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The Smell of Nature Is Almost As Good As the Real Thing, As Far As Our Brains Are Concerned

Hard science is finally backing up centuries of aromatherapy wisdom.

Death Defying Video of the Day: Mountain Unicycling

They're not just for hippies anymore.

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Climate Change: The Secret Inflamer of the Arab Spring

Droughts and resource shortages can destabilize countries and foment unrest.

Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks

Mapping the Relationship Between Income and Rent

"Rich blocks, poor blocks."

The Story of Snowquester, as Told By Twitter

The storm that kind of wasn't.

'Gut Renovation'

Raw Anger Permeates a New Film About Gentrification in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

There is nothing subtle about Gut Renovation, Su Friedrich’s latest documentary. She's pissed and she wants you to know it.

Sophie Quinn

San Antonio's Ingenious Plan To Get Kids Good Jobs Out of High School

By bringing employers and schools together, the Alamo Academies suit the city's job needs and give students a head start.

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The Decline of Communities Could Explain America's Health Problems

Is our rugged individualism making us sick?

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The Bay Lights Finally Turn On, and the Results Are Fantastic

For the next two years, San Francisco will get to stare at a shimmering, ever-changing galaxy of lights on the Bay Bridge.

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How Free Transit Works in the United States

Chapel Hill has been a fare-free system since 2002 and is still going strong.

Street-Stencil King Logan Hicks Gets a Pop-Up Show in L.A.

It's only for three days, so catch it if you can.

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If You Tried to See the Bay Lights from Treasure Island, You Are Probably Angry Right Now

People who traveled east of San Francisco to view the Bay Lights could see nothing but cold rain and horrible traffic.

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The Farming Technique That Could Revolutionize the Way We Eat

Aquaponics uses fish to create soil-less farms that can fit into cities much easier.

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'Detroit Isn't Some Kind of Abstract Art Project'

A new book provides some crucial perspective on Michigan's most embattled municipality.

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Not-So-Green 'Green' Car of the Day: The Ferrari Hybrid

Base price: $1.3 million.

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An Imprecise Geography of Obnoxious Snowstorm Nicknames

From Snowpocalypse to Snowquester.

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Where It Takes the Longest to Get To Work

New Census data on commute times suggests not much has changed in the last ten years.

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Why Obama's New Pick for the EPA Will Be Good for Cities

Gina McCarthy has a strong record on regulating pollutants. But she also gets smart growth.

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Myanmar Gets a Facelift

Scenes from the streets of Yangon.