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All Aboard... The Post-College Commute

Jack Meyer | Posted 05.23.2016 | College
Jack Meyer

Since graduating college, I have been commuting from home into NYC by train. My hop, skip and jump across campus to class is no more. The 8:01am to Penn waits for no one. Neither does the 6:20 home.

Five Families You Meet In Suburbia

Nicole Johnson | Posted 05.02.2016 | Comedy
Nicole Johnson

Suburbia can be an enjoyable place to raise a family with safe neighborhoods and idyllic tree-lined streets. And just like family, you can't choose your neighbors. There are five types of families you may run into as you navigate the suburban jungle.

Self-Esteem and Night Bicycling

Peter Mandel | Posted 03.22.2016 | Fifty
Peter Mandel

It's a new strange truth of contemporary life. There are those among us who are immune to accident: safe from slipping on soap, or getting plastered by a passing bus.

Awkward: That Feeling You Get When Caught Staring at a Broken Friendship

Jenna Brownson | Posted 03.10.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jenna Brownson

Recently, I said the word. It came right out of my mouth without thought or reflection, and "awkward" perfectly encapsulated the moment. But in the case of my employment of word, I hit on all three shades of the adjective.

Greenwich Is the Place to Be

Lisa Chau | Posted 09.21.2015 | New York
Lisa Chau

Suburban Jungle is an award-winning, first-of-its-kind service that has been featured in major media outlets including The New York Times, The Wall S...

"Get Off My Lawn!"

Linda DeMers Hummel | Posted 08.26.2015 | Fifty
Linda DeMers Hummel

Most of the people who had moved from New York City to Long Island were serious about their lawns. In the city, the concrete in front of your apartment had been public domain. That could be unfortunate, especially when drunks peed on it or young love went bad late at night, and you could be awakened suddenly by screaming and reproach under your window.

Housing Equity Is Not a "War on Suburbia"

Andre Shashaty | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics
Andre Shashaty

Once again, the Obama Administration is being accused of declaring a "war" on suburbia. Nothing could be more absurd and self-serving, or just plain sad. The latest cause for panic is a new rule from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that says every community that gets HUD money must have a plan to make equal access to housing a reality -- as opposed to a rarely enforced legal principle.

'The Stranger' Is Not Up to Coben's Standards

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2015 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

The new book is good and suspenseful and enjoyable, but compared with the best of Coben it is second rate. Blame the author; he set the standard too high.

The Suburban Mom Version of Gwyneth Paltrow's Day-to-Night Selfie

Erica Ford | Posted 03.09.2015 | Parents
Erica Ford

What does day-to-night look like for "ordinary" moms without a make-up team or celebrity events to frequent?

Super-Size My Foyer: On Size and Snark of McMansions

Kimann Schultz | Posted 06.17.2014 | HuffPost Home
Kimann Schultz

I came upon an article "McMansions: An Architectural Parable on the Death of the American Dream," which points to its originating article "Let Them Ea...

Suburban Blues: Memories of a Late Baby Boomer

Tim Koechlin | Posted 05.11.2014 | Fifty
Tim Koechlin

We slept with our bedroom windows open and our blankets at our feet. We heard the conversations of passing teenagers and lovers through the windows, and we heard the drone and swoosh of the occasional traffic. We could hear the ballgame on someone else's radio.

Parenting Revelation: I Get to Live an American Childhood With My Kids for the First Time

Natasha Tynes | Posted 03.19.2014 | Parents
Natasha Tynes

They say you relive your childhood when you have kids. I couldn't agree more, but in my case my mid-life childhood experience had a bit of a twist. I'm actually living an American childhood for the first time.

Did Someone Say 'Classic'? Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat Could Not Be Published Today

Peter Mandel | Posted 02.18.2014 | Comedy
Peter Mandel

You may know that Dr. Seuss's real name was Theodor Geisel. But bet you didn't know this: The Cat in the Hat could not be published today. Repeat: It couldn't make the cut.

The Official 'Are You Lost in Suburbia?' Quiz

Tracy Beckerman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Tracy Beckerman

I came up with a quiz you can take to find out if you are Lost in Suburbia and, if so, just how lost you really are and what you can do about it.

13 Signs You're in a Dive Bar

Eva Moon | Posted 11.11.2013 | Comedy
Eva Moon

We may only be halfway through September, but already October beckons, along with thoughts of the beery excesses of Oktoberfest. With that in mind, I took myself to a local tavern -- in the interest of research, mind you! I

Why the Dream Has Been Deferred

Morgan Guyton | Posted 10.28.2013 | Religion
Morgan Guyton

We do not fulfill Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream by being a people who don't say the N word or officially discriminate on racial terms. Only a culture of genuine solidarity in which we are proactively seeking the shalom of all people, and not just the purity of our nuclear families, is a culture that is living his dream.

Suburban Boredom Leads to the Arrest of a Minor

Dani Alpert | Posted 09.30.2013 | Women
Dani Alpert

Getting arrested on a sunny, but brisk, Monday afternoon on December 26th in 1983, the day after Christians celebrated the birth of the sweet baby Jesus, was not the kind of attention that I was looking for.

Suburban Dreams And Nightmares

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 07.17.2013 | Arts

By David Rosenberg What defines the American Dream? And can you find it in a suburban home? Disillusioned with her own life in the Silicon Valle...

LOOK: Amazing Sand Castle Art Is A Metaphor For The American Dream

Posted 06.26.2013 | Arts

California-born artist Chad Wright has created an unusual homage to America's sprawling suburban culture. Photo by Lynn Kloythanomsup of Archite...

Denny's: Manhattan Grand Slam

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 06.04.2013 | New York
Andrew J. Lederer

That there were no Denny's in New York, even more than the absence of, say, Wal-Mart, was emblematic of our singularity. Now, there will be Denny's in Manhattan. Displaced Idahoans are dancing merrily. But how will we know when we're in America?

Shocking Number Of Suburban Residents Are Living In Poverty

CNBC | Allison Linn | Posted 03.26.2013 | Business

CNBC: Like many Americans who move to the suburbs, Tara Simons came to West Hartford, Conn., because she wanted her daughter to grow up in a nice, s...

Looking for Suburbia

Jessica Yang | Posted 05.11.2013 | Teen
Jessica Yang

There's a cliché that says that you don't know what you've lost until you've lost it. I'm about to graduate high school and I'll leave the town that I've lived in for most of my life behind. For the first time, I feel sadness -- not the sense of relief I thought I'd be feeling.

15 Tips to Help Moms Survive in the Suburbs

Jenny Isenman | Posted 01.20.2013 | Parents
Jenny Isenman

Nearly a decade ago, I moved to the suburbs from NYC. In that time I've learned some pretty important things to ensure my survival, nay, my sanity.

How Cars Drove the American Dream to Nowhere, U.S.A.

The Crimson White | Posted 09.18.2012 | College
The Crimson White

In my opinion America's infatuation with cars has produced an even more devastating consequence: the degradation and demoralization of civic life in our towns and cities.

Turning a Blind Eye to Underage Drinking

Linda Flanagan | Posted 07.23.2012 | Parents
Linda Flanagan

Just as Twitter and Facebook enabled young revolutionaries to gather together for instant protests, social media has helped modern kids mobilize promptly against snooping grown-ups.