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America's Leading Creative Class Counties

A county-by-county breakdown of the U.S. creative class.

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Jewelry Inspired By the Looming Oil Crisis

When oil becomes as valuable as gold, will we wear it like gold?

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What Vancouver Gained By Hosting the Olympics

The Games have a lot of naysayers. But Vancouver's former planning chief says the 2010 games made his city stronger.

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Number of the Day: 7,630

That's the number of U.S. traffic deaths in the first three months of this year, up 13.5 percent from the first quarter of last year.

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In Paris, Graffiti Gets a Welcome Sign

One of the city's districts has made street art a central part of its identity.

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Go Ahead, Cram 3 of These Folding Cars Into 1 Parking Spot

The Hiriko electric vehicle is so cute you might just want to pick it up and carry it home.

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London Heatwave Causes Problems for Olympics Tourists

Relatively high temperatures cause train problems and worsen ticket queues. 

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Mayor Pays City Employees By Raffle

Good luck!

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For 'Fast Sausage and Mash,' a Cockney ATM

One company will offer Olympics visitors ATMs equipped with the East London dialect.

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The U.S. Airports Most Likely To Influence the Spread of Global Disease

The worst culprits aren't necessarily the ones you'd expect.

A Man Builds, and Rebuilds, an Ideal City in LEGO

Scott Crawford created a model of his ideal Jackson, Mississippi - a pedestrian-friendly spot with lots of bike lanes and solar panels.

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Why Hosting the Olympics Is Bad for Cities

Don't count on gaining much from your moment in the sporting sun.

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15 Years Later, Once War-Torn Srebrenica Rebuilds

Side-by-side photos of the city then and now.

A Restaurant With Diners On Display

Designers create a "place to be seen" in Toronto.

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What the London Grindr Outage Shows Us About Gay City Life

GPS-enabled apps have changed the going-out culture in the city.

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This English Town Could Cut Your Carbon Emissions By Half

Smart design will reduce heat energy use, electricity use and water consumption.

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Indian Town Not Liking Family Who Lives in Public Bathroom

Our weekly dump of public-restroom news.

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America's Top Creative Class States

Creative class residents gather on the east and west coasts.

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George Lucas's Lesson to NIMBYs: Careful What You Wish For

The filmmaker lost a long-running zoning battle with his California neighbors. Now they may get something they want even less than a movie studio in their back yard: low-income housing.