9 Foods for a Good Mood

1 03 2011

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Plenty of little things can give you a case of the blues, and some are simply beyond your control. What is within your control? Making some smart moves to improve your physical and mental state when the road gets bumpy. Even though you can’t open your kitchen cabinet door and have a good mood jump out at you, a few items on those shelves can gently help you feel more upbeat

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The 6 Quickest (and Healthiest) Cooking Methods

28 02 2011

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1. Grilling

It’s best to use this quick method of cooking only for tender cuts of meat and fish, and for shellfish. The grill should be well heated before cooking begins. The heat can then be adjusted by the temperature dial or by raising or lowering the grill pan. Some meats, such as sausages and bacon, contain sufficient fat for grilling, but leaner cuts such as skinless chicken breast fillets will need a light brushing of oil or other basting liquid, or they can be marinated for 30 minutes to 1 hour first to add moisture. Use a rack in your grill pan so that fat drips down into the pan.

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The Most Popular Christmas Cookies in America:Northeast

13 12 2010
Everyone loves sugar cookies, chocolate-chip cookies, and gingerbread. But what did bakers in each of the 50 states pick for their holiday trays besides the straight-up national favorites? Based on page views last December at allrecipes.com, the sister site of Reader’s Digest, the winners in the Northeastern states are …
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5 Safety Tips for Holiday Shopping Online

10 12 2010

 

Holiday shopping can be an exhausting experience, even online. There are so many places to visit and choices to make. You like to believe that the product and service recommendations you receive while shopping are helping show you the best bargains and important special offers. This is the claim made by many behavioral tracking advertisers. Their PhD-designed computer algorithms watch your every move and help predict what you might want to see.

But what happens when one of these friendly helpers has an ulterior motive such as selling your information to someone else or using it to invade your shopping privacy? These five tips will help ensure that you get the most from your holiday shopping experience and keep the unwanted intruders at bay.

1. Beware of upsells and add-ons

It is common practice to offer additional related items to a customer who just completed a purchase. If you purchased a pair of shoes, it is logical for marketers to assume that you might want socks or even another pair of shoes. How you deal with these prompts tells the vendor a lot about your tendencies and preferences. Most importantly, it tells them that you DO or DO NOT respond to such advertisements. Vendors design their sites and shopping carts based on this behavior. If you ignore such prompts, or quickly navigate away from the site after receiving your purchase confirmation, you will be less likely to become a statistic and more likely to keep your personal privacy intact.

2. Use a different email address

One of the biggest annoyances surrounding online shopping is the increase in follow-up emails that are sent after you make your purchase. Good marketers know that existing customers are their best customers, so almost every purchase you make online will result in a series of emails designed to get you back to the site to buy something else. Most sites assume that by making a purchase from them, you have voluntarily “opted in” to their email marketing campaigns. But don’t forget that you can opt-out by clicking on each email’s unsubscribe link, while this sounds easy enough, it can sometimes be a time-consuming, painful process. Instead, go to gmail.google.com and get a new gmail email address that you can use exclusively for online shopping. Make sure to create a legitimate email address because some purchases will require you to validate it. Once you finish holiday shopping, you can then choose to either ignore or cancel that gmail account, and your ‘real’ email inbox will remain spam-free.

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Inspire Wi-Fi – Get Connected!

7 12 2010

Welcome to 4343 at the Parkway’s Community-Wide Wireless Network!

In a continuing effort to improve our amenities and resources to the community, we have partnered with Inspire Wi-Fi to provide a Community-Wide wireless internet network for our residents and guests. In your apartment or in any common areas, your high-speed internet connection will be available.

To make connecting to the internet as easy as possible, no passwords or user ID’s are required. You are required to access the internet through your browser each time. You will not be able to access various tools, such as Outlook, without going through the browser first, which ensures our authentication/security process.

The Wi-Fi solution does not support devices like Xbox Live, Vonage, Skype, movie downloads, streaming online classes or other high bandwidth applications. If you require more bandwidth, we recommend a dedicated wired connection and use the Wi-Fi solution provided by your community for emailing and other basic internet programs.

The wireless network runs on all current versions of Windows and Mac. If you have a desktop PC or a laptop without an integrated wireless card, you can purchase a wireless card at retailers such as Best Buy or Office Depot. All you need is a 802.11 capable device.

For 24×7 Tech Support, call 1-877-APT-WIFI, Option 2 or email our support team @ support@inspirewifi.com.





Resident Happy Hour @ Fox and the Hound!

23 11 2010

Don’t forget to stop by Fox and the Hound to enjoy happy hour with the 4343 at the Parkway team and resident activity director on November 30th, 2010! We will be there starting @ 7pm! When you come in just make sure to ask where the 4343 at the Parkway group is so they can direct you to our reserved seating.

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!





Refuge House Toy Drive 2010! – Top 10 Toys Under $19.99!

10 11 2010

1. Disney Pixar Toy Story 3 Basic Action Figure 2-Pack – Rex and Rescue Woody $14.99

 Disney Pixar Toy Story 3 Basic Action Figure 2-Pack - Rex and Rescue Woody -  Mattel - Toys"R"Us

2. Pop-On Pals Figure – Chef and Princess– $9.99

Pop-On Pals Figure - Chef and Princess -  Spin Master - Toys"R"Us

3. Batman Dark Knight Basic Action Figure – Staff Strike Batman– $8.99

Batman Dark Knight Basic Action Figure - Staff Strike Batman -  Mattel - Toys"R"Us

4. Soap Maker Activity Set– $16.99

Soap Maker Activity Set -  Bandai - Toys"R"Us

5.  Classic Etch A Sketch– $11.99

Classic Etch A Sketch -  Ohio Art - Toys"R"Us

6. Lite Brite Flat Screen – White– $11.99

Lite Brite Flat Screen - White -  Hasbro - Toys"R"Us

7. Melissa & Doug Small Beads – Flower Power– $7.99

Melissa & Doug Small Beads - Flower Power -  Melissa  &  Doug - Toys"R"Us

8.  Barbie Disney Pixar Toy Story 3 Barbie Loves Woody Fashion Barbie Doll– $16.99

Barbie Disney Pixar Toy Story 3 Barbie Loves Woody Fashion Barbie Doll -  Mattel - Toys"R"Us

9. Iron Man 2 Iron Racers – Armor Cycle– $9.99

Iron Man 2 Iron Racers - Armor Cycle -  Hasbro - Toys"R"Us

10. Little Tikes Discover Sounds Cell Phone– $9.99

Little Tikes Discover Sounds Cell Phone -  Little Tikes - Toys"R"Us

For more toys from the Refuge House kids wishlists, please contact the 4343 at the Parkway leasing staff! You can pick up any of these toys at the local Toys R Us!

For more information on Refuge House: www.refugehouse.org

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