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New Yorkers: Get the MetroCard That Refills Itself

The worst time to buy a New York City MetroCard is when you’re already in the subway station. You’re worried about missing your train, and there are people before and behind you with the same worry, slowing you down and stressing you out. But you never have to suffer this again. Instead, get the MTA’s […]

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Structure Your Work-From-Home Day With These Routines

The conveniences of working at home are also its curses. There’s no commute giving you time to settle your thoughts on the way in to work, no lunch with co-workers. To get some structure in your work-from-home life, you need to create your own routines.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Los Angeles Drivers Avoiding Gridlock Find Themselves Trapped In The Sands Of Time

A helicopter traffic camera flying over Los Angeles gridlock found something funny going on. Some motorists, desperate to not be stuck in traffic, tried to drive through a field of sand and a bunch of them got hilariously stuck anyway.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Here’s the Right Way to Offer Your Seat on Public Transportation 

Giving up your seat on public transportation for someone who needs it should be a simple, easy gesture. And yet. Almost all of us have seen an exhausted, heavily pregnant woman standing, ignored, in a train full of comfortably seated passengers; a not-at-all-pregnant woman humiliated by an unsolicited offer to sit; an…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Tailgating Officially Makes Traffic Worse, Jerks

If you’ve ever encountered a “phantom traffic jam,” or traffic slowdown that doesn’t seem to have an apparent cause, it was probably some jackwagon tailgating somebody. Researchers at MIT found that not only does tailgating not get you anywhere faster, it actually creates traffic jams that shouldn’t exist.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Tell Us Your Questions for the Bike Snob 

This week on The Upgrade, we’re taking on urban biking in all its glory and ridiculousness. Our guests are Bike Snob NYC and Brooklyn Spoke, two of today’s most fascinating and outspoken voices on cycling culture. We’re excited to talk with them about the best commuter bikes, if and how cities can get to Vision […]

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Would You Wear a “Baby on Board” Button to Get a Seat on the Subway? 

The standing pregnant subway rider poses a dilemma for politeness: do you offer up your seat so she can sit down, or mind your own business in case she’s not pregnant and would be mortified that you assumed she was?Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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