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The Day This Middle-Aged Woman Felt Oh So Sexy Again

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 03.24.2016 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

Time to walk the dog! I laced up my walking shoes, pulled a sweatshirt over my head and headed out. My dog, whom we call Mr. Potato Head due to the cornucopia of traits he inherited from beagles, fox hounds and, we think, kangaroos, led the way.

Pick Your Grocery Flowers Like a Pro! 4 Quick Tips for Better Store-Bought Blooms

Rachel Cho | Posted 12.17.2015 | New York
Rachel Cho

It's easy to pick beautiful blooms from the grocery store! You just have to know which flowers are healthy and which are waning.

Are You Becoming More or Less of Yourself

Amber Kane | Posted 10.23.2016 | Women
Amber Kane

I put on the clothes that I wanted to wear, I slipped my feet in my favorite wedges, and I walked that street over and over again. I looked up, made eye contact, and said hello. I kept walking until I wasn't afraid.

The World's Most Expensive Cities to Live in Are...

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 09.29.2016 | HuffPost Home
Conde Nast Traveler

by Laura Dannen Redman, Condé Nast Traveler Courtesy Four Seasons ...not necessarily what you would expect. A new report by Swiss bank UBS br...

Why Cities Aren't Covered in Empty Cans of Coconut Water

Tommy Campbell | Posted 08.10.2016 | Green
Tommy Campbell

There is no way you can argue with me that it is ever okay to throw anything on the ground. Even if you hand me free Nickelback tickets, I will happily walk them to the nearest garbage.

Embarrassed By My Parents

Elli Thompson Purtell | Posted 07.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Elli Thompson Purtell

When my parents visit Chicago, they often make fun of themselves for being the "country folk" in the "big city." They've asked not entirely jokingly ...

Barbie Girl. Barbie World.

Marina Shifrin | Posted 07.08.2016 | Los Angeles
Marina Shifrin

"Nope. I'll never come to LA." My computer barks at me. On the screen is a friend who Skyped in to catch up. Her see-through, blonde hair is neatly braided to the side of her head.

The Intern's Pocket Guide To Surviving A Summer In DC

Abree Murch | Posted 05.22.2016 | DC
Abree Murch

You're probably frantically trying to pack, making lists of museums and monuments you want to see, and generally wondering what the heck you got yourself into -- especially if this is your first time on your own in a major metropolitan area.

The Moment I Knew I Needed To Move To The Suburbs

Erin Gates | Posted 05.12.2016 | HuffPost Home
Erin Gates

After one too many late-night noise issues, a million block laps to find parking and repeat calls to landlords regarding floods, broken air conditioners and bug infestations, our little family finally decided that perhaps the suburbs would be a better fit for us than the city.

Carly Ledbetter

In This Rotating Apartment Of The Future, Everyone Gets A Penthouse View

HuffingtonPost.com | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 05.07.2015 | HuffPost Home

Industrial designer Yi-Chen Shin Kuo sees the future of building design as an ever-changing, open landscape, a vision he recently incorporated in an a...

The Worst-Designed Cities In The World

Thrillist | Posted 06.22.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

From sky-scraping metropoles to up-and-coming centers breaking the "large town" mold, cities come in all shapes and sizes. But with that diversity comes one simple truth: no city is perfect.

The 9 Worst-Designed Cities in the World

Thrillist | Posted 06.22.2015 | HuffPost Home
Thrillist

By: Gianni Jaccoma Credit: Shutterstock.com From sky-scraping metropoles to up-and-coming centers breaking the "large town" mold, cities come in al...

City vs. Suburbs: 5 Tradeoffs to Think About When Starting a Family

Lori Rochino | Posted 04.06.2015 | HuffPost Home
Lori Rochino

The benefits of the suburbs is you get more bang for your buck in terms of living space. Your kids will have room for toys and play dates. Plus you can have your own back yard with a garden and plenty of space to entertain. The cost of living is lower as well.

How To Budget For Life In The Big Apple

LearnVest | Posted 11.25.2014 | Money
LearnVest

The rents in this town are some of the highest in the country -- three times the national average. And while you may be able to save money on certain expenses -- like transportation -- the temptation to splurge on too many fancy dinners or indulge that shopping habit can be tough to resist.

10 Must-Have Furniture Pieces for a Contemporary Living Room

Dering Hall | Posted 09.06.2014 | HuffPost Home
Dering Hall

The interior work of Terrat Elms Interior Design creates this contemporary living room that feels fresh and comfortable. The bright modern art in the ...

Bright Lights and Fireflies: Why I Need the City and the Country

Rachel Verlik | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Rachel Verlik

In the city, I can constantly learn. I can flex my brain, explore new streets, meet someone from a different country, and reinvent myself or my career. But when the city life gets to me -- the traffic, the commute, the congestion and the pace -- I need to drive down country roads on a summer night, with the windows open and the music at full volume.

City Life vs. Island Life: The Best of Both Worlds

Amanda Walkins | Posted 08.25.2014 | Travel
Amanda Walkins

Both city life and island life have their perks. I can personally recommend both, but of course, one or both may not be perfect for you. Here are my favorite aspects of each so you can decide for yourself.

Confessions Of A Same-Day Delivery Junkie

Anjali Joshi | Posted 05.28.2014 | Parents
Anjali Joshi

I am a mother of a small child. We live in the city in a small, but conveniently located, apartment. And, truth be told, same-day delivery has been a godsend for me.

Need To Take A Breather? There's (Literally) An App For That

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 03.10.2014 | HuffPost Home

The hustle of bustle of New York City can be at once exciting, intellectually stimulating and overwhelming for the millions of people who call it home...

L.A. Woman On New Year's Eve

Chef Rossi | Posted 03.04.2014 | New York
Chef Rossi

We are talking about multi-taskers zipping down La Cienega Boulevard, sipping soy cappuccinos, admiring their facelifts in the rear-view mirror, texting their yoga guru and reading notes for a screenplay.

WATCH: The New Must-Have For Urban Living

Posted 11.08.2013 | HuffPost Home

Urban living has its perks, but rarely (if ever) is noise mentioned among them. Until now, heavy curtains or pricey soundproof windows have been th...

Second Guessing San Francisco

Christine Deakers | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Christine Deakers

San Francisco is saved for the particular hearts looking to have it all: a sunny Saturday at Dolores Park, perched on a hill, Instagram-ing your besweatered Frenchie named Monty, as you watch the motivational yogis through your socially-conscious-and-cost-effective-plastic eyewear.

6 Surprising Ways City Life Affects You

Posted 03.11.2015 | OWN

It gets under your skin and goes to your head. And we're not just talking about the stress. (But it's not all bad news.) By Jena Pincott It May ...

The NYPD Put Me Behind Bars for Riding My Bike on the Sidewalk, and You Could Be Next?

Daron Murphy | Posted 08.26.2013 | New York
Daron Murphy

If you're a longtime bike lover like me, you too will appreciate the ascendancy of your favorite two-wheeled vehicle as a new age of public transportation dawns upon our city. And if you do ride a bicycle in New York, hopefully you won't get thrown in jail like I did just a few months ago.

Paying Attention to the Other Chicago

Debra Pickett | Posted 08.19.2013 | Chicago
Debra Pickett

10 Dead, More Than 40 Wounded in Most Violent Weekend of 2013.That's not in some war-torn other hemisphere with history and mores so complicated I can't hope to untangle them. That's a couple of miles from my house.