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In Freezing Winnipeg, Climbable Koosh Balls Keep You Warm

They're made of colorful pool noodles.

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Will Sochi Have Enough Snow?

Piles of fake snow at the Olympics are just the latest sign of an industry on the brink.

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Revisiting Russia's Last Opening Ceremony

Boycotts, a bear mascot, and a powerful head of state. Some things don't change.

Charles R. Wolfe

5 'Placemaking' Lessons From Seattle's Amazing Super Bowl Parade

An estimated 700,000—more than the city's population of 635,000—welcomed the Seahawks home, without major incident.

The Living

Soon to Grace the New York Skyline: Towers Made of Fungus

A cutting-edge building material promises structures that are both sustainable and ... compostable.

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Seattle's Union Bay Might Get a Floating Sauna

You'd have to kayak out to use it, though.

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Paris's Abandoned Métro Stations, Reimagined as Theaters and Pools

Ideas for putting the city's "ghost stations" to good use. 

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Jon Burgerman

Bang! When Movie Posters Fight Back

Jon Burgerman's gruesome takes on New York subway ads.

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An Important Archeological Site Was Just Uncovered in Downtown Miami

It includes eight circles where buildings once stood and thousands of Native American artifacts.

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Finally, Vancouver Gets a Lebowski-Themed 'Dude Chilling Park'

Although technically, it should be the "Dude Abiding Park."

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Kelly Norton

The American Cities With the Most 'Pleasant' Weather

They're all in California, according to this NOAA-informed map.

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The Town That's Building Life Around Sleep

The way society is organized means that most of us don't sleep when our bodies naturally want to. A small town in Germany wants to change that.

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Meet the People Trying To Save Sochi's Stray Dogs

Animal activists estimate that thousands of dogs have been killed under the government's Olympics-motivated crackdown.

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What It's Like to Fly Over Antarctica

It's not just snow down there, at the bottom of the world.

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Has Craft Beer Finally Gone Too Far? Take Our 'Quiz'

See if you can identify the imposters lurking among these ridiculous sounding, yet oh-so-real beers.

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Visiting Stalin's Sochi Retreat

The former Soviet dictator loved vacationing in the coastal resort town. 

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Sochi's Media Village Isn't Ready Yet

Days from the opening ceremonies, constructions crews are still at work on hotels, shops, and sidewalks.

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This Brooklyn Restaurant Goes All Out for Valentine's Day With a Beyoncé-Themed Menu

How about some Jay-ziti?

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Chinese Tourists Increasingly Love Antarctica

But Americans still predominate.