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Making Resolutions Work

The key to breaking bad habits is understanding how they're formed

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 12, 2011
With the new year quickly unfolding, it's time to examine all those behaviors, both good and bad habits, that we choose to break or embrace. Perhaps if we better understand the science behind those habits, we have a better chance of changing them. Besides the do-it-yourself option, therapists, counselors, organizations and programs can help us succeed in our resolutions for change.  

Taser Use Prompts Lawsuits

Some police use weapons on nonviolent suspects

3 Comments · Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Local attorney Al Gerhardstein is concerned about the training and policies of law enforcement agencies regarding the justification and constitutionality of Taser use on nonviolent suspects.  

A Case of the Condos

Four high-end projects offer luxury living in the urban core

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 6, 2010
For anyone trying to sell their house these days, “slow” might even sound optimistic when describing the real estate market. But what about those high-end condos that loom over the river or sit perched on a hillside. They can’t be selling ... or can they? Oddly enough, luxury condos seem to be the exception when it comes to the down real estate market, with many new developments already at 60 percent occupancy or better.  

Amped-up Hot Rods

Blue Ash company offers electric vehicles

1 Comments · Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Amp Electric Vehicles (AMP) plans to generate a serious buzz around town by producing 100-percent electric production cars. They reconfigure three standard vehicles to get up to 150 miles from a single charge and hope to produce up to 1,000 cars per year.  

CitiRama Goes Green

Urban home show demonstrates latest trends and benefits of homebuilding

0 Comments · Monday, March 8, 2010
CitiRama is an urban home show spawned from Homearama, which stands as the longest-running home show in the country after 49 consecutive years of operation. Currently in its ninth year, CitiRama is annually held at an up-and-coming urban housing development, and this year's edition highlights Rockford Woods in Northside.  

Keeping Warm and Toasty

Options abound for city dwellers seeking a cozy fire

0 Comments · Monday, March 8, 2010
Despite logging record cold and snowfall this winter, many of us might still be yearning for the comfort of a crackling fire and hot cup of cocoa. Sorry to say, making cocoa is fairly simple; providing a warm crackling fire, especially in a prohibitive home, apartment or condo, well, that's a bit more challenging.  

Hidden Treasure

Civic Garden Center offers refuge in the middle of the city

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Many of us drive by it every day and never take notice, and yet the lucky few who venture off the beaten path discover a tiny oasis hidden just outside of the city. Nestled among eight acres off Reading Road in Avondale, the Civic Garden Center acts as a horticultural resource dedicated to enriching lives through education, community beautification and environmental stewardship.   

Don't Waste Your Waste

Tons of ways (and reasons) to recycle around the Tristate

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 13, 2009
A large percentage of material currently occupying landfills could have been recycled if only given the chance. We can all help by using city- and county-sponsored recycling programs and by recycling through independent facilities.  

Get Out

Lots of options and price points for enhancing your outdoor living experience

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Outdoor living allows people to enjoy nearly all the comforts of indoors in a truly open and airy setting. The evolution of weather-resistant products now makes it possible to actually enjoy an outdoor living space without sacrificing style or comfort.  

Mountaintop Removal Protest Targets Duke Energy

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Concerned locals are taking a stand against mountaintop removal at an upcoming protest march called Walk Past Coal for a Sustainable Future. Sponsored by Footprints for Peace, the walk will protest Duke Energy’s expansion of its coalburning Cliffside Power Plant in the Carolinas.