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Postcard From Almaty, Kazakhstan

Larger-than-life statues and murders that fuel fears of terrorism

Infinite Manhattan

Imagining New York's street grid applied to the entire world

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How Happy Is Seattle?

The "Happiness Initiative" aims to measure well-being in cities across the country

Reuters

Note to Lenders: Inner-City Small Businesses Don't Need More Real Estate

Research shows federal programs designed to help small businesses aren't helping very much

The Geography of Stuck

America can be divided into two distinct classes, the stuck and the mobile

Ruth Samuelson

Mexico Tries to Start its Own Black Friday

The annual mega-sale concept sees a soft landing south of the border

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Postcard From Plymouth, Mass.

Cooking fires, food history and a rocky memorial

Designing for Good

An art school in California pushes students to collaborate on art and service-learning projects

In a Dutch Suburb, a Housing Project as Art

A new apartment by 24-H architecture boasts wildly free-form balconies

Reuters

Thanksgiving Boom Towns

Which cities will get the most visitors this holiday weekend?

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Why the Asian Food in Paris Is So Bad

French snobbery about their own cuisine has led the city to become a mecca of mediocre pan-Asian offerings

Postcard From Los Angeles

Free turkeys, mandatory smiles and 1 dollar land for Occupy Los Angeles

Reuters

Why I'm Still Proud of Davis

A town where cops callously pepper-spray students is not the city I know and love

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The 10 Least Reliable Roads in the United States

A new report ranks the corridors that are most susceptible to sudden traffic jams

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In Berlin, Making Street Art That Sings

A street artist’s boombox posters turn cell phones into cassette tapes

Patrick Norguet

A McDonald's for Architecture Snobs

Forget tacky counters and mass-produced booths. This French McDonald's offers a sleek design for the modern family

Reuters

Could London Become the Tech Capital of Europe?

The city used to struggle to keep its start-up talent. Not anymore

Reuters

How Do You Define Who's Homeless in a Recession?

With more families doubled up under the same roof, definitions that determine assistance are being stretched

Reuters

Reducing Air Pollution With ... Glue?

Adhesive sprayed onto London streets aims at cutting particulate levels