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11 Ways to Make Your Commute Suck Less

Every weekday morning, we kiss our significant others (or our pets), grab our bags, and head to the office. And then every evening, we say good-bye to our co-workers, grab our bags, and head back home. Most of us accept our work commutes as boring but inevitable parts of our days—but at The Muse, we believe life is too short to give up that much time to a “necessary evil.”

Here are the best resources on the web for making your commute go from ordinary to extraordinary. We’ll see you on the road.

  1. You know how there’s always that one guy cheerfully humming on the subway? Here’s how to be as happy as he is. (Wall Street Journal)

  2. Making your commute a healthy one significantly upgrades the experience. (Greatist)

  3. If you want to exercise your brain and spark some creativity, taking a different route to work may be just the ticket. (Lifehacker)

  4. You knew this was coming. The best apps for your commute. (Refinery29)

  5. For the commuters with road rage—or just road anxiety—we’d like to prescribe you some ways to make your drive in less stressful. (The Huffington Post)

  6. If you cycle to your job, you should read this “BS-free” guide to the gear you need for commuting by bike. (Gizmodo)

  7. These 25-plus resources for carpooling are bookmark-worthy. (Mashable)

  8. Navigating public transit reminds us why they call it the urban jungle. Here’s how to survive. (Jezebel)

  9. You don’t have to sacrifice form for function with these fashionable shoes that are designed for commuting. (Redbook Magazine)

  10. And men, we're not leaving you out—here are your commuter-friendly work shoes. (Men’s Journal)

  11. Is it time to change your address? Check out the best and worst cities for commuting. (Bloomberg)

Want to make your daily drive—or walk or bike—even greater? Here are yet more commuter resources!

Photo of biker courtesy of Shutterstock.