Alexandra Long

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10 Reasons Why Denver is the Place To Be Right Now

<b>Brick and mortar goes metal with offices and restaurants moving into shipping containers. Image courtesy of Gravitas Development Group.<br>1.</b> <b>Shipping</b> …

The Most Portland You Can Fit in a Day: A Guide to Mississippi Avenue

First, a word of advice: You’re unlikely to stumble upon Mississippi Avenue by accident. Located beyond an unsightly tangle of freeway ramps east of …

Life Without A Trashcan: A Look Inside the Zero Waste Home

When Bea Johnson and her family moved from the suburbs closer to downtown in the Bay Area, she didn’t realize she would end up getting rid of 80% of …

Gen Y News: How Toronto is Winning Millennials Back

If you’re a millennial living in Toronto, you’re probably already hip to the latest Gen Y news: According to a recent survey, up to 45% of young …

Take the Wheel, Robot. Self-Driving Cars are Really Happening.

The dream of flying cars is still a part of the distant future…but self-driving cars are another story. Think it’ll be a while until they’re on the …

Autonomous Cars

Hand Powered Portable Espresso Machines

There’s Never Been a Better Time for Music in Atlanta. Here’s Why.

We hear that Cleveland rocks, but we’d like to throw in a vote for Atlanta, too.<p>Sure, when it comes to the music industry, cities like New York and …

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By ignoring the knowledge economy, Canada is taking a step backward

<i>Richard Florida is director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management and</i> <i>Greg Spencer is a research associate at the institute</i><i>.</i><p>The Canadian economy is at a crossroads. Historically, the national economy was largely defined by its ability to …

I Got My 8 Hours in -- Did You?

5 isn't enough. 7 could work but less optimal for me. You can't make it up. There is nothing else like it. I need 8. That is -- I need 8 hours of sleep. Yes -- SLEEP. Don't know about you -- but waking up after 8 hours sets me up perfectly for the day ahead. I can bring my best self to the entire …

The Real Reason You Feel Foggy-Brained (And It's Not Your Busy Schedule)

You know the feeling. It's Monday morning at work and you feel like you're trudging through mud. You're drowsy, forgetful, and mentally stumbling on tasks that should be easy. Or maybe every day at 3 p.m., you suddenly have the attention span of a sleepy goldfish.<p>These are prime examples of brain …

The US economy is telling 2 stories, and the good story is way better than the bad story

The US economy is all about consumers.<p>On Tuesday, consumer confidence beat expectations while advance data on US trade in August showed a 3.2% decline in the nominal value of exports, which are down 10.4% over the prior year.<p>The decline in exports reflects a hit from the twin impacts of a decline …

The World's Most Affordable Cities

Some cities are cheap for a reason. Like Kyiv, Ukraine, seen here. A political crisis and a proxy war with Russia on its eastern border have destroyed the Ukrainian economy. Kyiv might be an attractive, and inexpensive place to live. But few foreigners are willing to come here. Investment firm UBS …