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finding quality listings for dog lovers in Chicago shouldn't have you chasing your tail

Finding a dog-friendly building in Chicago shouldn’t have you chasing your own tail. 

At first glance, it might look like Chicago dog owners have it all: a great walking companion for the city’s many miles of public parkways, a warm snuggle buddy when winter arrives, a great alarm system and of course a faithful friend for life. But one thing that dog owners quickly realize about life in the city is that their four-legged best friend isn’t welcome at every apartment building.

Many buildings in the city welcome renters and their dogs, but weight limits and extra fees for pet...

Moving can be exciting. But it is also among life’s most stressful transitions, commensurate with death of a loved one, divorce, or loss of a job. Why is moving so emotionally taxing? And how can you manage the emotional challenges associated with your move? Domu sought answers from Lauren Benoist, Ph.D., a professor of Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Chicago’s Adler University, Kristi Liska, a licensed clinical social worker in Chicago, and Jody Michael, an executive coach in Chicago.

Why is moving so stressful? ...

The apartment search is often about the location, the view, the amenities. But consider, too, that your new neighbors, the doorman, and the others in the immediate area will shape your experience of living in the apartment. Wondering how to imbue those relationships with positive feelings?  Domu asked Leontina Richardson, the Chicago owner of Stepping Into Etiquette, for her top etiquette tips for apartment dwellers: 

  1. Introduce yourself to your neighbors—but don’t knock on
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You’ve found the perfect apartment—the right neighborhood, right price point, great view, close to public transportation or your favorite dog park. But something about it just doesn’t feel right. Could it be the psychic energy? And what can you do to fix it?

Domu consulted Andrew Anderson, and Cynthia Becker, both rated among Chicago’s top ten most reliable psychic/mediums.

How do you sense the energy in an apartment?

Cynthia explained, “Your psychic mind is picking up hundreds of bits of information all the time. While your conscious mind is occupied...

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