If you can count on one hand the number of times you've gone to a museum in your city, a theatre performance and a concert, you're missing out on the enriching world of culture that is there to be enjoyed. Why should you turn off the TV for once and get out there to take in some culture?
My partner and I have had the "children" talk several times, but we've always come to the same conclusion; although we're both older than our parents were when they brought us into this world and we're both fairly certain that we'd like to have kids at some point down the road, we are definitely not ready for the huge responsibility that comes with the pitter-patter of little feet.
Suggestions for Seniors Graduating from College By Daniel R. Schwarz Last August I published a Huffington blog, "Ten Suggestions for Incoming Freshm...
This meeting could signal a new beginning. Currently, the future of the world is stuck in no man's land -- who has the responsibility to find the necessary solutions to the world's growing challenges?
Systems in the U.S. that we always thought were going to produce more opportunities for the next generation than they did for the last no longer do so. Many believe that our ability to solve complex problems and make hard choices is broken.
The Goats of Hope project provides children who are HIV/ AIDS infected or affected with a goat, thereby empowering them and helping them build up a life for themselves
When Ravi Shankar died in December at age 92, Jim Tarbell's thoughts turned to when he brought the great Indian classical musician to Cincinnati's historic -- and endangered -- St. Paul Church in the urban, downtown-adjacent Pendleton District.
With the Shard's new viewing gallery opening, I took the opportunity to see how London's regeneration is looking from 72 storeys up. The photos in th...
Who's calling the shots on your block to save the lives of children and the community? What can you do to be known as a shot caller for change?
The brave new world of post-familism is a fascinating problem for social scientists, including evolutionary scholars like me. Will we diverge forever into Aldous Huxley's "brave new world" of unrelated individuals where families are disreputable, or will we cling to marriage and the family?
Progress has been made. Scores of light-skinned African-Americans have bucked stereotype and shown themselves to be culturally authentic. But Black In America reminds me that we still have work to do.
I headed over to The Triad for the Saturday night show but had immediate misgivings when the lean, manicured cocktail waiter had so much sass and attitude I wondered if he were an S&M pre-show element (which he may well have been).
It may be a bit harder to get through multiple books now that the summer is ending, but for urban leaders, three recent books are worth reading even after Labor Day. Each offers some provocative insight about what's happening in American cities, why, and what we might do about it.
I recently realized I have taken the benefits of my walkable town for granted. Although I have lived in Hoboken for almost eight years, for much of th...
Spring fever is in full swing and many commuters are trading up a stuffy ride on the subway in favour of some fresh air on a bike. The rules of the road, whether for safety or for keeping the peace, apply to everyone, regardless of how many wheels they ride on.
If you want a stuffed crust, go to Pizza Hut. If you want a vodka and soda, head to a club that does bottle service. I wouldn't serve you either one at the amazing pizza and cocktail parlour I just dreamed up.