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Discover Philadelphia's Local Secrets

Global Yodel | Posted 02.01.2016 | Travel
Global Yodel

Last year Philadelphia was ranked #6 for the best food cities in America by the Washington Post. Most tourists only know of us for our cheesesteaks, which ironically we don't eat often. There are MANY amazing restaurants that will leave your stomach satisfied to say the least.

Living the Hyphen: How Multi-Local is the New Multi-National

Valerie Berset-Price | Posted 01.19.2016 | World
Valerie Berset-Price

Race is biological. Countries are historical. Culture and ethnicity are social. People are human. What should be a relatively simple lesson in glob...

The Revival of the Locavore

Michael Carpenter | Posted 01.07.2016 | Green
Michael Carpenter

The diet of the modern-day "locavore" isn't a new concept, though the word only recently came about. Before society got carried away with all its glittering supermarkets and high-yielding factory farms, food was produced locally and eaten locally, with a few exceptions.

#FairTuesday and the Ethical Fashion Movement: Can They Make a Difference?

Megan Brosterman | Posted 12.01.2015 | Impact
Megan Brosterman

What exactly are the handmade/ethical/eco/slow fashion movements seeking to achieve? And is it possible? In my own eyes, the two most important beneficiaries of the ethical fashion movement are the people in the supply chain and the environment.

Local Participation Integral to SDG Implementation

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 11.30.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Some of the reasons for the limited success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) include lack of local participation and the top-down approach of the MDGs, without focusing on local needs and preferences.

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.