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Avoid Thanksgiving Traffic by Checking Last Year’s Travel Trends

In theory, Thanksgiving should be one of the chillest days of the year; all you do is stuff your face and watch tiny men run across a big green field on the TV. Sadly, that’s just the part of Thanksgiving we fantasize about while forgetting the reality of the bumper-to-bumper, family-tension-filled car ride to…Read more… […]

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America’s Traffic Lights Used To Be A Confusing Nightmare

It’s kind of hard to imagine a time when there wasn’t some basic law and order on the streets, but this snapshot video from the 1930s is a perfect display of just how random and unpredictable the various traffic signals across America could be before we established the standardized system of today. Read more… Continue […]

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Today’s Solar Eclipse Left a Path of Nightmarish Traffic in Its Wake

For months, even years, amateur astronomers, photographers, and anyone wanting the best possible view of today’s solar eclipse have been planning trips into the phenomenon’s path of totality. Now that it’s over, all that’s left are millions of grainy Instagram photos—and a traffic nightmare that traces the same path…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Minimize Pollution in Your Car By Turning on Your A/C

Driving (or idling) in bad traffic isn’t just a soul sucking use of your precious hours on this earth, it’s also rough on your physical well-being. And if you drive with the windows down you’ll be exposed to even more pollutants, particularly if you live in a smog-prone area or a part of the country currently…Read […]

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How to Survive Being Stuck in Traffic with Small Kids This Holiday Weekend

It’s a long holiday weekend, you guys! That means beach trips, mountain getaways, lakeside barbecues, and traffic headaches from Seattle to Orlando. Now, in my family we generally we decide to pack up right after Friday breakfast, but because we have two small kids and are fairly disorganized, we inevitably end up…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Your Cancer Risk Depends, in Part, on Where You Live

Of every 100,000 Americans, 451 of us will get cancer in a given year. But that varies depending on where you live: some counties have higher cancer rates than others. And those rates match up pretty well with this map of environmental quality, which you should check out now—because it may be the last of […]

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