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When Cooling Towers Get Demolished, They Produce Mammoth Smoke Rings

It's like they're occupied by cigar-sucking giants.

Griffin Hammond, Randy Clemens

Tracing Sriracha's Origin to a Seaside Town in Thailand

A visual history of the "rooster sauce" that goes with everything.

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Morning People Are More Likely to Lie to Their Bosses in the Afternoon

And night owls tend to be less ethical in the morning. Siestas might make everyone behave a little better.

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Portraits of Jobs That No Longer Exist

More than a decade ago, Radio Diaries chronicled the lives of people in old-school industries. Today, their voices bring back a city that's long gone.

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Wind Farm Fires Are Much More Common Than We Thought

And they're underreported by as much as 10 times, according to new research.

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Toledo Does a Double Demolition of Smokestacks

These old coal stacks hit the ground with a deeply enjoyable whumpf.

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States with Better 'Business Climates' Also Have Higher Inequality

There's a clear connection between economic inequality and low-tax, pro-business policies.

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Coming Soon: A Mattress Store With No Salespeople

It'll be like a vending machine—but for beds.

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How to Survive as a Bike Messenger in NYC

Ever wonder about the inner life of the pizza delivery guy?

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Turbulence Ahead: The Pilot Shortage and How It Came to Be

Steep training costs and underwhelming wages could push the industry toward even more flight cancellations. 

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The U.S. Now Has More Than 3,000 Breweries

The last time this happened was in the 1870s.

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How Much Does Northeast Ohio Need LeBron?

LeBron James thinks he can boost the fortunes of Northeast Ohio by returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The area could use some help.

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Why People Still Move to 'Unhappy' Places

For one thing, low rents.

Reuters/David Ryder

Where Americans Really Earn the Most from Their Paychecks

New Yorkers may earn more, but don't they get less bang for their buck?

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How a Tiny Record Label Jump-Started One Midwestern City's Arts Economy

Asthmatic Kitty Records has enmeshed its own growth with building up Indianapolis' cultural infrastructure.

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Teens Are Having a Hard Time Getting Summer Jobs

Since working over school breaks can predict future job prospects, this matters. 

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Smartphone Junkies Report Higher Job Satisfaction

That's because distracting the brain with Candy Crush and Facebook "improves employee well-being," according to one researcher.

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America's Leading Design Cities

New York and L.A. aren't the only epicenters for graphic designers, architects, and fashion designers. 

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Beer Consumption Is Still Down, So Why Is There a Brewery Boom?

The number of U.S. beermakers more than doubled between 2007 and 2012, despite a trend away from suds. That's because most newcomers are tiny and artisanal.