How To

What to Do When You're Hit By a Car

It’s scary and unimaginable, but pedestrians and cyclists must know how to react if it happens to them—or to someone else.

How Urban Beekeepers Safeguard Their Hives

Across the country, the fuzzy flyers are dying off or being snatched. Apiarists share their tips for keeping hives alive.

Why Worms Matter

A new study shows that the slimy creatures battle climate change. Here’s how to help.

What Does Smog Taste Like?

Find out by eating a pollution-infused meringue.

The 20 Most Mosquito-Plagued U.S. Cities

Tips for getting through the summer without scratching your skin off.

Ask CityLab: Can I Bike With My Baby?

Here’s how to safely take your little one for a spin.

How a New App Could Make It Easier to Break Your Lease

But first, it will have to navigate a complex set of real estate laws.

The Case for Riding the Subway to the Last Stop

Amy Plitt, co-author of To the End of the Line, explains why you should take a long ride (and pack your own toilet paper).

Is the Future of Work Really the 'Jobbatical'?

A new employment site aims to give teleworkers a drastic change of scenery.

How Airports Are Trying to Become Breastfeeding-Friendly

Lactation pods can make travel less daunting for nursing moms.

How Germs Might Shape the Future of Architecture

Design-minded scientists are harnessing the power of bacteria to move toward healthier buildings.

Ask CityLab: Can I Grill on My Balcony?

Flame cooking in the open air should be so simple. And yet.

Customizing the Crosswalk Experience

What if an intersection could tell when you were coming, and adapted to your needs?

Ask CityLab: Why Can't I Recycle a Pizza Box?

The short answer: cheese grease is ruining everything.

Uber India's Updated SOS Button Puts Riders In Instant Communication With Police

Will the new feature keep passengers safer?

How Sanitary Are Your Local Restaurants?

New apps make it simpler for consumers and researchers to evaluate restaurant cleanliness.

It's Easier Than Ever to Discover Your Home's History

A combination of national and local resources can help you learn what happened in your house generations ago.

3 Ways To Corral Your Cords

How to prevent a jumbled mess.

What You Should Really Do After a Food Recall

(Hint: When in doubt, throw it out.)