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In Russia, the New Year's Vacation Is Marked by '10 Days of Horror'?

For the festive week ahead, a government minister is warning Russians about the greatest threat to the country: themselves.

Beware the Comeback of Rent Control

There's very little evidence that rent stabilization protects poor or vulnerable renters.

Banned in America, 2013 Edition: Conversion Therapy, Eating Horse Meat, Plus Many More

Grab tight your freedoms, America: The country's collective legislatures are unleashing a torrent of new regulations.

Why Don't American Subway Stations Have Public Bathrooms?

Some say it's a security measure — but others think it's a matter of money.

Mumbai's Walkability Problem: Plenty of Pedestrians, Not Enough Sidewalks

Though the city sees 15 million walking trips a day, the infrastructure is abysmal. But some developers are trying to change that.

Will Climate Change Alter the Geography of New York's Public Housing?

In the aftermath of Sandy, New Yorkers suddenly remembered that many of the city's housing projects are placed along the water.

Minimum Wage of the Day: San Francisco Reclaims #1, at $10.55 Per Hour

San Francisco is once again the best city in America to flip burgers.

Despite Sandy, Plans for Huge Staten Island Ferris Wheel Roll Forward

Weighing jobs vs. climate change in New York's hardest hit borough.

'Criminals Should Be Punished'

Protesters gathered across India's cities to demand justice and security for women.

What City Skies Would Look Like Without Light Pollution

In this haunting series, Thierry Cohen rids urban areas of their electric lights to reveal luminous celestial vistas.

Will Avis Destroy Zipcar?

The aging car-rental giant plans to acquire Zipcar for $500 million. Here's what that might mean for users.

The 5 Most Important Sustainability Stories of 2013

A new rise of suburban sprawl, getting serious about climate change and more.

Russian Motorist Films Own Attempt at Aiding Plane Crash Victims

The man ventured into the eviscerated fuselage to retrieve a wounded woman after Saturday's accident at Vnukovo Airport, which killed five crew members.

Denver's Innovative Strategy to Give Public Housing Residents What They Want

The Housing Authority is using a cultural audit to redevelop the city's outdated South Lincoln Homes, not far from downtown.

Mapping Brooklyn's Spiky Gentrification

Property values have soared in some neighborhoods. But other parts of the borough have been largely excluded from the boom.

What Really Matters for Increasing Transit Ridership

A new analysis disputes the idea that cities need a strong central business district to draw commuters onto transit.

Snowboarding the City

Sebastien Toutant took advantage of Montreal's record snow, performing some impressive stunts in a downtown park.

Deal of the Day: Free Rides in Los Angeles, London, But Not New York

We'll take a cup of kindness yet, for Auld Lang Syne.

Wikipedia's Most Popular Pages, in 35 Languages

The French want to know about ornamental holly, Germans are curious about cul-de-sacs, and the Vietnamese are reading up on sex positions.