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Sustainable Housing, Politics and a Basic Pride of Place

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 12.23.2014 | Arts
Charles R. Wolfe

We carry with us the ability to mine pride from place, even in places that are, perhaps, least expected to shine.

15 Amazing Photos Of Daily Life Around the World

minube | Posted 03.10.2014 | Travel
minube

For many travelers exploring the far reaches of our planet, it's tempting to focus exclusively on the sights, museums, beaches, and bars while overlooking the very thing that breathes life into these amazing places: the people.

Virtual Interior Design at Your Fingertips: VDA Virtual Design Studio

James Grundvig | Posted 10.05.2013 | Technology
James Grundvig

The ecommerce paradigm, which changed during the Internet boom of the 1990s, has accelerated the past five years with social media. Today, it's gainin...

Confessions of a Gun Death Hunter

Brian Ross | Posted 06.23.2013 | Crime
Brian Ross

Every morning the dead greet me before the caffeine gives me a chance to focus their reality. I post their stories to a Facebook wall. Why?

The Global Citizen Forum

Isha Judd | Posted 05.26.2013 | Impact
Isha Judd

By focusing on the common source inherent in each individual, instead of on the differences that separate us, we can begin to transform the world around us from the inside out.

Does Your Fork or Toothbrush Talk to You?

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 03.19.2013 | Technology
Gini Graham Scott

We could be in for more and more sensing and talking devices in our lives. But I'm not sure I want my fork, toothbrush, and other everyday utensils and equipment talking to me.

"If I Could Get a Hold Of the Person Who Dreamed up Condos, I'd Give Them a Piece of My Mind!"

Scott B. Piekarsky | Posted 12.27.2012 | Business
Scott B. Piekarsky

These were the words of a Superior Court Judge in Cape May County in the Chancery Division several years ago. I was representing a local condo site th...

Congressman Tim Ryan Offers Citizenry a Glimmer of Hope

Saul Segan | Posted 07.01.2012 | Books
Saul Segan

A reading of Congressman Ryan's recent offering, A Mindful Nation, gives notice to all of us that a long-awaited and badly-needed shift in thinking is in the works. It goes far beyond being Republican, Democrat, Tea Party or Independent.

Addicted to Sex?

Isha Judd | Posted 06.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Isha Judd

To no longer be a prisoner of sexual desire, to discover the power and joy of finding fulfillment within ourselves is a wonderful thing. It requires commitment, but it is definitely worth it.

Do You Place Your Faith in Fear or in Greatness?

Jeanette Cajide | Posted 05.28.2012 | Impact
Jeanette Cajide

The thing most people do not realize is that while having self-doubt is a form of pride, not being confident in myself is also a form of pride.

Pinned: Porn on Pinterest

Susan Harrow | Posted 05.14.2012 | Home
Susan Harrow

I'm in love with Pinterest the new hot social network where images are digital coke -- addictive, unlimited pleasure with just a few side effects -- l...

Releasing the Past

Isha Judd | Posted 05.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Isha Judd

Walk towards that which you wish to avoid, until you can heal the pain that caused you to step back. See what happens if you say yes instead of no to the people and situations you have learned to avoid.

Growing Together In Love

Isha Judd | Posted 05.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Isha Judd

Often we take for granted the time we spend with our families, our partners, our friends. Lost in the monotony of routine, we miss out on opportunities to love, to share, to celebrate life together.

Secret Sauce of Success

Jen Groover | Posted 02.06.2012 | Business
Jen Groover

Becoming an author was a dream of mine for over a decade. The interesting part of that dream was when the desire first came to me, I had no idea what...

Is There More to Love Than Sex and Romance?

Isha Judd | Posted 11.02.2011 | Style
Isha Judd

For most of us, the search for the ideal partner has become an obsession: the principle goal in our quest for love. Yet our relationships often peter ...

Rediscovering the Road to the Sustainable City

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 10.16.2011 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

Those of us who write about cities should be students of history and experience, and with some humility listen to scholars and the legacy of urban development from from around the world.

Uncovering Embedded Patterns of Place in the City

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 09.30.2011 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

2011-07-31-Screenshot20110731at5.20.36PM.jpg Amid the roads, sidewalks and places that you have visited before, there are often embedded patterns to uncover, read and reinterpret.

Pondering Artifacts of Displacement in the Sustainable City

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 09.04.2011 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

If our cities must be dense to be competitive and sustainable, we must also look with care to the potential displacement of uses, institutions or traditions -- not to mention the artifacts we will leave behind.

Investing in Your Kids for Financial Sake

Lori Mackey | Posted 08.28.2011 | Business
Lori Mackey

Teaching children the power of investing should be mandatory in kindergarten. Why? Because kids have the greatest asset of all... time

Exploring the Immediacy of the In-Between Place

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 08.27.2011 | Arts
Charles R. Wolfe

The archaeology of today's urban regions need not be excavation-based. One trick allows the illusion of memory through photographic tools.

Corners as the Baseline for Urbanism

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 08.12.2011 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

More so than public squares -- which require a conscious set-aside of assembled space -- corners naturally result from crossroads, the elemental feature of travel between places.

Creating the Urban Diary

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 08.07.2011 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

Cities are hubs of human interaction, and the urban experience can be enhanced by authentic participation in the dynamics of a place and transitions to nearby venues.

Exploring Simple Urban Amenities at the Public Edge

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 08.02.2011 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

What if American cities legislated brighter color amid windows, balconies planted green and encouraged flags and hanging laundry? What if homeowner associations and rental contracts required vegetation and decoration?

Love, Shamanism And Safe Meditation

Stacey Nemour | Posted 07.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Stacey Nemour

There are countless benefits that come from meditation. Scientific studies show meditation activates the part of the brain that helps one make better ...

Your Reality Is An Illusion

Natasha Dern | Posted 07.22.2011 | Healthy Living
Natasha Dern

If everything is an illusion, why bother trying, improving or aspiring? Since none of what you experience, see or feel is real anyway, then who or what exists?