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The Cities With the Cheapest Beer in the World

Permanent happy hour.

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How Many Months it Takes an Average Worker to Earn What the CEO Makes in an Hour

Economic inequality, in stark relief.

The Uncomfortable Racial Preferences Revealed by Online Dating

All men except Asians preferred Asian women, while all except black women preferred white men.

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One World Trade Center's Skyscraper Supremacy Hinges on One Thing

What do you call that thing on top?

These Are Blockbuster's Last Remaining U.S. Stores

And they'll all be gone by January.

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The World's Worst Cities for Air Pollution Might Not Be the Ones You'd Expect

Exposure is getting worse in parts of the world, especially industrializing countries.

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How Cell Phone Minutes Can Help Map the Distribution of Wealth in Africa

Without reliable government data, a group of researchers theorizes that the size of airtime purchases in Côte d’Ivoire roughly approximates wealth.

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The 10 Cities Most Threatened by a Damaging Natural Disaster

Japan faces more than its fair share of risk.

Which Small Businesses Get a Bump From the Super Bowl?

Heat maps from Square highlight how concentrated the benefits from the big game really are.

This Is What the Typical American Home Looks Like Now

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and central air.

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Wikipedia's Most Popular Pages, in 35 Languages

The French want to know about ornamental holly, Germans are curious about cul-de-sacs, and the Vietnamese are reading up on sex positions.

How You Describe Yourself Depends on Where You're From

According to LinkedIn, Americans think of themselves as "creative," Brazilians are "experimental," and in Indonesia, "multinational" is the top descriptor.

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The Geography of Dog Ownership

And what that tells us about international development.

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What People Worry About in China

The big concerns are much the same as in America: inequality, problems with the government, and the rising price of goods.