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Add Style to Your Camera Strap

It's time to give the modest camera strap some love. 

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States With Medical Marijuana Have Fewer Painkiller Overdose Deaths

A new study suggests that in states where it's legal, some people use pot to manage their chronic health conditions, rather than more addictive—and deadly—prescription opioids.

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Instead of Data, Scientists Share Their Feelings on Climate Change

Scientists are publishing emotional letters about the threat of climate change, hoping to engage the public on a new website.

Solving the Greatest Mystery of American Unemployment

Six million workers went missing after the 2008 recession—most in the prime of their working lives. What happened to them?

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It's Just Not That Easy to Get Rid of Your Car

Research proves we're prone to emotional attachments with our vehicles. So here's some advice from someone who finally let go of hers. 

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Coca-Cola Abandons India Expansion Plans Due to Lack of Water

The current factory has sucked up enough groundwater to drop overall levels by 26 feet, and expansion could increase water pollution. 

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Who's Willing to Move? The Young, the Poor, and Those Who Already Live in Cities

More results from the Atlantic Media/Siemens State of the City Poll. 

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The Next-Generation Airport Is a Destination in Its Own Right

Why the new Indianapolis terminal will be a model for others to come.

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Can Cities Ease Homelessness With Storage Units?

Providing storage solutions for the homeless helps bring stability and dignity to their lives.

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How Will We Slow the World's Exploding Population?

If we want to solve the population problem, we need to help moms and babies survive.

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7 Charts That Show How Good Mass Transit Can Make a City More Affordable

The rent can be a little damn high, so long as the ride isn't.

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Dispatches From Saturday's 'We Will Not Go Back' March in NYC

 At a peaceful protest in memory of Eric Garner and against police brutality, anger and hope rise up.

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A Failed Public-Housing Project Could Be a Key to St. Louis' Future

The Pruitt-Igoe projects were razed in 1972, but their influence on Ferguson's social and financial divides echo today as redevelopment is planned. 

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How to Track Climate Change? Digitize a Century's Worth of Moldy Old Records

Scientists are embarking on data rescue missions all over the world to find and save old climate information. 

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Where More Americans Die at the Hands of Police

Missouri looks like it's in the middle of the pack. But we desperately need better data. 

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Overall, Americans in the Suburbs Are Still the Happiest

The first results of our State of the City Poll. 

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The Idea Behind India's 'Rice Bucket Challenge'

Needs are different and water is too scarce to dump over your head—so the pay-it-forward donation trend gets a twist in India. 

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How Ferguson Can Recover

Advice for a town torn asunder from mayors who have been there.

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The Effects of Chicago's Violence on Children: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.