The Modern Urbanist's Guide to Life

Meet One of the World's Happiest Garbage Collectors

The days of finding jewelry and watches in the trash are long gone.

Offices Aren't Designed for Women in General

It’s not just A/C: Despite women having made huge gains in the labor force, office infrastructure hasn’t caught up.

This Umbrella Isn't a Drag When Wet

Kjaro’s patented design catches its own drips.

The Latest Food Label Menace: Added Sugars

The FDA recommends a daily limit to curb consumption of added sugars.

Skip the Dairy Aisle and Rent a Chicken Instead

The egg-sharing economy has arrived.

Creeped Out? Listening to Some Bird Calls Might Help

A new study suggests that auditory signs of life can ease discomfort in hair-raising places.

Clever Magnets Let You Give Sloppy Drivers a Piece of Your Mind

Here’s one way to express your anger at the guy who took up two parking spots.

Almond Milk May Only Be 2% Almond—And That's OK

More like almond water.

Mapping the Hottest Subway Stations on the Hottest Day in NYC

Underground temperatures can soar as high as 106 degrees.

A New Way to Mute Distractions

This device pauses all of the tech clamoring for your attention.

The Case for Free Public Sunscreen

In a brilliant public health campaign, Boston and Miami installed sunscreen stations near parks, pools, and beaches.

Does Washington's Drought Spell Doom for Hoppy Beers?

Keep calm and drink on.

You Can 'Catch' Rudeness

Another reason to play nice with your co-workers.

This Heat-Sensitive Map Changes With the Weather

Know where to huddle for shelter from the elements, or find a park when it’s sunny.

Can the Drinking Fountain Make a Comeback?

How new innovations could resuscitate the crumbling infrastructure.

The High-Tech Way to Avoid Long Lines

Check foot traffic in real time before you head out the door.

Yes, It's Possible to Make a Living Crafting Balloon Animals

Lea Winfield is no clown.

The Murky Etiquette of Ride-Hailing Services

Lyft and Uber are somewhere in between cruising with your pals and a chauffeur. How do you navigate the social norms of the on-demand driving economy?

New York Stores: Stop Pumping Frigid Air Onto the Sidewalks

Wasted air conditioning has major environmental impacts and can make consumers hotter and more miserable.

Google Is Tracking Your Movements, and Now You Can See Exactly How

A new feature called “Your Timeline” visualizes all of your pit stops.