spring wardrobe essentials

Update Your Closet with These Spring Wardrobe Essentials

Center Pointe Apartments Lifestyle

It appears the spring weather is finally here to stay, and aside from rampant allergies, we couldn’t be happier! In spring, colors burst from every corner. The sky is a piercing shade of blue. Flowers show off their pink petals. People even dress more colorfully! If your closet hasn’t quite caught up to the weather, here are some spring wardrobe …

Name Brand vs. Generic

Name Brand vs. Generic Medications: What’s the Difference?

Center Pointe Apartments Lifestyle

Are you unsure of whether you should buy name brand vs. generic medications? What’s the difference between name brand vs. generic, after all? This is a common question, but the differences are actually very straightforward. When a pharmaceutical company puts a new drug on the market, they sell it under the brand name which they’ve given it. This name brand …

caffeine consumption

What You Need to Know About Caffeine Consumption

Center Pointe Apartments Food & Drink, Lifestyle

Are you in tune with how much caffeine you consume and where it comes from? According to Dietary Guidelines for Americans, a maximum of 400 mg. of caffeine can be part of a healthy, daily diet. An 8.4-oz. energy drink, a 20-oz. diet cola, and a shot of espresso contain about the same amount of caffeine as a cup of …

writing poetry

World Poetry Day is March 21st: Celebrate by Reading & Writing Poetry!

Center Pointe Apartments Lifestyle

Throughout history, people have used poetry as a means of expressing what other forms of communication could not. From religious poems praising deities and the intimacy of Shakespeare’s beautiful sonnets to the racial commentary of Langston Hughes and the politically imbued verses of Pablo Neruda, poetry has documented and expressed humans’ deepest emotions. This year, World Poetry Day will be celebrated …

eco-friendly habits

Celebrate Earth Day with New Eco-Friendly Habits

Center Pointe Apartments Lifestyle

Earth Day is March 20th, and there’s no better way to celebrate than by starting some new eco-friendly habits. By incorporating eco-friendly habits into your lifestyle, what you are really doing is making a long-term commitment toward our environment. That’s a much more impactful way to celebrate Earth Day than just making a change for one day. What Does “Eco-Friendly” …

holiday money

Ideas for How to Spend Your Holiday Money

Center Pointe Apartments Lifestyle

Did you receive holiday money this year, but not sure how — or when — to spend it? Getting money for the holidays is always nice because you can choose exactly how you want to use it! But let’s say you already got that scarf you had your eye on, and your sock drawer is stuffed full. On the off …

sticking to your new year's resolution

4 Tips for Sticking to Your New Year’s Resolution

Center Pointe Apartments Lifestyle, Resources

Do you set a new optimistic goal at the end of every December, but then have trouble sticking with your New Year’s resolution? Well, the good news is that you’re not alone. In fact, that’s what the majority of us do. According to an article in Forbes magazine, more than 50 percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions every year, …

preventing diabetes

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month: Leading a Healthy Lifestyle Is Key to Preventing Diabetes

Center Pointe Apartments Lifestyle

Did you know that leading a healthy lifestyle is often the key to preventing diabetes? It’s absolutely true for Type 2 Diabetes, which is by far the most prevalent form of the disease. It’s more common in people who are overweight or lead sedentary lifestyles, and most of the 426 million people worldwide who suffer from diabetes have the Type …

caring for dry skin

Preventing and Caring for Dry Skin this Winter

Center Pointe Apartments Lifestyle, Resources

Caring for dry skin is important, especially in the winter months. Your skin is not only the largest organ in your body, but it has many vital jobs. It produces hormones and serves as a barrier that protects your body from things in the surrounding environment that can be harmful, such as the sun’s rays, germs, and toxins. Your skin …

ways to start recycling

Simple Ways to Start Recycling TODAY!

Center Pointe Apartments Lifestyle

This year, America Recycles Day is Thursday, November 15th. The holiday was started in 1997 by the National Recycling Coalition, and the celebration is renewed every year through a Presidential Proclamation. If you want to help the environment by recycling, here are some suggestions on how to begin. For your convenience, there are co-mingled recycling bins at each of Center Pointe’s …