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Thanks, Taylor Swift: Nashville Has America's Most Robust Music Economy

How Nashville's music industry really lives up to the hype.

New Polls Show Weiner's Latest Idiocy Is Too Much for New York City Voters

His favorability has plummeted, along with his chances of winning the primary in the mayoral election.

Yet More Evidence of Peak Car

Not only do we now own fewer cars. We're also driving each of them less.

Finally, a Plan to Pay for Public Transit With Highway Tolls

In Tampa, an innovative idea called "bus toll lanes" could pad the farebox with road revenue.

Hunger Makes People Work Harder, and Other Stupid Things We Used to Believe About Poverty

A history of how we came to change our minds.

Map: Oysters, Reefs, and Swamps Protect Billions' Worth of Real Estate—For Free

Natural coastal ecosystems are protecting twice as much coastline and 1.4 million people from climate risks. 

The Unsettling Link Between Sprawl and Suicide

New research finds that as population density decreases, the suicide rate among young people goes up.

Where You Don't Have to Feel Bad If You're a 40-Year-Old Renter

Even with a family.

'Why Is Boston So Racist' and 50 Other City Stereotypes Revealed by Google Autocomplete

Austin is 'liberal,' Tampa is 'trashy,' and Buffalo is both 'cold' and 'depressing.'

Cars and Houses Will Save the American Economy

Unless Washington gets in the way.

The Era of Pay-Per-Mile Driving Has Begun

Oregon just reinvented the gas tax.

Is Civic Virtue Universal?

Not all cultures agree on what it means to be generous.

China Has the Priciest Housing on the Planet

Seven out of 10 of the world’s least affordable markets are now in China.

44 Percent of Young College Grads Are Underemployed (and That's Good News)

Sure, the number sounds scary. But historically speaking, it's more normal than you think.

A Small Number of People Are Causing a Huge Share of Our Greenhouse Emissions

Blame their big houses and outsized driving habits.

Is the U.S. Turning Into a Nation of Temps? Depends on Where You Live

Temporary employment accounted for 15 percent of the nation's job growth over the past four years, but some metro areas are worse off than others.

Our Awkward Housing Recovery

Some good and bad news from a new report on the state of the nation's housing.

Urban Home Values Are Rising Faster Than Suburban Ones

Housing prices were up 11.3 percent in cities versus 10.2 percent in suburban neighborhoods.

Why Are HOT Lanes Struggling to Make Money?

Broadly speaking, the answer comes down to poor planning and a commuter learning curve.