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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 …

Cooking

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 …

Climate Change

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 …

Gardening

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 …

National Parks

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 …

Productivity

5 Expert Tips to Have Super-Productive Meetings

Our days are broken up into a series of 30 or 60 minute blocks full of conference room locations and dial-in numbers. We’ve all had that day so …

Breathe Easier: 4 Ways to Fight Urban Air Pollution

First, the bad news: a recent report by the World Health Organization (WHO) found that a staggering <i>92% of people</i> around the world are breathing …

While the Country Debates, Cities Take Action to Prep for Climate Change

Cities, especially on the coasts, are the canaries in the coal mine of climate change. Most Americans live within 100 miles of a coast. Major parts …

Climate Change

Megacity Mania: Where Giant Urban Populations Are Headed

Ah, city life. The hustle, the bustle, the culture, the…globe-tipping environmental hazards?<p>Yup, livin’ large is great, but when it comes to the next …

Cities

Cars Can Do What Now? Automotive Innovations That Will Change Driving Forever

2016’s still close in the rearview mirror, but 2017 is already shaping up to be a big year for automotive innovations. We’re talking cars with …

Driverless Cars

Livin’ Off the Grid: 7 Alternative and Sustainable Communities to Check Out

We tend to take it for granted, but society is a pretty impressive feat of humanity. From the first agrarian settlements all the way up to the …

Environment

Cities Built for Everyone: Innovations in Urban Accessibility

These days, our cities are smarter than ever—but they’re still works in progress. With estimates suggesting that 15% of the world’s population live …

Cities

7 Bucket List Destinations to Visit While You Still Can

<b>THE GREAT BARRIER REEF:</b> 2016 was the year that we learned of catastrophic coral bleaching in Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Tragically, almost a …

Work in the City? Here’s How to Work Smarter (Not Longer)

App this, instant that. Plugged-in city life is unquestionably efficient for getting places and getting things—and as soon as humanly possible. But …

Essential Winter Tech for Staying Warm When the Weather’s Frightful

<b>1. BLUETOOTH BEANIE:</b> Don't choose between keeping your head toasty and playing your tunes (and ditch that headphones-over-hat look for good) with BE …

2017 Highlights to Look Forward to (and Help You Forget 2016 Ever Happened)

<b>1. TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE:</b> The first reason to get psyched about 2017 is some seriously cool cosmic activity. The upcoming total solar eclipse (that's …

10 Inspiring TED Talks to Kick Off 2017

2016 was (to use a technical term) a doozy. But, hey: new year, new possibilities. Make the most of <i>your</i> new beginnings in 2017 with these 10 …

8 Subscription Box Services That Will Change Your Life

<b>VINYL ME, PLEASE:</b> There's way more to music than what you can stream. If you're looking for some kicking new tunes that you can actually touch, Vinyl …

Cheese

5 Dining Apps You Should Be Using Right Now

The brunching bohemians in the video above aren’t exaggerating—diner paralysis is a real thing. You’ve got some extra time on your hands and money in …

Restaurants

8 Space City Concepts That Are Out of This World

<b>1. THE STANFORD TORUS:</b> NASA put a man on the moon in 1969—so it makes sense that by the 1970s its engineers' imaginations extended to entire space …

Science Fiction

Recharge Wrap-up: Tesla Model 3 solar roof option likely, Zipcar offers free cars on election night

<b>According to CEO Elon Musk, Tesla will likely offer an optional solar roof for the Model 3.</b> When a Twitter user mentioned people might be misinterpreting Tesla's message about the Model 3's made-in-house glass to mean it'll have solar panels in the roof, Musk replied, "We will probably offer that …

Tesla

Urban Innovations Making Cities Smarter than Ever

Cities—they’re just like us. As they grow, develop, and become more diverse, they also get smarter. We’ve rounded up cool apps and advances in urban …

Cities

6 Weird ‘n’ Wacky Cars That We Wish Were Zipcars

So Zipcar offers different kinds of cars to get around in—you already know that. But what if there were a special line of cars for the more eccentric …

Transportation

Pack Like a Pro for Your Next Road Trip

There’s nothing we love more than a good road trip—the allure of the open road, the endless playlists, the chance to rope in your besties as …

Hacking

The Strangers Project: Anonymous Stories from the Road

Six years ago I was backpacking through the mountains with an unlikely group of friends. At the beginning of the trip, all of us wished we were in a …

Mind

First Time Voter? 6 Things You Need To Know.

So it’s your first time (or first time in a while) voting in a general election, and this year you want your voice to be heard. You’ve been following …

This Year’s Google Science Fair Winners Are Designing the Future City

Every year, Google invites teens from around the world to submit their solutions to an environmental, health, or resource challenge. Participants …

Recycling

The Ultimate Guide to the Art of Epic Tailgating

You may think hosting an epic tailgate is as simple as showing up with a grill and some snacks, but think again: getting your tailgate game right is</i> …

Explore These 7 Haunted Highways at Your Own Risk

<b>CLINTON ROAD, NEW JERSEY:</b> It might only be an hour's drive from Manhattan, but when you're on the isolated, way-too-quiet stretch of Clinton Road, …

Shark Tank Inventions That Will Shape the Way We Live

Ringing into its eighth season, <i>Shark Tank</i> puts aspiring entrepreneurs in front of ultra-successful business titans. Elevator pitches can result in …