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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 04.08.2015 | 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 03.17.2015 | 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 03.12.2015 | 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
Findery

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.

Lesser Known Capitals of Europe: Bucharest, Romania

Bart van Poll | Posted 01.19.2015 | Travel
Bart van Poll

If you're planning a visit to beautiful Bucharest, look up the listed landmarks and historic sights that made the city what it is today. But don't forget to add a locals' component, as they are obviously a large part of the city's life and ambiance.

A Trend in European Cities: The Anti-Cafe

Bart van Poll | Posted 12.24.2014 | Travel
Bart van Poll

There's an interesting trend emerging in some cities in Europe, called Anti-Cafe. For those unfamiliar with it, it might conjure up a great deal of questions as to what it is.

Six Reasons to Share Your Mobile Location

Grace Chan | Posted 12.22.2014 | Technology
Grace Chan

More and more mobile phone apps leverage your location to deliver personalized information to you in real-time. Here are some general app categories that make it easier for you to go about your daily life by knowing where you are.

Which Is Better: Organic or Local?

Ali Rosen | Posted 12.21.2014 | Taste
Ali Rosen

When given a choice in a restaurant, should the owners focus more on organic or local?

The 12 Best Locally Made Bitters In The U.S.

Liquor.com | Posted 10.16.2014 | Taste
Liquor.com

Stock up; start experimenting; go nuts, if you're so inclined: It's all better with bitters.

The Golden Rule of Social Media: How One Local Austin Retailer is Keeping It Real (and Growing!)

Julie Niehoff | Posted 12.09.2014 | Small Business
Julie Niehoff

There is a retail store in Austin called Sue Patrick that has been around since the 70's. They have survived the age of big box stores and Amazon.com ...

New England, Travel Secrets From a Local

Global Yodel | Posted 11.26.2014 | Travel
Global Yodel

New Englanders are a lot like the lobsters they catch: independent, tough­-skinned, and perhaps a bit pinchy on the outside. But once you get through their hard exteriors they are pretty sweet on the inside. They also tend to turn red when exposed to heat.

At Home in the Airport: Lessons On Belonging From an Acclaimed Global Writer

Camalo Gaskin | Posted 11.22.2014 | Books
 Camalo Gaskin

Author Brittani Sonnenberg has received high acclaim globally, including The New York Times Books Editors' Choice, for her new novel Home Leave. In it she masterfully narrates the layers of stories, anxieties, and familiarities that seep in and out of the heads of women and their family members who embody this itinerant lifestyle.

Lesser-known Capitals of Europe: Bratislava, Slovakia!

Bart van Poll | Posted 11.22.2014 | Travel
Bart van Poll

Bratislava is Slovakia's biggest city, and also the (very young) capital. The capital boasts an impressive historical centre with medieval towers and century old buildings.

Is Buying American-made Important?

Brian Moody | Posted 11.12.2014 | Business
Brian Moody

It turns out that phrase isn't as simple as it sounds. I think what's most important is that the car you're considering is actually built in the U.S., even if the automaker is based elsewhere. Here's why.

States Welcome Taxpayers but Make It Hard for Them to Leave

David Seiden | Posted 10.11.2014 | New York
David Seiden

In my more than 25 years of helping individuals and businesses navigate the complexities of state and local taxes, I have found there to be one constant: States are very welcoming to new residents but make it extremely difficult for them to leave.

Jacüterie: Local Charcuterie At A New Farmers' Market

Anne Maxfield | Posted 09.21.2014 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

This farmer was carefully putting out some of the prettiest lettuce to go along with the usual summer squashes.

Discovering The Pink Petticoat, Tampa's Lingerie Treasure Trove

Shoptiques | Posted 08.31.2014 | Style
Shoptiques

Girls just want to have fun! Right? Well The Pink Petticoat is just the place to have some fun; it drips feminism.

The AskMen Guide to Drinking Like a Local in Moscow

AskMen.com | Posted 08.26.2014 | Travel
AskMen.com

Young professionals in the heart of modern Russia care about cool cocktails, having a good time, a peaceful resolution in the Ukraine, and being an active part of the global world. It makes for great nightlife.

What Factors Make a City Great?

Localeur | Posted 08.19.2014 | Travel
Localeur

At Localeur, we've discovered some leading indicators on what is important in making a city great through the eyes of a millennial traveler, and these attributes can be applied to any city in the world.

Toward Local Resilience in Hungary

John Feffer | Posted 08.18.2014 | World
John Feffer

Joining the European Union should have been a step up environmentally for Hungary. But it was a mixed blessing.

Five Signs Your City Is the Next Boomtown, USA

Localeur | Posted 08.06.2014 | Travel
Localeur

Whether you live in Portland, Oregon, Asheville, North Carolina, Oakland, California, or some place so cool we haven't even heard of it yet, be on the lookout for these telltale signs that your city's becoming a boomtown.