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Why You Should Get to Know Your Neighbors

You'll be less likely to die of a heart attack, for starters.

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In the World of Food Trends, Nothing Stays Popular Forever

Vodka-mayonnaise cocktails, anyone?

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The Suburbs Are in Fact Associated With Obesity, Diabetes, and Heart Disease

Norman Garrick and Wesley Marshall have found that people in dense cities are thinner and generally healthier than people in sprawling subdivisions.

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How Trees Actually Improve Your Quality of Life

They prevent $7 billion in health costs every year by filtering air pollution—and they can even help with your attitude. 

Pedal Power

The Electricity-Generating Bicycle Desk That Would Power the World

It's being used to power laptops, grind grain for beer, and churn butter.

An Image of Everyone on Facebook

At our best, we are dots.

Drowning's Racial History

Drowning is the number-two cause of death in children, and the racial disparities in those numbers are important to consider in improving safety.

A Mapped History of Train Travel in the United States

On the 209th birthday of the first steam engine trip, how the Civil War impeded, then accelerated, the progress of America's trains.

Cigarettes Are (Good) for the Birds

Seriously. According to a new study, the filters keep parasites out of nests.