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Want to Get through the Holidays? Conduct Some Appliance Maintenance

Want to Get through the Holidays? Conduct Some Appliance Maintenance

With the holiday season in full swing, we’ll soon be up to our eyeballs in delicious foods—turkey, mashed potatoes, casseroles, and all sorts of pies, all made from scratch in the kitchen. At least, that’s the ideal, if the appliances play along. In a recent Consumer...

Moving? Here Are Three Reasons Renting Is the Way to Go

Moving? Here Are Three Reasons Renting Is the Way to Go

Quiz time! What percentage of Americans are renters? 22 percent 34 percent 17 percent If you picked B, you’re right! According to RentCafé, renters now make up 34 percent of America’s general population. That’s over 100 million renters, and the number is growing....

Try These Four Fun and Free Activities with Your Friends this Weekend

Try These Four Fun and Free Activities with Your Friends this Weekend

Have you and your roommates exhausted every board game in the apartment? Have you played every video game and every other group activity you can think of? If so, let us recommend five activities with your friends you may not have gotten to quite yet. Become Artisanal...

Boost Your Credit by Paying Rent Online

Boost Your Credit by Paying Rent Online

Everyone wants to improve their credit score, but is there any way to do that besides getting a loan? Yes! You can actually boost your credit score by paying rent online. One study found that participants who reported their rent payments to credit bureaus for six...

Play These Kid-Friendly Outdoor Park Games while Social Distancing

Play These Kid-Friendly Outdoor Park Games while Social Distancing

Do your kids miss playing with their friends? While a day playing at the park with friends may be a little tricky to pull off at the moment, it’s totally doable! Here are three outdoor park games that kids can play while social distancing to get the outdoor time and...

What You Can Do to Help Clean Nearby Parks and Beaches

What You Can Do to Help Clean Nearby Parks and Beaches

The Ocean Conservancy’s beach cleanups are impressive: Every September, thousands of volunteers dedicate time to cleaning up their local beaches. The organization estimates that over 30 years, they have collected over 300 million pounds of trash. Each summer, staff...

How to Plan a Socially Distanced Beach Visit

How to Plan a Socially Distanced Beach Visit

Are you longing to get back down to the beach after too much time indoors? If so, you’re in luck! Many beaches, like nearby Seal Beach, have reopened since recent closures due to COVID-19. Though your days at the beach might look a little different than they did in...

3 Ways to Celebrate National Smoothie Day

3 Ways to Celebrate National Smoothie Day

Did you know that the term “smoothie” began to be used in recipes in the mid-1930s? It’s almost a magical word—just saying it makes you feel refreshed! With National Smoothie Day coming up on June 21, it’s time to celebrate these fun blended drinks. Here are some...

Our How-to Guide to Decorating Small Spaces

Our How-to Guide to Decorating Small Spaces

Steve Jobs once said, “[Design is] not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” Although he was referencing Apple products, the same theory can be applied to interior design. So, how do you decorate small spaces that not only look beautiful but...

The History of Memorial Day

The History of Memorial Day

Memorial Day brings some stirring images to mind: the American flag, flowers laid at a gravesite, and the solemn words “Never Forget.” Observed every year on the last Monday in May, this federal holiday is a special occasion to pay homage to those who have given their...