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A Primer in DIY Pest Removal

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega A Primer in DIY Pest Removal

If your living situation is anything like mine, your landlord probably isn’t taking responsibility for removing unwanted roommates (AKA pests) from your home. That’s a problem they usually leave to the tenant, who must then find creative — and preferably cheap — ways to banish the creatures and return to a comfortable life without fear […]

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Pet or Plant? 6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Getting a Pet

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Pet or Plant? 6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Getting a Pet

It’s hard to resist that furry face looking at you through the shelter or pet store window. For many, it’s downright painful to walk away. Pets are wonderful additions to any household or family. They’re always there when you need them, and their love is unconditional. But, with any good thing comes a caveat. Pets […]

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Setting Realistic Resolutions for 2018

MaryBeth Skoch MaryBeth Skoch Setting Realistic Resolutions for 2018

We have all heard it before, “New Year, new you!”… While this can be very enticing, the problem with this way of thinking is that it implies we need to reinvent ourselves every January 1st. That somehow we begin each year flawed, in one-way or another. Consider the shift when you hear, “New Year, true […]

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Five Ways to Change Your Fitness Routine in 2018

Todd Johnson Todd Johnson Five Ways to Change Your Fitness Routine in 2018

We all have routines or daily recurrences that we absentmindedly go through. Routines can makes things easier or instill a sense of comfort to us physically and mentally. The problem with routines is eventually we become robots to our habits which results in a lack of inspiration and ultimately results. This is definitely true when […]

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Actually Read Your Lease Terms — Some Sage Advice for First Time Renters

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Actually Read Your Lease Terms — Some Sage Advice for First Time Renters

Renting your first apartment is an exciting time in life. Getting out from under parental authority and signing your own lease are major steps into freedom and independence. With such newfound empowerment comes great responsibility. After all, it’s a legal agreement. That being said, read through the thing in its entirety. It’s not exactly a […]

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Don’t Play With Fire — Some Sage Advice for First Time Renters

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Don’t Play With Fire — Some Sage Advice for First Time Renters

When I first moved into my current apartment, my landlord gave me a few warnings: change the air filter every three months, be mindful of what’s going down the garbage disposal, and don’t grill out too close to the building. That last one seemed out of the blue until he shared that one of his […]

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Old North (and South Clintonville) Named Hottest Hipster Neighborhoods in US

Walker Evans Walker Evans Old North (and South Clintonville) Named Hottest Hipster Neighborhoods in US

If you’re looking for a combination of hip local businesses to frequent and an active real estate market, then you could do no better than the Old North neighborhood right here in Columbus. According to a joint report by Yelp and Realtor.com, the 43202 zip code — which technically includes both the south end of […]

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