Be Prepared! AvalonBay’s Community Preparedness Week

As part of AvalonBay’s Building Strong Communities philanthropy program and our national partnership with the American Red Cross, our second annual Community Preparedness Week (CPW) will run from June 13th-17th, 2016.  Our goal for CPW is to focus on both individual and collective disaster preparation and to engage you and… Read more

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Things to Pack When Hiking with your Dog

The sun at their back; the wind in their fur; the fresh mountain breezes on their wet little noses. It’s no wonder why pups love going on woodland hikes with their owners. But before they do, those owners have to adequately prepare for the trek. Here are six essentials you… Read more

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5 interesting pool workouts

With the summer sun beating down, working out outdoors can be a difficult and sweaty endeavor. That is, unless you can jump right in the pool afterwards. Or, even better, do the entire workout in the pool. Here are five exercises you can complete without ever leaving the water, which… Read more


Lunch hour workouts

When you can’t spend a full hour at the gym, you can still cram at least a little movement into your routine—you’ll just have to sacrifice half of your lunch break. Here are three workouts you can do in 30 minutes or less at your office’s gym, in your own… Read more


How to Feel Like You Went on Vacation by Meditating for 15 Minutes

In 2008, the University of Illinois concluded that U.S. workers should go on vacation more often. A psychology professor there published his findings in Cognition, a journal focused on the way the mind works. He and his team found that even minor diversions, much shorter than a weeklong vacation, could… Read more