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  • You Can't Be Too Safe

    I don’t shop often, but when I do, I buy in bulk. The 23 pudding cups and seven tubes of Aquafresh still in my closet—compliments of a shopping spree at Costco—are a testament to this. So when a guy came into the office last year to talk about self-defense—and, of course, to peddle safety-related products—I thought ‘why not add some pepper spray to the mix?!...
  • New Training Available from NAAEI

      You’re probably already familiar with our CAM, CAMT, NALP, CAS, IROP and CAPS designations. Each provides a great way to build on your industry knowledge and to demonstrate your expertise to others in the profession. What you may not realize is that NAAEI also offers more than 40 online courses and webinars.   They cover a wide range of industry-specific topics that include...
  • Community and Workplace Safety – It’s Not a Dance

    Safety is a lesson we learn from early childhood: Mothers remind us to pick up our toys from the hallway or warn us against placing a hand on a hot stove. Like our personal homes, the multi-unit communities in which we house hundreds or even thousands of residents have hazards that could cause a minor scrape or even a life-threatening injury. No community or leasing office – no matter how...
  • Dirty Little Secret

    Disclaimer: If you are a potential love interest, please stop reading. My name is Lauren and I own 36 porcelain dolls. I have a problem. I began collecting them as a young girl and continued to do so until the age of 20, when my mom stopped enabling me. The dolls were taking up too much space and, more important, creeping people out. Friends would walk into my childhood bedroom for the first...

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