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What Your Daily Commute is Missing: Empathy

Kat Haselkorn | Posted 03.27.2015 | DC
Kat Haselkorn

Getting from place to place in D.C. can be a pain. True, it's a small city -- very manageable, with little sprawl -- but with traffic, construction, and other typical urban-living hassles, traveling from point A to point B can be unpredictable and harrowing.

Mindful Speech (or What You Can Learn About Buddhism from the Mafia)

Ira Israel | Posted 02.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

In Los Angeles there is a certain elasticity to the concept known elsewhere as "truth." Ever since the Gold Rush people show up late to most meetings, shrug their shoulders in ersatz disbelief, and say, "Traffic."

Dog Protects Pal Struck by Car

Rescue Idiot | Posted 02.13.2015 | Green
Rescue Idiot

A dog was injured by a car in southeast D.C. Wednesday. His canine friend was uninjured but refused to leave his best friend's side, staring at oncoming traffic and never wandering more than a few feet from his injured companion.

LA Metro's Next CEO

Joel Epstein | Posted 03.24.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

So who will it be? An insider from the County transportation agency? An out-of-towner who knows how to build and manage a large urban transit system? A transit rider.

What's the Best Holiday Therapy?

Denice Duff | Posted 02.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Denice Duff

When people say Christmas is a "state of mind" this is what they mean. It's that easy-going, love-thy-neighbor, tip-more-generously, forgive-a-little-deeper, smile-for-no-reason, kind of season. That's what the spirit of Christmas is and what goes along with it is music. It's the magical combo: Christmas music + Traffic = Tolerable.

It's Time to Move Thanksgiving

Walter G. Meyer | Posted 01.26.2015 | Comedy
Walter G. Meyer

This will likely be as useless as quest as trying to end the anachronistic daylight savings time, but I want to give it a shot and start a campaign to move Thanksgiving.

How to Diagnose a Sudden Drop in Website Traffic

James Parsons | Posted 01.07.2015 | Business
James Parsons

There are several possible explanations for a sudden drop in rankings, but more often than not, it is due to a Google penalty or due to poor SEO practices.

My Life on Two Wheels and Two Continents

Val Wang | Posted 12.30.2014 | Books
Val Wang

The first bike I ever loved was stolen from the ground floor of the building I lived in in Beijing in 1999, where she had been locked only to herself, the same as all other bikes in China.

The Global Fight Against Traffic

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 12.27.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

British foreign secretary Arthur Balfour allegedly claimed in the early 20th century that "the motor-car will help solve the congestion of traffic." Today's city planners must not know whether to laugh or cry at this woefully misguided prediction.

Pause

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

There was an extreme presence in everything that surrounded me, except it had only imperceptible movement, the invisible growth of trees, of bamboos growing under the earth, the quiet trace of a dragonfly in the air.

A Modest Proposal: Vigilante Traffic Enforcement

Bill Halamandaris | Posted 12.08.2014 | Comedy
Bill Halamandaris

Compared to those risky and dangerous commitments to justice, vigilante traffic enforcement in a digital age should be a breeze.

"Wrong Turn on Red"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.17.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima In their chart-topping 1965 hit, "Turn! Turn! Turn!," the Byrds sang, "To everything, turn, turn, turn." To which they might have add...

Ryan J. Reilly

Ferguson City Council Plans Traffic Fine Overhaul

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ferguson City Council plans changes this week that will reduce the importance of traffic fines and fees to the city’s budget, a commun...

Here's One Way To Find Peace In The Midst Of Traffic

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.04.2014 | Religion

Traffic can induce stress and frustration in even the most peaceful people. But there's a way to be mindful even on the road. Photographer Wally S...

How You Can Find Happiness in Traffic

Serena Lee | Posted 10.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Serena Lee

Life is filled with a series of choices. I prefer to make choices that make me calm and bring some more kindness into the world. I choose to love traffic. I hope you do, too.

What City Dwellers Want, and Why It Matters

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 09.28.2014 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

American city dwellers place a high value on their cities' food offerings, from restaurants to farmers' markets. We also love historic buildings and good public spaces. Traffic, not so much.

Does this Traffic Pattern Make Your Head Spin?

Julie Lee | Posted 09.24.2014 | Travel
Julie Lee

Roundabouts have been shown to make roadways safer and less congested but are often criticized for being more expensive and taking up more land than traditional intersections.

7 Mindful Steps to Make Love Happen Anywhere

Francesca Hogi | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Francesca Hogi

I have singles tell me all the time they want love to "just happen." Well, that can only happen if you are in a mental and emotional place to receive the positive attention of others.

Beijing's Streets: Anything but Pedestrian

Ella Genasci Smith | Posted 09.14.2014 | College
Ella Genasci Smith

Like elsewhere in Chinese life, pedestrians have accepted their place on Beijing's streets. They've embraced patience. I, on the other hand, find myself regularly glaring at unsuspecting drivers, unaffected, as they wiz past me, tires barely missing my toes.

The Mobile Boom Is Here: Deliver the Best Experience, No Matter the Device

Jim Yu | Posted 09.01.2014 | Business
Jim Yu

With mobile set to become the dominant conduit for online traffic in the next few years, it's time for all marketers to get seriously strategic when it comes to configuring mobile sites.

Woman Sues Former Employer After Rush-Hour Traffic Schedule Request

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.30.2014 | Business

Hate traffic? We all do -- but not like Andrea DeGerolamo. The Berlin, New Jersey, woman has filed a lawsuit against her former employer, Fulton Fi...

Mind a Mess? Try a 60-Second Speed Clean

Millie Grenough | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Millie Grenough

Ever have one of those days when your mind traffic makes Atlanta Airport's schedule look like child's play? According to an April 2014 list from Airp...

Here's How Many Hours Of Your Life You've Lost To Traffic

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 06.23.2014 | Travel

Morning and evening commutes can be a frustrating experience, but we've got something that will make you cringe even more than the sight of brake ligh...

The Most Chaotic Driving in the World

Sherry Ott | Posted 08.05.2014 | Travel
Sherry Ott

Take all of your driving rules that you've grown up with and forget them because India is no place for rules. However, after spending two weeks in the drivers seat in India, I did notice a few trends I could begin to rely on.

In US Cities Where Walking Is Safer, It's Also More Popular

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 07.30.2014 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

So, are these cities safer because more people are walking and drivers are more used to paying attention? Or is it because they have relatively safe and convenient pedestrian environments that encourage more walking? Probably a little of both.