TIPS ON PACKING FOR A VACATION

Are you looking all around your Chicago apartment, trying to decide what to pack–and how to pack–for your upcoming vacation? This is quite common. Most of us put off packing until the last minute because it can be hard to do it efficiently. The good news is that with a little bit of pre-planning, packing…

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3 BREATHING EXERCISES TO HELP YOU RELAX

Big city living can be stressful. That’s why it’s so important to take a few minutes each day to focus on your breathing. Yoga and meditation practitioners have long known how important breathing exercises are for cleansing your mind and for finding a sense of inner peace. Here are three simple breathing practices that can…

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WAYS TO STAY WARM IN COLD WEATHER

Chicago residents know that the winters can be long, cold, and filled with unexpected lake-effect snowstorms, that much to the delight of children, cause school closures and snowball fights in the numerous city parks. Whether you and your friends love to venture out in the colder temperatures, or simply want to keep your Chicago apartment…

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STAY HEALTHY WITH THESE NUTRITION TIPS

March is National Nutrition Month and there’s never been a better time to start paying more attention to your health. But instead of concentrating on all the things you can’t have, it’s time to start thinking about all the things that you can add to your life. Too much denial will ultimately cause people to…

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HOW TO CLEAN YOUR GAS-RANGE STOVE

Any home cook will tell you that the advantages of a gas stove are manifold. From being able to precisely control the heat of your food as you cook, to being able to use everything from basic cast iron to more specialized equipment like a true wok or that heirloom Dutch oven, cooks always prefer…

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HELPFUL DOG TRAINING TIPS

If you’re sharing your apartment with a furry friend, you’re in for many happy years of love and companionship. Knowing a few dog care and training basics make everyday life go much more smoothly for all residents. Following are just several of the many strategies available to new pet owners designed to turn any pup…

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