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Americans Like Living in States With Less Income Inequality

Residents of Alaska, Utah, and Wyoming say their states—which boast the lowest levels of income inequality in the country—are great places to live. 

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How to Use an Umbrella

9 rules for a saner, drier world. 

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Wait, Why Are 'Urban' Kids Excluded from This School Meals Program in the GOP Budget?

It's a proposal to help feed low-income kids when school's out, but only rural districts would be able to participate.

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Reclaiming the Space Where the Twin Towers Stood

A New Yorker's first impressions of the 9/11 Memorial Pavilion. 

Fernando Barbella

Imagining the Future of Signage

"DON'T HONK YOUR HORN. ROBOT IN CHARGE WON'T REACT TO IT."

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Being Poor Makes You Sick

Some patients are being "prescribed" bicycles and groceries as doctors attempt to treat the lifestyle consequences of poverty.

Reuters/Toby Melville

The Average London Home Gained Enough Value in the Past 6 Months to Put a Kid Through University

The average price for a home in London is now £459,000, or $773,000.

Kathleen McDermott

This Robotic Dress Fights for Your Personal Space

It expands like a balloon to drive unwanted creepsters away.

Where Obama's Plan to Improve Urban Mobility Went Wrong

The legacy of interstate policy spoiled any big plans for more livable cities.

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Expect Plenty More Toxic Algae in Lake Erie This Summer

It's already too late to ward off this year's sliming.

Julie Dressner and Jesse Hicks

Why Libraries Matter

Over the last decade, attendance at New York City libraries' free programs jumped 88 percent to 2.5 million.

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Connected Cars Face One Big Problem: Staying Connected

Spotty coverage could hinder connected cars from achieving their full potential.

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The Most Dangerous U.S. Cities for Pedestrians

Between 2003 and 2012, 47,025 pedestrians were killed by drivers in the United States.

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Remembering the Father-Son Virtuosos of New York's Historic Arches and Vaults

The Guastavinos helped design thousands of buildings around the U.S., but nowhere is their work as prominent as in New York City.

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In the Pedways of Los Angeles Past, a Vision of a Pedestrian-Friendly Future

Despite its reputation, L.A. has deep walkable roots.

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Heroin Trade Through New York City Is the Highest It's Been in 20 Years

Officials have seized 786 pounds of heroin this year, the most since 1991.

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Pathogens Can Live for a Week in Airplane Seat-Back Pockets

Disease-causing bacteria like MRSA and E. coli are remarkably good at surviving the in-flight environment.

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USPS Mail Carriers Are Also Collecting Crucial Housing Data

The U.S. Postal Service compiles information on every address in the country almost every day. Here's what they do with the numbers.

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Fire Departments Are Standing in the Way of Good Street Design

It doesn't have to be this way.