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Should Cops Have to Live Where They Work?

The question of whether police officers should live in the communities they patrol has a long and contentious history.

REUTERS/Jim Young

America's Wage Gap Just Keeps Getting Worse

Since the recession, low-income households have turned into low-income regions.

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The Forgotten History of Cricket in the USA

Before baseball's meteoric rise, cricket was the American game of choice.

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Las Vegas Finally Antes Up for a Real Public Transit Network

The city has commissioned a plan to expand mobility options on the Strip.

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The Rise of Robot Scheduling Is a Nightmare for Low-Wage Workers

With automated software, schedules and salaries fluctuate to the point where workers can barely plan ahead.

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How to Take a Real Vacation: Set Your Office Emails to Auto-Delete While You're Gone

One company is replacing "out-of-office" replies with auto-delete so workers don't fret about returning to a mountain of mail.

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How Trash-Covered Beaches End Up Costing Everyone Money

In California, washed-up coastal garbage is having a big economic impact for Orange County, says a new report.

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For Many Small Farmers, Being Certified 'Organic' Isn't Worth the Trouble

The USDA certification is arduous to maintain, and some community farmers are finding alternate ways to assure buyers that their produce is pristine.

Pre-Ground Coffee Can Contain Corn, Soybeans, Twigs, Dirt

That's the unappetizing news from researchers analyzing java's chemistry.

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The Robots Are Coming, but Are They Coming for Our Jobs?

Experts are split on whether artificial intelligence will boost—or decimate—the economy.

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The Pot Industry Is Growing a Startup Culture

Small companies are stepping up to fill the needs of the evolving legal-weed economy—there's even a Yelp-style app.

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The Case for Packing Libraries Full of Toys and Games

Experts say access to play develops "self-directed executive function," a skill just as important as reading. 

Vivian Wagner

Why We Still Litter

Early humans threw their trash on the ground. But there's a psychology behind why we continue to—and how to make us stop. 

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The Troubling Decline of American Business Dynamism

Despite the startup buzz, the U.S. is far less entrepreneurial than it was a decade ago. 

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The 'ManServants' Startup Is Not for Sex, but It Should Be

ManServants is billing itself as an Uber-like service for cabana boys. In a better world, it would work even more like Uber, and it would work for sex.

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Why Seville Is Banning Outdoor Domino Games

The city is rolling out several new noise-muffling measures, but the real problem may be the way Spanish cities are constructed. 

Videos

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.