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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.