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People Watching

Icecream People Watching

Yara Zgheib | Posted 07.29.2016 | Travel
Yara Zgheib

... that a man could change tires all day long or drive an ice cream truck or run for Congress or cut into a man's guts in surgery or murder, this was...

Everyone Has a Story

Paula Kay Glass, BS, MEd | Posted 04.27.2017 | Women
Paula Kay Glass, BS, MEd

I'm sitting in the airport terminal with my husband and three kids, all of whom are anxiously awaiting our Disney vacation. We've only had this adventure scheduled for eight months and have been counting down with my phone app. Don't think we weren't happy when we hit single digits.

Secrets Of A Lifelong People Watcher

Rachel Levy Lesser | Posted 09.29.2016 | Women
Rachel Levy Lesser

I like to people watch. Always have and probably always will. My best people watching happens when there is a lot of sitting around involved -- like in a doctor's office waiting room or at an airport gate (especially when there is a big delay.)

5 Lessons I've Learned From Humans of New York

Camryn Garrett | Posted 01.12.2015 | Teen
Camryn Garrett

It's easy to ignore what's going on around you, and to let people and events fade into one gigantic blur. But if you take a moment to observe, to really stop and give people some attention, you could learn a whole lot.

9 People of Costco

Lisa R. Petty | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa R. Petty

Costco has an amazing selection of food, clothes, appliances, furniture and just enough walking stereotypes to keep things interesting. Here are just a few examples of folks I saw on my last trip to Costco.

People Watching: Harmless or Perverted?

Candace Davis | Posted 09.06.2014 | Travel
Candace Davis

I can't help but notice that people watching is taking Europe by storm this summer. I was in Venice a few weeks ago and some friends were people watching to waste time.

6 Best Beaches for People-Watching in Hawaii

Posted 09.04.2013 | Travel

People in Hawaii have a different idea of what constitutes a “beach day.” The islands' gorgeous beaches are used for an array of adventures, sport...

Watching Real Beauty

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 08.17.2013 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

The man was gorgeous. I stared shamelessly and smiled as I allowed my fantasies to ramble. His skin was tanned and he had rugged features with a strong, cleft chin and clear, blue eyes. The cut of his expensive three-piece suit accentuated his broad chest and shoulders.

Why I Spent 14 Hours Straight on the NYC Subway

Justin Nobel | Posted 02.05.2013 | New York
Justin Nobel

By recording the city's daily nothings I aimed to capture an invisible pulse so easily ignored. In the end I captured much more. Sure, it's nothing more than the daily New York stampede, but it's exactly that monotony that makes it amazing.

People You See at a Coffee Shop

Greg Jacobs | Posted 12.23.2012 | College
Greg Jacobs

The first date -- They probably met online and are visibly nervous. The one who arrives earlier doesn't know whether or not to order so they skip the line and anxiously check their phone and pretend to be doing something important.

Got In-Laws? Get a Game Plan!

Deanna Brann, Ph.D. | Posted 12.16.2012 | Weddings
Deanna Brann, Ph.D.

Reading a person's body language, listening to what they say to one another and how they say it and noticing who is talking to whom about what can give good information about them and their relationships.

An Ironic Route to Relaxation

Shruti Eva Saini | Posted 09.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Shruti Eva Saini

We always seem to be rushing. Rushing to the office, the store, the train, the post office, the restaurant, the gym, even yoga class... those pockets of time when we're not in an active state of rush seem to be fewer and far between.

All Morning in a Chelsea Elevator

Justin Nobel | Posted 09.09.2012 | New York
Justin Nobel

The real art is right here in the elevator, on the floor, in the record of the passage of time and people, their footprints, drippings, crumbs, spittle, flecks, tracks, stains and movements. When did we begin bubble-wrapping art?

Transcript of My 'Lifetime Achievement Award in Judging Strangers' Acceptance Speech

Blake Henderson | Posted 08.18.2012 | Comedy
Blake Henderson

On a more serious note, to the dad from New Jersey smoking a cigar while pushing your daughter in a stroller: Will you be my muse? You pushed me to the next level. After I judged your behavior, I was in the zone. Nobody and nothing was getting passed me.

A Zoo for People

Tom Matlack | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Matlack

As a cynical teenager I once sat on a bench at the National Zoo and counted fat people.

Celebrity Spotting at Spinning in Los Angeles

Lisa Guest | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Guest

When Ms. Celebrity entered the mirrored room, I was stunned. It's only because she's been famous her whole life that most people would recognize her.