Amanda Ray

Dogs come in all shapes and sizes, as do the behavioral problems and learning curves that come with them. This is especially true for first-time dog owners, who might not know exactly what to expect when it comes to their dog’s development.

Amanda Ray

 · Mar 22, 2018

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Bringing a new life into the world is one of the most daunting and fulfilling experiences existence has to offer. Of course, it’s easy to see how living in a one bedroom apartment with a newborn could seem a little overwhelming.

Amanda Ray

 · Feb 27, 2018

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Unless you’re an entomologist, it’s quite likely that you don’t like bugs — especially if your apartment is infested with them! Even scientists don’t want potentially deadly spiders around their pets and children.

Amanda Ray

 · Feb 20, 2018

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David Berliner, a professor of Anthropology at Université libre de Bruxelles, once said: “Think about buying technological gadgets while opposing child labor and ecological waste, or about condemning theft, then illegally downloading music and movies. Think of those who hold forth about respecting private life, and a moment later post personal photos to Facebook. There […]

Amanda Ray

 · Feb 13, 2018

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Anyone who’s ever lived without the convenience of their own washing machine and dryer understands the toils and torments of having to rely on public laundromats. There are few things more inconvenient (or more tedious) than having to lug 50+ pounds of clothes across town, and then having to sit under flickering fluorescent lightbulbs for […]

Amanda Ray

 · Feb 6, 2018

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When it comes to renting an apartment, one of the most easily overlooked aspects of budgeting is the extent to which your utility bills can range in cost. There are many factors that affect the price you pay for utilities, including the number of people in your apartment, whether or not the building offers gas […]

Amanda Ray

 · Jan 25, 2018

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Does this sound familiar? It’s been a long day at work, you want nothing more than to come back to your apartment and relax. You walk up the stairs and unlock the door. Before you even have the chance to turn on the lights, your nose tells you what you don’t want to know: your apartment stinks! Sure, once you’ve settled on the couch and turned on the TV, the bad smell seems to have faded. Don’t be fooled–your apartment smells as bad as ever. Your olfactory system has just acclimated itself to the funk. Planning on having friends or a significant other over anytime soon? You’ve got to get rid of that smell first.

Amanda Ray

 · Jan 16, 2018

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Living in an apartment on a month-to-month basis can seem very alluring — especially for travelers who don’t want to be tied down to a specific location, young workers who are unsure of where their futures will take them, and people who are new to a city. And while there are many benefits that come […]

Amanda Ray

 · Jan 9, 2018

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If you live in an inner city, it can be hard to believe the phrase “let’s go outside and get some fresh air.” But despite all the car exhaust, industrial fumes, and smog found in the urban outdoors, the air inside the average American home is still two to five times more polluted. This is […]

Amanda Ray

 · Dec 26, 2017

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Paris is the city of love. It’s the city of lights. It’s the city where you can live “la vie en rose.” And yet, it’s also a city that was built over 2,000 years ago — long before its founders had any idea how large it would become in the coming millennia. In an effort […]

Amanda Ray

 · Dec 19, 2017

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