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Find a Carpool Buddy With Waze to Save on Gas and Reduce Carbon Emissions Find a Carpool Buddy With Waze to Save on Gas and Reduce Carbon Emissions

We all know that carpooling is an easy way to cut down on the impact we’re making on the environment, but finding people to carpool with can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. This week Waze rolled out a new feature that will make finding those carpool buddies a lot easier.

How to Read More During Your Commute  How to Read More During Your Commute 

Everyone has their own small tricks for reading more books (or at least, pretending you read books), and more generally, working our way through a never-ending backlog of podcast episodes, old New Yorker issues, Spotify playlists, and other assorted content.

Structure Your Work-From-Home Day With These Routines 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.

Tailgating Officially Makes Traffic Worse, Jerks 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.

Silence Annoying Gas Pump TV Ads With This Button Silence Annoying Gas Pump TV Ads With This Button

Some newer gas station pumps have small TVs built into them that blast ads, or even worse, the news at full volume. Here’s how you can turn that sound off and pump gas in peace.

How to Stay Safe on a Subway That's Stuck Underground How to Stay Safe on a Subway That's Stuck Underground

The ongoing subway crisis in New York City this summer has evolved into a potent cocktail mixing commuters’ worst fears together in a hot, claustrophobic, underground nightmare tube. Delays are on the rise, creaky equipment dating back to the 1930s is in dire need of replacement, and actual PTSD might be setting in.…

Avoid Strangers' Dick Pics by Turning Off Airdrop on Your Phone Avoid Strangers' Dick Pics by Turning Off Airdrop on Your Phone

Old school: skeezy dude on the subway pleasuring himself in public. New school: skeezy dude on the subway airdropping you a dick pic. Ah, the forward march of technology!

How to Deal With Constant, Nightmarish Subway Delays How to Deal With Constant, Nightmarish Subway Delays

Even if you don’t live in New York, you’ve surely heard us complaining by now about the dramatic downward spiral of the nation’s largest mass transit system under the neglectful reign of Governor Andrew Cuomo.

This Map Shows the Average Commute Time in Every U.S. County This Map Shows the Average Commute Time in Every U.S. County

Geographic statistics site Overflow Data has compiled census data into an interactive map of the average commute times throughout the U.S. Zoom in on a state, or check out the range within each state. Commutes are worst along the East coast; L.A. traffic still isn’t as bad as New York subways. And the worst commutes…

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

Find Your "Pocket of Freedom" to Make Long Commutes More Bearable Find Your "Pocket of Freedom" to Make Long Commutes More Bearable

Commutes are frustrating because they make us feel like we don’t have any control. You’re either trapped on a bus or train, or trapped in a car crawling along the freeway. But if you focus on what you can control, your time heading to and from work can become the best, most enriching parts of your day.

How to Protect Your Lungs in a Smoggy City How to Protect Your Lungs in a Smoggy City

If you live in a large city with traffic and cars, you’re likely exposed to air pollution on a daily basis. That can have detrimental effects on your health, especially your lungs, and the surgical masks you often see in smoggy cities actually don’t do a ton to protect you. Here’s what to do instead.

Fight Off Stress and Burnout by Mentally Planning for Work On Your Commutes Fight Off Stress and Burnout by Mentally Planning for Work On Your Commutes

Long commutes might seem like the perfect time to relax and indulge in a pleasurable activity like reading a book, listening to music or podcasts, or even taking a nap, but you’re actually better off thinking about work. A recent study suggests you can make your transit time more bearable and lower your stress levels…

All the Ways You Can Make a Red Traffic Light Turn Green All the Ways You Can Make a Red Traffic Light Turn Green

Before you run through a red light because it’s been five minutes and come on already, there may be a few ways you can get the light to turn green. This video breaks down how to do it.

Snorelax Alarm Wakes You Earlier If Traffic Is Backed Up Snorelax Alarm Wakes You Earlier If Traffic Is Backed Up

iOS: If you’ve ever turned off your alarm in the morning only to learn later there’s a traffic jam or congestion that’ll make you late for work even though you got up in good time, Snorelax can help. The app uses current and historical traffic data to wake you up early enough to compensate for any travel delays.

The Worst Cities for Traffic Around the World The Worst Cities for Traffic Around the World

New York and Los Angeles are notorious for traffic congestion, but a handful of other cities around the world are just as bad (or worse). Recently released data shows what traffic is like in major cities around the world. If you’re planning a big move, you’ll want to explore the tool to see what your own commute may…

The Most Dangerous U.S. Cities for Drivers The Most Dangerous U.S. Cities for Drivers

Driving comes with its share of risk and danger, and some cities are more dangerous than others. NerdWallet looked at data in the 200 most populous cities in the U.S. to rank the safest and most dangerous for drivers.

Prepare to Pay Extra If You Keep Your Uber Driver Waiting Prepare to Pay Extra If You Keep Your Uber Driver Waiting

You shouldn’t keep your Uber driver waiting; it’s just impolite. On top of common courtesy, though, it will also cost you if you’re late. The company has just decreased its five minute grace period to two minutes.

This Interactive Tool Calculates How Much Time and Money You Waste Commuting This Interactive Tool Calculates How Much Time and Money You Waste Commuting

Commuting doesn’t have to be a waste. There are plenty of ways to get more out of it. If you’re curious, though, this calculator tells you just how much time and money you’ll spend commuting in your lifetime.

Six Ways to Make Your Commute Less Stressful Six Ways to Make Your Commute Less Stressful

Commuting to and from work is a pain even in the best cases, and unchecked it can lead to burnout—but there are a few things you can do to make it a little easier on you. Moving closer to work, working from home, sure those are options, but if you can’t do any of those, this graphic has a few stress-busting tips.

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