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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 05.19.2015 | 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 04.29.2015 | 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 04.27.2015 | 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 04.27.2015 | 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 04.15.2015 | 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 04.14.2015 | 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 04.13.2015 | 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 03.27.2015 | 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.

Who's Sprawling Now? Mixed Signals From the Market

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 05.09.2015 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

Something very interesting is happening: companies are recognizing that today's workforce wants a more urban lifestyle, even in the suburbs.

10 A**holes You'll Encounter When Driving

Christina Speroni | Posted 04.13.2015 | Comedy
Christina Speroni

All right admit it, everyone is guilty of driving like and a**hole every once in a while. Sometimes you're in a rush because you're alarm didn't go off, sometimes you had a terrible day and feel like driving as fast as you can, and sometimes you really just don't give a f***.

Hybrid Owners: Stay Out of the Carpool Lane

Brian Moody | Posted 04.12.2015 | Business
Brian Moody

If you have a hybrid, plug-in hybrid or electric vehicle (EV), you should not be driving in the carpool or HOV lanes. Even if your home state allows you to legally drive in the carpool lane with the driver as the car's only occupant, you shouldn't do it. Here's why.

The 7 Deadly Sins of the Parking Lot

Abby Heugel | Posted 04.07.2015 | Comedy
Abby Heugel

No matter what your opinion is on shopping, there's one thing we can all agree on -- the parking lot is a paved hell. It should be simple. Park the car, get out of the car, go about your business. But there are always a few who go to the dark side and ruin it for everyone else.

Illinois' Wall of Fame: The State's Best Designations

Reboot Illinois | Posted 04.06.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

It's easy to get bogged down thinking about all of the things wrong with Illinois: $100 billion in unfunded pension liabilities, a $9 billion deficit and a history of government corruption and inefficiency.

Menopause and Driver's Training Don't Mix

Stephanie D. Lewis | Posted 03.29.2015 | Fifty
Stephanie D. Lewis

I was thinking of skipping the Driving-Right-of-Passage thing completely and just sending her to college in NYC, hoping she'd eventually get married and settle down blissfully on the subway system.

Don't Rush the Marijuana Breathalyzer Into "Zero Tolerance" States

Adam Banner | Posted 03.22.2015 | Crime
Adam Banner

As a criminal defense lawyer, I've handled a few DUI cases in my time. Still, the last thing I want is to share the road with an impaired driver. DUI defense isn't about supporting drunk or drugged driving; it's about making sure the legal system runs correctly.

Driving Is A Privilege, Not A Right

Dana Westreich Hirt | Posted 03.22.2015 | Parents
Dana Westreich Hirt

Logging 50 hours of supervised driving time, an Illinois requirement, takes a lot of time, patience and courage. Now is the time to take advantage of your motivated and captive audience and make clear everything you think is important about driving.

Illinois Is the Third-Best State for Teen Drivers

Reboot Illinois | Posted 03.15.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Something teenagers do every day is also the thing that kills more of them every year than anything else: driving. Car accidents are the leading cause of death for 16 to 19-year olds, with more car accidents among that cohort of drivers than any other.

The 17 Resolutions All Humans Need to Make This Year

Ashley McDonald | Posted 02.28.2015 | Comedy
Ashley McDonald

Without further ado, I issue forth a call to fellow humankind for a better world. Here are the top resolutions every person ever must adhere to, beginning in 2015 (and lasting forevermore).