Having a car can be expensive and inconvenient depending on your means and location.
Living in the Bay Area, author Laura McCamy decided to give up her car 10 years ago, which has saved her money, reduced her stress levels, and increased her daily exercise intake.
Here are four benefits to going car free and why I plan to stay car-free.
Becoming a citizen in some countries is as easy as living there for a few years, but in others, it's nearly impossible.
In Qatar, you would have to be a legal resident for 25 years to be able to apply for citizenship, and if you're not a Muslim, you shouldn't even bother.
Here are eight of the countries where it's most difficult to become a citizen.
I've lived in cohousing — a neighborhood based on Danish principles of community living — for 14 years. Here's why I never want to live elsewhere.
Cohousing communities are residential living arrangements organized around common space, shared meals, and group activities.
Neighbors help each other with everything from childcare to home maintenance.
Each unit is self-contained, so you can balance your need for solitary time with the joy of group experiences.
Starting a business can feel like a daunting task, especially the first time around.
There are a multitude of challenges to starting a business, and slip-ups like overworking and not tracking your financials can cost you greatly.
Author Laura McCamy is a two-time entrepreneur who made costly mistakes with her first company that she made sure to avoid with her second company.
10 crazy things Silicon Valley thinks are normal that make the rest of the country think it's out of touch
Silicon Valley residents live a completely different lifestyle than people in many parts of the US do.
In Silicon Valley, it's not unheard of to commute 10 hours to work, order a car that hasn't even been designed yet, or pay $1 million for a condo in a sinking skyscraper.
Here are 10 crazy things Silicon Valley thinks are normal — but aren't.
Those living in or near Silicon Valley may sometimes feel as if they live on a different planet than most other parts of t...
Hiroshima today looks completely different than it did 73 years ago.
On August 6, 1945, the US dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima that destroyed most of the city and instantly killed 80,000 of its citizens.
Today, Hiroshima has recovered into a bustling manufacturing hub with a population of 1.1 million people and counting.
Here's what Hiroshima looks like today.
On August 1, we'll have consumed more resources than the Earth can regenerate in a year — here's how you can reduce your ecological footprint
Earth Overshoot Day is the day each year when humans have consumed a year's worth of the planet's natural resources. In 2018, it falls on August 1.
The Country Overshoot Day for the US is much earlier: March 15, 2018. If everyone lived like US residents, we would need five earths to meet our annual consumption.
Want to reduce your ecological footprint? Changing the way you get around and the food you eat can have the biggest impact.
Looking for a job can be stressful and overwhelming, especially when you have to apply while working full time at your current gig.
There are some things you can do, like asking for what you want directly, that can help you land the perfect job.
Here are the three smartest things I did when looking for a new job.
Costco memberships offer customers discounts that go beyond savings on bulk food items.
Many consumers may not know that Costco gives its members access to some of the best deals on travel, prescription drugs, gift cards, and more.
Here are 10 tricks from a consumer-savings expert for getting the most out of your Costco membership.
Money allows you to live the life you want to live, if you spend it appropriately.
Certain things are worth splurging on, like products or services that will earn you more money in the future, education, and experiences.
Here are six things that are worth buying, according to a financial expert.
The Bay Area is saturated with tech companies like Twitter and DropBox, but it wasn't always that way.
The inclusive San Francisco was once home to an eclectic group of dreamers, unconventionals, and creatives.
But in the last two decades, tech companies have taken over, diminishing the rich culture and causing Bay Area real estate prices to soar.
We compared products at Whole Foods and one of its top competitors to see which store had better prices — and the winner surprised us
Whole Foods and Sprouts are popular grocery giants that market healthy, fresh foods.
I visited Whole Foods and Sprouts in Oakland, California, to compare prices and quality to see which store came out on top.
Although both had good deals, Whole Foods had cheaper prices on more items, and Amazon Prime members can benefit from additional discounts.
Embarrassing habits can be subtle, and you may not even realize you're embarrassing yourself.
Learning to listen to others and to ask questions rather than doing all the talking is crucial to avoiding embarrassing behaviors, according to management consultant and professor Ben Baran.
Here are five things you may be doing every day that you didn't know were embarrassing.
Money is a common source of stress and arguments for many couples.
In a marriage, couples sometimes think that they need to share everything — including bank accounts.
However, having separate finances allows you to be in control of your spending, reduces the stress of having a joint bank account, and allows you to have fun with your money.