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Do Long Commutes Discourage Married Women From Working?

A new study finds that they do — to a very considerable extent.

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Hilarious, Sad Comics Inspired by Craigslist's 'Missed Connections'

Hey, lady walking your chicken on a leash in Portland – somebody's looking for you.

Richard Foregger

To the Lighthouse: You Know, the One in San Francisco Hardly Anyone Seems to Know About

Though tens of thousands of people pass by it every day, the East Brother Light Station is remarkably under the radar.

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Real-Time Transit App of the Day: A Ballet of Buses in San Francisco

The SF Live Bus app adds a bit of whimsy to the highly practical world of transit arrival data.

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How Diverse Schools Could Help Fight the Worst Effects of Gentrification

Done right, they might enable "meaningful social interaction" between a neighborhood's new arrivals and its existing residents.

The Frustration of San Francisco's Mass-Transit Riders, Visualized

If one were to somehow take a mental-health reading of commuters at 6:30 p.m. on a Monday, it would look something like this "Frustration Index."

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Do Obese People Need Their Own Jumbo-Sized Airplane Toilets?

German researchers say the "Big Lavatory Concept" is necessary to accommodate the world's larger body weights.

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America's Most Post-Industrial Metros

The cities that lead America's transition from a goods-producing to service economy.

6 Hyper Exotic Urban Gardens

A surprisingly large number involve cars.

Watch This Captivating Aerial Video of San Francisco

Swooping shots from extreme sports photographers.

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4 of the World's Great Cities Like You've Never Seen Them Before

You probably didn't even know that watercolor comes in 3D.

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San Francisco's Trash Inspectors Get Up Earlier Than You Do

Behind the scenes of the city's aggressive campaign to monitor and educate people about exactly what should get thrown away.

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An Awful Person Destroyed Golden Gate Park's 'Fairy Door'

San Francisco just got a little less whimsical.

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Class-Divided Cities: San Francisco Edition

The 11th in our series exploring the class divides across America's largest cities and metros.

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How Baseball Stadiums Drive Housing Costs

Neighborhoods near Major League Baseball stadiums cost more – especially if the team has a better shot at winning the 2013 World Series.

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More Problems for San Francisco's New Bay Bridge Span

One-third of 96 recently tightened steel rods have snapped, and they can't be easily repaired.

Watch: A Dance Performed With a Pedaling Park Bench

A modern dance from San Francisco.

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Gay Marriage and the Power of Cities to Change the Country

What was once popular opinion – and public policy – in San Francisco could soon be the national norm.

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Tunnel Opening of the Day: Bypassing Highway 1's Least Reliable Stretch

Today marks the end of roughly 75 years of on-again-off-again road closures in a suburb of San Francisco.