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Hanging Pictures Without Ruining Your Apartment

We don’t want you to ruin your drywall or all sense of decorative order. Plan ahead, go step by step, and you’ll be enjoying your new art before no time.   1. Figure out where the picture’s going Make sure it’s big enough for the frame, and that it otherwise makes sense to hang something […]

By  Caitlin Morgan
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Move in Secrets

Hello everyone! It’s another MyNewPlace Friday–where we tell you about our real-life apartment challenges. My name is Ruskin, and I just started as a member of the Marketing Department at MyNewPlace; I moved to San Francisco and into a new apartment just four days before that!  My boss thought it would be perfect for me […]

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Chores You Should Do Every 4 Weeks

Because the work never stops.   Dust, dust everything   Really, everything. Fans and overhead light fixtures. The surfaces of everything from refrigerator to bookcase to TV to curtain rods. All your picture frames, art, and knick-knacks. This chore will keep your lungs healthier and your house cleaner for longer.   Vacuum the furniture   […]

By  Caitlin Morgan
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Quick and Dirty Dinner Options

If you’re like me, your best-laid dinner plans often go awry. Usually on Mondays, I find all these great recipes I want to make during the week, and then I’ll have leftovers I can eat for lunch or dinner other days so I don’t spend too much money, everything’s going to be so great. Aaaaaaand […]

By  Julia Erlandson
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Winter Produce for Your Resolutions

Resolved to incorporate more vegetables into your diet this year? Start off your resolution with seasonal options you might not be eating yet:   Beets I personally have a hard time with beets. Their color is gorgeous, but their flavor unusual. They’re highly worth eating, however; beets are packed with vitamins, are supposed to clean […]

By  Caitlin Morgan
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Keep the Holidays Bulging: How Long to Freeze Leftovers

The holiday season brings with it a huge amount of food waste. This Thanksgiving, Americans likely threw away 203 million pounds of turkey. That’s four Statues of Liberty of turkey. That’s $282 million worth of turkey. And that’s not even counting the green bean casserole no one wanted. What can we do to prevent this […]

By  Caitlin Morgan
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Healthier Holiday Recipes

There are a lot of good recipes out there, geared toward keeping you healthier and happier this holiday season. We’re listing just a few here, from sites we love that have lots more! Scandinavian Pickled Herring Bites I couldn’t resist this recipe from Eating Well; one of my favorite appetizers is just pickled herring on […]

By  Caitlin Morgan
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Healthier Holiday Tips

The holidays: the time of butter-filled cookies, hopped-up eggnog, and gravy on everything. Nothing wrong with enjoying yourself, but why not cut some corners (that is, off your love handles) when you can? Think before you eat Everyone and their co-worker is going to bake cookies. You’re going to be surrounded. Before automatically swiping one […]

By  Caitlin Morgan
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Keeping Cats Happy In Your Apartment

Why keep your cat inside? The average life span of an outdoor cat is only 2 to 3 years, compared with up to 15 to 20 for indoor cats. That’s just one reason. If you’ve chosen to keep your kitty from the dangers and pleasures of being outdoors, you can at least make living inside a little […]

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Favorite Beginner Cookbooks for This Holiday Season

The holidays approach. That dangerous time of year when you gain at least 5 pounds from mediocre cookies, and you’re expected to buy gifts for 15 people you see once a year. Kill two birds with one stone and buy a useful gift that might increase the caliber of the calories around you: a cookbook! […]

By  Caitlin Morgan
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