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Australia for All Types of Travelers

Travelzoo | Posted 10.30.2014 | Travel
Travelzoo

I'm often fielding questions from friends and family back home on what part of my adoptive country would be best for them to visit as most don't know where to start.

An Undying Bicycle Tradition

Mimo Khair | Posted 10.20.2014 | World
Mimo Khair

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Debating the Role of Government in Somerset, Kentucky

David Morris | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics
David Morris

When two politicians debate the role of government, it is almost always Democrat vs. Republican.  Which is why it was so refreshing and instructive to read of the debate taking place among Republicans in a small city in southeastern Kentucky.

Why Mega-Cities Are Mega-Awesome: 8 Bustling Metropolises We Love

Oyster | Posted 10.17.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Though they may be a bit busier than the countryside, cities are hubs of history, culture, and entertainment. So we suggest you leave the quiet country behind and give the city a whirl. Here are eight megacities we can't get enough of.

On Talking About the Future With Your Significant Other -- Without Ruining Everything

Shannon Deep | Posted 10.02.2014 | Women
Shannon Deep

Perfectly reasonable humans turn into walking rom-com tropes when it comes to the future of their relationships.

Are You Living In The Funniest City In America?

The Frisky | Posted 04.23.2014 | Weird News

The University of Colorado Boulder’s Humor Research Lab (yes, that’s an actual thing) has created a Humor Algorithm to determine which cities in A...

Resetting the Table

Melanie Young | Posted 06.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

Everyone needs to reset their physical and mental vantage point every so often for a fresh outlook. It doesn't have to be a full-blown move or change; it can be a small adjustment. If you don't like the picture, reframe it. If things become too burdensome, take time to stop, clear and reset.

A Redmoon Night to Remember

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 05.26.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

In a city with so many theaters, so much music, so much incredible architecture and so many nationally recognized restaurants, it can be hard to stand...

A Photographic Love Letter To Hong Kong That Will Flip Your World Upside Down

Global Yodel | Posted 02.10.2014 | Arts
Global Yodel

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8 Practical Local Energy Policies to Boost the Economy

John Farrell | Posted 12.08.2013 | Green
John Farrell

The economy has stalled and so has the war on climate change. But a new report from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance shows that dozens of cities are boosting their local economies while dramatically reducing greenhouse gases.

The Kinder Chronicles, Part I

Shaun Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Shaun Johnson

Two schools, two ideologies, a relatively common mission co-locating within the same building. Co-locating, co-existing, though not cooperating. Not even throwing their lunch trash in the same bins within the same room. One entity will certainly survive with its identity intact.

The Great Wifi Altercation

Tom Falco | Posted 10.07.2013 | Miami
Tom Falco

There's an interesting phenomena that I see at local hangouts with free wifi, bookstores, Starbucks, wherever. There's a select few who think they own the place where they set up shop and spend the day. To them, it's their personal office.

Proof: Peace Is Possible, Anywhere

Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

New York City Is Nutritious

Zoe Wilder | Posted 08.17.2013 | New York
Zoe Wilder

There's a thin line between navigating one's way on a particularly menacing day, through the mean streets of New York City, muttering, "You disgusting...

Life in Shanghai

David Gosset | Posted 08.13.2013 | World
David Gosset

While the myth of the "Old Shanghai" is more a narrative cultivated by a few foreigners than a living point of reference for the Shanghaiers, Shanghai has an instinctive passion for the newness and the promise of each day.

People-Powered Politics at the City Level: Searching for True Citizenship

Alessandra Orofino | Posted 07.21.2013 | Impact
Alessandra Orofino

Precisely because of the magnitude of the problems they face, cities are increasingly emerging as the most fertile grounds for creating change. They are the laboratories in which many of the world's most intractable challenges will be solved.

Time to Abandon the "Post-Apocalyptic Unlivable Hellscape" That Is Beijing?

John Wagner Givens | Posted 04.02.2013 | World
John Wagner Givens

Considering that Beijing's plans for addressing the record levels of air pollution, 45 times the recommended safety levels, were greeted with little enthusiasm, this blogger would like to offer another one: time to abandon Beijing.

No Joke, the Zombie Apocalypse Is Coming!

David Aronchick | Posted 02.03.2013 | Weird News
David Aronchick

Tens of millions of viewers around the world are currently sitting on pins and needles in anticipation of what will happen next on The Walking Dead. Who will get munched? What will happen to the Governor? Many viewers will sit through the show wondering, "is this foreshadowing?"

Death by Cheesecake: A Day at the Mall

Nancy Colier | Posted 08.20.2012 | New York
Nancy Colier

Excess and emptiness, the perfect American submarine. These sparkly spaces are designed to pump us up, make us feel more alive, and yet the lived experience is one of enervation and death.

Touring Port Discovery, Baltimore With Kids

Amber DeGrace | Posted 10.02.2012 | Travel
Amber DeGrace

I daresay Baltimore should be a strong consideration on your list of possible travel destinations. There's so much to see and do in the city!

10 Secrets For Visiting A Big City On A Budget

Women & Co | Posted 10.02.2012 | Travel
Women & Co

If you want to make the most out of your trip -- whether it's for a quick weekend getaway or a full week of sightseeing -- follow these pointers for ways you can enjoy some of the most expensive cities in the world without breaking the bank.

How To Deal With College 'Culture Shock'

| Posted 05.24.2012 | Teen

By Hannah Orenstein The transition from high school to college is undoubtedly one of the biggest you'll make throughout your life. Some of those ch...

Jan Gehl: Cities for People (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 07.02.2012 | Arts
Crane.tv

Architect and urban designer Jan Gehl has dedicated a significant proportion of his career to making cities better places for people by studying public spaces and their impact on civic society.

PHOTOS: Open And Closed Street Photography

Peter Levi | Posted 06.12.2012 | Arts
Peter Levi

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Fostering Talent: From Life-Long to Life-Wide Learning

Katherine von Jan | Posted 06.03.2012 | Education
Katherine von Jan

Lots of cities spend millions wooing companies with tax breaks, and funding sports leagues with new constructions. CEOs for Cities, a network of mayors and city stakeholders, thinks cities ought to invest in people.