Mimi Kirk

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Your Neighborhood Affects How You Age

A new report lays out the current research on the ways your immediate surroundings influence your health and aging process.

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For Schools, Gambling Funding Is No Jackpot

Though states often pledge to fund public schools with taxes levied on lotteries and casinos, that money tends to get funneled elsewhere.  

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Palestine's 'Speed Sisters' Are a Driving Force

The documentary about the Middle East’s first all-female race car driving team reveals the realities of life in the cities of the West Bank.

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What Riyadh's New Metro Will Mean for Women

Public transport is coming to the Saudi city, enhancing mobility for female riders, who are barred from driving.

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One Lucky Couple Is Going to Get Married on a Megabus

The company announced a competition for a free ceremony on one of its 80-seaters.

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How a Restaurant in Cyprus Is Bridging the Country's Divide

The Home Café brings Turkish and Greek Cypriots together for food and understanding.

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Finding the Poetry in 'Paterson'

The film chronicles beautifully banal life in the New Jersey city.

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The Limousine: Dividing Us for Over a Century

The preferred ride of the wealthy and powerful is an equally powerful cultural symbol.

Lady Allen of Hurtwood Archives, Coventry, U.K.

Can We Bring Back Riskier Playgrounds?

Until the 1980s, playgrounds were spaces of adventure and art.

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Suburbia at a Crossroads in '20th Century Women'

The new film portrays 1979 as a moment when Americans might have gone down a different path.

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The Birmingham Suburb That Wants to Segregate Its Schools

The predominately white, prosperous city of Gardendale hopes to secede from its poorer, more diverse school district.


Africa's First High-Speed Train Is Coming

The Moroccan megaproject is set to debut next year. But the North African nation has more pressing needs.

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Can America’s Aging Stay in Their Homes?

A recent report outlines a number of challenges to aging in place.

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Is China Building a Ghost City on Malaysian Islands?

A Chinese company is constructing high-rises on man-made land. Will people live there?

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How to Support Mental Health Through Urban Planning

This group advocates designing cities with emotional well-being in mind.  

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How to Help Urban Refugees

An organization based in Amman, Jordan, takes a psychological approach to aiding Syrian and Iraqi refugees.

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To Help Residents With Dementia, One Japanese City Has a High-Tech Fix

Stickers with QR codes are just one innovation in a multi-pronged plan to serve the aging population.

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How to Understand Urban Violence in the Middle East

A recent book contextualizes historic and modern brutality across the region.