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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 …

Housing

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, …

Sustainability

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 …

Raspberry Pi

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, …

Hudson Valley

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 …

Hong Kong

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 …

Architecture

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 …

Transportation

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 …

Eggs

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 …

Productivity

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 …

Environment

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 …

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 …

Sustainability

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 …

The Workplace

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 …

Clothing

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 …

TED Talks

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 …

Moon

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