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America's Leading Creative Class Cities in 2015

In Cupertino, Palo Alto, and McLean, Virginia, more than three-quarters of the workforce belongs to the creative class.

How Livable Will Your Neighborhood Be as You Age?

The AARP's new “livability index” grades communities on seven resource areas that aging Americans will need.

Debunking 5 Myths About Texas High-Speed Rail

The "Berlin Wall" is not being built on your farmland, for one.

Preserving the Fading Sounds of Delhi's Street Vendors

A decade-long project showcases the vocal beauty of Delhi's pheriwallas, who are fighting a losing battle against the forces of globalization.

Black Girls Matter, and Schools Are Letting Them Down

Specialized support for young black men in schools is necessary, but young black women face their own distinct challenges.

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Women Are Owning More and More Small Businesses

But don't celebrate just yet.

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How to Watch Porn Responsibly, According to Porn Stars

For starters, get out your credit card.

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America's Great Carl's Jr.—Hardee's Divide

One company. One logo. Two regional dining experiences.

Walking Out for a $15 Wage

Protesters mobilized in hundred of cities across the country and the world yesterday to demand higher pay.

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Mapping Toronto Through Its Poetry

A Toronto Public Library interactive lets you explore local geography through poems that mention the city.

Art That Understands What It's Like to Work

Overtime: The Art of Work looks back at life on the clock over the course of two centuries.

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Getting African-American Boys to Read With 'Barbershop Books'

Many young black males don't see reading as part of their identity, one NYC educator believes. Haircut by haircut, he's trying to fix that.

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The Very Real Hardship of Unpredictable Work Schedules

The 17 percent of workers who deal with erratic scheduling tend to be those who can afford instability the least.

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What If Your Subway Conductor Suddenly Got Real?

A new spoof, "The MTA Is Not Apologizing," shows impatient riders no mercy.

The Fascinating, Never-Ending Job of Painting the Golden Gate Bridge

Nature wants to turn this American icon to rust. Chad Allan won't let that happen.

Gwyneth Paltrow Should Take Her Food-Stamps Challenge to the Farmers Market

Hidden programs that match dollars spent on fresh food deserve the kind of press that only Goop can deliver.

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Using Legos to Explain Taxes and Economic Inequality

A playful way to understand a complicated problem.   

The Key to Detroit's 'Bright Future' Goes Way Beyond Car Making

The city has a suite of emerging industries, from software development to computer design, that position it for economic growth.

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From Unemployed to Small-Business Owner

How a New York state program helps out-of-work people start businesses while still collecting unemployment insurance.