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The Rent in Shanghai Is Too Damn High: An Infographic

What price comparisons between two different cities tell us about the Chinese economy.

Italian Towns Are Getting Bombarded With Volcanic Rocks

The erupting Mount Etna made for some tooth-chipping weather this weekend.

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Instead of Plowing Snow, What If We Shaped It Into Fun Climbing Mountains or Dunes?

Two designers have an inventive idea for how cities could transform snow removal.

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Where 'Eds and Meds' Industries Could Become a Liability

If U.S. health care and education starts to cluster, some metro areas will lose.

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3 U.S. Metro Areas Have Economies Larger Than Sweden

And other eye-popping comparisons.

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A Children's Treasury of Derrick Rose Heartbreak in Chicago

The very public mourning of another lost season. 

Matan Rochlitz and Ivo Gormley

Watch People Reveal Their Most Intimate Thoughts While Jogging

An inspirational short film captures the therapeutic power of running.

Geronimo Patton

After a String of Fires, Detroit's Heidelberg Project Vows to Rise From the Ashes

"We can't just let the destruction of a building stop the efforts that we have been making."

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Tracing the World's Most Complicated Roadways With GPS Data

How highway interchanges become beautiful color-coded open-source maps.

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Scenes of Destruction From China's Deadly Pipeline Explosion

City roads were ripped open, cars toppled, and apartment windows shattered.

Soda vs. Pop vs. Coke: Mapping How Americans Talk

A video about the words we say and how we say them.

How New Yorkers Reacted When a Stranger Slept on Them in the Subway

To sleep, perchance to freak out some fellow commuters.

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Americans Are Very Confused About What They Want Out of a Community

According to a new survey, they favor walkability, cars, enormous homes, privacy, and a bunch of other things.

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Thanksgiving Eve Nor'easter Now Looks Certain to Make Holiday Travel a Nightmare

And there's really no avoiding it.

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Why U.S. Immigrants Drive Less Than Natives

New insights from focus groups with recent arrivals who settled in New Jersey.

Outside of Your Staff, Who Do You Listen to the Most?

Mayors explain how friends and associates quickly become crucial advisers.

Walt Disney Tagged This Door, and Other Early American Graffiti

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has assembled a fantastic collection of art and tagging, including a face from 1777 drawn in a British soldier's blood.

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The Procrastinator's Guide to Winter Bicycle Commuting

This year, I've told myself, is going to be different. It can be different for you, too.

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It's Not Just Justin Bieber: Travel Websites Are Fueling Sex Tourism in Latin America

Expect to see more attention paid to the conditions of prostitutes as Brazil counts down to the World Cup.