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Taking Rides With Strangers

Steven Strogatz | Posted 09.03.2014 | Science
Steven Strogatz

Imagine how much money could be saved, and how much traffic and pollution could be reduced, if people shared taxis with strangers.

Easy, Last-Minute Ways To Thank Earth On Thanksgiving

Posted 11.27.2013 | Green

Thanksgiving is upon us, and as you contemplate what you are thankful for, don’t forget your thanks for Mother Nature. After all there would be no f...

Battling the Alpha Mom Syndrome

Beth Rosen | Posted 11.03.2013 | Parents
Beth Rosen

I always seem to say "yes" when asked to help. I am one of many women that suffer from a disturbing illness that I like to call the Alpha Mom Syndrome.

The Year of the No: One Woman's Journey to the Dark Side of Yes

Sue Fliess | Posted 09.11.2013 | Parents
Sue Fliess

In my quest to be Every Woman, I'd lost sight of the very people I was killing myself to do it all for. Somewhere along the way, I'd stopped noticing my 8-year-old's copious kisses before school and how my older boy has my dad's soulful eyes.

Summertime... How Do I Get My Children Everywhere?

Diana Grycan | Posted 08.24.2013 | Parents
Diana Grycan

There are new carpools shifts to drive, camps to get to, play dates to arrange, swimming lessons to sign up for and so much more. How does a parent manage?

When Lois Met Michael

Lois Alter Mark | Posted 02.05.2013 | Fifty
Lois Alter Mark

I can vividly picture Michael walking toward the car. He had longish blonde hair and was wearing a green military-looking jacket. I had never seen him before but the thought flitted through my mind with absolute clarity: I'm going to marry him.

The 10 Rules of Carpooling

Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.26.2013 | Parents
Ann Brenoff

I'd like to propose The Carpool Protocols, a manual that addresses the realistic needs of parents as they put their children in the care of others to share rides to and from common destinations.

Transformational Transportation - The Rideshare Revolution

Mike Montgomery | Posted 12.19.2012 | Technology
Mike Montgomery

In our 21st Century society, I'll be cautiously optimistic that a well-intentioned CPUC will recognize the value dynamic new smartphone apps such as SideCar bring to the table.

Why September Can Be The Toughest Month For Working Mothers

Laura Rowley | Posted 11.06.2012 | Fifty
Laura Rowley

When it comes to working motherhood, it is the small things that break you. September seems to break me every year.

Ticketed For Carpooling?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 06.14.2012 | Money

Drivers en route to New York City -- and those coming in on foot -- have long met at the George Washington Bridge before crossing from New Jersey into...

Why You Don't Own A Car

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 04.03.2012 | Money

The quintessential dream of waking up on your sixteenth birthday to find a new car adorned with a big red bow parked in the driveway is now a thing of...

The Perfect Carpool: Drive Carefully and Carry a Big Stick

Paula Ravets, Ph.D. | Posted 11.20.2011 | Parents
Paula Ravets, Ph.D.

American Indian children, from the age of three on, are taught using a "talking stick" to practice the art of listening and respecting another's viewpoint. So why not try the same method in your carpool?

LA Road Warriors: Commuter Stress Taking Its Toll

Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Glenn D. Braunstein, M.D.

Today's commuting environment isn't just an unpleasant daily reality we have to resign ourselves to; it's a very real health hazard.

Fleeing the Volcano

Carne Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Carne Ross

I reached Paris by train but there hit the buffers. The Gare d'Austerlitz was a cacophony of frustration. Madrid was the only clear airport in Europe and the cloud threatened even there.

No Impact Week: Solar Panels, Bio-Diesel, and Worms

Renée Loux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Renée Loux

Several years ago, I undertook a year-long experiment to minimize my personal waste. At the time, "no impact" wasn't a common term. I just wanted to see how waste-wise efficient I could be.

City Carpool Rate Just 1.6%, Lowest Urban Rate In Nation

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago has the lowest rate of car pooling of any major U.S. urban area -- just 1.6 percent of Chicagoans car pool to work, down from 3.7 percent last...

Casual Carpooling -- With Strangers -- Booming In San Francisco

good.is | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Every weekday, between 6:00 and 9:30 in the morning, a stream of cars and a line of pedestrian commuters converge at a Safeway supermarket in the Rock...

Plan Your Green Month In 4 Easy Steps

The Green Guide | Kate Hanley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In this third installment in our series of small changes that add up to big results, we survey what you can do during the next month to gradually gree...

Online Carpool Services: Which One Is Right For You?

Planet Green | Brian Merchant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Thanks to that handy series of tubes known as the Internet (thanks, Mr. Stevens) greening your commute is easier than ever. It's become increasingly s...