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10 Apartment Feng Shui Tips to Create the Perfect Urban Oasis

<b>1. LET THERE BE LIGHT:</b> Glaring overhead lights: not a good look, as far as apartment feng shui is concerned. Instead, make your at-home illumination …

Home Decorating

Our Favorite (and Totally Doable) Sustainable City-Living Tips

<b>Dear Zipcar,</b><p><b>I want to live more sustainably in the city, but I don’t know where to start. Any tips?</b><p><b>Sincerely,<br>Aspiring Eco Urbanite</b><p><b>Dear Aspiring Eco</b> …

Cities

Go Green and Clean: Eco-Friendly Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Apartment

It’s finally spring: the season of picnics, fresh produce, and of course, spring cleaning. But before you break out the duster, it might be time …

Sustainable Living

4 of the Greenest Eco-Cities Around the World

How will history books describe the era we’re living in now? We’re betting that they’ll go with “the Century of the City” (hey, it’s got a catchy …

Cities

Dear World: Drive Less

Dear World,<p>Drive less.<p>We know, we know—it’s odd to hear that from a car sharing company. But hear us out.<p>Human activity is accelerating climate …

Climate

13 Cutting-Edge Gadgets for Savvy City Pet Owners

Sure, cardboard boxes make great kitty hideouts and squirrels are fun doggie diversions. But why should humans get all the latest tech while pets are …

Dogs

Cities Get Smart: Parking Innovations and the Future of Urban Driving

Have asphalt fatigue? You’re not alone. In the United States, reports say there are an estimated three non-residential parking spaces per vehicle. …

Urban Design

The Best Movies, Books, and Songs to Inspire Your Next Epic Road Trip

As much as we wish we could spend all our time cruising down the highway, life can’t be lived fully on the road. In the time between journeys, we …

RVs

The Road Trip Survival Guide for Couples

You’re embarking on the ultimate adventure with your partner in crime: a road trip! But while you’re creating playlists, packing your snacks (don’t …

Travel

The How-To Compost Guide for City Dwellers

Did you know that yard waste and food scraps make up roughly 20-30% of what we throw away? But there's an easy way to do your part and rid yourself …

Gardening

8 Awesome Interactive Maps that Will Change the Way You See the World

<b>1. DARK SITE FINDER:</b> When was the last time you can remember seeing the stars? One downside of city living is that we’re no longer in close contact …

GIS

These 8 Podcasts Will Make Your Morning Commute a Breeze

Love working in the city but not-so-in-love with your commute? Whether you’re walking, taking the subway, or driving into work, listening to an …

Pushing Boundaries: Why I Travel the World, And You Should Too

When asked if I had any exciting plans for Switzerland, I told my parents I was taking a scenic flight over the Alps. I didn’t mention I would be …

Travel

How to Start a Nonprofit: Lessons Learned from a Founder

Are you ready to take your activism to the next level, but aren’t quite sure where to begin? Starting a nonprofit is a wonderful way to grow your …

The Best Cities for Renters—and the Housing Laws You Need to Know

Are you renting your current home? If so, you’re far from alone—especially if you’re a millennial and a city-dweller.<p>In fact, get ready for some …

Housing

Back to the Feature: The Evolution of Car Design and Functionality

Self-driving cars may sound futuristic now…but we predict that in a matter of years, they’ll seem as old hat as car radios.<p>That’s because while …

Transportation

The Evolution of the Road Trip

Road trips. They’re about as American as a pickup truck full of apple pies doing the moonwalk to the Hamilton soundtrack. OR ARE THEY?<p>While Americans …

RVs

Me, Myself, and My 20 Roommates: Why Communal Living is the Future

Which would you prefer: no roommate or several dozen?<p>Increasingly, city-dwellers—especially millennials—are opting for the latter, in the form of …

City Sustainability Efforts—and the Grassroots Groups Who Lead Them

From melting ice caps to warming oceans, flooding coasts to dwindling species, the effects of climate change take many (alarming) forms. Fortunately, …

Ziptopia

Learn to Program with this Sweet Mini Computer, the Raspberry Pi

<b>WHAT'S A RASPBERRY PI?</b><p>Cool. So…what’s a Raspberry Pi? It’s essentially an entry-level piece of hardware for anyone looking to try their hand at basic …

Zipcar comes to New York's Hudson Valley

Metro-North Railroad and Zipcar have launched a car share initiative in the Hudson Valley.<p>Under the Ride2Drive program, a total of 14 Zipcars, …

12 Mesmerizing Images of Cities After Dark

<b>1. SHANGHAI, CHINA:</b> Just because the sun is setting doesn't mean the action stops, as any city-dweller knows. Even late at night, Shanghai's streets …

9 Women Who’ve Shaped Our Cities, Past and Present

Today marks the first day of Women’s History Month, so we decided to round up some of our favorite ladies, past and present, who have made an impact …

Driving Tests Around the World - Interesting Facts and how countries stack up

Remember the day you passed your driving test and <i>finally</i> got your driver’s license? (Freedom!) But what if you had to take your test on ice, answer a …

7 Ways to Eat Healthy When You Don’t Have Access to a Full Kitchen

If you’re someone who strives to make healthy choices whether you’re at home or on the road, but have very limited access to kitchen equipment, you …

6 Super-Smart Ways to Fight Global Warming in 2017

In 2017, climate change continues to be big news. Fresh on the heels of reports that 2016 was the hottest year on record (following two more …

DIY Guide to Growing Your Own Hydroponic Garden

When you think about hydroponics, your first thought is probably about something green, crunchy, and involving an expensive light. But people have …

6 Epic Road Trip Destinations to Visit in 2017

<b>1. JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING:</b> Though Jackson Hole draws its fair share of skiers and snowboarders during the winter, time your 2017 road trip for the …

Take Five: How to Take Strategic Breaks to Boost Productivity

Here’s a stat for you: In a recent Zipcar survey of mid- to large-sized company employees, 69% of respondents reported taking breaks during the …