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When Etiquette PSAs Go Wrong

In this absurdist sketch, a New York MTA train operator crosses the line.

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A Clock That Switches Time Zones Simply By Rolling Over

A great gift for the traveler in your life.

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Your Streaming Video Guide to Surviving Cabin Fever

Enjoy one movie or TV show for every stage of your snowbound confinement.

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An Urban Cycling Guide for Even the Most Skittish Riders

Yvonne Bambrick's new book is as comprehensive as it is approachable.

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Be the Office Wine-Time Hero, No Corkscrew Required

5 ways to rescue the in-office happy hour when the wine key goes missing.  

A World Where Proper Mass Transit Etiquette Is the Key to Finding Love

For Valentine's Day, the Los Angeles Metro system offers up a love story and a PSA all in one.

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Yes, You Can Smoke Without Littering

Friends who smoke: Want to be avoid being a litterbug? Consider a pocket ashtray.

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Dating Online? No Selfies, and Stop Talking About Yourself

New research reveals some unorthodox tips for setting yourself apart on dating apps and sites.

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Build Your Own Brutalist Playground in Paper Cut-Outs

A London-inspired set piece for the concrete apologist.

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Play God With This Customizable Miniature City

The 3D-printed buildings are based on architecture in New York, Chicago, and elsewhere, and can glow at night.

Skylines for Your Wrist

These colorful, gold-plated bangles feature landmarks big and small.

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The Non-Beer Snob's Guide to Ordering at a Craft Beer Bar

Five steps to navigating complicated beer menus without all the fuss.

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Elegant Light Bulbs Shaped Like Art Deco Skyscrapers

Illuminate a room in a classy way, while also making it seem the world is upside down.

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The Slow-Drip Coffee Maker, Architecturally Rendered

Show your love for Paris with Dutch Lab's Eiffel Tower cold brew device.

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A Practical Guide to Puking in Public

4 things to consider when you're pretty sure you might vomit on your way home.

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Stay Dry as You Pedal with the Bicycle Umbrella

Dutch designers want you to put away that awful-looking rain poncho.

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Down With Selfie Sticks

Why you're better off asking a stranger to take your picture.

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We Asked, You Answered: Our Favorite Random Acts of Urban Kindness

Your stories evoked appreciation for not only strangers, but for your cities at large.

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The Idiot's Guide to How and When to Sit on the Subway

Transit etiquette for a #manspreading world.

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Send Us Your Random Acts of Urban Kindness

CityLab wants your stories of when fellow city-dwellers saved the day.