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Transphobia at School

Taylor Vidmar | Posted 11.11.2015 | Teen
Taylor Vidmar

Transphobia is not what we should be teaching at our schools. Instead, we should be preaching and practicing tolerance and acceptance. Remember that transgender students are not lying, they are not dangerous, they are not tools for your bigotry.

Capital City to Tiny Town: Tips on Making the Transition

Marjorie Freimuth | Posted 10.12.2015 | Travel
Marjorie Freimuth

As any small-town aficionado will tell you, there are plenty of advantages to living away from the big city, and you don't have to completely abandon your urban lifestyle.

10 Of America's Best Places For Seriously Stunning Fall Foliage

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 09.29.2015 | Travel

Grab a sweater, sip some apple cider and get the heck out of your house. It's leaf peeping season, people!  There are officially 13 weekends...

5 Incredible Midwest Towns You Aren't Visiting -- But Should!

MiniTime | Posted 10.15.2015 | Travel

Living in the heart of America's Heartland lends itself to wonderful exploratory road trips. From Great Plains to arid Badlands, Great Lakes to Ozark Mountains, the Midwest is far more than flat land filled with corn, beans, and hogs.

5 Hudson Valley Towns That Won't Remind You Of Brooklyn

Food52 | Posted 09.14.2015 | Travel

I know, I know -- everyone's squawking about how it's an extension of Williamsburg, or giving you their recommendation for the most rustic home goods store in Hudson. But if you peel just off the main drag, you'll find the places that make the area special and worth a little exploring.

11 Insanely Beautiful Small Towns From Around The World

PureWow | Posted 08.11.2015 | Travel

Sure, we love big, bustling cities. But there's something to be said for small towns where life moves slower, traditions are everywhere and the people stop to say hello.

Learning Chinese

Tricia McCallum | Posted 07.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tricia McCallum

Growing up in a small northern town shaped me in ways untold. As a little girl my family lived in an apartment above a hardware store on our small...

The 12 Cutest Small Towns In America

PureWow | Posted 07.23.2015 | Travel

Cities are great for so many reasons (the convenience, the culture, the 127 different kinds of Thai delivery). But there's also something to be said for small towns (quaint Main Streets, kooky annual festivals and charm out the wazoo).

Small Towns

Kim Kalicky | Posted 08.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kim Kalicky

There's a lot to be said for the people living in small towns. It has taken until midlife for me to fully appreciate how fortunate I've been ...

13 Reasons To Date A Girl From A Small Town

Lexi Herrick | Posted 07.14.2015 | Women
Lexi Herrick

From your high school football team to your high school sweetheart, small-town loyalty runs deep. When the going gets tough, no one gets going, and neither will she.

Day Trips From Rome

College Tourist | Posted 07.13.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

During my visit to Rome, I found myself with two extra days that were pretty much empty. Rather than spend them in the city, I decided to visit some nearby villages, partially for the beautiful views they offered but mostly to get a true feel of how modern Italians live their everyday lives.

Picturesque Towns In The U.S. To Visit With Kids

MiniTime | Posted 07.10.2015 | Travel

From land to shining sea, these are some of the most charming, most scenic and most interesting towns to visit with your whole family.

The Best Small Towns In America

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 07.02.2015 | Travel

Whether you've got an extra vacation day to spare or not, summer is ALWAYS a good excuse for a long weekend trip. Life moves a little slower, food...

On Being a Social Pariah. Part 2- Things I've Learned

Lulu Salavegsen | Posted 05.22.2015 | Divorce
Lulu Salavegsen

The inability to acknowledge or see this by so many people I know is...well, funny. I laugh and let go. Not in sarcasm, but in confusion and self-preservation to accept people are all different and if their truth is black and white, who am I to say how THEY should see things?

Little Town on the Prairie Embraces Healthy Living

Jay Walljasper | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Jay Walljasper

In real life, this is Albert Lea, Minnesota, a town of 18,000 working to prove that healthy lifestyles like walking and good nutrition are not just big city things.

The 14 Best Small Beach Towns In America

Thrillist | Posted 05.28.2015 | Travel

Because we already told you about the country's best beaches, and its best small towns, the next logical step seemed obvious: America's best small beach towns (as in, small towns with beaches; not small beaches with towns). Here are 14 of the country's finest.

The 9 Weirdest Small Towns On Earth

Thrillist | Posted 05.19.2015 | Travel

From an underground town in Australia to an "Austrian" town in China, these little localities give new meaning to the term "Weirdoville." Or at least they would, if that was an actual term people used.

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Newly Elected Mayor Locked Out Of City Hall In Struggling St. Louis County Town | Mariah Stewart | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics

KINLOCH, Mo. -- Just minutes away from Ferguson, its now-famous neighbor, is Kinloch, the first well-established African-American community in St. Lou...

7 Small Towns Who Have A LOT To Be Proud Of

Thrillist | Posted 06.13.2015 | Travel

People are really proud of their small towns.

A Literary Tour Of Small-Town America

Fodor's | Posted 06.01.2015 | Travel

The mark of a good book is often the author's ability to transport readers into his or her world. Fiction and non-fiction alike can instantly take rea...

America's 14 Best Small-Town Festivals

Fodor's | Posted 05.25.2015 | Travel

You may not know it, but some of the country's best festivals are held in small towns scattered throughout the U.S. Featuring a wide range of unique t...

In Response to The Atlantic Feature "Life in the Sickest Town in America"

Whitney Caudill | Posted 04.06.2015 | Impact
Whitney Caudill

Ms. Khazan, who lives in Washington, D.C., subtitles her piece with this sentence: "I drove from one of the healthiest counties in the country to the least healthy, both in the same state." The town she bills as the sickest town in the country is my hometown - Grundy, Virginia.

Raw & Beautiful | Book Review: I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios

Lisa Parkin | Posted 04.04.2015 | Books
Lisa Parkin

I honestly loved everything about this book. I was moved by the raw realness of the characters, entranced by the magic of the Paradise and stunned by the effortless writing. I'll Meet You There is a book to treasure and hold in your heart.

Bringing Sustainability to Small-Town America

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 03.24.2015 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

There are some terrific examples of green initiatives beginning to emerge in small-town America. While these communities may frequently lack institutional capacity and fiscal resources to undertake big initiatives, they do have the benefit of agility. Even a single leader can make a difference.

To Her, I Was

Tricia McCallum | Posted 01.25.2015 | Parents
Tricia McCallum

Her name was Catherine. Her favorite song was "Imagine" by John Lennon. Her favorite color, yellow. She knew the words to just about any song you could name and would sing at the drop of a hat.