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Emerging From The Great Recession

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.15.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There was some rather important economic news yesterday, which could be summed up as "things are getting better."

AYFKM, Silicon Valley?

Edward Yaeger | Posted 09.02.2016 | San Francisco
Edward Yaeger

Wow, Silicon Valley, you might just be the worst. Land of opportunity. Idealized climate. Stanford University. Home to Google, Facebook, Apple, et al....

The Urban In Suburban: Why Blacks Fleeing Black Communities Must Cease

Torri Stuckey | Posted 09.02.2016 | Black Voices
Torri Stuckey

We must stop living in fear of each other, retreating to predominately White suburbs for safety. We all say we want "better" for our kids, but subjecting them to an environment where no one looks like them hardly constitutes better.

Italian Filmmaker Captures A Different, Darker Side Of Rome

HuffPost Italy | Sara Elkamel | Posted 05.24.2016 | Arts

Rome is best known for its ancient ruins, its impeccably designed fountains, and the gelato stores dotting its alleys and squares. In his documentary ...

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.

26 Tell-Tale Signs You Were Raised In The Suburbs

The Huffington Post | Minou Clark | Posted 05.31.2016 | HuffPost Home

There's nothing quite like growing up in suburbia: The smell of fresh-cut grass, the sound of neighbors' kids playing down the block, deer hanging out...

Balancing the Scales of City Sustainability

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 05.02.2016 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

I spend virtually all my professional time thinking about the intersection of human settlement and environmental sustainability. I am particularly int...

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.

Calling Tomorrow's Primary Races

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.25.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The nation's smallest state will vote tomorrow night. Not a whole lot of polling exists here, but it's pretty clear on the Republican side. Donald Trump will sail to victory here, with a huge margin. John Kasich looks to take second, with Cruz far behind.

How Facebook Changed My Life as a Suburban Mom

Hollee Actman Becker | Posted 03.10.2016 | Parents
Hollee Actman Becker

I don't have an epic saga about how I met my husband on Facebook, or about how I was finally reunited with my long-lost twin. My story is much more subtle. But the impact it's had on my life is not.

Neighborhood of Doom: Playwright Jennifer Haley Takes Apart the Suburbs

John Branch | Posted 12.01.2015 | Arts
John Branch

Two members of the ensemble cast in the Flea Theater production of Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom (photo by Hunter Canning) In Ray Bradbury's st...

Black Men From The 'Hood' Spread Joy By Caroling In The 'Burbs

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.01.2015 | Black Voices

They'll do you harm, as in harm-ony. Watch what happens when five black men dressed in black visit the suburbs and gang up for door-to-door Christmas ...

10 Years After The Riots, Paris Suburbs Are Still Seething

HuffPost France | Sara Elkamel | Posted 10.29.2015 | World

Over the course of three weeks in the fall 2005, several neighborhoods in the suburbs of Paris and other major cities erupted in violence. The wave of...

Greenwich Is the Place to Be

Lisa Chau | Posted 09.21.2016 | 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...

How We Are Redefining Home and Family

Vicki Larson | Posted 08.17.2016 | Women
Vicki Larson

There are more than 124 million single Americans, by choice or chance, outnumbering those who are married. Clearly, the vision we have of the nuclear family, living with a white picket fence somewhere in suburbia, is outdated.

The Environmental Impacts of Land Development Depend Largely on Where We Put It

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 08.10.2015 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

There's a trendy meme emerging in progressive city planning circles to the effect that whether land development is harmful "sprawl" or benign "urbanis...

Perfect Day in Northern New Jersey

Shoptiques | Posted 08.06.2016 | Travel
Shoptiques

Just a short distance from New York City, the suburbs of Northern New Jersey offer the same perks as the big city without the traffic and crowds. These towns are an easy escape where you can spend a relaxing day shopping, eating, and enjoying great weather outside of the city.

An Ode to Suburbia from a City Mom

Mommy Nearest | Posted 08.06.2016 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

Any of my close friends will tell you that I absolutely love raising my children in New York City. Life sure is busy, but it is filled with culture, amazing food, colorful characters and plenty of activity. I love every single dirty, grimy, loud minute of it.

The Top 5 Things I Want People to Know About My Mixed Family

Brandon L. Greene | Posted 07.10.2016 | Black Voices
Brandon L. Greene

The following is based on real-life experiences with my family since the birth of my son. It goes without saying that these situations, from cultural misunderstandings to racial/ethnic insensitivity to flat-out ignorance, likely represent only the tip of the iceberg in terms of what my biracial son can expect to experience throughout his life.

It's a Trend: More Businesses Are Choosing Downtowns and Walkable Locations

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 06.18.2016 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

For those places that are coming back, or as in the case of Dublin being made more walkable, the environment especially will benefit as car trips can become shorter and, in many cases, can be replaced by transit and walking trips. We will also need fewer intrusions on undeveloped watersheds and the rural countryside. And, besides, walkable places are good for our health, too.

Good Cop, Bad Cop

Courtney McKinney | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
Courtney McKinney

In the past months, I've seriously considered how and when my attitude toward the police changed so dramatically. I left for college with the belief that police are there to protect me.

How Downsizing Is Actually Making Our Lives Bigger

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 06.08.2016 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Our house is sold, and we've bought another. In the next few weeks I will pack, sort, store and toss 24 years of living. Fortunately I've always been good at purging, so much of the work has been done already. But still.

The Moment I Knew I Needed To Move To The Suburbs

Erin Gates | Posted 05.12.2016 | HuffPost Home
Erin Gates

After one too many late-night noise issues, a million block laps to find parking and repeat calls to landlords regarding floods, broken air conditioners and bug infestations, our little family finally decided that perhaps the suburbs would be a better fit for us than the city.

Tips on How to Be the Best Youth Soccer Coach

Quora | Posted 06.21.2015 | Parents
Quora

Organize your practices (Every player should have a ball, marked with the player's name, and be responsible for bringing it to practice. Coach brings the pump).

Hey Andrew Zimmern, I Want to Be Your Sidekick

Tracy Beckerman | Posted 06.15.2015 | Comedy
Tracy Beckerman

Honestly, I have never seen anyone other than my dog slurp slugs like such a pro. You must be the envy of every foodie and aardvark on the planet.