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3 Quick Car Safety Tips For Drivers

Nadine Cheung | Posted 06.25.2015 | HuffPost Home

Whether you own or lease, cars come with quite a bit of responsibility. Here, life coach Laura Baron offers three quick tips on basic car maintenance ...

Automobiles: The Great Equalizer

Brian Moody | Posted 06.24.2015 | Business
Brian Moody

There's an inherent beauty in the way an automobile works. It's like the ultimate exercise in teamwork. The rapid succession of small explosions taking place under the hood, combined with speed and the required safety equipment, shouldn't add up to a pleasant experience, but it does.

The 5 Best Coastal Drives In The World

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 06.24.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

One of the most famous landmarks on the Oregon coast is Haystack Rock, forever known as Goonies Rock, thanks to its appearance at the end of the 1981 kidventure flick The Goonies.

The Hat Peeking Over the Steering Wheel

Ana McGinley | Posted 06.23.2015 | Fifty
Ana McGinley

My father's story will sound familiar to many people. Naturally should he be an obvious risk to other drivers -- and to himself -- removing his license would be essential. But this is not the case. As with many older people in the early stages of chronic illnesses, like dementia, the disease progress slowly destroys skills and abilities.

Life in the Fast Lane Requires Mindfulness

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 06.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

When we are mindfully present in the moment we'll notice that our conscious mind is fully engaged with what our body is doing and, as a result, energy seems to flow with a greater sense of harmony, grace and ease, which ultimately manifests as a deep sense of inner peace.

It's a Trend: More Businesses Are Choosing Downtowns and Walkable Locations

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 06.18.2015 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

For those places that are coming back, or as in the case of Dublin being made more walkable, the environment especially will benefit as car trips can become shorter and, in many cases, can be replaced by transit and walking trips. We will also need fewer intrusions on undeveloped watersheds and the rural countryside. And, besides, walkable places are good for our health, too.

How In-Town Development Produces Less Traffic Than You Might Think

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

The standard forecasts used throughout the transportation industry do not consider the kinds of walkable, mixed-use environments found often in city neighborhoods. As a result, the forecasts typically overestimate the amount of traffic likely to be associated with much urban development. That's a problem for proponents of urban development alternatives to suburban sprawl.

License to Kill; the Troubling Truth About Teen Driving

Ellie Widdowson | Posted 06.09.2015 | Parents
Ellie Widdowson

While the discussion surrounding underage drinking and driving has been around for some time, the growing discussion about distracted driving, specifically related to cell phone usage while operating a vehicle, has highlighted many concerns about teen driving statistics and the risks they pose to both themselves and those around them.

How to Prepare for Family Road Trips With Kids and Pets

Lori Rochino | Posted 06.01.2015 | Travel
Lori Rochino

Let's face it. Every time you go on a road trip, you pack way too much stuff - especially if you have children, pets or both. At times it seems better to overpack than underpack because at least you have everything on hand.

5 São Miguel Experiences for Your Bucket List

Katy Miller | Posted 05.28.2015 | Travel
Katy Miller

When I fly, I'm usually not the one looking out the window as we start the descent. But as São Miguel island came into sight, I couldn't stop staring at the breathtakingly green island scattered with craggy mountains and sapphire lakes. By the time we actually landed, I couldn't wait to get on the road.

Spirituality in the Fast Lane

Howard Falco | Posted 05.20.2015 | Sports
Howard Falco

The last thing I imagined myself doing a few weeks ago was racing Porsches in Alabama. It just goes to show you how life's curveballs can come at any moment. An invitation from a friend turned into a life-changing experience.

Know Instantly Which Side Your Car's Gas Tank Is on

Map Happy | Posted 06.13.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

Of course, there is a way to know. Of course, I'm stupid and don't pay attention. That's because there's an indicator on the car's dashboard that tells you where the fuel door is.

Do Freeways Belong Inside Cities?

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 05.12.2015 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

I am coming to the conclusion that, within large cities, freeways -- which have never really been free, by the way -- have proven to be a perhaps well-intended but often decidedly bad idea. They have generally been terrible for the neighborhoods around them.

Truckers Need Meditation and Mindfulness

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 05.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

So, how can truckers implement meditation and mindfulness and why? As science continues to prove, meditation offers hard core assistance in dealing with stress, enhancing longevity and assisting with loneliness. Here are some practical implementations and thoughts.

Real-Life Retirement Advice From Savvy 90-Year-Old

Buck Wargo | Posted 06.29.2015 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

At the tender age of 90, retired psychologist Ken Barringer has penned his very first book -- because he wanted to share everything he's learned during his almost two decades of retirement.

Why I'm Grateful For My Commute To Work

Angie Sarhan | Posted 06.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Angie Sarhan

I've always liked driving. When I first got my license I'd often go for a ride just for fun. Back then, driving was relaxing, enjoyable and freeing.

7 Ways Transit, Bikes & Walking Move Us to Brighter Future

Jay Walljasper | Posted 06.27.2015 | Green
Jay Walljasper

According to the nation's pundits and prophets, the future of transportation is all figured out for us. Cheaper gas prices mean we can still count on ...

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.

Laughs and Lessons Learned Through Motherhood

Honey Good | Posted 06.14.2015 | Fifty
Honey Good

My phone rang and I heard a young voice say, "Hello, my name is Lizzie Forman and I am calling to make an appointment for my mother. She needs help! I am out of school at 3:05 everyday. I want to bring my mom to see you!"

Driving Safely With Dementia and Knowing When to Quit

Jim T. Miller | Posted 06.13.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

While most doctors agree that people with moderate to severe dementia should not take the wheel, in the early stages, the medical consensus is that driving performance should be the determining factor of when to stop driving, not the disease itself.

1 In 5 Accidents Are Caused By Drowsy Driving. This Group Intends To Get That Number To Zero.

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 04.10.2015 | Healthy Living

Most of us know by now that drowsy driving proves just as dangerous as drunk driving. However, it may come as a surprise that it's not truck drivers w...

4 Tips To Deal When Your Partner Is A Backseat Driver

Ken Solin | Posted 05.27.2015 | Fifty
Ken Solin

Boomer couples frequently criticize each other's driving, and they persist no matter how annoying until it all too often escalates into something bigger than warranted.

Distracted Driving Causes More Than Half Of All Teen Crashes, Says Study

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.26.2015 | Parents

“Keep your eyes on the road, kids.” It’s hardly a new warning, but according to a new study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, ...

Will Rideshares and Taxis Equal Accessible Transportation

Eric Lipp | Posted 05.17.2015 | Impact
Eric Lipp

People with disabilities and older adults have a massive need for transportation and the industry has really not responded. But there might be an answer, a software with rideshare connections that could increase transportation options for people with disabilities.

5 Things You Need To Know About Self-Driving Cars

Larry Alton | Posted 03.12.2015 | Technology
Larry Alton

While there is a lot of hype and plenty of rumors surrounding the development of self-driving cars, much is worthless and merely fodder for speculative conversation. However, there are some facts the manufacturers and individuals close to the issue have revealed.