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The Road to Self-Driving Cars Will Be a Long Strange Trip

XPRIZE | Posted 05.18.2015 | Technology
XPRIZE

In the spirit of Lewis and Clark, the Wright brothers and Charles Lindbergh, April 2, 2015 marked a significant milestone in history: A self-driving car successfully navigated its way across the United States

3 Secret L.A. Shortcuts You Need to Know About (Because Google Maps Doesn't)

Paul Haddad | Posted 05.04.2015 | Los Angeles
Paul Haddad

I was waving my arms and jumping up and down like a game show contestant, shrieking "I'm right here!" into my cell phone. On the other end was a friend, driving up to my workplace to pick me up for lunch. He was a block away.

Making L.A. a More Equitable Place, Together

John E. Kobara | Posted 04.27.2015 | Los Angeles
John E. Kobara

We want L.A. to continue to be known as the land of opportunity and great weather. We also want L.A. to be known for its incredible diversity, and to stand out for the equitable way it grows and manages its growth.

The City Vanishes

Arthur Hoyle | Posted 04.21.2015 | Los Angeles
Arthur Hoyle

Conventional wisdom would have us believe that Los Angeles is a fast-growing city. Population is increasing through both the birth rate and migration, suburbs are spreading in all directions while the city also rises vertically, and our roads are hopelessly clogged with cars and trucks.

April Is for Commuters

Joel Epstein | Posted 04.08.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

It's still early in the month but already April is shaping up to be a great one for Los Angeles commuters. No, I am not talking about the relative calm of Easter weekend, though that was nice too.

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 04.17.2015 | 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 04.15.2015 | 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.