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Simple Solutions to Serious Problems

Rana Florida | Posted 06.14.2014 | Impact
Rana Florida

It is a mindset -- nimble, adaptive, and outside-the-universe -- that has transformed an entire city, shifting Medellin, Colombia's status from the 'World's Most Dangerous City' to the 'World's Most Innovative City.'

Worst. Escalator Ride. Ever.

William Goodman | Posted 08.20.2013 | Comedy

Escalators can be a bit odd. Do you stand stand still or walk? If you walk and the person in front of you is standing still, what do you do? If you st...

The State Of Wyoming Has Only 2 Escalators, Which Is Important

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 07.18.2013 | Weird News

The great state of Wyoming has only two sets of escalators, and the lack of up-and-down education has proven to be extremely dangerous. The world's...

PHOTOS: Critical Metro Project Is Finally Complete

Posted 10.22.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The completion of a Metro escalator rehabilitation project isn't usually the cause of a huge celebration, but the escalator project at t...

WATCH: Metro Removes Dupont Circle Escalators

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.22.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Although the south entrance to the Red Line's Dupont Circle station remains closed, Metro officials are keeping would-be passengers upda...

Megan Arellano

Dupont Commuters Enjoy Last Few Days Of Unreliable Escalators

HuffingtonPost.com | Megan Arellano | Posted 03.28.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Dupont Circle commuters are enduring the last few days of unreliable escalators at the Metrorail Red Line station's south entrance -- an...

WATCH: Pigeon vs. Escalator

Posted 01.02.2012 | Comedy

If 2011 was the year that a seagull on an escalator was a metaphor for our lives, then 2012 is the year of the pigeon on an escalator. Gone is the ...

Colombian City Gets Massive, Outdoor Escalator

AP | Posted 12.27.2011 | World

BOGOTA, Colombia -- Officials in Colombia's second-largest city on Monday inaugurated a giant, outdoor escalator for residents of one of its poorest n...

WATCH: Funniest Viral Videos Of The Day

Posted 11.14.2011 | Comedy

The Urlesque Show this fine Monday afternoon features a weather report crasher, an unconventional wedding venue and one very determined shopper. Fi...

Metro Tests Escalator Sensors To Monitor Performance

Washington Examiner | Posted 11.22.2011 | DC

Metro is testing new remote sensors on some escalators to help officials learn faster when the units are on the fritz, one more step in the agency's l...

WATCH: We Are All This Bird

The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 11.09.2011 | Comedy

This video of a seagull trying to walk down an up escalator in a mall needs to be narrated by Werner Herzog. Stat. We can hear it now. Can't you? ...

What Goes Up Must Come Down: Escalator and Elevator Etiquette

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 10.02.2011 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Anyone who visits department stores, shopping malls or lives in a metropolitan city encounters the ups and downs of elevators and escalators in office buildings, subways, and the like. Refresh yourself with these rules of common courtesy.

Out and About This Summer

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

When stepping out this summer, whether for business or pleasure, observing the rules of good behavior will always make your day or evening go more smoothly.