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An Open Letter to the Woman Who Shushed Me on the Commuter Rail

Gina Ciliberto | Posted 04.01.2014 | New York
Gina Ciliberto

I'm sorry that it feels like I can't afford to be quiet when it comes to employment. I'm sorry that I disrupted your commute as a result. It would be unfair to expect you to forfeit a peaceful train ride because the job market stinks.

On a Roll to the Beach... Or Anywhere

Craig Giesecke | Posted 03.24.2014 | Travel
Craig Giesecke

I find I'm much more relaxed when I get where I'm going and can get work accomplished on the way, if there's work to be done. If not, there's always someone to talk to or the passing scenery, if it's not always pretty, is at least interesting.

These Would Make Any Stressful Commute A Whole Lot Easier

Posted 02.20.2014 | 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...

'I'm Afraid I'm Going To Lose Everything'

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

Alicia Payton is a 31-year-old mother of two from Gaylord, Mich. Last Wednesday she told HuffPost she'd recently earned a promotion at her retail job ...

The Commuter Life: 40 Ounces for 40 Hours

Kyle Dowling | Posted 01.26.2014 | Comedy
Kyle Dowling

What I have for you below is not one scenario, one experience... but a number of occurrences and observations which have all led me to the sneaking suspicion that the majority of the shirt-and-tie commuters I encounter on the tracks of NJ Transit are true drunkards.

'Love Shack' Remix

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 11.06.2013 | Comedy
Rob Hiaasen

So, I'm sorry my dear four readers. I was wrong about "Love Shack." It's a fun, great song. Let me hear you sing it on I-97 Friday afternoons. Hell, I'll sing it with you.

Here's How Much Time You Lose Stuck In Traffic

CNBC | Arjun Kharpal | Posted 11.06.2013 | Business

CNBC: Drivers around the world lost an average of 8 working days a year due to traffic congestion, a new survey found. Congestion has become a ...

Unmentionable Road Crimes

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 12.18.2013 | Comedy
Rob Hiaasen

My round trip affords me ample time to observe the driving habits of my brethren with time left to finish my novel, double check the meaning of "miasma" and dissect every turning point in my life that led me to this commute.

The Commuter Life: A Crow, a Hobo and a Cup of Joe

Kyle Dowling | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Kyle Dowling

I paced down the steps of my platform with false optimism on my side until I nearly tripped over an object laid upon the floor just round the corner from the steps. With coffee and balance intact, I looked back to notice a crow on the platform floor. A dead crow.

Stand Clear

Kateri Allard | Posted 12.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Kateri Allard

Maybe I need to change my tactics and use my super powers for something other than fighting doors. Perhaps instead of fighting I should learn to just stand clear.

Don't Drive Yourself Crazy! Here are 5 Ways to Drive Yourself Happy -- Every Day

Valerie Alexander | Posted 12.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Valerie Alexander

If you're stuck in traffic, getting stressed out about it will not change your circumstances. Life's a journey, not a destination, so do what you can to enjoy the ride.

The Commuter Life: The Insanity of Tunnel Vision

Kyle Dowling | Posted 11.24.2013 | Comedy
Kyle Dowling

My train had just left Penn and was heading back to reality, back to where things made sense to me, where I felt a form of comfort. Yes, I'm talking about New Jersey. Deal with it. I assure you there are far worse places to be...

It's Dangerous to Chase the Moon: 9 Things Every Cyclist Should Know

Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick | Posted 11.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick

On the way back I was reminded of how little regard both motorists and pedestrians have for cyclists. These near misses and behaviors motivated me to highlight the following safety reminders for cyclists maneuvering in a city yet to fully embrace our presence on the road.

The Commuter Life: 'The Call That Saved My Day'

Kyle Dowling | Posted 11.10.2013 | Comedy
Kyle Dowling

Simply put, the daily trek from New Jersey to New York City blows... no matter what part of the Garden State you call home.

The Perks of Being a Cyclist: My Nighttime Biking Escapade to Central Park

Jane Seo | Posted 11.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Jane Seo

Biking at nights when the park empties out sans a few joggers provided me with an indescribable feeling of liberation -- from the Internet, the technology, the rest of the world.

All Aboard! Abandoned Railroad Tracks Gain New Life as Green Trails

Adrian Benepe | Posted 08.21.2013 | Green
Adrian Benepe

In cities large and small across the nation, there are efforts to transform abandoned rail lines, including some that are elevated or even below street level, into parks and trails.

The 19 Stages Of Your Morning Commute

Posted 08.16.2013 | Comedy

Let us walk you through the 19 stages of the agonizing journey that is arriving to work on time. 1. You're happily dreaming. 2. Your alarm go...

America's Best City Bike Paths

The Active Times | Posted 07.19.2013 | Travel
The Active Times

Although they lag behind their European counterparts, American cities are becoming more and more bike-friendly. A growing number are launching bike sharing schemes -- New York and Chicago being the latest -- and bike lanes continue to grow in mileage nationwide.

Time to Pet Your Fellow Rats: Lessons From My First Staycation

Robin Hoffman | Posted 09.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Robin Hoffman

We all want love more than anything in the world, but when we spew animosity rooted in our own lack of self-love, no one will come close. We really don't matter, and I mean that in the most freeing way possible.

How To Not Hate Your Commute

Posted 07.08.2013 | Healthy Living

Of all the things that cause us stress and anxiety -- a heavy workload, financial woes and a cluttered home, to name a few -- commuting to work is one...

Great Outdoor Workouts

The Active Times | Posted 08.25.2013 | Healthy Living
The Active Times

We all know that exercise is good for us. Numerous studies show that staying active can help us control our weight, fight disease, improve mood, boo...

Telework Supernova

Cindy Auten | Posted 07.08.2013 | Business
Cindy Auten

Hosted by Mobile Work Exchange, Cisco, and Citrix, Telework Week 2013 attracted people with more force than ever before.

Studies Suggest Bike Commuting One of Best Ways to Stay Healthy

Jay Walljasper | Posted 06.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Jay Walljasper

The key advantage of traveling by bike over working out at a fitness center is that most people find it easier to do. Instead of vying for scarce free time with many other fun and important things, exercise becomes something we do naturally as part of daily routine.

Is Commuting Worth It?

Amram Altzman | Posted 03.18.2013 | Teen
Amram Altzman

After spending almost four whole years now commuting, I have to ask myself: Was commuting worth it?

Why Singapore Is Heaven For Cyclists

Sanjay Surana | Posted 03.14.2013 | Travel
Sanjay Surana

Since moving to Singapore seven months ago, I have become blasé about securing my bike to anything sturdy by means of using something sturdy. Like most expats, I have been unconsciously seduced by the city-state's rock-bottom crime rate and apparent nonexistence of the scourge that we call theft.