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Most U.S. Pot Smokers Do Not Hold College Degrees. So What?

There's zero indication that the availability of legal weed will somehow be worse for lower income users.

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U.K. Sex Workers Report High Job Satisfaction

While punitive laws aimed at "protecting" sex workers gain steam, workers themselves frame their experiences more positively.

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Top Cops in New York and D.C. on Weed: A Study in Contrasts

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton and D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier disagree on marijuana and its relationship to violent crimes. Or do they?

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When Sex Means Survival for LGBTQ Teens

A new study reveals the reasons that LGBTQ teens find themselves pushed into the sex trade—and why the cycle is so hard to break.

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'Hotel 22': Silicon Valley's All-Night Rolling Homeless Shelter

Filmmaker Elizabeth Lo's new short offers an up-close look at how public buses help the homeless survive in one of America's wealthiest counties.

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Why LGBTQ Seniors Need a Housing Strategy of Their Own

A new coalition of advocacy groups aims to help cities plan affordable housing geared toward the aging LGBTQ community.

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The Sorry State of 'Good Samaritan' Laws

Whether you can safely help a stranger during a crisis largely depends on where you live.

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How to Paint a 'Love Letter' to a City

Stephen Powers and ICY Signs resuscitate the art of sign-painting—along with the morale of those in Baltimore's poorest neighborhoods.

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2014's Biggest Winner Was Marijuana

This year saw support for medical and recreational weed grow all over the country. The smoke is still clearing on what it all means.

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Local Charities Seem Great If You're White and Rich

Many factors influence people's attitudes about community service organizations, including whether or not they know those groups exist.

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Public Bathrooms Are Gender Battlegrounds, Mostly Due to Terrible Signage

Well-designed, simple signs can solve real problems for gender-nonconforming people while diffusing political noise. 

Matt Dunn

How to Take Pictures in Public Without Being a Jerk

Four seasoned practitioners give firsthand advice on etiquette for an Instagram world.