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App Your Way to the Best Halloween Candy in Your City

The "Treat Map" can be used as a high-tech tool for treat hoarding.

Your U-Lock Is Basically Worthless, but Don't Worry

Thieves can quickly pop open the lock with a car jack or pipe, but there are ways to protect yourself.

Tinder

Awkward: What to Do IRL When You've 'Swiped Left'

How to behave when you run into people you've rejected on Tinder, Hinge, OkCupid...

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Your Dog Probably Won't Give You Ebola—But It Could Give You Lots of Other Things

A visual guide to the nasties possibly lurking inside your best friend.

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A Guide to Legal Loitering

The law protects your right to loiter, but the line between "hanging out" and "committing a crime" is blurry.

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It's Just Not That Easy to Get Rid of Your Car

Research proves we're prone to emotional attachments with our vehicles. So here's some advice from someone who finally let go of hers. 

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My Misadventures in Urban Composting

How I learned to stop worrying and love my worms.

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Craft Beer Drinkers: Be Wary of 'Exploding Swill'

"One piece of glass flew into someone's open mouth," reports a man attacked by beer.

CityLab

The Bay Area's Worst Bike Ride Is Also Its Best

This ride's for you (if you like hulking seafaring machines and a Superfund site).

NASA

Where to View This Weekend's East Coast Rocket Launch

On Sunday, set your sights east to catch the fiery ascent of a resupply for the International Space Station.

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The Sign Says You've Got 72 Miles to Go Before the End of Your Road Trip. It's Lying.

How do they measure distance markers? It's complicated. 

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The Drought-Era 'No Excuses' Guide to Conserving Water

8 of the worst water-wasting habits that you can start changing today.

WildCare photo by Janet Kessler

What to Do When You Find a Wild Animal in Distress

It doesn't take much to help injured, sick, or out-of-place urban wildlife.

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New York City Residents Can Control Their A/C From Their Smartphones This Summer

And it's totally free if you're already a Con Edison customer. 

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How to Put All the World Cup Games on Your Calendar

It takes 15 seconds, and you'll never miss a game you want to see.

Bil Malbon

The Tiny House Lover's Guide to Romance

Living and loving in a super small space requires ... unique compromises. 

How Not to Lock a Bike Like an Idiot

Tips from an exasperated New York City bike mechanic. 

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The Secret Time-Saving Trick Hidden Inside Every New York City Taxicab

What to do if you're in a rush.

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The Apartment Dweller's Honest Guide to Noisy Neighbors

Learn it, live it.