Eco-Friendly Ways to Decorate for the Holidays

If you like to live a sustainable, eco-friendly lifestyle throughout the year, why abandon that approach during the holiday season? Reduce, reuse, and recycle this December when you try a few of these eco-conscious decorating ideas. Highlight Mother Nature. Light, fluffy snow blankets an evergreen tree, set aglow by the bright winter moon. It’s an iconic […]

Holiday Entertaining Tips for Small Spaces

Some people are born with an innate talent for hosting—others, not so much. But it really doesn’t matter which category you fall into. Either way, you’re totally equipped to host a holiday party. You might just need some extra guidance if you’re not a naturally gifted host. Before you welcome guests into your home for […]

The Dos and Don’ts of Black Friday Shopping

Once you’ve polished off the final morsel of Thanksgiving turkey, it’s time to turn your attention to the next task at hand: shopping for holiday gifts. Nowadays, Black Friday begins long before the clock strikes midnight with online deals and Thanksgiving-evening store openings. But the day after Thanksgiving remains one of the most budget-friendly day […]

Irresistible Recipes Using Thanksgiving Leftovers

Thanksgiving is a time to not only give thanks but also indulge in all your favorite comfort foods. Mashed potatoes, stuffing, sweet potato casserole—nothing is off limits on Turkey Day. But what do you do if you end up with heaps of leftovers, and no party guests willing to take them home? Don’t let them […]

How to Host Thanksgiving Like a Real Boss

Thanksgiving is right on the horizon, so if you’re hosting the meal this year, you might be starting to sweat. But even if this is your first time heading up the Turkey Day festivities, there’s no need to panic. Follow these simple tips for a stress-free Thanksgiving feast.  Get your home—and kitchen—ready for action. The key […]

Daylight Saving Time Is Ending: Survive the Switch

When cooler temperatures roll in, you might be tempted to cuddle up in your apartment and hibernate for the winter. But there is another option. You can continue to go about your daily routine and enjoy the great outdoors, much like you did during the summer. Here are a few ways to make the switch […]

Expect the Unexpected: How to Budget for Emergencies

Even the most organized person can’t control everything. Unforeseen circumstances can throw a major wrench in your plans, and your budget, if you’re not prepared for them. Follow these steps to build an emergency fund that will carry you through tough financial times. Assess your spending. An emergency savings fund will look a little different for […]

How to Adapt Your Fitness Routine to the Fall Season

Now that autumn is in full swing, you’re probably tempted to throw on your coziest cardigan and just stay indoors for a few months. But if you’re a fitness fanatic, there is another way. You can stick to your regular exercise routine—even if you like to exercise outdoors—with these fitness tips. Grab warmer workout gear. Before […]

Savor Fall’s Flavors With These Pumpkin Spice-Inspired Recipes

The season is finally here when it’s totally acceptable to eat pumpkin everything, so don’t waste a moment of it. Dive into autumn with these simple recipes that heavily feature your favorite fall flavor, pumpkin spice. Pumpkin Spice Vinaigrette []Didn’t think it was possible to infuse your salad with pumpkin spice? Think again. This unique […]

Break the Ice: How to Meet Your Apartment Neighbors

It may seem crazy, but it's easy to live within feet of people for years and never know so much as their name. If your apartment neighbors haven't gone out of their way to introduce themselves, maybe you should be the one to make the first move. Here are some low-pressure ways to break the […]