Urban Biking: A New (Old) Way to Get Around on City StreetsThere’s a new focus on biking in many cities. And you might say the experience is as familiar as, well, riding a bike. Cities across the nation are embracing green transportation options, and one of those is perhaps the greenest of them all. Bicycles allow city-dwellers to get around with relative ease, as long as they are energetic and careful – and all without burning fossil fuels. This tried, true and tested mode of getting around – ok, it’s a little tiring, too -- just might revolutionize cityscapes.

join a community garden

Community gardens: When to hoe your row and when to slow your roll! If you’re a green-thumbed apartment renter, you probably don’t have a patch of yard to call your own. That can be frustrating for people who want to grow their own plants outside, but don’t worry! There’s an easy solution that’s probably not too far away: Join a community garden. A community garden is a communal piece of land on which many people plant vegetables or flowers in divided plots. It’s a way to beautify a community, improve your diet, get some exercise, connect to the environment and save money on grocery bills, all at the same time. If there’s a community garden near you that you’re interested in joining, go for it! But there are a few things you should know before you get your hands dirty. Read on for our dos and don’ts of community gardening.

e-cigarette

e-cigaretteBans on smoking have drawn both controversy and congratulations in varying degrees across the country. In many apartment communities, there are rules are in place restricting smoking. Now, the introduction of a new technology that looks and feels like smoking -- without actually being tobacco smoking -- is reigniting the debate about where and when it’s appropriate to "light up." Should electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, be restricted along with other nicotine products to protect nonsmokers? Here’s the latest information we found for those who share apartment spaces.

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