Green Living Tips

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Did you know that recycling helps the environment and can help you “go green”? And biking can as well! Learn about more wants to increase your green living with the following article!

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16 Decorator Tricks for Small Living Rooms and More

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Living in an apartment, or in an older home with tiny rooms, can present a challenge: how to make your limited space seem larger. Try these easy home-decorating ideas.

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Top 10 Tricks for Better Apartment Living

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Apartment hunting can be stressful, and living in an apartment isn’t always a picnic either. From noisy neighbors to horrible landlords and tight spaces, things can get dicey. But with the right tricks up your sleeve, living in an apartment can be awesome. Here …read more

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30 Brilliant Ideas for Apartment Decorating on the Cheap

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Looking for some great ideas for decorating on the cheap in your new apartment? Take a look at the 30 brilliant but cost-effective brainstorms we found on Pinterest!

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Decorating Tips for Furnishing Small Apartments

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Just because your home is pint-sized doesn’t mean you have to live with pint-sized home decor. Try these apartment decorating ideas on for size, and you’ll find your small apartment has never looked bigger.

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9 Good Kitchen Updates (When You Can’t Renovate Your Rental)

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Adding a mirror or a temporary back-splash are just two great ways to temporarily renovate your kitchen while renting. To learn about the other good ideas, click here!

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10 Tips for Apartment Decorating

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Bright colors and graphic patterns are hallmarks of Washington, D.C., interior designer Sally Steponkus, whose bold-yet-classic look is well within your reach.

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Awesome Dinner Roll Recipes

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It’s November! That means that Thanksgiving will be coming up later this month, and what better way to win over the hearts of family than by baking some delicious rolls.

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35 Ideas for Fall Decorations

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With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, its important to start thinking about how you want to decorate if you’re having people over. Well, look no further! This article has 35 great ideas to make your home stand out.

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3 Proven Methods for Improving Your Cell Phone Signal

Not much is more frustrating than trying to use a cell phone with 1x reception. From broken sentences to incomplete words, the conversation is pretty much incomprehensible. You try everything to improve the signal. The most obvious thing to do is keep your phone charged because a full battery guarantees the best hardware performance. But what next? Aside from finding the sweet spot in your apartment, there are a few things you can do to improve your cell phone service.

Wi-Fi Calling

Most phones now have a Wi-Fi assistance option. This basically allows your phone to borrow from the Wi-Fi signal when the cell signal is too low. This is certainly the future of voice calling, and it’s free. All you need is an internet connection. And if your phone doesn’t have a Wi-Fi assisted option, you can simply forego your phone’s default voice calling by downloading any of the number of free Wi-Fi calling apps available on app stores. You can also get free texts through these apps also. Then you can call anyone from Wi-Fi whenever you want, and you’ll never have to worry about cell phone signal again.

Purchase a Femtocell

A femtocell is a powered base station that connects to your internet service. Its purpose is to amplify your cell phone signal. It’s basically an in-house cell tower. Through the Wi-Fi, a femtocell bridges the gap between the cell phone tower signal and obstructions (such as your house, its walls, and objects inside the house). It also reduces the number of cell phones using the cell tower directly, thus improving your signal.

It’s a fairly inexpensive solution to what might be a long-term problem. Before you go out and purchase one, research which femtocell might be best for you.

Signal Booster

Another option is acquiring a signal booster through your wireless carrier. This device basically boosts signals from anywhere in your house. For instance, if you can get two bars when you stand nearby the microwave by the back door, placing a signal booster in that area will spread the signal throughout the house, and in many cases will improve upon it.

Basically one of the only free options for improving your cell signal is to connect your phone to Wi-Fi (if the option is available). No matter what you choose, be sure to research to determine the best option to fit your needs.