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America's Best Places for a Raise

Where you live can determine how much more you'll be making next year.

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Pimp Your Block With Civic Bling

Need ideas for how to better your neighborhood? We've got 'em right here.

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The Surprising Bliss of Tour Guiding in Your Own City

When you take the time to show off your hometown, chances are you'll discover something new to love yourself.

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Mapmaker, Artist, or Programmer?

Self-described "map geek" Eric Fischer uses urban data to make some of the web's most intriguing spatial images.

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Life-Size Video Game of the Day: Pac-Man

The ghosts are all around you at New York's Babycastles Summit.

Watch a Drawn Time-Lapse of Lower Manhattan Unfold Before Your Eyes

"Empire State of Pen," by Patrick Vale, captures the frenzied movements of creation.

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Multigenerational Communities or Bust

Cities that don't work for people of all ages risk stagnating in the past.

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The Case for Eliminating Disabled Parking Placards

They invite fraud, drain city revenue, and often fail to help those who need it most — new research proposes an alternative.

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Why You Shouldn't Let Your Dog Pee on Trees

An investigation of how canine urine contributes to urban plant death.

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Turn Scaffolding Into a Cozy Seating Area

These chairs, tables and hanging flower pots latch on for easy relaxation.               

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In New York, Toward a Harmony of Police and Cyclists

A bicycling advocate says both riders and cops must work to improve their relationship.

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How Long Will You Need to Save to Buy a Home In Your City?

You might earn more in places like San Francisco and New York – but it'll take you years to save for a down payment in those markets.

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A Small-Space Design Bible

Author Kyle Schuneman talks interior design on the tiniest of budgets in his latest, The First Apartment Book: Cool Design for Small Spaces.

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How Honest Is Your City?

An experiment tests the honor system across a wide range of demographics and places.

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Shooting at Empire State Building: What Will Happen If Injured Bystanders Sue the NYPD?

A recent ruling suggests the courts would support the officers' actions at the Empire State Building, should a lawsuit arise.

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America's Leading College Towns

Mapping the metros with the largest share and largest number of college students.

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Nabe or Hood? A Brief History of Shortening 'Neighborhood'

Finding the origins of nabe proved easier than explaining its current popularity.

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Are Our Transit Maps Tricking Us?

Subway maps distort the reality on the ground for all kinds of reasons. What happens when we make decisions based on them?

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The Summer of the Gun

The problem is not that the rest of the world seems so meaningless, it's how numbed we've become to the horror stories in our midst.