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  • Won’t You Be Someone Else’s Neighbor

    My best friend and I lived together for five years. During that time, her boyfriend lived with us for about 8 months. After they broke up, he stayed for another month. The Vatican is currently reviewing my application for Sainthood.  Fortunately, this ex-boyfriend wasn’t a psycho. He didn’t set the place on fire, or do drugs, or throw house parties until 3 a.m. Still, he was unauthorized. (And,...
  • Holiday Safety Tips for Residents: Trees, Lighting, Candles

    While decorating helps add to the beauty of the holidays, it also brings an increased risk of fire hazards. Apartment communities and their residents can benefit from the following decorating tips provided by Preferred Insurance. We hope they help you celebrate the holiday season safely. Christmas Tree Safety • Keep a fresh-cut tree outdoors and cover the trunk in snow, or immerse it in a bucket...
  • The Price of Love

    In 2001, Jennifer Lopez made it known that her love don’t cost a thing. In 2012, I came to the harsh realization that others’ love does cost a thing. More specifically, $35 per month on Match.com. Keep spinning those lies, J. Lo. When you start paying for love—or someone to simply help you carry in the groceries—you take a good, hard look at yourself. “Is this what 26 looks like,” you ask. ...
  • Bottom of the Barrel

    Public apology: I’m sorry for the things that I said. It was winter. See, I don’t deal well with the cold. And I’m not even talking Minnesota cold. I mean Virginia cold. But hey, it’s still cold. This winter felt like a particularly rough one, my only consolation to the below-zero wind-chill presenting itself in the form of a couch and a family-size package of Oreos. Much like a bear, I choose to...

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