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Aging at Home: Will You Be Lonely?

Rachel Adelson | Posted 04.17.2014 | Fifty
Rachel Adelson

Most people say they want to age at home, but there's a funny thing about that. Although folks want to stay in familiar surroundings to be near friends and family, too many people as they get older find themselves stranded in their own neighborhoods, suffering from a shrinking social network.

Democrats Should Widen Focus on Voter Suppression

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republicans want to make it harder to vote, Democrats want to make it easier. It's a simple concept, and it's one that strikes at a foundational belief most Americans share: Things always get better throughout American history, never worse.

Asking Home Prices in Urban Neighborhoods Rising Faster Than in Suburbs

Jed Kolko | Posted 04.11.2014 | Business
Jed Kolko

From some angles, it looks like the housing recovery has brought an urban resurgence: for instance, the most urban counties are growing faster now tha...

Domestic Hunter... No Regrets!

Dan Levitz | Posted 04.04.2014 | Green
Dan Levitz

I saluted my diminutive foe to the best of my ability. I thought of Daniel Day Lewis in Last of the Mohicans where Chingachook and Hawk-eye said a pra...

A Standalone Sears: Is There Weakness in Numbers?

Eric McAfee | Posted 03.28.2014 | Detroit
Eric McAfee

Some businesses just fail to quit, though it's not necessarily from lack of trying. And if all the negatives in that sentence dilute the denotation, ...

Is Living in a Mixed-Use Building for You?

realtor.com | Posted 04.14.2014 | HuffPost Home
realtor.com

While plenty of people want a yard and the privacy of a single-family detached home, others prefer to ditch the car when they can and live in areas where they can walk to schools and services.

When Words Lose Their Meaning at the Edge of the City

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 04.06.2014 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

The age-old questions of urban boundaries and city walls matter less today in a physical sense, but photographs have suggested that the political overlay of region, cities and neighborhoods still keep visible form, however counterintuitive.

The Michigan Left: Working Out the Kinks (but Keeping the Curves)

Eric McAfee | Posted 04.05.2014 | Detroit
Eric McAfee

No, it's not a reference to a statewide political movement, but it at least it enjoys some possibility of taking the nation by storm. But, at least in this case, it all begins with a pretty ordinary road sign.

The Industrialization of Mom

Jane Vandenburgh | Posted 02.17.2014 | Books
Jane Vandenburgh

Like her 2009 novel Entertaining Disasters, Nancy Spiller's new book concerns itself with conventions in cookery and American cuisine. Compromise Cake is, however, is the much more personal book.

'School Reform': They Wouldn't Do This to White Kids

John Owens | Posted 02.08.2014 | Education
John Owens

That this middle/high school consisted of nothing more than a bunch of classrooms on the third floor of an old elementary school, set between a hospital and a jail, only underscored its single-minded, academic focus.

The Official 'Are You Lost in Suburbia?' Quiz

Tracy Beckerman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Tracy Beckerman

I came up with a quiz you can take to find out if you are Lost in Suburbia and, if so, just how lost you really are and what you can do about it.

What Happens When a 'Full-blooded American' Sends a Letter to a 'Foreign' Mom in Suburbia

Natasha Tynes | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Natasha Tynes

Last week I experienced my first racist incident in the eight years I have been living in the U.S. I have seen and heard of racism happening to others, but this time it hit close to home. It was an attack against the core of who I am.

City Apartments vs. Suburban Living: Which Is Better?

Caitlyn Becker | Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Home
Caitlyn Becker

The convenience of having a car, somewhere to park it for free and not having to deal with city traffic is one of life's greatest pleasures. On the other hand, one of life's other greatest pleasures is cocktailing it up at happy hour or bottomless mimosa brunch (yes, that's a real thing) and knowing a lovely cab driver is just an arm hail away from getting you to and fro safely.

Ghosts, Goblins and Sprawl: What How Kids Trick-or-Treat in Your Neighborhood Says About Your Community

Leigh Gallagher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Leigh Gallagher

Halloween trick or treating is many things: a tradition of American childhood, a chance for kids and adults alike to express their creativity, a day when it's OK for everyone to eat candy. Here's something else it's inadvertently become: a measure of how far apart many Americans now live from their neighbors -- and as such, a proxy for community.

'Seriously Mindy?'

Mona R. Washington | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Mona R. Washington

"Seriously Mindy?" Mindy 40 Dog Lover, Kiki's owner, and John and Whitney's neighbor John 32 Dog Liker, Bart's owner, Whitney's ...

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...

Listen Up Candidates, Planning Matters: Two New Books on the History of Planning

Heath Brown | Posted 10.26.2013 | Books
Heath Brown

Two new books draw attention to the role planners and planning have played in the development of cities and suburbs in the U.S.

When Downsizing Your Home Could Be an Upgrade to Your Life

Hulya Aksu | Posted 10.14.2013 | DC
Hulya Aksu

I don't want more. We don't need it. In fact, I want less. Less is so much lighter. Less is so much easier. Less is so much more affordable. Less is more elegant, more fun. Less is just so much more.

More Republican Districts Saw Increase In Suburban Poverty: Report

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

Suburban poverty has increased in more Republican congressional districts than Democratic ones, a new report said. According to a Brookings Instit...

Suburban Boredom Leads to the Arrest of a Minor

Dani Alpert | Posted 09.30.2013 | Women
Dani Alpert

Getting arrested on a sunny, but brisk, Monday afternoon on December 26th in 1983, the day after Christians celebrated the birth of the sweet baby Jesus, was not the kind of attention that I was looking for.

City Mouse vs. Country Mouse: Whose Carbon Footprint Is Bigger?

Peter Hanlon | Posted 09.17.2013 | Green
Peter Hanlon

City life can be stressful at times and expensive always, but at least you can take solace in having a small carbon footprint. Tiny apartments to heat and cool, no driving -- of course you're not using as many resources as your suburban and rural brethren! But a new study suggests that urbanites shouldn't be quite so smug.

Made in America

Rog Walker | Posted 09.07.2013 | Black Voices
Rog Walker

What's the most authentic representation of the American experience? I never thought about what it truly meant to live an American life until I came...

Single Mom Stuck in the Suburbs

Erin Mantz | Posted 07.29.2013 | Parents
Erin Mantz

Being a single mom stuck in the suburbs can be hard. Happy, intact families are everywhere, holed up in their big houses and two-parent, tag-team bedtime routines, working on the garden or schlepping in the groceries.

Shocking Number Of Suburban Residents Are Living In Poverty

CNBC | Allison Linn | Posted 03.26.2013 | Business

CNBC: Like many Americans who move to the suburbs, Tara Simons came to West Hartford, Conn., because she wanted her daughter to grow up in a nice, s...

Switching Up Date Night

Kim Bongiorno | Posted 03.11.2013 | Parents
Kim Bongiorno

The babysitter was lined up. The friends gave restaurant suggestions. I had already put on mascara. My husband wanted me to meet him in NYC for dinner to celebrate my birthday. It was a fun idea, possibly even romantic, since that's our old pre-Suburbia stomping grounds. I didn't go.