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Why Some Communities Foster More Entrepreneurs Than Others

Self-employment is a riskier bargain in places with weak social ties.

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A Whole Lot of Americans Would Be Angry if Their Public Library Closed

More people use them than you may realize.

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The Paradox of Diverse Communities

It turns out the most cohesive neighborhoods are almost never the most diverse ones. But does that mean we shouldn't fight against self-segregation?

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Yes, the Internet Is Taking Up Time You Used To Spend With Actual People

Fresh data for the debate on social capital in the digital era.

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Urban Experiment of the Day: Can 1,000 Portraits Prove Everyone Is Photogenic?

A photographer from Philly wants to put your face on a billboard.

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Why the Lowest Income Families Might Care the Most About Their Neighborhoods

For starters, they have fewer prospects for moving anywhere else.

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Public Shaming of the Day: The Worst Sidewalks in San Diego

Behold the Stumblr.

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Meet the Independent Video Stores Making It in the Age of Netflix

There aren't many left, but the ones that have hung on are winning by specializing and moving into the events business.

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A Visual Guide to Bad Community Meetings

From arguments to interruptions, town hall meetings can be pretty inefficient.