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The Modern Urbanist's Guide to Life

Expanding a Kid's Ideas About 'Home'

Four households around the world reveal unique yet familiar domestic experiences in an immersive new app.

Predict Your Own Thanksgiving-Snowstorm Travel Misery

The National Weather Service has an experimental new tool that shows the weather hazards along your journey, including predicted snow accumulations.

Hollaback/YouTube

How You Feel About Street Harassment Can Depend a Lot on Where You're From

Confessions and revelations from a Southern transplant who's accustomed to driving most places.

The Brooklyn Block

Brooklyn-Inspired Scarves, Processed in Code

Why settle for regular stripes when you can sport a pattern made from video footage of Fort Greene or Red Hook?

Landcarpets

These 'Landcarpets' Are Modeled on Satellite Imagery

And you can have one customized for your location, too.

Wide Path Camper

Pedal Away From It All—With an Ultralight Camper Trailer Attached

Wide Path Campers make bike-camping more accessible (and comfortable).

Nextdoor

App Your Way to the Best Halloween Candy in Your City

The "Treat Map" can be used as a high-tech tool for treat hoarding.

Your U-Lock Is Basically Worthless, but Don't Worry

Thieves can quickly pop open the lock with a car jack or pipe, but there are ways to protect yourself.

oopsmark

Who Needs a Boring Closet When You Have a Grappling Hook?

Stop tossing your entire wardrobe over a chair and get organized with the "Grapple Clothing Hook."

Aminimal Studio

This City-Map Jewelry Is Made with GPS Data

"Urban Gridded Dogtags" take cartographic bling to the next level.

Tinder

Awkward: What to Do IRL When You've 'Swiped Left'

How to behave when you run into people you've rejected on Tinder, Hinge, OkCupid...

Reuters/Susana Vera

Your Dog Probably Won't Give You Ebola—But It Could Give You Lots of Other Things

A visual guide to the nasties possibly lurking inside your best friend.

Monkey Business

A Tiny Gondola to Transport Your Clothespins

Support your city's aerial future and splash some cute on your Sunday laundry.

Scenepast

A Postcard App With a Historical Twist

ScenePast lets you send a note with a classic 20th century streetscape from your mobile device. But it's also got an addictive second feature.

Kickstarter

Nappers of the World, Unite With the Ostrich Pillow Mini

Half pillow, half oven mitt—all comfort.

Scough

Just In Time for Flu Season, a Scarf Built to Withstand Chemical Warfare

The Scough filters out germs and pollution using military-grade technology. It also doesn't look half bad.

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The Social Side Effects of Mobile Wallets

I love Venmo. But could it harm my friendships?

Peter Funch, Yale University Press

A Must-Have 'Atlas' for Street-Photography Lovers

Take a break from your Instagram feed and browse through the hundreds of carefully curated photographs in this new book.

João Trindade/Flickr

A Guide to Legal Loitering

The law protects your right to loiter, but the line between "hanging out" and "committing a crime" is blurry.

Design Different

Zombie Safe Zone Posters Your Braiiiiiiins Can Memorize

When (not if) the zombie apocalypse is upon us, these posters can guide you to safety.