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Tourist Scams: What You Need to Know

Rita Anya Nara | Posted 03.31.2014 | Travel
Rita Anya Nara

One of the best ways to defend ourselves against scammers is to know what their tricks are, and how to avoid them -- then you can go back to actually enjoying your vacation.

24 Signs You're Addicted To Cabs

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 03.28.2014 | Travel

Sometimes they overcharge you, and sometimes they smell like a nauseating mix of stale burritos and super-strong air freshener. But we're totally w...

8 Life Lessons We Can Learn From '70s TV Shows

Steve Belanger | Posted 03.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Steve Belanger

The more we got to see the Fonz interacting with the Cunninghams the more we realized that being tough and cool only counted for so much. What really mattered was surrounding yourself with people you love and that love you back.

Looking For The Uninsured? Just Hail A Taxi Driver

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — Groups working to sign up uninsured people for health coverage are making a special effort to contact taxi drivers, hoping to get man...

Share-Less in Seattle

Michael Beckerman | Posted 04.13.2014 | Business
Michael Beckerman

Companies like Lyft and Uber are not only changing the future of transportation, they are also driving economic growth and job creation in cities all over the world.

Unintended Consequences to Miami-Dade Taxi Tech

Luis Andre Gazitua | Posted 03.31.2014 | Miami
Luis Andre Gazitua

County commissioners are scheduled to make significant changes this week, including upgrading taxis and the technology inside them. Unfortunately, sometimes the most well-intentioned legislation creates unintended consequences when involving new technologies.

What Harry Chapin and Marty Taught Me About Unconditional Love

Heather Hummel | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Heather Hummel

When he brought up marriage, I changed the subject. I realize now that I didn't believe someone could love me for a lifetime when I didn't love me enough in that moment.

This Is So Satisfying

Posted 11.16.2013 | Comedy

We dare you to find a more satisfying video than this woman who gets so fed up with a slow, obstructing taxi that she moves it out of the way -- by cr...

The Best Cab Ride of My Life

Jim Higley | Posted 11.10.2013 | Good News
Jim Higley

The cynic in me was looking for something missing. There had to have been a catch. But there wasn't.

There's A Fine For That

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 09.04.2013 | Travel

You can barf in a cab, but it might cost you more than just the dry cleaning fee for your pants. Taxi drivers in Key West have drafted an ordinanc...

Polymathic Perversity

Francis Levy | Posted 02.18.2013 | Books
Francis Levy

In his classic Life Against Death: The Psychoanalytic Meaning of History, Norman O. Brown glommed upon Freud's concept of polymorphous perversity to describe the rich palette of human instinct.

Cities Move To Rein In Smartphone Taxi Services

Wall Street Journal | Posted 01.16.2013 | Technology
Read More: Taxi, Technology News

Taxi and limousine regulators from 15 U.S. and Canadian cities plan to release proposed guidelines Friday aimed at reining in some of the smartphone a...

The Creepy, Dangerous Ideology Behind The Cult of Disruption

NSFW Corp | Paul Carr | Posted 10.24.2012 | Business

Uber founder Travis Kalanick Kalanick is a proud adherent to the Cult of Disruption: the faddish Silicon Valley concept which essentially boils down t...

NY Cab Crash Kills Driver, Utah Tourist, Hurts Boy

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 06.03.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- A three-way wreck on a rain-slick highway Saturday killed a taxi driver and a Utah woman who was taking her grandson to see the city sight...

BAD TRIP: Illegal Taxi Driver Sentenced For Unlawful Imprisonment Of Tourists

Posted 05.09.2012 | Crime

A livery cab driver who unlawfully picked up four Panamanian tourists and held them in his vehicle as he fled a police chase will serve six months in ...

WATCH: Jon Hamm Improvises Song About '70s Sitcom

Posted 05.08.2012 | Comedy

Don Draper may not "get" the Beatles, but Jon Hamm is so well-versed in retro pop culture that he can make up songs about '70s sitcoms on the spot. In...

Four-Wheeled Future: All Hail the Taxi of Tomorrow

Vanity Fair | Posted 06.03.2012 | New York
Vanity Fair

After exhaustive evaluation by all manner of stakeholders, the Nissan NV200 has been selected to replace the venerable Ford Crown Victoria as the Big Apple's official cab.

Undercover College Kids Expose Cabbies Who Won't Drive To Brooklyn

Posted 12.02.2011 | New York

In an undercover operation involving college students, more than 360 cab drivers have been fined for refusing rides requiring long distances to outer ...

Altair & Vega: A Conversation With Bob James, Plus Twilight Artist Lucy Schwartz's Audio Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Are D.C. Cab Drivers Paid Too Much Or Too Little?

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.21.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Are taxi-fare rates in the nation's capital too high or too low? On Tuesday, as The Huffington Post reported, two associations represent...

D.C. Cab Drivers' Groups Sue Taxi Commission

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.20.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Two D.C. taxicab drivers' associations are suing the D.C. Taxicab Commission, its chairman and D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray alleging unfair r...

Taxi Crashes Into Horse and Buggy at Midnight

Jack Hidary | Posted 09.24.2011 | New York
Jack Hidary

This morning just after midnight a NYC taxi crashed into a horse and buggy in front of 40 Central Park South. There have been a number of crashes in t...

Iranian Women Take the Wheel

Turnstyle | Posted 08.17.2011 | World
Turnstyle

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Dozens Pleads Guilty In Costly Taxi Fare Scam

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — More than two dozen taxi drivers have pleaded guilty after a broad probe into a fare-boosting scam that affected thousands of tourist...

My Very Own Bridge

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

The 59th Street Bridge has no extraordinary sight lines. It doesn't touch the sky, like the George Washington or Verrazano bridges. It's a workhorse bridge. Just like me!