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The U.S. Cities Where the Rich Are Most Segregated From Everyone Else

Wealthy Americans live more separate lives in Southern and Midwestern metros like Memphis and Detroit.

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3 Years After Fukushima, a Handful of Refugees Finally Return Home

A district inside the city of Tamura is letting people back in for the first time since 2011.

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How to Sell Poor, Inner-City Families on a Life in the Suburbs

This innovative Baltimore program moved thousands of residents to middle class neighborhoods. Most stayed.

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Londoners Like High Rises, But They Don't Want to Live in Them

Luckily, most couldn't afford the rent anyway.

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Is Your City's Street Grid Really a Grid?

This intriguing new visual maps the symmetry of urban layouts.

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The Cities Where Even 3 Minimum Wage Jobs Won't Pay the Rent

In San Francisco, a family would need 4.7 full-time minimum-wage jobs to afford a two-bedroom apartment.

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According to Gallup, Provo, Utah, Is America's Best Place to Live

Ranking the well-being of U.S. cities.

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1 in 5 Irish Mortgages Are Behind on Payments

And it's keeping the country's banking system in shambles.

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The U.S. Cities Where the Poor Are Most Segregated From Everyone Else

In more affluent metros, higher housing prices can lead to higher concentrations of poverty.

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A Tour of the Eerie Villages France Never Rebuilt After WWI

After the Battle of Verdun left hundreds of thousands dead, the towns-turned-battlefields sat empty out of respect.

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How New York Is Building an Entire Neighborhood on Top of a Rail Yard

Hudson Yards, a 26-acre space with 17 million square feet of buildings, will be suspended over 30 active train tracks.

6-Year-Old Cancer Patient Achieves Dream of Exploding a Building

It's every little boy's wish come true.

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How Different Generations of Americans Budget Their Time

Spoiler alert: It's mostly just watching TV.

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Household Debt in Canada Is High, But Canadians Still Pay Their Mortgages

It's because unlike in the U.S., borrowers can't just walk away.

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America's 1,000 Richest Neighborhoods

They're still largely concentrated in the older suburbs of just a handful of metro areas.

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A London Housing Project With a Notoriously Bad Image Fights Back

They commissioned a filmmaker to create an alternate version of a famous Channel 4 station ID clip.

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London's Current Obsession: Its Own Identity Crisis

A melodrama with roots in reality.

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The Changing Face of Italy, As Seen in One Small Town

A pro-immigration mayor has made Riace a symbol of Southern Italy's future.

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It Takes $290,000 in Cash to Rent an Apartment in Seoul

No other country in the world rents housing the way South Korea does.