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How to Succeed In College While Maintaining a Job

Posted On: Monday, March 19th, 2018

work life balance Having a job while going to college full-time can be quite the challenge. You’re trying to juggle classes, homework, work, your social life and the battle to stay sane. If you’re a full-time student and have a job, there are many challenges that make balancing your life stressful. But it can be done! Here’s how you can successfully maintain a job and a full-time college schedule. (more…)

A Wee Bit of St. Patrick’s Day Fun around CTBest Apartments

Posted On: Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

st patrick's dayThe St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Stamford may have already come and gone, but that doesn’t mean the celebrations are over in Fairfield County. From more parades to Irish food, there are plenty of opportunities left for our residents to have a wee bit of fun this St. Patrick’s Day. (more…)

Clever Ways to Hide Electronics

Posted On: Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Hide TechTechnological gadgets to use around your home seem to be multiplying daily. While they make life fun and convenient, the cords, boxes and consoles aren’t a welcoming style for an apartment space. These persistent little problems might drive you crazy, but one solution is to get creative and hide those eyesores with style! (more…)

Mental Benefits of Owning a Pet

Posted On: Monday, February 26th, 2018

Benefits of Pets We all love those animal videos that make the rounds on the internet, but we can also agree that the real thing is so much better. With the chaos and stress of life so common, our pets play a key role in making it all worth it. Many of us long for our own pets as our furry best friends, lifelong companionsand instant mood-lifters, but pets aren’t always allowed at apartment complexes.

Fortunately, certain CTBest communities and plans allow residents to bring their pets with them. If you aren’t sure whether or not to get a pet and your CTBest apartment allows the breed you want, then here are some reasons owning a pet is good for your mental health. (more…)

Splitting Expenses with Roommates – There’s an App for That

Posted On: Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Roommate AppsHaving roommates has lots of great benefits, but it also requires compromise and open communication. Keeping the money flow even among roommates seems to be a common problem. To help alleviate stress, we’ve found some useful apps for roommates that will divide expenses evenly, whether it’s rent, groceries or dinner and a movie. With these apps, you can stop any conflicts before they occur.

These apps split costs automatically and track who has paid and who hasn’t. You can even send IOU reminders directly from the app to your roommate. We have found apps that are perfect for roommates who want to avoid the back and forth drama, who just want to spiltbills easily, and for those who want to be really fair about splitting all costs. (more…)

Stamford Named No.5 Happiest City to Work in the U.S.

Posted On: Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Stamford CTJust last year, National Geographic published new research showing that people are living their best lives right here in Stamford. Studies revealed Stamford was revealed as the 8th happiest place to live in the United States based on endless cultural experiences, economic growth and opportunities to succeed in every aspect of life. Now, according to CareerBliss, Stamford is the 5th happiest place in the United States to work!

Many people spend a huge portion of their lives at work. To help people find happiness in the workplace, CareerBliss used over 20,000 independent employee reviews to determine the cities with the greatest concentration of happy employees. What makes a great workplace is quite subjective. Where one person will love a company because of the pay scale, another appreciates less commute and working from home. (more…)

Spending Valentine’s Day in Stamford, Norwalk and Branford

Posted On: Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

CTB Valentine's DayWhether your love is your spouse, girlfriend, boyfriend, best friend or even your dog, Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate that love. It’s the Super Bowl of date nights and to help you celebrate the big night, we’ve searched Stamford, Norwalk and Branford for the most charming, fun and delicious spots in town. We even found a few great local florists to help you prepare the perfect bouquet. (more…)

Two-Bedroom Townhomes at Morningside Gardens

Posted On: Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Norwalk If you are looking for a townhome in the Norwalk, Connecticut area and want to be in a community with excellent apartment amenities near some of the best shopping, dining and entertainment options Norwalk offers, then Morningside Gardens’ two-bedroom townhomes are the ideal place to begin your search.

The townhomes at Morningside Gardens showcase two stories, two bedrooms, one bath and plenty of space to come home to after enjoying everything Norwalk has to offer. Residents are welcomed into a large living room that is perfect for unwinding after a long day or enjoying hosting friends and family. The kitchen and dining room are open to each other and are ideal for everyday functionality and entertaining. (more…)

Celebrating Chinese New Year in Connecticut

Posted On: Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Chinese New Year Chinese New Year is a great way to celebrate Chinese culture, whether you’re of Chinese heritage or not. In China, the two-week long New Year’s celebration features traditional dances, feasts andfireworks. The celebration’s emphasis is on honoring one’s family and beginning the New Year with good fortune. Here in Stamford, Branford and Norwalk, there are many ways to usher in the Chinese New Year with your friends, family, or kids. (more…)

Warm Recipes for Cold Days

Posted On: Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

Warm RecipesThe bitterly cold days of early winter have arrived, and they won’t be going away anytime soon. Winter can be fun, but it seems like some days, there’s no way to get warmed up. Luckily, a good, steaming meal can warm you up to your core and give you the motivation to carry on through the winter, many layers and all. Here are some warm recipes to enjoy on those cold, cold days. (more…)