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Archive: December 7, 2008 - December 13, 2008

Celebrate These 2009 Anniversaries

Today I came across a list on of the big anniversaries in 2009. Among them are the 500th anniversary of Henry VIII's ascension to the throne and Baltimore's celebration of Edgar Allan Poe's 200th birthday. The one that really stuck out for me, though, is this one: Nov. 9-10...

By Christina Talcott | December 12, 2008; 2:14 PM ET | Comments (1)

Eco-Friendly Travel Options

"One Vacation Can Be Worse Than Commuting for a Year." So reads a troubling headline of a study released last week by the Union of Concerned Scientists, a nonprofit organization that's been doing research into which modes of vacation transport are the most environmentally-friendly. The full report, "Getting There Greener:...

By Christina Talcott | December 11, 2008; 12:41 PM ET | Comments (4)

Insta Q&A: Park It and Ride

Those cheapo inter-city bus lines like Bolt Bus and Megabus are great -- but what if you want to drive to the pickup point from the far suburbs and need a place to park your car? That's the dilemma of reader Archie Andrews of Burke. (Archie, we're going to spare...

By Christina Talcott | December 9, 2008; 10:55 AM ET | Comments (4)

Women, Men and Study Abroad

There's an online battle being waged these days, thanks to a study by the Institute of International Education showing that almost twice as many female college students study abroad than their male counterparts. As with any gender-based debate, the "why" is provoking some strong opinions. Last week, Aaron Hotfelder at...

By Christina Talcott | December 9, 2008; 10:14 AM ET | Comments (5)

Red Lights Go Out in Amsterdam

I just read a story on Tripso about the mayor of Amsterdam cracking down on sex shops, brothels and pot-peddling coffee shops. (Newsweek reported on it back in February, and the BBC published an update on Saturday.) Amsterdam's Mayor Job Cohen and Deputy Mayor Lodewijk Asscherr are leading the charge,...

By Christina Talcott | December 8, 2008; 3:13 PM ET | Comments (2)


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