Style Tricks That Make Small Rooms Look Larger

Just because you live in an apartment doesn’t mean your space should feel cramped! You can make your home feel spacious, despite the square footage, if you use a few of these tips and tricks from design pros. Choose like colors (preferably neutral ones). Fight the temptation to go for dark, bold colors and big prints. […]

Are You Brave Enough for Laurel’s House of Horror & Escape Room?

Halloween is on the horizon, and the region’s biggest indoor haunted house is set to reopen for the season. Laurel’s House of Horror & Escape Room resides inside of what was once a movie theater—but it’s been long abandoned.  That’s largely due to its history. The theater’s former owners had experienced some paranormal events inside […]

How to Add Dimension to a Rental With Area Rugs

If you want to spruce up your space without doing a total home makeover, you might only need to add a single accent: an area rug. The huge variety of shapes, styles, and hues mean that there’s an area rug out there for everyone, regardless of your taste. Here’s how to bring some extra dimension […]

Sept. 21: The Pollinator Festival at the Patuxent Research Refuge

Honeybees and monarch butterflies both play a huge role in the local ecosystem, a role that you can learn all about at the Pollinator Festival at the Patuxent Research Refuge. Nature experts will be on hand to explain how these pollinators make a major impact on Laurel, and the ways you can help them. Chat […]

Roommate Drama? Here’s How to Keep the Peace

Living with other people can be fun and rewarding, but it also comes with certain challenges. It takes a while to learn how others operate on a daily basis, and there can be bumps along the way. If you find yourself butting heads with one of your roommates, follow these tips to bring everything back […]

This Weekend in Laurel Park: The Crackin’ Crab Feast!

Fresh seafood abounds at the aptly named Crackin’ Crab Feast, an annual celebration of local crustaceans. This year’s smorgasbord kicks off tomorrow at 1 p.m. with four hours’ worth of all-you-can-eat Maryland blue crabs, doled out beneath the Apron Tent at the Laurel Park Grandstand. When you nab a ticket ($60), you’re entitled to chow […]

Working From Home? Here’s How to Be More Productive

Working from home comes with countless perks—the zero-minute commute, the flexible hours, the option to stay in your PJs all day. But there’s also one major drawback: It can be hard to focus outside of a traditional office space. Follow these tips to boost your working-from-home productivity. Set the stage. Before you even open your email, […]

This Weekend Near Emerson at Cherry Lane: Free Lakefront Yoga

There’s no better way to greet the morning than with a slow and stretchy yoga session. Perhaps the only way to make it better is to add some fresh air. That’s exactly what happens when Haven on the Lake hosts its free lakefront yoga classes in nearby Columbia. This special summer series takes full advantage […]

Quick and Easy Updates for a Rental Kitchen

Just because you don’t technically own your kitchen doesn’t mean you can’t make any upgrades. As long as it’s temporary and won’t cause damage upon removal, you’re welcome to add as much flair to your rental kitchen as you like! Here are a few ways to do it. Dress up your cabinets. You don’t have […]

Tomorrow Near Emerson at Cherry Lane: Clandestine Comics Show

If you’re a fan of comic books, mark your calendar for the Clandestine Comics Show this weekend. The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Laurel will host the show from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, August 4th. With up to 100 exhibitors on hand for the event, you’ll have plenty to explore. These vendors […]