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Road Safety Poetry, by the Delhi Traffic Police

Public safety reminders in the form of cute rhyming couplets.

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When You Can't Afford Sleep

Many low-income workers get just four or five hours of rest each day. Research shows their bodies might never recover.

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Um, Here's a Map That Shows Where Americans Use 'Um' vs. 'Uh'

How one linguist used Twitter to map the geography of "filler words."

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Forget Liberals vs. Conservatives. One of the Biggest Cultural Divides in the U.S. Is Between Renters and Homeowners

More results from our State of the City poll.

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Behold, Designs for the First Permanent Cat Cafe in the U.S.

A preview of the forthcoming KitTea cafe in San Francisco.

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Singles Now Make Up More Than Half the U.S. Adult Population. Here's Where They All Live

The new geography of our "solo nation."

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The New Alchemy: How Self-Healing Materials Could Change the World

Scientists are cooking up asphalt, concrete, and metals that heal themselves. That means smarter and stronger infrastructure—and just a dash of magic.

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Want to Be Happier? Try Walking Even Part of the Way to Work

New research concludes that an active commute may be as important to well-being as marriage or a pay raise.

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The Sole of Louisiana's Boot Is Disintegrating: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

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No Signage at Your Bus Stop? Make Your Own

A Brazilian project asks frustrated bus riders to take matters into their own hands.

Some in Vancouver Prefer Satan to Christopher Columbus

The removal of a guerrilla-art depiction of the devil has led thousands of Vancouver residents to pledge allegiance to evil.

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Can High Design Make D.C.'s Bridge Park a Reality?

The 11th Street Bridge Park proposal aims to truly connect parts of the city divided by more than just a river.

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On National Chocolate Milkshake Day, Let's Drink to Chicago's Prohibition-Era Entrepreneurs

What the rise of the milkshake had to do with Prohibition, Chicago's South Side, and a local pharmacy chain called Walgreens.

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Rob Ford Drops Out of the Toronto Mayor's Race

His brother Doug Ford will run in his place.

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Scotland Wants Independence From London's Entitlement and Neglect

The upcoming vote on Scottish independence is about self-determination—and acknowledging that London only loves London.

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A Trove of Ancient Maps May Prove the Philippines' Territorial Claims Against China

A collection of maps, some nearly 1,000 years old, disputes China's claim over part of the South China Sea.

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States' Counterintuitive Relationship Between Crime and Punishment

Since 1994, New York has seen the biggest drop in crime of any state. It also saw the biggest drop in its prison population.

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Who's Willing to Pay for Renewable Energy?

More results from our State of the City poll.

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So What Exactly Is a 'Road Diet'?

A closer look at what's been called "one of the transportation safety field's greatest success stories."