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  • Liar, Liar

    In fifth grade I failed a math test. I was the girl who got straight A’s, never talked and spent the first day of summer vacation helping the librarian organize her book shelves, so for me, this minor hiccup felt like an absolute disaster.   I had to get my parents to sign the test, but I was too afraid to show it to them so I forged my mom’s signature. I thought I had done a convincing job—even...
  • Improving Rents with Green Apartment Units

    In 2011 HD Supply Facilities Maintenance commissioned Strata Research to perform a survey to determine whether there is value for property owners in making their apartment units more efficient. Most owners recognize the value of sustainability in common areas where they pay consumption bills; however, in-unit upgrades are often ignored because most renters pay their own electric and water bills...
  • Summer Lovin'...Had Me A Blast

    Every summer I write down a list of things I can’t wait to do. Go to an amusement park, watch outdoor movies, save enough money to get an invasive procedure that will shut off my sweat glands—everything that makes this a truly special time of year. But my favorite thing is going to the beach. Unfortunately, I always end up misjudging a wave, which breaks too early and sends me somersaulting...
  • Make the Most Out of the 2012 NAA Education Conference & Exposition by Planning Ahead

    NBC News’ Tom Brokaw and soccer legend Mia Hamm are just two of the speakers that will make the 2012 NAA Education Conference and Exposition one to remember. The conference kicks off next week in Boston. If you’re planning to attend the conference, I encourage you to take advantage of the resources available to you. For first-timers, you’ll find tips for making the most of the conference, such...

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