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Take the Good Road

Devishobha Ramanan | Posted 07.22.2014 | Technology
Devishobha Ramanan

"My first car was a motorcycle." -- Adam Carolla Motorcycles exude an inexplicable desirability. There's a a certain machismo and vulnerability asso...

Don't Get Distracted -- or Else

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 06.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Gini Graham Scott

Getting distracted can result in a lot more serious consequences than simply getting a ticket, and being distracted -- and not staying focused -- is one of the social problems of our times.

9 Foods That Were The Happiest Accidents

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 04.16.2014 | Taste

Some of life's greatest inventions were actually accidents.

Biggest Travel Fears

William D. Chalmers | Posted 04.03.2014 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

I don't want to alarm anyone. And I hate to be that Saturday Night Live Debbie Downer character on vacation, but FYI: The world is not a safe place. ...

Risk-Taking for Your Children: How Much Is Enough?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 05.18.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

We look to strike the right balance that will enable our children to experience life fully -- which means taking some risks -- and protecting them from experiences in which the potential costs outweigh the potential benefits.

Raging About Road Rage?

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Road rage continues to be a huge problem, as streets and highways are often where people's emotions, dramas, stress, and anxieties play out. I've tre...

Weather Shift Near Train Derailment Worries Officials

AP | DAVE KOLPACK | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

CASSELTON, N.D. (AP) — A shift in the weather could increase the risk of potential health hazards after a mile-long train carrying crude oil deraile...

12 Train Cars Derailed In Fiery ND Accident, Residents Urged To Evacuate

AP | DAVE KOLPACK | Posted 03.01.2014 | Crime

CASSELTON, N.D. (AP) — Officials say emergency crews are responding to a fiery train derailment near the eastern North Dakota town of Casselton. Ca...

Be Less Stupid: Don't Die While Driving

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Jon Hotchkiss

For the first time since 2005, the number of highway deaths rose year over year, according to the Dept. of Transportation. In 2012, there were 33,56...

30 Killed In Massive Road Accident

AP | WASBIR HUSSAIN | Posted 10.03.2013 | World

GAUHATI, India -- GAUHATI, India (AP) — A cargo truck crashed into two minivans packed with laborers headed to work early Thursday in northeast Indi...

Can Bikers and Walkers Co-Exist on the Brooklyn Bridge?

Serena Norr | Posted 11.19.2013 | New York
Serena Norr

What rules can be changed on the bridge so bikers and walkers can co-exist?

WATCH: The Crash That Couldn't Break Me

Joshua Prager | Posted 10.30.2013 | TED Weekends
Joshua Prager

2013-08-29-pragerpull.jpgIt was not until last month -- 23 years later -- that I considered that my visions in the intensive care unit were related to the visions that had come upon me, off and on, in the years since.

'Have You Ever Thought About How Contextual Luck Is?'

Felice Shapiro | Posted 10.22.2013 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

Have you ever thought about how contextual luck is?

Improving Your Commute, One (Smarter) City At A Time

Naveen Lamba | Posted 10.20.2013 | Technology
Naveen Lamba

Whether you live in Northern Virginia like me, New York, Nairobi, or Nice, road congestion and the ensuing traffic jams aren't just inconvenient; they can impede economic growth and impact the environment. Imagine how much more productive people are when they're not stuck in their cars or on the bus several hours per day. The good news is that help is on the way.

Healing Is Exhausting and Hard Work

Felice Shapiro | Posted 10.13.2013 | Fifty
Felice Shapiro

While we mourn the loss of our summer, feeling it slip away into cool nights and wake to the chill of the August mornings, we know three short weeks ago when our lives shifted that "it could have been worse."

Words Are Actions... and Can Be the Seeds of Growth

Greg Barrett | Posted 10.06.2013 | Good News
Greg Barrett

I was idle at a stop sign. From my rearview mirror I could see the driver, his eyes bugging, mouth agape. His expression didn't tell me anything I didn't already know. I would be in a wreck. No way to avoid it. My evening was about to get complicated.

Top 5 YouTube BBQ Fails For The Fourth of July

Shira Lazar | Posted 09.03.2013 | Comedy
Shira Lazar

Before you light up the grill for this year's Fourth of July celebration, we wanted to give you a chance to catch up on YouTube top 5 most amazing B...

Two Teen Trends: Are Our Teens Regressing?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 08.14.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I have always thought that teen trends reflect their desire to look older and to try activities that may be more appropriate for a more mature individual. I guess I am wrong.

Spot the Cop

Hemanshu Nigam | Posted 07.22.2013 | Technology
Hemanshu Nigam

They alert drivers of potential hazards such as car accidents and assist drivers in managing commutes by minimizing delays caused by speed traps and roadway dangers. However, the app also encourages speeding in a nation that loses too many of its youngest citizens to car accidents.

Road Runners Run You

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 04.06.2013 | New York
Nancy Cohen-koan

Everyone who knows me has heard my spiel against maverick bicyclists. After having been run down by a biker a year ago, I am no fan of two wheelers or bike lanes.

Jets Collide At Miami International Airport

AP | Posted 03.20.2013 | Miami

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say no one was injured when two commercial jets collided near the gates at Miami International Airport. Airp...

Driving in Kenya -- What's the Limit?

Donatella Lorch | Posted 02.09.2013 | World
Donatella Lorch

As soon as he turned 18, my son Nico declared he was getting a driver's license. Nothing unusual there, but I have to admit, I hesitated. Nairobi is not exactly suburban Maryland.

Bizarre Rash Of Students Falling From Buildings

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.28.2012 | College

In a freakish run of accidents allegedly fueled in part by alcohol, at least four Washington State University students have fallen from local building...

I'm With Stupid: The Real Mystery Meat in Your Veal Scallopini

Todd Hartley | Posted 12.26.2012 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

Some years ago, I read a story in the local paper about how 11 moose were killed in Colorado that hunting season by hunters who thought they were elk ...

Calling All Potty Whisperers

John Kinnear | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
John Kinnear

What am I doing wrong? Is it me? Why will she go for Mom and Ms. Lupe, but "Daddy-Daughter time" has become "Let's-Ruin-The-Carpet time"?