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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.

According to a survey conducted this spring by the Pew Research Center, people worldwide say that women and men should have equal rights. But, researchers discovered, the same people who make this claim also believe that women are far from having achieved equality. Women living in the United States and Europe are especially discouraged by the lack of progress toward equality...

Nicholas Sprayregan began his fight to save Tuck-It-Away Self Storage from annexation by New York’s Columbia University in 2004, but the battle may now be drawing to a close. Last week Columbia received a green light from New York’s highest court to go ahead with its eminent domain expansion, taking over private properties in a Harlem neighborhood that the...

Westy Self Storage, a self storage company with 16 locations throughout New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut, announced today that it has started a drive to collect materials to be used to clean up birds and animals affected by the BP oil spill cleanup. Donations can be dropped off at any of Westy’s locations. For the oil cleanup project, Westy is collaborating...

Inspired by the World Cup, some self storage companies are making a special effort to support youth soccer teams. Some companies have offered monetary donations or donated self storage space to children’s teams, while others have collected donations to be sent overseas. Ready Steady Store, a UK company, has donated £676 to the Wokingham and Emmbrook Youth...

Although observers say that the people of Maine are in favor of tax reform generally, on Tuesday Maine’s voters rejected tax reform legislation for the fifth time in six years. In a 61 to 39 percent vote, Maine residents rejected a state tax package that would have lowered income taxes while broadening sales taxes to cover dozens of items, including self storage,...

If you’ve ever seen a mother killdeer nesting on the ground, you know that they are hard to see. Killdeer blend into their surroundings so well that you might not see a nesting killdeer until you were about to step on her — or drive over her. Killdeer are famous for nesting in people’s driveways and near roads.  This year, a mother killdeer decided...

Had the producers of The Tonight Show opted  to store the show’s wardrobes in self storage they could have had their pick of security features offered by self storage facilities near Universal Studios in Burbank where the show is filmed. There are at least nine self storage facilities near the studio, including Kiss Keep It Self Storage and A-1 Self Storage,...

Thanks to the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), 24 students at the Beloit College Logan Museum of Anthropology have been trained in how environmental conditions affect the storage of anthropological and archival materials. Students learned about how temperature, humidity, and pollutants in the air can affect collections in storage. IMLS provided a $3,000...

World War II ended 65 years ago. But the 16 million American veterans who served in the war did not receive a national memorial until 2004. The youngest of those veterans are now in their 80s. Many are living on fixed incomes, and, especially in the middle of a national recession, cannot afford a trip to Washington D.C. to visit the new memorial. To honor those veterans,...

A Virginia pastor has invented a new kind of portable, high tech home that families can use to create extra room next to their homes for elderly relatives who need care. Rev. Kenneth Dupin, knowing that families often would prefer to care for their aging relatives personally but that they might not have space for them in their homes, has come up with the idea of the MedCottage....