As we reflect back on 2019, and get ready for what should be a frenetic 2020

As we reflect back on 2019, and get ready for what should be a frenetic 2020 for the Right to Repair, we wanted to share some of our highlights and milestones.  The goal of our Right to Repair campaign is both narrow and broad. Narrowly, we aim to pass legislation which requires companies to provide access to parts and service information so we can all fix our products. More broadly, we aim to fix a throwaway system which promotes waste and monopolized repair.  Running a campaign opposed by companies worth $2.5 trillion makes any progress hard won. But when I think back on what we’ve been able to accomplish, together, it gives me confidence that we can overcome the naysayers, and secure our right to fix our products.  In 2019, we got bills in front of 20 state legislatures that would help Americans fix their own stuff, rather than having to toss it out and buy new items. While we got further in 2019 than 2018, we still have our work cut out for us to win a statewide bill. In 2019, we focused on recruiting teams of supporters — repair business, non-profits, tinkerers, STEM educators and more — to back bills in many of these states, training advocates and creating new ...

Oprah Just Featured Products Made by 23 Women (Yes, Lady Gaga Is One of Them) in Her Gift Guide

The media queen released her 2019 holiday gift guide – and a third of it is brought to us by women entrepreneurs. The holiday shopping season is nearly upon us. Ahead of that, Oprah released a list full of recommended gift-able goodies — many of them made by women. Every year, the media mogul publishes a list of her “favorite things” that could serve as ideal presents. Of the 79 items she featured for the 2019 holidays, 23 of them are brought to us by women-owned businesses. Some of those female founders are familiar to us — like Sara Blakely, the billionaire behind undergarment company, Spanx. And some of them are international household names for other reasons, like singer Lady Gaga, actress Sarah Jessica Parker and former FLOTUS Michelle Obama. A hemp spa treatment set is made by Gloria L. Williams for customers’ pampering needs. ($150 per set) CEO Denise Lee and her team are offering a simple sweatshirt to comfort-loving customers. ($135 each) These black pants come from the Sara Blakely-founded brand best known for its undergarments. ($110-$128 each) A DIY cheese and charcuterie board made by Boo Simms and Sarah Simms Hendrix lets you assemble the appetizers yourself...

Holland featured in Depression era glass exhibit in Dearborn – Entertainment & Life – The Daily Telegram – Adrian, MI

Popular Michigan tourist destinations and iconic Michigan products will be featured in a nostalgic display presented by the Michigan Depression Glass Society (MDGS) at their 47th annual show and sale taking place Nov. 2-3 at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn. Holland will be spotlighted in the “Michigan Road Trip” display with a vintage glass exhibit that pays tribute to the town’s  tulip festival. Other Michigan cities being honored include Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Chelsea and Traverse City, along with salutes to long-time products associated with Michigan such as Jiffy Mix, Kellogg’s, Vernor’s, Sander’s and more. American glassmakers such as Fostoria, Heisey, Fenton, Cambridge, Imperial, Westmoreland and Paden City, along with well-known companies such as Anchor Hocking, Hazel Atlas, Pyrex and Federal will be represented by glass dealers with an array of colorful glassware for home decor, dining, entertaining and cooking. The MDGS show and sale takes place 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2  and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3 at the performing arts center, 15801 Michigan Ave. (US12) at Greenfield Road in Dearborn. There i...

7 Wellness Products That Made Our Lives Better in August

Here at SELF, we’re always testing wellness products. Whether it’s cult-favorite makeup, skin-care products, fitness gear, or a new snack, we’re always trying out something. We’re fortunate that this is part of our job—getting to play with free stuff is a pretty awesome perk. But not everything lives up to the hype, so when something stands out from the pack, we’re excited to share it with our readers. Here, SELF staffers gush about seven products they tried and legitimately loved this month. (Note: This list includes a mix of stuff sent to us for free for testing and stuff we purchased recently, but everything is here just because we actually really like it.) All products featured on SELF are independently selected by our editors. If you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission. “Sleep doesn’t come easy to everyone and I’m one of those people. I haven’t had a full eight hours of uninterrupted sleep in a very long time. Most of my nights are spent tossing and turning from all the noise around me, but I recently tried the Honeywell DreamWeaver sleep fan and all of that has changed. With constant soothing pink noise emission and...

CIMC Intermodal Equipment Announced as ATA Featured Product Provider

ARLINGTON, Va., June 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Today, American Trucking Associations announced it is renewing CIMC Intermodal Equipment, the world’s largest manufacturer of intermodal chassis trailers, as an ATA Business Solutions Featured Product. “Chassis are essential to the trucking industry and the movement of America’s goods. A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to get a great demo from the CIMC team in California,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “Our members rely on CIMC’s products not only to make the deliveries this country depends on, but to do it in a safe and cost-effective way.” CIMC-IE is the world’s largest manufacturer of intermodal container chassis. All chassis come standard with laser metal cutting, robotic precision welds and a KTL powder coat paint system to prevent cost and corrosion. “CIMC Intermodal Equipment is very proud to be an ATA Featured Product. ATA is the association that leads the trucking industry and works tirelessly for the good of the industry 24/7. We are honored and humbled to achieve this status. We will continue our quest to perfection and support the ATA with every oppor...