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Has Driving Peaked in American Cities?

(0) Comments | Posted November 9, 2011 | 7:20 AM

Last year, people drove roughly three trillion miles, which is the third-highest total mileage figure in history. If you're planning on driving this holiday season, you'll join the flood of people who have filled streets this year.

But while vehicles in general continue to rack up mileage, some road...

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The 6 Most Underused Airports In The World (VIDEO)

(6) Comments | Posted November 3, 2011 | 8:25 AM

Sometimes, big building projects with the best of intentions wind up tragically underused and despite the growing popularity (and accessibility) of air travel, airports are no exception. These airports, built with a sort of "build it and they will come" mentality, failed to attract passengers for a diversity of reasons.

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The 10 Scariest Real Places In America (PHOTOS)

(241) Comments | Posted October 22, 2011 | 8:11 AM

With Halloween approaching, haunted houses, hotels, and other ghoulish locales are getting their fair share of attention. But when you think about it, there are plenty of locations many of us visit each year or even call home that are pretty darn terrifying.

Here is a bone-chilling list of...

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Cities That Are Ripoffs Of Other Cities (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted October 5, 2011 | 1:13 PM

Urban design has never been more exciting. As the migration to cities continues worldwide, it has resulted in a renaissance of urban design and creative infrastructure. But -- even with all the growth and ingenuity and innovation -- there are still some interesting cases of copying.

Some of the cities...

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12 Great Rail Journeys (PHOTOS)

(19) Comments | Posted September 28, 2011 | 2:54 PM

Trains are becoming one of the world's most popular forms of transportation, and the focus is typically on their function -- whether it's the new technology and growing speed of high-speed rail or the overcrowding in commuter trains. But what about the unique experience of traveling by train?


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