Posts By Tiffany Maberry

how to avoid flu

Flu season has officially begun, folks. That high fever, coughing, sniffling, and fatigue are not manifestations of the common cold. Nope. It’s something far more serious.

Seasonal flu usually debuts in the fall and peaks shortly after the new year. We're all susceptible to it and need to take precautions to prevent spreading the flu. This is particularly important if you have children, seniors, or someone with a chronic health condition, due to having weaker immune systems. So if your apartment is home to multiple generations, get ready!

There’s no way around it - you need extra cash. While selling blood plasma may have crossed your mind, there are easier ways to pad your bank account. Have you thought about trying to sell stuff you no longer want or need online?

ebay vs. craigslist

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From furniture to textbooks and even the most random knick-knacks, you’d be surprised what people are willing to pay for stuff you’ve long neglected. The hard part may be determining the best vehicle for getting your stuff into a buyer’s hands. Craigslist and eBay are two popular options, but which one is right for you? Apartment Guide explains the good and the bad of each.

College students are expected to spend much of their time studying. Out of convenience, this important task is often done in front of the TV, at the kitchen table or even sprawled out on the floor. But these poor study habits can have adverse effects. If your apartment doesn't have the right setup for a student, it can be difficult to concentrate for long periods of time, prep for exams and write term papers. So, why not create a study nook that encourages learning? Our tips should point you in the right direction.

Are you guilty of turning the thermostat up or down when your partner isn't looking? Don’t be ashamed, lots of us are guilty of this apartment/relationship sin. And the deception is sure to increase as winter approaches.

Much like men are from Mars and women are from Venus, it’s been said that men are always hot while the ladies tend to be cold. But how does this gender disparity bode for the living quarters when both disagree on the temperature? [find-an-apartment] Adjusting the thermostat every hour is the last thing you want to do. Trust us - that heating bill will skyrocket! Some might even suggest separate beds or separate rooms - gasp! So, what can the two of you do to remain comfortable and warm (or cool) this season?

Will you be settling into a new place in 2014? Congratulations! Transforming your new space into a home will surely be a priority this year. While decor trends do come and go, there are some basic ways to adorn your apartment - even on the tightest budget. Take a look at what Apartment Guide is forecasting in the coming year!

annoyed

You’re in the homestretch. The holiday season halfway over. You've almost made it. All you have to do is get through the end of December. You love your family dearly, we know that. But sitting around the fireplace and pretending to be excited about grandma’s hand-knit holiday sweater that you technically only have 15 more hours to wear isn't exactly your idea of a joyous holiday.

Not only that, the people you have to deal with are a pain! But they’re your family, so slap on a smile and read on to find out how to deal with your most difficult relatives over the next couple of weeks.

Wireless internet service has become quite a luxury. Long gone are the days when you had to make tough choices that pit a tedious dial-up connection against using your home’s landline. Welcome to the 21st century, where checking for a good hotspot has become second nature. From quick trips to the grocery store to a weekend stay at a friend’s house, you only care about one thing: where’s the Wi-Fi? To keep others from connecting on the sly, here are some things you can do to keep your wireless network secure.

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