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Holly Robinson

Holly Robinson (no, not Holly Robinson-Peete - the Autism advocate/actress/model/athlete's wife) works as a "staging expert" for a national real estate company, who has recently moved from a fast-paced metropolitan area to a slower-paced suburbia. In her spare time she keeps an online journal of the differences in these two worlds, and how she manages to keep a toe hold in each. Her topics often include "what you can live without" and "life's must-haves," - life simplification without sacrifice - which she has learned through her profession.

In tough economic times it can be very difficult trying to figure out how to make ends meet. With unemployment still hovering just under 10 percent and five state higher than 11, there are many people which have tried becoming entrepreneurs in order to make a living. However, according to the Small Business Administration at least one third of all new business fail within...

There are certain things that are synonymous with the fall months. Weather becomes cooler, the kids go back to school, leaves change to a myriad of different colors, the holiday season draws near, and the battle for supremacy in the NFL commences. Whenever the holiday season rolls around the need for people to give to those less fortunate grows. Whether it is food to...

With close to 10 percent of the nation unemployed (9.6 percent as of October 2010) relief from the poor economy can’t come soon enough. Many people are turning to starting their own business in order to make a living and take control of their future in light of the recession. According to a study done by the Kauffman Foundation, the number of new small businesses...

A storage facility for the homeless in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside has been selected as a finalist to receive $25,000 from the Pepsi Refresh Project.  The First United shelter at 320 East Hastings serves over 250 people who are homeless or marginalized on a daily basis, providing meals, a place to sleep and shower, support networks, and secure...

The strains of classical music merge with the hiss of brakes at a German subway station. An opera singer takes the underground stage within a portable storage unit, performing for a transient audience.  Between the cities of Mülheim and Essen, amidst the mix of concrete, graffiti, bars and traffic noise, classic stories are told and arias are sung at the Eichbaum...

Each day, over 250 homeless people rely on the self storage facility of the First United Church in Vancouver, Canada to keep their belongings safe.  To prevent the facility from closing when its funding ends this Fall, First United Church is spreading the word to vote online before Oct. 31 for new funding for the program through the Pepsi Refresh Project.  As...

SD Storage of San Diego announced today that it is joining a host of other California self storage companies in offering e-waste collection to its tenants. SD Storage will offer e-waste collection at six locations: Escondido, National City, North San Marcos, Pacific Beach, South San Marcos, and Vista. Self storage facilities are a particularly apt place to offer e-waste...

Investors continue to take advantage of real estate investment opportunities in self storage as a way to escape otherwise risky commercial real estate markets, reports this week suggest. Self storage properties — or land destined for self storage properties — changed hands in Texas, Florida, and New York this week. The Florida self storage market was especially...

Self storage manager Jerry Petersen was cleaning out an abandoned storage unit in Citrus Heights, California, when he found someone who should never have been forgotten. He found the ashes of Chief Master Sergeant James Gerald Leach, who died in 1997. The ashes had been left in unit 5001 of the Mini Stor facility on Auburn Boulevard in Citrus Heights. Petersen decided...

More North American young adults (or younger adults) are saving money by living at home, according to census reports. U.S. Census Bureau figures reported over the last few weeks show that the number of adults in the 25- to 35-year-old age range still living at home with their parents has risen since 2008. In Canada, the most recent information is older, but shows an increase...