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Churchill Corporate Services Donates Furniture to Habitat for Humanity to Aid Hurricane Sandy Victims

To aide in Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, Churchill Corporate Services is donating furniture to the New Jersey’s Ocean County Habitat for Humanity. Donations include 30 dining room sets, 15 living room sets, 15 bedroom sets and many other accessories – with a total retail price of approximately $40,000. The furniture donations will go out to Ocean county areas which sustained massive damage from Hurricane Sandy.

Churchill’s Services include Short-Term Unfurnished Housing, Furniture Rental, Apartment Management and Concierge Services. Churchill has been providing these services for over 30 years, from locations throughout the East Coast in NY, NJ, MA, DC, and FL. Visit Churchill at www.churchillcorp.com.

Photo courtesy of: Churchill Corporate Services

Photo courtesy of: Churchill Corporate Services

New York’s Public Transit System – Animated

New York City has the highest use of public transportation in the country and over half of all households don’t even own a car. Needless to say the NYC subways and buses create an intricate chain of movements to get all these folks from point A to point B. The animation below is a must-see, especially if you are part of the 54.2% of workers commuting to the city by public transportation daily. Based on MTA data, it shows viewers how absolutely crowded the underground tubes of New York City are while maintaining organization and for the most part, adhering to a schedule.

Churchill has short-term corporate housing available in New York City and other cities Nationwide. Please contact us at 866-255-0593 or NewYork@FurnishedHousing.com for more information.

10 Moves to Feel Happier

MSN Healthy Living features Prevention.com’s list of 10 moves to feel happier. The truth is not matter how inherently optimistic you may be, there are sure to be days where you’re just not feeling as happy as you should be. These 10 tips are worth trying out when you are feeling a wee bit glum. Most of these actions you can easily do in your spare time and will cost little if no money. A personal favorite, is #5 on the list, The Deeper Dig, which encourages you to learn something new and will improve your curiousity. Simply take some time to read about and research something that interests you, be it at the local library or on the internet. By educating yourself on a new topic, you will feel accomplished and happy. Expanding your knowledge is a free and easy way to brighten your mood. Take it a step further by enlightening someone else with your newly discovered knowledge!

Churchill has short-term corporate housing available Nationwide. Please contact us at 866-255-0593 or National@FurnishedHousing.com for more information.

Photo courtesy of: Museum of Modern Art (© Izzet Keribar/Getty Images)

Photo courtesy of: Museum of Modern Art (© Izzet Keribar/Getty Images)

What Successful People Do With The First Hour Of Their Work Day

Find the formula to making the most out of your work day in Fastcompany.com’s article, What Successful People Do With The First Hour Of Their Work Day. If you are anything like the average person, your work day probably begins with you hopping out of bed, taking a shower and getting dressed for work, pretty standard stuff. If time allows, you may even grab a coffee or a bite to eat on your way into the office. Now let’s be honest, who wants to be average? While all of the aforementioned items are important, perhaps you could take the time to add one or two of the recommended tasks from this list suggested to help make each day more productive for you. Our personal favorite is setting up an “Hour of Power,” “30 Minutes to Thrive,” or even “Fifteen Minutes to Fulfillment,” all recommended by self-help guru, Tony Robbins. Each of these combine light exercise, motivational incantations and giving yourself 10 minutes to reflect on all you are grateful for. You then complete this time by visualizing “everything you want in your life as if you had it today.” If the experts are correct, and you are devoted enough to include these tasks in the first first hour of your day, you may just find yourself becoming more and more successful!

Churchill has short-term corporate housing available Nationwide. Please contact us at 866-255-0593 or National@FurnishedHousing.com for more information.

Photo courtesy of: Fastcompany.com

Happy Thanksgiving and a bit of history

We wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving and hope you have much to be thankful for today and always! It is a wonderful day to reflect on the goodness in your life, spend time with loved ones, eat massive amounts food and
watch football, but of course there is more to it than that; historically speaking. Take a moment to check out the information provided History.com on the origin of Thanksgiving. After reading, you will be an expert on this national holiday and can look forward impressing your family and friends later on at dinner in between eating all that turkey!

Churchill has short-term corporate housing available Nationwide. Please contact us at 866-255-0593 or National@FurnishedHousing.com for more information.

Photo courtesy of: http://www.history.com

10 surprising clues you’ll live to 100

Caring.com has compiled a list of the 10 surprising clues you’ll live to 100 posted on healthyliving.msn.com. It seems these days that more people than ever are living to reach the magnificent age of 100. Studies has shown that there are certain characteristics, some genetic, some lifestyle related, that can contribute to your chances of reaching 100. If you haven’t taken time out to worry (but not too much, Clue #7) about your own longevity, there is no time like the present. Take a moment now and read these interesting clues and see if you are on schedule to reach centenarianism.

Churchill has short-term corporate housing available Nationwide. Please contact us at 866-255-0593 or National@FurnishedHousing.com for more information.

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8 Questions about Election Day

Washingtonpost.com has the answers to 8 questions about Election Day. There is much to be said about Election Day, your opportunity to exercise your freedom of choice and right to vote make this day an important one for all Americans. But beyond choosing sides and casting your ballot, you may have some unanswered questions about situations that may arise throughout the voting process. This article will help you uncover answers to some issues and mysteries that can affect the results this Presidential Election Day. Most importantly, remember to get out and vote today… because this is one decision you only get to make every 4 years!

Churchill has short-term corporate housing available throughout Washington D.C. and  Nationwide. Please contact us at 866-255-0593 for more information.

New England’s best fall foliage activities

Boston Globe Magazine has compiled a list of New England’s best fall foliage activities.

New England, always one of the most beautiful areas of the country, especially during this season when colorful leaves on the verge of falling, paint the mountains and valleys awash with Autumn’s majestic pallet. With six New England states to choose from, there are endless options available to plan a day of fall foliage festivities. This list offers unique options that will be sure to have you out and about enjoying the best of the New England’s most dazzling season. Rather than simple taking a drive, why not get some exercise while taking in the foliage? For $50,  Urbanadventours.com takes cyclists on a guided tour around Boston’s Emerald Necklace, known for it’s lush and brilliant Autumnal beauty!

Churchill has short-term corporate housing available in Boston.  Please call us at 800-587-2640 or email us at Boston@FurnishedHousing.com for more info.

Photo courtesy of: Jeff Folger

The Most Expensive States to Live In 2012

Cnbc.com highlights The Most Expensive States to Live In 2012.  The states are ranked using a 50-point scale—the lower the score, the higher the cost of living, and vice versa. Interestingly enough, some of the states with the highest cost of living also had some of the highest scores in the quality-of-life category, so maybe you do get what you pay for. The top 3 most expensive states are:

3. Connecticut
Most expensive area: Stamford
House: $568,945
Movie ticket: $10.38
Rent: $1,993
Doctor visit: $116.74
Gallon of gas: $3.845
T-bone steak: $10.82

2. Alaska
Most expensive area: Juneau
House: $493,167
Movie ticket: $10.50
Rent: $1,437
Doctor visit: $156.42
Gallon of gas: $3.941
T-bone steak: $10.64

1. Hawaii
Most expensive: Honolulu
House: $659,530
Movie ticket: $10.31
Rent: $2,658
Doctor visit: $129.13
Gallon of gas: $3.987
T-bone steak: $7.80

Churchill has short-term corporate housing available Nationwide. Please contact us at 866-255-0593 or National@FurnishedHousing.com for more information.

Courtesy of cnbc.com

Summer’s Pop and Jazz Festivals Load Their Lineups

Nytimes.com has a list of Summer’s Pop and Jazz Festivals around the country. Some of our favorites include:

GATHERING OF THE VIBES Bridgeport, July 19-22. The headliners are Phil Lesh & Friends and Bob Weir & Bruce Hornsby, as well as the supporting freewheeling acts Yonder Mountain String Band and Assembly of Dust.  gatheringofthevibes.com

D.C. JAZZ FESTIVAL June 1-10. Washington’s largest bop and swing party offers over 100 performances in multiple halls and taverns throughout the city.  The Jazz in the ’Hoods subseries highlights the best musicians from each neighborhood of the district, including Adams Morgan and U Street; dcjazzfest.org

CBGB FESTIVAL July 5-8. The legendarily squalid punk club CBGB closed in 2006, but its spirit is remembered in this four-day rock carnival that includes about 300 bands and three dozen locations around New York.  cbgb.com/festival

Churchill has short-term corporate housing nationwide. Please contact us at 866-255-0593 for more information.