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National Relaxation Day — 3 Ways to Relax while Driving

What started out as “National Slacker Day” in Britain back in 2001 has become “National Relaxation Day” here in the States — a day to focus on our minds, on our breathing, on reducing our stress levels. Relaxation and mindfulness exercises are increasingly popular, but today I want to hone in on what we can do on National Relaxation Day in terms of driving. Some folks like me don’t mind driving … Continue reading

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Are Self-Driving Cars the Future of Public Transportation?

Today’s self-driving cars are just that — cars as we currently know them, but with the added capability of autonomous or semiautonomous navigation. But Italian engineer and industrial designer Tommaso Gecchelin has a different self-driving car in mind. It doesn’t look anything like a car, and it can link up with other units to create modular bus-like things of any length. Imagine an individual pod picking you up from your house, … Continue reading