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Free Range Kids

Rana Florida | Posted 09.09.2016 | Home
Rana Florida

When I was growing up in suburban Detroit, my siblings, my friends, and I would ride our bikes around the neighborhood all day. Our parents didn't mon...

The Paper Chase

Jerry Zezima | Posted 02.02.2017 | Home
Jerry Zezima

As an old newspaperman living in a digital age, I am often asked if print will survive. My answer is yes, and for a very important reason: You can't wrap fish in a website. Besides, what are you supposed to do, housebreak your dog on an iPad?

'Everything Must Go.' The Loss of Our Neighborhood Grocery Store

Sara Lindberg | Posted 11.04.2016 | Home
Sara Lindberg

It was raining this morning. I was thankful for that. Running up my last hill on the final stretch, I stopped. There it was. The sign I have been waiting for. "Everything Must Go." I have run past this store hundreds of times, but today was different.

Just 2 Pooches With Their Heads Poking Through A Fence. Nothing To See Here

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.16.2015 | Home

This is -- hands down -- the greatest way to be welcomed to the neighborhood. Reddit user dath0916, whose name is Jordan, recently moved to Royal Oak...

The Story of Howard: 'The World's Best Cashier'

Natasha Tynes | Posted 04.29.2015 | Home
Natasha Tynes

The world these days is in need of a good story like Howard's. You might not be able to change the world, but you can definitely leave an impact in your own small surrounding. Kudos to the power of community that is bringing us the good stories that we are constantly striving for.

How We Learn From Urban Immersion

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 01.17.2015 | Home
Charles R. Wolfe

How we experience purchases of coffee and baked goods may sound fairly trivial, and elitist. But, based on my current immersion in the south of France, I have come to think these simple interactions offer valuable lessons for how to live in neighborhoods and cities.

'Bad' Neighborhoods in the Eye of the Beholder

Anndee Hochman | Posted 01.05.2015 | Home
Anndee Hochman

When we use a broad brush to tag some neighborhoods "bad," we're not doing justice to the people who actually live in them. What's more, we let ourselves off the hook, dismissing "bad" areas as places to avoid, not to engage. We rob ourselves of the chance to learn what's really happening in any given place.

8 Ways To Deal With The Neighbor From Hell

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sally Stich | Posted 09.27.2014 | Home

SPECIAL FROM Call it a social issue on steroids, says Bob Borzotta, author of "Neighbors From Hell: Managing Today’s Brand of Co...

The People in My Neighborhood

Jamie Silverman | Posted 09.29.2014 | New York
Jamie Silverman

I often write about social media and I think that the more time we spend in the digital environment, the less we appreciate those interactions that take place without a screen as the middleman.

Tucson's Top 10: Neighborhoods Renters Love Most

Courtney Craig | Posted 09.10.2014 | Home
Courtney Craig

Whether you're after the warm sunshine, the dry climate or the delicious food, Tucson, Arizona, has something to offer tourists and residents alike.

What I Wear Is My Choice!

Bushra Alvi | Posted 06.14.2014 | Home
Bushra Alvi

Perhaps, like everything else, there is no single meaning of the abaya for Muslim women across the globe.

Why Do We Write About Cities?

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 05.30.2014 | Home
Charles R. Wolfe

In 2011, amid a visit to San Francisco and just back from Africa, I offered some thoughts about why we write about cities. Three years later, I'm not sure much has changed.

A Christmas Blessing

Marilyn Sewell | Posted 02.23.2014 | Home
Marilyn Sewell

Each year my tree, still graced with these gathered, given ornaments, reminds me of the abundance of love in the universe, and challenges me to keep my heart ever open to receive.

Like Your Neighbors? Most Americans Do Actually

Jed Kolko | Posted 12.24.2013 | Home
Jed Kolko

Do Americans love their neighbors as themselves? Although "love" might be pushing it, most Americans are pretty happy with their neighbors. To underst...

No, You Shouldn't Take Out the Largest Mortgage Possible

Women & Co | Posted 08.17.2013 | Home
Women & Co

For many Americans, a mortgage is indeed the most attractive way to borrow because interest rates are not only low, but also the interest is often tax-deductible.

The Moment I Realized Our Struggles Weren't Going Away

Corbyn Hightower | Posted 12.08.2012 | Home
Corbyn Hightower

Outside of places like Portland and maybe New York City, not having a car -- especially when you are a suburban mother of three -- is a sign and symbol of having Blown It Big Time. But we are without a car. It was an easy decision at the time: We couldn't pay the rent.

My First "Neighborhood House Party"

Ruth Neubauer | Posted 09.22.2012 | Home
Ruth Neubauer

My First "Neighborhood House Party" As a very young faculty wife with two babies in two years, I was more involved with the second diaper pail disapp...

Can a Neighborhood Make Kids Fat?

Darell Hammond | Posted 06.12.2012 | Home
Darell Hammond

We have long understood that a child's zip code has a huge impact on their educational and employment opportunities, but can it play a role in determining their health?

Medical Marijuana Hub Too Close To Schools, Raided By Feds

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 06.04.2012 | Home
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Youth Radio Photo Credit: Denise Tejada/Youth Radio A crowd of protesters gather outside Oaksterdam University in Oakland, California, as federa...

When Life in a Subdivision Turns from Cozy to Creepy

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 06.02.2012 | Home
Dr. Irene S. Levine

I heard a tapping on the back patio door. It was the middle of the night and my son and husband were sleeping upstairs!

Have We Forgotten The Meaning of Neighborliness?

Peter Block | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Peter Block

What do you think would happen among our neighbors if millions of unemployed people ran out of unemployment compensation?

The Bin Laden Effect: In Praise of Our Government

Peter Block | Posted 07.04.2011 | Home
Peter Block

By Peter Block The death of Osama bin Laden completes a painful chapter in our history. The reaction of many is celebration. Some will use this occas...

Separate From the Pack

Michael Hancock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Hancock

The countdown to Election Day is on. Though Denver voters' options are many, their choices are few when selecting the city's next visionary leader.

Couple Wanted for Close Friendship, Especially on Holidays

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Hi Irene, My husband and I moved across the country 10 years ago so he could pursue a job after finishing graduate school. After re-establi...

A Neighborhood Has A Job To Do

Peter Block | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
Peter Block

Neighbors have the capacity to know what we need. What we need are the gifts that surround us. What we need is each other. And when we act together, we will find the community way. The democratic way.