Five Tips for Owning Rental Property

If you are considering investing in rental property, you likely have a number of plans for picking a property, managing your future tenants and more. However, if you have no experience in owning rental property, you may find that you have a lot to learn before your investment becomes a success. For this reason, many … [Read more…]

Ithaca Discusses Tax Breaks to Increase Area’s Apartments

With an estimated 43,018,000 renter-occupied households in the United States, it isn’t a stretch to suggest that apartments are a common part of American life. Whether you’re looking for something that fits your budget, or simply find yourself needing more flexibility and ease than owning a house would allow, there is likely a unit and … [Read more…]

Why Dog-Friendly Senior Living Communities are On the Rise

A growing number of senior living communities are changing a long-standing policy against companion animals — and are now welcoming residents’ dogs into their communities. According to a feature in the December 2014 issue of Dog Fancy, independent living for seniors can often be incredibly lonely, especially for seniors living in their own apartment. This, … [Read more…]

A Brief History of the Remote Control and Where it’s Headed in the Future

TV remote controls have had a long and illustrious history over the years. The earliest television remote controls were connected to TV sets by a wire. One of the world’s first wireless remote controls was created by renowned Serbian-American inventor Nikola Tesla, who unveiled the device at New York City’s Madison Square Garden in 1898. … [Read more…]

Three Great Reason to Give Charity Clothing Donations in Your Community

All across the country, the cold weather is starting to hit. Some cities are even experiencing record snowfalls, and it’s not even the holidays yet! Because the winter chill can reach into even the coziest of homes, it makes the season especially difficult for those without adequate shelter. Poor and homeless families especially can have … [Read more…]

Three Fun and Easy Ways to Donate Clothes to Local Charities

When it comes to giving back to your community, there is no easier way to do so than to give to charity. Most towns and cities have their own local organizations that are always looking for help in any way they can receive it. These groups, in turn, focus on helping families in need and … [Read more…]

Ergonomic Might Not Mean What You Think It Does

The definition of ergonomics probably isn’t what you might guess based on how you’ve seen it used. The word actually refers to the study of peoples’ efficiency in their work environment. It has nothing to do with your back, spine or posture… at least, not in its plainest application. How it relates to furniture — … [Read more…]

Easy Ways to Help Military Families and Veterans During the Holiday Season

The holidays will soon be upon us, allowing the perfect opportunity to reflect on all that we have to be thankful for, and how we can give back to our community, in particular military families and veterans. Military families often face a number of challenges that civilian families are not accustomed to, including long deployments … [Read more…]