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Why I Share My Closet With Hundreds of Women

TueNight | Posted 03.21.2014 | Style
TueNight

Shopping is often a carefully strategized, often stressful trip to a department store's dowdy collection or an expensive and time-consuming online perusal.

WATCH: Uber, Sidecar and the Human Touch

Shawn Amos | Posted 03.04.2014 | Technology
Shawn Amos

"The human touch means giving the rider a real fixed price instead of some multiplier that goes up whenever you most need a ride," according to Fred W...

Castoffs and Catwalks: PeersSwaps Launches with New York Fashion Week

Margaret Ryan | Posted 04.13.2014 | Style
Margaret Ryan

I don't believe in fashion mistakes. I've always believed true style requires experimentation and a leap of faith. As a result of this philosophy, I h...

5 Cool Italy Travel Trends for 2014

Kathy McCabe | Posted 03.26.2014 | Travel
Kathy McCabe

I've noticed a few new trends that are giving travelers more ways to experience the magic of Italy from enjoying outdoor adventure to taking Italian genealogy one step further and exploring dual citizenship with Italy.

Who's Behind the Wheel May Help Drive Attitudes on Surge Pricing

Turnstyle | Posted 03.16.2014 | San Francisco
Turnstyle

By Nishat Kurwa (nishatjaan) Photo Credit/Flickr: Tribute/Homenaje The online car service marketplace is already valued in the billions of dollars....

The 10 Most Hopeful Stories of 2013 to Inspire Your New Year

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 03.01.2014 | Impact
Sarah van Gelder

There was something almost apocalyptic about 2013. But much happened that was hopeful this year -- a new pope focused on inequality, successful minimum wage campaigns spread across the country, and the number of states allowing gay marriage doubled.

'Welcome' to the Sharing Economy -- Also Known as the Collapse of the American Dream

Steven Strauss | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics
Steven Strauss

Americans aren't looking forward to their new careers as "micro-entrepreneurs." Being a "micro-entrepreneur" in this brave new world seems instead just a euphemism for being an employee, except with reduced compensation, job security, benefits and protections.

Why Enablers Are the Unsung Superheroes

Gil Laroya | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Gil Laroya

Whether it's solving a design issue, designing a machine to enable a process to work, or finding an alternative to a patent, the enabler in a company is the unsung, quiet hero who innovates his way around obstacles that would typically stop mortal men.

R-R- Redundancy -- a New 'R' To Heed

Jacquelyn Ottman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Jacquelyn Ottman

At lunch yesterday a colleague asked me what I thought about 'Resilience' as a alternative term for sustainability. I responded that I was still tryi...

The Right Space for the Right Time: Startups and Office Space

David Mandell | Posted 10.03.2013 | Business
David Mandell

A big challenge most startup founders face is simply trying to figure out where to put their business. It seems almost trivial since it's not a core value for the business, but it can often be a huge distraction of both focus and funds. The right answer is -- there is no right answer

The Sharing Economy Fights Back Against Regulators

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 11.18.2013 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

It's not everyday you hear about a grassroots movement that was started with the help of a technology company. You don't usually see progressive acti...

Stranger Danger Shouldn't Stifle Your Business

David Mandell | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business
David Mandell

We're conditioned from childhood to maintain a healthy dose of fear of strangers. They're not like us. They could be creepy. But what if they're also the key to your success or growth?

Collaborative Economy Airbnb Loved Over Traditional Hotel Brands

Jeremiah Owyang | Posted 09.28.2013 | Business
Jeremiah Owyang

Data shows the crowd gets what they want from each other -- not corporate hotels -- and is lovin' it.

How Airbnb and Uber Could Be the Next eBay and Amazon

Jeremiah Owyang | Posted 09.25.2013 | Business
Jeremiah Owyang

These collaborative economy startups like Airbnb and Uber will play a big role in the changing economy, if they continue their growth path, Airbnb is ...

There's Now An App For Sharing Your Leftovers. Seriously.

Robin Wilkey | Posted 07.25.2013 | Technology

Proving that the sharing economy has no boundaries, a new app will soon let users share their leftover dinner with strangers. Seriously. Launching...

BEHOLD: The Airbnb For Boats

The Huffington Post | Robin Wilkey | Posted 07.24.2013 | Small Business

Anyone who's owned a boat knows the joy of the wind in your hair, the open water and the endless party possibilities. They also know owning a boat is ...

In the Collaborative Economy, the Crowd Has Built a Car

Jeremiah Owyang | Posted 09.09.2013 | Small Business
Jeremiah Owyang

What if I told you the next affordable, long-range, fuel-efficient vehicle might be assembled in your garage or built by your neighbors? That's what I was surprised to hear when I learned about the Wikispeed auto project.

The Collaborative Economy Eases Pains of SF Subway Strike

Jeremiah Owyang | Posted 09.01.2013 | San Francisco
Jeremiah Owyang

Startups from the Collaborative Economy movement start to enable people to get shared and instant transportation from each other, and even shared places to work using social networking and mobile technologies.

When Google Enables Sharing, the Ecosystem Changes

Jeremiah Owyang | Posted 08.25.2013 | Business
Jeremiah Owyang

Yesterday's news leaked out that Google+ is potentially planning on enabling their own users to share goods and products with each other --rather than buy them from retailers and brands.

How Trust Became the Currency of Business

Kellie Cummings | Posted 08.03.2013 | Business
Kellie Cummings

Confidence, a way of expressing competence, lends itself more readily to business discussions because it is measurable. Confidence can be objectively assessed and quantified.

WATCH: Brands in the Sharing Economy

Shawn Amos | Posted 07.31.2013 | Technology
Shawn Amos

You didn't think brands were going to ignore a potential $110 billion marketplace, did you? Owing to concerns about the economy, limited space or the...

For Sharing Economy Start-Ups, a New, Social Currency

Yuliya Neyman | Posted 07.28.2013 | Business
Yuliya Neyman

As the sharing economy concept has emerged, fans have lauded the utilitarian nature of maximizing ownership of a good by splitting its use amongst several people.

Guess What Joined The Sharing Economy?

Carly Schwartz | Posted 07.07.2013 | San Francisco

This post is part of HuffPost series Socialized, which profiles different social startups from apps to services to websites. Want to be featured ...

You May Finally Be Able To Catch A Cab In SF

Aaron Sankin | Posted 04.17.2013 | San Francisco

Getting a cab in San Francisco may soon become a bit easier following the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's decision earlier this week t...

Aaron Sankin

UH OH: Bad News For Lyft, Uber And Sidecar

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 04.09.2013 | San Francisco

San Francisco International Airport hit six popular ride sharing services with cease-and-desist orders, barring them from picking up and dropping off ...