Why smartphones can't replace keys, separating the real bed bugs from the fakers, and more

By Virginia K. Smith  | October 15, 2014 - 10:59AM

Turns out, your smartphone isn't a great replacement for actual keys (NYT)

Know your bedbugs (and bedbug lookalikes) to prevent needless insect freak outs (Gothamist; previously)

Nothing wrong with a classic jack o' lantern, but why not incorporate some fresh Halloween decor ideas into the mix this year? (Apartment Therapy)

Before you pick an architect for your reno, ask these questions (6sqft)

Nothing dampens an apartment's decorating scheme like dead plants. Keep yours alive this fall (Refinery 29)

If you can't afford an entire brownstone, you can rent an apartment in a building sort of designed to look like one (The Real Deal)

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