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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.

Five Ways the New Limits on Carbon Pollution Will Influence the Midterms

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 08.02.2014 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

The Obama administration just did the most important thing it could to confront climate change right now: it set limits on carbon pollution coming from power plants.

Are Music Festivals Killing the Live Music Venue Vibe?

Localeur | Posted 07.27.2014 | Entertainment
Localeur

In Austin, where classic venues like Emo's and Antone's have been forced out of their downtown locations in part due to rising operating costs, music festivals can be seen as a partial if not a root cause of less patronage to these businesses over the last decade before their closings.

Why Billboards Are Important

Brigham A. McCown | Posted 05.25.2014 | Business
Brigham A. McCown

Recently, electronic billboards have been popping up alongside America's roadways, catching the eyes of motorists. The reactions vary wildly. Some op...

Stop and Smell the Sustainable Flowers: Valentine's Day Alternatives

Heritage Radio Network | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green
Heritage Radio Network

Most people don't think about where cut flowers come from but the growing interest in sustainable food has led to a greater focus on environmentally and socially responsible flowers. Like food, flowers come with their share of sourcing challenges.

eBay Now in a Race to Beat Amazon to Your Doorstep

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 03.30.2014 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Drones vs. valets? Game on. Let the race to my doorstep begin.

5 Easy Ways To Get Into The Holiday Spirit

Alondra Meraz | Posted 02.17.2014 | Teen
Alondra Meraz

As we grow older we begin to see the realities of our childhood and our innocence on Christmas begins to fade. To get the most out of Christmas 2013, have fun, revamp the Xmas spirit and be a child again do these 5 simple and exciting things and have the best Xmas yet!

All Health Care Is Local, Part 3: Tanzania

Eric Silfen, M.D. | Posted 02.15.2014 | Impact
Eric Silfen, M.D.

In the United States, obstetric fistula is virtually unknown. This isn't the case in in the developing world, where obstetric fistula affects more than two million poor women and girls, Some 50,000 to 100,000 new cases occur each year.

For a Smarter Trip, Connect With a Local

Christopher Elliott | Posted 02.12.2014 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

Pauline Frommer is the co-president of Frommer Media. "I started traveling with my guidebook writing parents at the age of four months and have been o...

All Health Care Is Local, Part 2: Guatemala

Eric Silfen, M.D. | Posted 02.09.2014 | Impact
Eric Silfen, M.D.

The late Tip O'Neill, former speaker of the U.S. House, coined the phrase "all politics is local," by which he meant that politicians become successfu...

All Health Care Is Local, Part 1: Uganda

Eric Silfen, M.D. | Posted 02.08.2014 | Impact
Eric Silfen, M.D.

This groundbreaking technology is changing lives in Uganda. And it is affordable -- with a cost equivalent to about $1 per patient visit.

Cape Town, South Africa:Travel Tips From a Local

Global Yodel | Posted 02.08.2014 | Travel
Global Yodel

Global Yodel caught up with Cape Town local Anthea Hartzenberg and asked her about life in South Africa.

All Politics is Local...but so is Energy Development

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Voters in three Colorado cities passed anti-fracking measures last month. This week the Colorado Oil and Gas Association announced it would sue two of...

Paris Secrets Only a Local Would Know

Global Yodel | Posted 01.27.2014 | Travel
Global Yodel

"Paris is an astonishing theatre. Streets, squares and monuments compose its relentless scenography where the most beautiful drama takes place: Lifeworld."

The 44 Cities Attracting The Most Baby Boomers (These May Surprise You!)

Moira McGarvey | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

I cannot believe how much fun I'm having thinking about where I might like to live, once the kids are gone and my husband and I are in a position to think about retiring. Well, maybe not retiring exactly, but doing something different than the same old thing. We very well may continue working but I'd like to have a new adventure.

Dublin, Travel Secrets From a Local

Global Yodel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Global Yodel

Global Yodel sent Lorcan Finnegan out with a DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Ireland to get his perspective on what it means to use a travel guide in his hometown. He sent back this amazing locals guide and a beautiful photo series of the streets of Dublin.

On November 5th, Local Power Is on the Line

John Farrell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Denver
John Farrell

Will it be another example of how a corporate monopoly buries its political and economic opponents? Or will it be Boulder's shot heard 'round the world of locals taking charge of their energy future?

Guidebooks Vs. New Travel Media: Can They All Get Along?

Global Yodel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Global Yodel

The travel media landscape is changing. Newspapers are hiding behind paywalls. Travel magazine budgets are drying up. How does all this change affect guidebooks, perhaps the oldest form of travel media out there?

To 'White Shoes' or Not To...

Mimi Raad | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Mimi Raad

The new challenge is to wear white booties this Autumn. Tricky, but I have at least one alternative in mind: The total white look was a key look on the runways; that'll be an easy one. But I'll choose a slightly off-white tone that'll suit my less tanned skin (Hey, I live in Dubai with almost 350 days of sun...I'll manage to keep that tan).

A Local's Guide to New York

Bart van Poll | Posted 12.21.2013 | Travel
Bart van Poll

Now obviously there's plenty to do in New York, but where do you start? Following the suggestions of these seven locals you could eat at Chinatown's exception, Mexicue, dine at Beyoglu, or drink bourbon at Maysville.

8 Practical Local Energy Policies to Boost the Economy

John Farrell | Posted 12.08.2013 | Green
John Farrell

The economy has stalled and so has the war on climate change. But a new report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance shows that dozens of cities are boosting their local economies while dramatically reducing greenhouse gases.

Tea Party: They Don't Believe in Science, They Don't Know History, They Don't Do Math -- But They Are Obsessed With Extremism

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Leslie K. Stein

This conservative, austere budget has been rejected for months. Their goal is not really about defunding ObamaCare. Their goal was to force their extreme agenda onto the American people.

GUESTBOOK 3 A Journal About Living Beautifully - and Sharing It

Emily Elyse Miller | Posted 09.27.2013 | Travel
Emily Elyse Miller

One of the most exclusive magazines on the planet can only be found in the luxury apartments rented out by onefinestay. With locations in Paris, London, New York, and LA, it's the perfect way to live like a local.

How to Be a Good Traveler

Halle Eavelyn | Posted 11.26.2013 | Travel
Halle Eavelyn

I just got back from almost two glorious weeks in Spain, and it made me realize even more that there are things we can do to be good travelers, which in turn gives us better travels.