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How We Learn From Urban Immersion

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 11.18.2014 | Arts
Charles R. Wolfe

How we experience purchases of coffee and baked goods may sound fairly trivial, and elitist. But, based on my current immersion in the south of France, I have come to think these simple interactions offer valuable lessons for how to live in neighborhoods and cities.

'Bad' Neighborhoods in the Eye of the Beholder

Anndee Hochman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Women
Anndee Hochman

When we use a broad brush to tag some neighborhoods "bad," we're not doing justice to the people who actually live in them. What's more, we let ourselves off the hook, dismissing "bad" areas as places to avoid, not to engage. We rob ourselves of the chance to learn what's really happening in any given place.

8 Ways To Deal With The Neighbor From Hell

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sally Stich | Posted 09.27.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Call it a social issue on steroids, says Bob Borzotta, author of "Neighbors From Hell: Managing Today’s Brand of Co...

The People in My Neighborhood

Jamie Silverman | Posted 09.29.2014 | New York
Jamie Silverman

I often write about social media and I think that the more time we spend in the digital environment, the less we appreciate those interactions that take place without a screen as the middleman.

Tucson's Top 10: Neighborhoods Renters Love Most

Courtney Craig | Posted 09.10.2014 | HuffPost Home
Courtney Craig

Whether you're after the warm sunshine, the dry climate or the delicious food, Tucson, Arizona, has something to offer tourists and residents alike.

What I Wear Is My Choice!

Bushra Alvi | Posted 06.14.2014 | Women
Bushra Alvi

Perhaps, like everything else, there is no single meaning of the abaya for Muslim women across the globe.

Why Do We Write About Cities?

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 05.30.2014 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

In 2011, amid a visit to San Francisco and just back from Africa, I offered some thoughts about why we write about cities. Three years later, I'm not sure much has changed.

A Christmas Blessing

Marilyn Sewell | Posted 02.23.2014 | Religion
Marilyn Sewell

Each year my tree, still graced with these gathered, given ornaments, reminds me of the abundance of love in the universe, and challenges me to keep my heart ever open to receive.

Like Your Neighbors? Most Americans Do Actually

Jed Kolko | Posted 12.24.2013 | HuffPost Home
Jed Kolko

Do Americans love their neighbors as themselves? Although "love" might be pushing it, most Americans are pretty happy with their neighbors. To underst...

No, You Shouldn't Take Out the Largest Mortgage Possible

Women & Co | Posted 08.17.2013 | Business
Women & Co

For many Americans, a mortgage is indeed the most attractive way to borrow because interest rates are not only low, but also the interest is often tax-deductible.

The Moment I Realized Our Struggles Weren't Going Away

Corbyn Hightower | Posted 12.08.2012 | Parents
Corbyn Hightower

Outside of places like Portland and maybe New York City, not having a car -- especially when you are a suburban mother of three -- is a sign and symbol of having Blown It Big Time. But we are without a car. It was an easy decision at the time: We couldn't pay the rent.

My First "Neighborhood House Party"

Ruth Neubauer | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics
Ruth Neubauer

My First "Neighborhood House Party" As a very young faculty wife with two babies in two years, I was more involved with the second diaper pail disapp...

Can a Neighborhood Make Kids Fat?

Darell Hammond | Posted 06.12.2012 | Parents
Darell Hammond

We have long understood that a child's zip code has a huge impact on their educational and employment opportunities, but can it play a role in determining their health?

Medical Marijuana Hub Too Close To Schools, Raided By Feds

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 06.04.2012 | Home
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Youth Radio Photo Credit: Denise Tejada/Youth Radio A crowd of protesters gather outside Oaksterdam University in Oakland, California, as feder...

When Life in a Subdivision Turns from Cozy to Creepy

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 06.02.2012 | Women
Dr. Irene S. Levine

I heard a tapping on the back patio door. It was the middle of the night and my son and husband were sleeping upstairs!

Have We Forgotten The Meaning of Neighborliness?

Peter Block | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Block

What do you think would happen among our neighbors if millions of unemployed people ran out of unemployment compensation?

The Bin Laden Effect: In Praise of Our Government

Peter Block | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics
Peter Block

By Peter Block The death of Osama bin Laden completes a painful chapter in our history. The reaction of many is celebration. Some will use this occas...

Separate From the Pack

Michael Hancock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Hancock

The countdown to Election Day is on. Though Denver voters' options are many, their choices are few when selecting the city's next visionary leader.

Couple Wanted for Close Friendship, Especially on Holidays

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Hi Irene, My husband and I moved across the country 10 years ago so he could pursue a job after finishing graduate school. After re-esta...

A Neighborhood Has A Job To Do

Peter Block | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Block

Neighbors have the capacity to know what we need. What we need are the gifts that surround us. What we need is each other. And when we act together, we will find the community way. The democratic way.

The Nervous American Empire or Raise Your Hands Over Your Head and Don't Move

Peter Block | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Block

It will soon be ten years since 9/11 and the effects are still with us. One of the obvious ones is the U.S. military's adventures in the rest of the w...

"Home, Sweetly Appraised Home"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

In the nearly 13 years since my wife, Sue, and I bought our house, I have come to realize that a man's home is his hassle. That's because Sue frequen...

Geomedicine: What Your Street Address Can Tell Doctors About Your Health

Bill Davenhall | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bill Davenhall

Accessing and using data that adds intelligence to the medical encounter should be the driving force behind modernizing our health information technology.

Flying to Ask the Earth

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Reverend Billy

Climb a mountain and stand way up there alone in the sky and ready your ultimate question about life. Naturally you want to unfurl your wings like an ...

Front Porch Forum: Connecting Strangers in the Neighborhood

Michael Wood-Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Michael Wood-Lewis

In dozens of Vermont towns, residents are using the web to connect with their back-fence neighbors.