About Jason Ernst

Jason received degrees in International Studies, Economics, and German Literature from the University of Arizona in 2011, and has worked as a freelance writer ever since. His research and writing interests include interior decoration and design, home entertainment, history, art, architecture, and travel. He is currently a regular contributor to the AMLI Residential lifestyle blog. Circle Jason on Google+

How to Become a Faster Decision Maker

Indecision hinders productivity, creates unnecessary stress, and keeps people from getting the most out of life. If you’re someone who often struggles to decide what to wear, where to eat, or how to spend a free hour of your time, you’ve come to the right place. Here are five tips to help you make confident decisions more quickly.
Identify decisions you need to make
There are simple decisions and there are complex decisions. When a problem requires you to choose between a single set of choices or options, the decision you make is a simple one. When making one decision leads to […]

By |April 21st, 2017|Apartment Life|0 Comments

How to Get Rid of a Mattress Responsibly

A mattress is considered a necessity by most, which means there are hundreds of millions of them in the United States. Since mattresses are bulky and hard to compact, their disposal presents difficulties for owners and the environment. Choosing an eco-friendly mattress and properly caring for it will lessen the impact it has on the natural world. At least as important, however, is proper disposal of everyday mattresses. Here are some tips to help you responsibly get rid of your current mattress without chucking it to the curb.
Shop with foresight
The next time you shop for a mattress, think about when and how you’ll likely dispose of a particular […]

By |April 20th, 2017|Green Living|0 Comments

5 Amazing Denver Day Trips

Hundreds of exciting adventures lie within a 250-mile radius of Denver. The area contains alpine forests and lakes, world-famous ski slopes, historic towns, awe-inspiring national landmarks, and award-winning breweries. Here’s a taste of what you can experience at five popular day trip destinations from the Mile-High City.
Boulder
15 minutes’ drive from AMLI at Interlocken and just over a half hour’s drive from Denver, Boulder offers an almost endless array of day trip activities. The city’s 31,000 acres of parkland are rich with hiking and mountain biking trails, as well as picnic spots. If you feel more like shopping or brewery hopping, […]

By |April 19th, 2017|Around the Area|0 Comments

5 Reasons to Move to Vernon Hills

The state of Illinois is no stranger to the suburbs. Chicago’s surrounding area is home to more than 100 of them. In 2016, Niche.com ranked the Village of Vernon Hills the 7th best suburb in Illinois. The Lake County community has a lot going for it and people are taking notice. The village’s population has grown even as the population of the Chicagoland area has declined over the past couple of years. Here are the most common reasons people are drawn to Vernon Hills.
1. Location
Vernon Hills is an hour’s train ride from Chicago’s Union Station and an hour’s drive from Milwaukee. […]

By |April 17th, 2017|Around the Area|0 Comments

Tips for Leading a Less Distracted Life

Living in the information age comes with a host of advantages, but it certainly has its drawbacks as well. Technology addiction is real, affecting people with few other addictive tendencies. Not all of today’s greatest distractions are tech-related, but working on eliminating technological distractions is a great start to leading a more focused life. Here are tips for keeping technological and other distractions from getting in the way of your productivity and well-being.
Clear your desk
Anything in sight can potentially claim some of your attention. Remove physical clutter from your life, and you should find it easier to focus. Clear your desk, […]

By |April 14th, 2017|Apartment Life|0 Comments