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Watch This Man Snowboard Through New York City

The wildest morning commute.

The Evolution of the Area Code

Long-distance digits long ago shed their monetary worth, but they gained something else in its place: cultural value.

Want Women to Earn More? Train Them for Manufacturing

One way to boost earnings of single, low-income women is to urge them to seek out jobs in skilled trades instead of retail and service gigs.

These 3 Charts Show That the Commuter Benefit System Is Terribly Broken

The workers who need them most are getting them least.

This 80s Instructional Video Makes Being a Bus Driver Seem Pretty Crazy

Scenarios that play out like a made-for-TV film.

Why We Should be Worried About the Rapid Growth in Global Households

The sheer number of households on the planet is now rising much faster than the global population.

What If We Covered the Burj Khalifa in a Big Condom?

A surreal architectural proposal would encase the world's tallest skyscraper in a fabric sheath.

Snow Is on the Ground in 49 U.S. States

Only stubborn Florida is ruining that nation from being united in snow.

Portugal's Bid to Fight Tax Evasion With Free Cars

The country is launching a lottery that recipients can enter every time they make a purchase.

Very Adorable Pictures of Kids Reading to Homeless Cats

Your heart will melt.

De Blasio's Decision to Keep New York Schools Open Demeans Teachers

The mayor's failure to declare snow days puts outsized pressure on educators and their students.

Cities, Mapped by Their Snow Routes

Street grids of necessity.

This Woman Took a Picture of Every Prague Subway Station in Just One Day

What Kate Seabrook learned from her crazy 13-hour jaunt through Prague's public transit.

How Simple Physical Activity Could Stave Off Depression

New research suggests a 20-minute walk a day could keep people much healthier.

Bill de Blasio and the NYPD Are Off to a Rocky Start

A harbinger of things to come? 

Can a Twitter Bot Capture Chicago's Essence?

Chicago is ugly. Chicago is real. Chicago is a place of magic and mystery.

San Diego's Mayoral Race Tells Us Nothing About 2014

Some people say that a Republican beating an Obama-endorsed Democrat foreshadows bad news for the DNC. They are wrong.

Why Vancouver Has Crack Pipe Vending Machines

It's part of an effort to provide safe and cheap alternatives for addicts.

Do the Winter Olympics Have a Future in a Warming World?

 Russia's balmy weather could be a sign of things to come, a new study says. We're running out of places cold enough to host the Games.