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I Love Airports. There, I Said It.

Jim Joseph | Posted 11.03.2015 | Travel
Jim Joseph

I have been doing a lot of traveling lately...domestically and internationally. Everyone asks me how I do it, constantly being on the go and up an...

Texas: Neutering Democracy

David Morris | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics
David Morris

In Texas liberty trumps democracy. The Texas Supreme Court itself says so. This year the legislature de-listed student IDs but added a new form of ID that would gladly be accepted: a handgun license.

Boston Local's ESL Most Watched Pilot on Funny or Die

Sam Rivman | Posted 10.20.2015 | Entertainment
Sam Rivman

As a resident of Boston working in the film industry, it always excites me to hear about the success of local Boston talent. Jonathan Sacramone is an actor, writer, improvisor, comedian, and producer who got his start right here in Beantown.

The Local Secrets of Yokohama, Japan

Global Yodel | Posted 10.15.2015 | Travel
Global Yodel

"An outsider will be surprised by how modern life and history are mixed in Tokyo, Kamakura, and Yokohama. It's best to appreciate it by just walking and observing."

What It Means To Be A 'Local Haole' In Hawaii

Civil Beat | Denby Fawcett | Posted 10.07.2015 | Hawaii

There has been much lively discussion in Honolulu Civil Beat recently on what it means to be “local.” Many participants in the conversation see...

Discover Moscow's Local Secrets

Global Yodel | Posted 10.07.2015 | Travel
Global Yodel

In contrast to many European cities and capitals, in Moscow everything is always open and working virtually around the clock. You will always find a place where you can drink, eat, take a walk or go to the gym, even late at night.

This Is What All Those Confusing Food Labels Really Mean

The Huffington Post | Julie R. Thomson | Posted 10.05.2015 | Taste

The grocery store aisles are littered with options these days, and those thousands of products are covered in food labels. Most of them feel pretty se...

Las Vegas Secrets, A Beautiful Local Guide

Global Yodel | Posted 09.25.2015 | Travel
Global Yodel

What is the best thing about Las Vegas? This is a city that never sleeps. There are always places to grab an awesome taco or a drink with friends pretty much any time of day!

Social Responsibility as a Startup Launchpad: A Look Into CSR and Entrepreneurship

Aaron Guo | Posted 09.14.2015 | College
Aaron Guo

What images come to mind when you think of Tom's? Perhaps it's an image of the fashionable espadrille, but for me at least, it's an image from one of their marketing campaigns: a group of Tom's employees walking towards the camera in an impoverished community with gifts in hand--the gift of shoes.

A Local's Guide to the Hague

College Tourist | Posted 09.12.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

Only a 50-minute train ride away from the centre of Amsterdam, The Hague (or as the Dutch call it, Den Haag) is home to the Dutch government, many exciting shops and restaurants and the famous Vermeer painting The Girl with the Pearl Earring.

From What to How: Encouraging Dialogue on Municipal Climate Action

Marcus Andreas | Posted 08.12.2015 | Impact
Marcus Andreas

One aspect of the Climate Dialogue deals with exchanges and the learning process between municipalities. Information on numerous and diverse examples of good practice is provided by a range of brochures, data bases and competitions.

Providence's Local Secrets: A Beautiful Local Guide

Global Yodel | Posted 08.04.2015 | Travel
Global Yodel

"After your meal I'd say it's time for a stroll along the canal, ending up at the RISD campus where you can explore their museum and the elusive RISD Nature Lab, but shhhh, don't disturb the furiously sketching foundation students."

Houston's Local Secrets, A Beautiful Travel Guide

Global Yodel | Posted 07.31.2015 | Travel
Global Yodel

We sent Houston local and photographer extraordinaire, Christian Watson to The Sam Houston Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton to experience the historic property, shoot some beautiful photos, and create a Local Guide for Houston full of tips and local secrets just for you.

Greece, the Troika and Maggie Thatcher

David Morris | Posted 07.20.2015 | Politics
David Morris

In its policies toward Greece, the "Troika" -- a new shorthand for the combined will of the European Commission, European Central Bank, and International Monetary Fund -- has actively and enthusiastically embraced Maggie Thatcher's social and political philosophy, memorably captured in her chilling assertion, "There is no such thing as society."

Living Local: The Rise of Local Currency

Hannah Lamarque | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Hannah Lamarque

Look to any local high street at the moment and you will see an economy on the rise. After years of high street collapses, financial crises and economic downfalls, local businesses are finally on the up and it's all thanks to one thing in particular.

Dear Hawaii: Read Your Mail Before Your Utility Sells Out

John Farrell | Posted 06.16.2015 | Green
John Farrell

If your electricity--generated from imported oil--is the most expensive in the country and your solar resource is terrific, you'd expect your electric...

BIG: Buy Local, Invest and Hire Local, Give Local

Henry A. J. Ramos | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics
Henry A. J. Ramos

Late last year, working with an impressive array of more than twenty institutional partners, the Insight Center for Community Economic Development launched an important new initiative.

8 Cities With Businesses That Are Bursting With Hometown Pride

Posted 04.20.2015 | Business

While the old adage goes “home is where the heart is,” lately it seems to be where the business is, as well. As the world becomes increasingly int...

Out of Reach

Steven Rea | Posted 06.08.2015 | Arts
Steven Rea

Lately I feel like I've been doing a lot of chasing, it hasn't really gotten me anywhere either as of late. Besides this series of photos, seriously. ...

5 Steps to Local SEO Success

Max Gladwell | Posted 05.16.2015 | Technology
Max Gladwell

There has never been more ways to find a Starbucks. You can go to the store locator on the website. Chances are, it will be the mobile version, because that's how local search happens more often than not.

Yoga at Local Shops Builds Business and Community

Lauren Coles | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Coles

If you are a business looking to offer yoga into your space, go to another shop's yoga event for inspiration. Find a yoga teacher or yoga company that you trust, and collaborate on creating an event to remember. When local shops offer yoga in their space, they welcome new faces and build a strong community.

Top 5 Ways Authors Can Promote and Sell More Books

Dorit Sasson | Posted 04.15.2015 | Books
Dorit Sasson

With so much competition, you must find a way to stand out from the crowd if you want to sell more books.

How To Travel Without Going Anywhere

Findery | Posted 03.24.2015 | Travel

Try the guidelines below to re-explore where you live. Pretend like you're traveling in another country, and you're likely to have one of the best Saturdays you've had in a while.

To Find Real Prosperity, Community Foundations Are Exiting Wall Street

Michelle Long | Posted 03.15.2015 | Impact
Michelle Long

Here we are in 2015 and economic justice is on everyone's mind (or it should be). Five years after the official end of the Great Recession we are still witnessing historical levels of income inequality, but finally some crucial links are being made.

The Modern Dilemma: Obsessively Selfish, Compulsively Selfless

Marian Salzman | Posted 02.22.2015 | Business
Marian Salzman

We just released our annual trends report for Havas Worldwide, but I'm thinking it could become a monthly thing. Today, the most fundamental truth of what's next (besides death and taxes) is unprecedented change.