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Social Ties are Good for Your Health

We may all know that relationships with friends and family add immensely to the quality of life. But did you also know that such social ties can help us live longer? BeWell talks to Cecile Andrews, author and a former affiliated...

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9 Ways to Meet New People in Your Neighborhood

Moving is a stressful life event in more ways than one, and making new friends is one of the scariest parts of a big relocation. When I moved across the country from Iowa to Oregon, my first big scare was when I realized...

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Finding the Catalyst – Part 2

This is the second part of a two-part blog on building social connections among your residents within your community. If you missed the first part, you can read about the importance of a community and why you need a community catalyst...

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Finding the Catalyst: Part 1

If you do a search on community building you’ll find cities across the country that are looking for people, ideas and programs to build social connections among residents in local communities. Wouldn’t it make sense those cities would come to...

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How (and Why) to Build a Community Within Your Community

The apartment industry houses one-third of the American population, so you might think that would make our onsite staff experts on building community. After all, they’re on the front lines of American families, and in many ways know their residents very well....

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Turn to Gardening for Happiness

Negative emotions such as stress and anxiety are a result of being confined in the same spaces and not getting enough exposure to sunlight and fresh air. Studies suggest that most of us are putting our health at risk by...

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10 Tips for Making the Winter Wake-Up Easier

Now that winter’s here, my reluctance to get out of bed in the morning has mounted exponentially. It’s much easier to snuggle deep into the covers when my alarm goes off, and I’m constantly oversleeping when I know that I...

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The Benefits of Eating Together

“Come and get it!” It may be dinnertime, but when was the last time your family sat down and enjoyed a meal together? With music lessons, ball practice, play rehearsal, and work schedules, it can be tough. Rounding up the troops...

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10 Easy Steps that Will Make You a Happier Person

We’re constantly bombarded with messages about what makes for a good life. Advertisers tell us it comes from owning and consuming their products. The media associate it with wealth, beauty or fame. And politicians claim that nothing matters more than...

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How to Meet the Neighbors: Building a Community

ARTICLE FROM: Marquette Management When living in an apartment community, you’re in close proximity to your neighbors. Oftentimes, though, we know our neighbors by sight, but we don’t actually “know” them. It’s good to meet new people and build stronger bonds...

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More Than Four Walls: Apartments and Resident Well-Being

Once upon a time, apartments were places that people rented to sleep, eat, entertain and chill out. These days, however, residents and potential residents want more from their units than four walls and a floor. “People are selecting apartments as...

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Apartment Resident Retention Ideas That Work

Resident retention starts on move-in day. Although the initial lease is signed the effort doesn’t stop there and leasing managers should continue to sell the renewal every 30 days with meaningful contact with residents in some way, either in person...

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Why Mindful Individuals Make Better Decisions

Mindfulness is practiced in board rooms from Silicon Valley to Wall Street. But just how much does it improve the quality of your decision-making? Five years ago when I introduced mindfulness to my MBA decision-making class it was perceived as...

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Your Guide to Analyzing Property in Just 10 Minutes

Article From: Bigger Pockets Blog When I first got started with looking for multifamily properties, it took me 4 hours to answer the question, “What is the most I can offer for this particular deal?” As you probably know, you...