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Do's & Don'ts Of Backyard Decor

Do's & Don'ts Of Backyard Decor

During the summer months, your backyard (terrace, stoop, roof deck - you get the point) serves a number of purposes. It's a place to relax after a tough day at the office; it's a place to entertain your friends and family; it's a place to showcase your green thumb and grow herbs, fruits, and vegetables to enjoy in your seasonal cuisine. W ...

The Do's & Don'ts Of Summer BBQs

The Do's & Don'ts Of Summer BBQs

Fourth of July is finally here, and you know what that means - barbecue season has officially kicked off! Whether you've never touched a grill before in your life or you consider yourself a bit of a grill master, these tips and tricks will keep you grilling safely and deliciously all summer long. On setting up the grill... Check the ...

How To Throw A Half-Christmas Party

How To Throw A Half-Christmas Party

This isn't your traditional "Christmas in July" party. My friends, this is the next great party your friends will beg you to throw year after year. It's the Half-Christmas Party! Whether you celebrate Christmas every year or are simply looking for an excuse to throw a party this summer, Half-Christmas is where it's at. Hold up. Wait a m ...

The Internet And Our Changing Habits Are Killing Malls Across America

The Internet And Our Changing Habits Are Killing Malls Across America

Over the last five years, there’s been no shortage of millennial think pieces addressing the way we live, navigate, and see ourselves in the world. And, honestly, this write up may fall right into that category, too. In fact, this will be the first piece in a little series I do touching on how the internet and our shifting behaviors hav ...

Apps That Will Help Protect Your Stuff

Apps That Will Help Protect Your Stuff

As a society, we're constantly connected to our mobile devices. Whether we're looking up directions to the closest pizza place or checking in on our friends to see what they're up to, our phones are never far from us. It makes sense, then, to utilize these devices to amplify our home security. These are some of the best (and coolest) app ...

Jared Kushner: Senior Advisor To The President And Baltimore Slumlord

Jared Kushner: Senior Advisor To The President And Baltimore Slumlord

Disclaimer: Growing up, I lived in and around Baltimore for eleven years. So, you can imagine, when I came across a piece in the New York Times which was speaking on spurned, unjustly treated residents of Baltimore, I took great interest. What made the story even more intriguing was the subject of the investigative piece - Jared Kushner. ...

Protect Your Stuff

Protect Your Stuff

Now that late spring is here, and we’re in the middle of peak rental season, it’s time to make sure you’re doing everything possible to get the new digs set up right. Beyond buying the right stuff to deck out your interior and changing your mailing address over to the new spot’s, you need to make sure ALL your stuff is protected ...

Keeping Your Home Protected While You're Down The Shore

Keeping Your Home Protected While You're Down The Shore

Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner. That means backyard barbecues, shore trips, and that coveted extra day off from work. It's the national holiday that signifies the not-so-official start of the summer season. People across the nation pack their trunks up and head to shore points far and wide to enjoy themselves for the long ...

In NYC, The Top 1% Make 7 Time More Than Half The City’s Population Combined

In NYC, The Top 1% Make 7 Time More Than Half The City’s Population Combined

Have you been feeling extra broke lately? Like, over the past decade or so, lately? I ask because, based on the newest report from NY’s Independent Budget Office (IBO), New Yorkers are getting shafted when it comes to economic disparities. So, basically, the feeling you have of never getting ahead, is one shared equally amongst your p ...

4 Reasons WYL Partnered with Allstate…Again

4 Reasons WYL Partnered with Allstate…Again

Last fall, Allstate joined up with WYL to spread the word about the need for renters’ insurance amongst millennials. The premise was simple: over 80% of our user base are considered millennial renters and they all have a good amount of stuff that needs protection from unforseen disasters like a fire or burglary. We’re not a company ...

Upcoming Shows In Philadelphia

Upcoming Shows In Philadelphia

Philadelphia is home to some of the world's coolest venues, both historically and artistically. Now I might be a bit biased (as a former Entertainment & Arts Management major at Drexel University), I'm partial to the city's music venues, soaked with the sweat of musicians past and present, some with crumbling ceilings and speakers tha ...

A Personal Look At How The US Public Housing System Is Failing Its Residents

A Personal Look At How The US Public Housing System Is Failing Its Residents

“I’m just happy and grateful to have a place to call home,” said Christina Whitehurst, a single mother, and resident of the Johnson Homes projects located in North Philadelphia. Seeing her children run around their new home, braid each other’s hair, and share laughs immediately make you understand why this woman, who once lived in ...