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That 'Close' Button In Your Elevator Is Probably Useless

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 10.28.2016 | HuffPost Home

Pressing your elevator’s door close button incessantly might make you look like a bad neighbor, and chances are, it’s not even helping you get to ...

A Dummies Guide to 'Unspoken' Elevator Etiquette

Melissa Curley Bogner | Posted 05.22.2016 | Business
Melissa Curley Bogner

Many of us feel the need to be overly cordial with old coworkers we encounter in the elevator, and it's usually out of guilt. It's harsh to say, but it's doubtful we'd even notice if they croaked over unless we read it in the obituaries. It's not necessary to guilt yourself into pointless small talk. Just smile and say hello.

New York's Classic Skyscrapers: An Insider's Grand Tour

Peter Mandel | Posted 04.26.2016 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The idea of the city skyscraper, of building up instead of out, was first dreamt up back in Chicago's frontier days. But to those, like me, who spend...

In the Air

Stanley Ely | Posted 04.19.2016 | Travel
Stanley Ely

The world is populated with enough people who love to fly, even attempt daring missions, that they have no cause to object to those inclined to stay g...

Father's Day: Remembering the LIFE of a Dad Who Died Young

Peter Mandel | Posted 06.17.2016 | Fifty
Peter Mandel

When someone says the word "bravery" out loud it sounds like it's from a book on noblemen or knights. I can almost hear the clank of sword on shield. Call it medieval if you want, but I believe in trying to be brave.

The Most Important (and New) Rule of Elevator Etiquette

Matthew Dicks | Posted 04.25.2015 | Business
Matthew Dicks

Stop the insanity. There are other elevators. Wait for the next one, just like we waited for this one. Or climb out of bed a little earlier. Spend a little less time in front of the mirror. Lay out your clothes the night before. Stop staring at the Internet and get moving. Whatever it takes to arrive at this elevator before the doors begin to close.

5 Exercises to Never Do If You Are Over the Age of 65

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 03.08.2015 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

As we get older, our bodies continually change. We need to be aware of these changes, and adopt our exercise program to avoid injury. Avoiding these select exercises may help keep you healthier longer.

The Future Of Elevators Looks Pretty Awesome

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 12.03.2014 | HuffPost Home

People spend a LOT of time in elevators and, over the years, that time can really add up. If you work in an office building in New York, for example, ...

27 Things You Should Never, Ever Do In An Elevator

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 05.13.2014 | Comedy

If the recent Solange/Jay Z fight has taught us anything, it's that elevators are just weird. Think about it. You're riding in a metal box with st...


J.J. Colagrande | Posted 05.17.2014 | Comedy
J.J. Colagrande

Do you hate elevators? If I'm in an elevator and someone is approaching, one of my fingers is closing the door as my face perfects that look: the con...

LOOK: This Elevator Is Not What It Seems

Posted 01.25.2014 | Divorce

In the words of the comic (and modern day sage) Aziz Ansari, love is "beautiful and uniquely wonderful, but unfortunately, elusive and sadly ephemeral...

Please Take The Next One

Posted 07.15.2013 | Comedy

Filmmakers sure haven't been too shy about using elevators as part of major narrative structures. Either lead characters being confined in small movin...

What Determines How Many Elevators a Building Will Have?

Quora | Posted 08.11.2013 | Science

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Mayur Kanaiya, Architect Number of elevators (along with their size & speed) are primarily d...

Why Don't We Have Space Elevators?

Getty images | Posted 05.29.2013 | Science

By: Jillian Scharr Published: 05/29/2013 10:48 AM EDT on TechNewsDaily With his 1979 novel "The Fountains of Paradise," science-fiction writer Arthu...

Jason Linkins

Rep. Virginia Foxx Will Have The Head Of Anyone Caught Riding Her Special Elevator | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics

Last week, the hot dollop of Capitol Hill gossip was that Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) had "chewed out a House staffer after catching her riding on a ...

9 Of The Strangest Things Witnessed In An Office Elevator

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 08.14.2012 | Small Business

Office life has its ups and downs and nowhere is that more evident than the work elevator. A new survey by CareerBuilder reveals some of the more c...

Chicago Man Gets Stuck In Elevator Twice In One Day

Posted 02.07.2012 | Weird News

Going down? Firefighters rescued a man from a trapped elevator early Monday morning -- only to see him get stuck in a second elevator just moments ...

Cleveland Park Fails To Stop Metro's Elevator Repair Effort

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Cleveland Park, the tony Upper Northwest neighborhood with the nation's capital most vibrant online neighborhood message board, has lost...

Girls Narrowly Escape Being Crushed By Elevator

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.18.2011 | Education

Lunch at Classen School of Advanced Studies went from curiosity to life-threatening when three female students became trapped underneath an elevator, ...

What Goes Up Must Come Down: Escalator and Elevator Etiquette

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 10.02.2011 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Anyone who visits department stores, shopping malls or lives in a metropolitan city encounters the ups and downs of elevators and escalators in office buildings, subways, and the like. Refresh yourself with these rules of common courtesy.

New York City Apartment Hell Pt. 6

David Serchuk | Posted 06.05.2011 | New York
David Serchuk

The first sign that this wasn't going to be yet another typical apartment hunt was that the elevator closed behind us and spoke. "Going up!" a femme-botty voice chirped cheerfully.

Out and About This Summer

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

When stepping out this summer, whether for business or pleasure, observing the rules of good behavior will always make your day or evening go more smoothly.

5 Telltale Dreams About Adulthood

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

Not only are my dreams hopelessly plot-driven and transparent, they are also recurrent. There are four or five dreams that I must have at least once a month, and every time, I wake up bathed in sweat.