Gen Y has already started paving the way for civic engagement in a way we've never experienced before. The Millennials Civic Health Index found that not only does this generation vote in large numbers, but their volunteering and community service rates are much higher than those in the 1970s and '80s.
Welcome to NOLA, where you'll find plenty of "that je ne sais quoi, that elan, that bon temps" but absolutely pas d'excuses. In other words, it's time for us to button up our lab coats and get busy. We've got an achievement gap to crush.
I confess to a momentary confusion when I read the headlines that all of New Orleans' traditional schools had closed and it is now an "all-charter" city.
While it's true that the price of a vacation and volume of domestic travelers have increased since 2013 (according to a recent survey conducted by Orbitz.com), a summer getaway isn't out of the question for budget-minded travelers.
Suddenly seeing red? No need to call the optometrist: It's just Negroni Week.
Pre-Katrina New Orleans was not amongst the cities catering to young creatives and entrepreneurs, but post-Katrina New Orleans is just the place for young creative, entrepreneurial types like me. Does the city fully accept this?
"Sonya, Sonya, Sonya," was heard, not from the fans at the Acme Oyster Eating Contest during New Orleans' Oyster Festival, as they had absconded from ...
How choice feels depends on where you live, and how high (or low) the levels of trust, transparency, and cross-sector collaboration are in those communities. Period.
You'll need to bring more than your swimsuit and tanning oil to the white sands of Ship Island off the Mississippi coast's resort area.
What can I say? Watching Tom Darden work in his adoptive hometown of New Orleans seems to be like watching a man who is to his field what Paul McCartney is to music. In other words, when it comes to sustainable building, the man is a natural.
Break out the white shoes and rainbow flags. Memorial Day is Monday, and gay Pride season isn't far behind. June brings long days and LGBT events across the land.
Fracking companies claim that drilling, when done properly, is no threat to drinking water. But in late 2011, the EPA said fluids used to drill for natural gas most likely polluted an aquifer near Pavillion, Wyoming.
Take New Orleans by storm in the sporty, yet still practical 2014 Toyota Scion. After all, New Orleans is all about the food, the people and the atmosphere so why not add to the atmosphere behind the wheel.
When you're in the mood for love but only have a few days to spare, a weekend getaway -- in a destination that won't take all weekend to get to -- is just what you need.
The fashion scene in New Orleans is thriving. One of its most active promoters is the multi-talented and extremely fashionable Andi Eaton, founder, NOLA Fashion Week, designer, Hazel & Florange, and blogger, Oui We.
Who knew that an all-you-can-eat hot dog contest could be so poetic?