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Doctors Now Advise Wearing Helmets During Tornado Warnings

According to new research on injuries sustained during twisters, brain damage and busted spines are common; impalements by flying wood less so.

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A Pantone-Style Color Guide for Beers

Now if only they made a corresponding line of beer-colored paints.

What E. L. Konigsburg Taught Me About Cities

The beloved children's book author captured the essence of urban life better than just about anyone else.

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Weirdly Catchy Song of the Day: The National Park Week Jingle

If you don't know, now you know.

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Expensive Cities Are Even Worse for the Poor Than You Think

How high-income cities make groceries for the low-income more expensive, too.

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Everything You Need to Know About Why Chicago Is Furious With Rachel Shteir and The New York Times

An old-fashioned battle over civic character.

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How Surveillance Cameras and Civil Liberties Can Coexist

Technology will continue to enhance our ability to monitor public spaces. But cities should seize upon more surveillance cautiously.

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New York's Mayoral Hopefuls Highlight Their Green Bonafides

At a forum last night, 8 of the city's 9 candidates tried to sell the crowd on their passion for sustainability (even biking!).

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The Faces of New York, Plastered on the Sidewalks of New York

The portraits were taken in a giant photo booth in Tribeca.

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Where Kabul Goes to Buy Its iPods

A peek inside the city's unofficial Apple store.

Watch Rio Erase and Rebuild Its Entire Waterfront in 3 Minutes

Urban planning porn for advocates of highway demolition.

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BIG's Newest Park Is Modelled After ... a City

The gigantic French green space is being billed as a "metropolis of retail, culture, and leisure."

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Kennebunk Has a Cocktail That Costs $40,000

The "Ruby Rose" is made with premium vodka, grapefruit juice and a four-carat gemstone.

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Do Long Commutes Discourage Married Women From Working?

A new study finds that they do — to a very considerable extent.

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Road Testing the Newest Wave in Taxi Hailing Apps

Uber Taxi vs. TaxiMe vs. myTaxi, a head-to-head match-up.

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How Photographers Are Telling the Story of China's Warp-Speed Urbanization

A new exhibition of contemporary Chinese photography charts the country's phenomenal growth from 2000 to 2012.

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Hilarious, Sad Comics Inspired by Craigslist's 'Missed Connections'

Hey, lady walking your chicken on a leash in Portland – somebody's looking for you.

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Is Your City Getting in the Way of Your Social Life?

Measuring the "social interaction potential" of place.

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Renting the American Dream

A new study finds a major shift in attitudes about renting and home ownership.