Anyone who knows me knows I’m someone to ask about fashion. (I’ll leave that to you to decide whether I’m being sarcastic.) What’s not to love about spring? The sun is out—unless you live in Colorado, in which case it snowed for the past 24 hours. The living is good—unless your house has just been [...]
When choosing topics to cover in my new fair housing book, a common practice known as “steering” easily made it to the top of my list. Why? Most landlords and tenants know that turning away an apartment applicant based on a protected characteristic such as race, religion, or disability is illegal. But not everyone realizes that [...]
Spring is a great time to add some variety to your cocktail list. Gone are the days of hot toddies and mulled cider; welcome warmer weather with drinks that incorporate fresh fruit, refreshing mint, and tart lemon and lime. Mix up one of the following cocktails for a spring garden party, or just as a [...]
Despite Yahoo’s recent decision to rescind employee rights to telecommuting, more and more of us are working from home, at least part of the time. If you spend a significant amount of work time in your apartment, banging out assignments at the dining room table might not quite suffice. Keep your materials and tasks in [...]
On the one hand, you’re one of the few single people in the country who can afford to have their own place. Good for you! On the other hand….it can be lonely, boring, and creepy as all get-out. Listen to your most embarrassing music As much as I love my guy roommate, it will [...]
If you are one of many people living in America living without a carbon monoxide detector, read on! Why…why…why…why…why… Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, tasteless, invisible gas that can, highly concentrated, kill you in one go or, in lower concentrations, harm you over time. In other words, it’s a poisonous gas that [...]
Spring cleaning? An excellent idea. Get the winter grime off your floors, and the buildup of stuff out of your closest. Just don’t forget your clothes in all this. After all, you spend as much time in them as you do on that mattress you should probably be flipping soon. Clean and store sweaters Sweaters [...]
There are lots of scary things out there, especially if you’re living in a big American city. Bed bugs, scabies, little crumbs that will keep you up all night like the Princess and the Pea. While I’m not advocating that you become a total hypochondriac/agoraphobe/clean freak/freak show. But if you want to keep creepy crawlies [...]
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