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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
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.