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The 7 Emotional Stages of Ikea Furniture Assembly

Wes Janisen | Posted 07.24.2014 | Comedy
Wes Janisen

What. The. Hell. How did they fit so many pieces into such a small box, this is like a clown car of bullshit! And what is all this? There must be 500 different sized nails and screws in this bag!

Rescuing America's Inner Cities? Detroit and the Perils of Private Policing

Heather Ann Thompson | Posted 08.25.2014 | Crime
Heather Ann Thompson

Take a trip to Detroit, where everything from the city's economy, to countless of its neighborhoods, to crucial civic-services that its residents need to live healthy happy lives, all seemed to have collapsed.

How Talking To Strangers Can Transform Your Life

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.19.2014 | Healthy Living

We have all heard the warning from our parents time and time again: Don't speak to strangers. As we grow older, avoiding strangers becomes less of a s...

Banksy Masterpieces Recreated... In LEGO

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.04.2014 | Arts

What happens when you put LEGO bricks and some of street artist Banksy's most iconic works together? As photographer Jeff Friesen has proved, the answ...

Old Fitness Tools Get Trendy Upgrades

Reuters | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living

By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK, May 12 (Reuters) - Dumbbells, medicine balls and jump ropes have once again taken center stage on the ...

You Can Do What You Love in Detroit

Lisa Diggs | Posted 05.13.2014 | Detroit
Lisa Diggs

People often say "do what you love and the money will follow." Maybe it will and maybe it won't, but why does doing what you love have to be tied to a job? How about just doing what you love as a way of living life? The opportunities for to live that philosophy are abundant in Detroit.

Need To Take A Breather? There's (Literally) An App For That

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 03.10.2014 | HuffPost Home

The hustle of bustle of New York City can be at once exciting, intellectually stimulating and overwhelming for the millions of people who call it home...

Why Cities Are Smarter

Lance Hosey | Posted 05.06.2014 | Green
Lance Hosey

Urbanization is happening rapidly. Globally today, for the first time ever, more people live in cities than anywhere else.

Urban Mining

Peter Neill | Posted 05.03.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

Just as we have learned to recycle paper, glass, iron, steel, even water, we must now also learn to recover these new elements as well, mine their density and availability, and invent a new conduct toward sustaining the value of these most precious metals already in hand.

Leap Forward: Why We Need to Think Bigger on Climate Resilience

Jeremy Hays | Posted 04.13.2014 | Green
Jeremy Hays

So far, the conversation on climate resilience has been too narrow. It often overlooks some of the key components that have proven to make the difference in how a community survives a heat wave, a flood, a fire, or a hurricane.

Here's How Moving To The City Can Make You Calmer, Happier And More Connected

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Here's the classic trope: Nerves shot and pockets drained, a city stress case heads for the hills. Maybe she leaves a hip city enclave for the equally...

Micro-Apartments Unhealthy? Quite the Opposite

Ron Barth | Posted 03.15.2014 | HuffPost Home
Ron Barth

Micro-units are being created to fill a real and growing demand for them due to housing crises that exist in most thriving cities -- and personal lifestyle preferences.

This Is One of America's Most Violent Cities -- But That's Only Half the Story

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.10.2014 | Small Business
Steve Mariotti

I was thrilled to meet Joel Rash, a 47-year-old Flint native and entrepreneur, and learn about his experience living in one of the most dangerous cities in the world.

What Kind of New York City Do We Want?

Steven Cohen | Posted 02.08.2014 | New York
Steven Cohen

The main characteristics of New York City are its diversity, dynamism, sense of opportunity and endless possibility. New York is a mixture of old and new; of pre- and post-industrial; of old people and young people. That has not changed and will probably never change.

WATCH: The New Must-Have For Urban Living

Posted 11.08.2013 | HuffPost Home

Urban living has its perks, but rarely (if ever) is noise mentioned among them. Until now, heavy curtains or pricey soundproof windows have been th...

Snag! Why Keep That Dead Tree in Your Yard?

Mark Hostetler | Posted 12.03.2013 | Green
Mark Hostetler

A "hard" outside with a soft inside is ideal for cavity-nesting birds. You can even "plant" a downed tree in the yard to provide a snag for species.

Cities and the Environment

David S. Beckman | Posted 11.27.2013 | Green
David S. Beckman

With billions headed for urban centers in the decades to come, and with cities already home to a majority of the earth's population, the future of cities and our environment are inextricably connected.

6 Surprising Ways City Life Affects You

Posted 09.24.2013 | OWN

It gets under your skin and goes to your head. And we're not just talking about the stress. (But it's not all bad news.) By Jena Pincott It May ...

How Art Helps Slum Residents in the Global South

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 11.19.2013 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

A number of impressive initiatives across the global south are using art to empower marginalized communities. Whether it is through museums in Rio de Janeiro or film production in Nairobi, several projects are giving the poor a voice.

Which Son Needs Money More? The Decisions of a Low-Income Working Mother

Judith Sandalow | Posted 11.09.2013 | DC
Judith Sandalow

Much of the rhetoric around budget cuts suggests that lawmakers make tough decisions, but to me Ms. P's decision about how to spend her last $50 is one of the toughest I can imagine.

Detroit, General Motors and the American Dream

Steven Conn | Posted 09.29.2013 | Detroit
Steven Conn

The city that built cars was also built by and for the car, and that legacy may prove the biggest obstacle to creating a post-automobile future.

An East Side Story (Photos)

Rog Walker | Posted 09.28.2013 | New York
Rog Walker

It's the classic image of a bustling New York. Packed downtown areas littered with suits and the oblivious tourist. On the Lower East side, however, a different story is being told.

City Mouse vs. Country Mouse: Whose Carbon Footprint Is Bigger?

Peter Hanlon | Posted 09.17.2013 | Green
Peter Hanlon

City life can be stressful at times and expensive always, but at least you can take solace in having a small carbon footprint. Tiny apartments to heat and cool, no driving -- of course you're not using as many resources as your suburban and rural brethren! But a new study suggests that urbanites shouldn't be quite so smug.

American Scenes: Riding The Trolley In St. Petersburg, Florida

Paul Stoller | Posted 09.11.2013 | Travel
Paul Stoller

Downtown St. Petersburg, Florida is breathtakingly beautiful. The sweep of earth-toned buildings many of which are inspired by the domes and arches of classic Spanish architecture, contrasts stunningly with the curve of the Tampa Bay waterfront.

4 Ways Cities Should Be Adapting to Change

Ben Hecht | Posted 08.26.2013 | Impact
Ben Hecht

Living Cities found that municipal fiscal strain, inadequate infrastructure, poor educational outcomes, a skills/job mismatch and a struggling housing market, will be defining urban issues for years to come. I thought it would be helpful to highlight the four key ways that cities need to adapt.