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What We Mean When We Say Hello

The curious geography of American greetings.

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Our Indispensable Guide for Cooling Your Overheated Apartment

Is your unit sweltering, even on the coldest days? We can help.

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Valentines for Urban Planning Nerds

An alternative to cheesy Hallmark cards for the urban planner who zoned your heart.

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Watch This Man Snowboard Through New York City

The wildest morning commute.

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What If We Covered the Burj Khalifa in a Big Condom?

A surreal architectural proposal would encase the world's tallest skyscraper in a fabric sheath.

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Very Adorable Pictures of Kids Reading to Homeless Cats

Your heart will melt.

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Daredevil Russians Climb the World's Second-Tallest Skyscraper

And then because that wasn't enough, walk on a crane more than 2,000 feet above the pavement.

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An Electric Car Designed Especially for People in Wheelchairs

It goes up to 25 miles per hour.

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Now You Can Experience the Nasty Stench of Cities Throughout History

Sniffing around a new Bay Area exhibit devoted to the smells of places from the modern day to the Middle Ages.

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An Energy-Efficient House Could Be Built From the Bay Bridge's Scraps

One man's unusual proposal to recycle some of the 58,209 tons of bridge steel currently being dismantled.

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The Importance of a Giant Doughnut

Why Long Beach rallied to preserve a roadside icon.

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A City Where the Streets Now Have Names

Ghana is on a national quest to name its city streets, a move that will improve way-finding and generate tax revenue.

The 'Rocky' of Bridges Is Still Knocking Out Trucks

North Carolina's worst-designed underpass shows no signs of ending its automotive carnage.

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Sochi Is Scrambling 'Volunteers' to Fill Empty Seats

Attendance has been spotty at the Winter Olympics, and even historically popular events have seen underwhelming turnouts.

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These Mind-Bending Pictures Turn Manhattan's Sky Into Skyscrapers

What's revealed when you turn New York's streets upside down.

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Tightrope Walking Between 2 Hot-Air Balloons

We hope those backpacks are parachutes.

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This Is Maybe the Most Annoying Public Art 'Project' Ever

A cruel (if slightly amusing) prank on Paris's metro riders.

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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.