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The Definition of a Game-Changer: L.A.'s $15 Minimum Wage

Tuesday’s vote sets the bar for wage standards in the biggest U.S. cities.

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The Economy for Young People Is Still Terrible

The era of the overeducated barista is here to stay. College graduates are still spending more and more years (and money) to get worse and worse entry-level jobs.

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Mega-Events Are a Disease

Seven reasons they’re so terrible for cities.

Oleg Cricket

15 Seconds of Pure Parkour Terror

A free-runner laughs at death by leaping across the side of a Dubai tower.

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Why It Won't Do Any Good to Add Seatbelts on Trains

In some cases they might add to the death toll of a crash.

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What If Everybody Didn't Have to Work to Get Paid?

Advocates say that a guaranteed basic income can lead to more creative, fulfilling work. The question is how to fund it.

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Is the Future of Work Really the 'Jobbatical'?

A new employment site aims to give teleworkers a drastic change of scenery.

Greg Spencer

What a Creative Neighborhood Looks Like

A new study shows that the areas where creative workers and scientists live and work look quite different.

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10 North American Oil Trains Have Now Exploded in 2 Years

DOT has released new regulations to control the disturbing trend.


Parkour Nuts Conquer the Dizzying Heights of Paris

There are at least three close calls with death in this hair-raising video.

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Whole Foods Should Embrace Food Stamps

The chain could shed its “whole paycheck” image by being an ally to shoppers on food assistance.

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9 Things You Need to Know About the National Mall's Newest Museum

When it finally opens its doors, the National Museum of African American History and Culture will be one of the most contradictory institutions on the National Mall.

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The Unequal State of American Credit

A new interactive from the New York Fed shows that when it comes to community credit, some are well ahead of others.

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5 Ways to Avoid Annoying Everyone in Your Co-Working Space

Don't be that guy.

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If Nepal Says It Has Too Many Health Workers, the World Should Listen

It's time for the international aid community to take stock of what the country really needs.


African Cities Are Discovering Themselves

The upcoming film Afripedia showcases the strengths and chaos of an urbanizing Africa.

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The Curse of Segregation

Some cities and neighborhoods are stuck in vicious cycles of poverty while others have a proven track record of turning poorer children into economic success stories.

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If It's New York vs. San Francisco, Only Waggish Cartoons Will Do

Garbage mounds and delayed trains, or annoying techies and no nightlife?