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Back to School: Not Just a Celebration for Parents

Christine Wojdyla | Posted 08.20.2015 | Women
Christine Wojdyla

Obviously my enthusiasm for the end of summer comes with different reasons, but I'm eager for your kids to return to school, nonetheless. Even now that I'm no longer a server/bartender/retail associate with my afternoons free, I've found a few stellar reasons to rejoice when the kids are back in the classroom.

These 40 Illinois Cities Are the Worst for Commuting

Reboot Illinois | Posted 08.10.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

The amount of time you spend on the road is dependent on where in Illinois you live and work. Your commutes could either be drawn-out and stressful, or they could be brief and relaxing after a long day at work.

3 Strategies For Breaking Your Stressful Commuting Habits

Lantern | Posted 08.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Lantern

Whether you're inching along in heavy traffic or packed into a train, it doesn't take long for stress levels to rise. But it's possible to replace your commute with a new, healthier habit. And, if you aren't able to change your commute, here's how to make it a better experience.

Poet's Viral Video Wants To Help You Find Love On The Subway

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.04.2015 | Arts

Next time you're on the platform, waiting for the Q train to come alive, begging your phone for cell service, sweating your brains out and hatin...

Earn Rewards For Your Daily Commute

CompareCards | Posted 07.27.2015 | Money
CompareCards

While people are usually well aware of the massive amount of time they spend at work, we rarely pay attention to the amount of time and resources it takes to get to and from work. When you think about it, our daily commute is a huge part of our lives that rarely receives any consideration.

From Smartphone to Summer Intern

Penina Remler | Posted 06.26.2015 | College
Penina Remler

Just the other day I was commuting home on a crowded LIRR peak express train when a stranger sitting next to me refused to get off at his stop without first commenting on my lightning speed texting technique.

Three Meditation Tips for Travel

Linda Lauren | Posted 06.09.2015 | Travel
Linda Lauren

This meditation is one I use and recommend for when I am traveling. It is designed to be done for brief intervals. The tone it encourages is happy and light, and it will trigger a more positive vibration to accompany the traveler.

Car-Free Commuting Just Got A Lot Easier In D.C.

Citylab | Eric Jaffe | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business

This story originally appeared on Citylab. Arlington County, Virginia, is one of the most active places in the country when it comes to nudging com...

The Pro's and Con's of Commuter Life

Jaena-Mae Caguiat | Posted 06.20.2015 | College
Jaena-Mae Caguiat

Attending a college in the same city I already live in gave my parents every excuse to tell me, "Save your money," by which they meant, of course, their money. Live at home and eat mommy's home-cooked food.

Guess What? You're Already Driving an Autonomous Car

Brian Moody | Posted 06.15.2015 | Business
Brian Moody

With all the talk of self-driving cars and automated Uber cabs, it might be easy to assume that a futuristic world of driverless cars and unclogged streets is just a few years away. The truth is, you're probably already driving an autonomous car.

April Is for Commuters

Joel Epstein | Posted 06.08.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

It's still early in the month but already April is shaping up to be a great one for Los Angeles commuters. No, I am not talking about the relative calm of Easter weekend, though that was nice too.

5 Ways Your Commute Is Hurting Your Health

Posted 07.14.2015 | Healthy Living

By Amanda MacMillan The average American commute to work lasts 25 minutes, according to U.S. Census data, but many workers travel far above and...

What Your Daily Commute is Missing: Empathy

Kat Haselkorn | Posted 05.27.2015 | DC
Kat Haselkorn

Getting from place to place in D.C. can be a pain. True, it's a small city -- very manageable, with little sprawl -- but with traffic, construction, and other typical urban-living hassles, traveling from point A to point B can be unpredictable and harrowing.

Commuting Could Be Shaving Years Off Your Life

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.24.2015 | Fifty

The long commute has become a staple of the American work experience: The average round-trip commute is close to an hour and at least 10 percent of th...

A Commuter's Guide to the City

Intern Queen Alumni Ambassador | Posted 06.01.2015 | New York
Intern Queen Alumni Ambassador

Commuting into the city is hard work. You dedicate minutes, if not hours, of your day to travel. My commute, at the current time, is two hours. Yes, you read that right. Two hours. I've been commuting for almost a year. Here are five things I've learned along the way.

How Your Daily Commute Affects Your Health

Posted 03.04.2015 | Healthy Living

By Lindsay Liepman Feel like you can't get no satisfaction? It's not just the Rolling Stones singing that tune. The US Census Bureau found that t...

The Commute

Christine Hannon | Posted 04.27.2015 | Travel
Christine Hannon

You chose to take this flight. It is not just a commute. It is an exchange of words and ideas between you and your seatmate, an exchange of thoughts and feelings within yourself, and exchange of relative positions between your aircraft, the earth below and heaven above.

Would Someone on This Train Please Tell Me I'm Hot?

Greg Schwem | Posted 04.20.2015 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

It was time to assume the reading-while-commuting position, something foreign to me since I rarely read on subway cars and never while standing up.

Long Island Rail Road Moments That Tug at the Heartstrings

Brian Patrick Harmon | Posted 01.03.2015 | New York
Brian Patrick Harmon

For four years, I spent over three-and-a-half hours a day riding the Long Island Rail Road to work in Brooklyn. For those who pick their heads up from their smartphones now and then, there are plenty of feel-good moments to be seen and heard.

How Suburban Sprawl, Inadequate Transit Worsen Unemployment

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 01.03.2015 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

Recently laid-off workers who live far from job centers take longer to find replacement employment than do residents of neighborhoods more convenient to jobs by public transit or car.

Do Aggressive Passengers Need to Take a Chill Pill?

Kari Haugeto | Posted 12.23.2014 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

There are a number of other things setting off passengers, starting with uncertainty, compounded by a lack of compassion by travel companies and further aggravated by a decline in the understanding of what is personal space.

The Global Fight Against Traffic

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 12.27.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

British foreign secretary Arthur Balfour allegedly claimed in the early 20th century that "the motor-car will help solve the congestion of traffic." Today's city planners must not know whether to laugh or cry at this woefully misguided prediction.

Rented Teslas, and Other Methods for a Greener Commute

Shane Paul Neil | Posted 12.13.2014 | Green
Shane Paul Neil

I live in New York City and have come to endure my daily commute. Now, with clients in Silicon Valley, I'm frequently flying, and it's got me thinking: What kind of global footprint am I leaving? So I did some digging.

What One Million PeopleForBikes Supporters Will Mean For Bicycling

Tim Blumenthal | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact
Tim Blumenthal

We launched PeopleForBikes in 2010 with the goal of uniting one million people for a better future for bicycling. In less than five years, more than 860,000 individuals have added their names in support of this mission.

WATCH: Getting To Work: Improving Public Transportation For America's Workers, Employers And Economies

Posted 10.08.2014 | Impact

Watch Live at 12:00 - 1:30 pm EST. During this Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program event, panelists will discuss the specific transporta...