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Does Paying Food-Stamp Recipients to Eat Healthier Fare Work?

People in underserved communities want better food. They just can't afford it.

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Climate Change Is Creating Anxious Fish

Acidic oceans are stressing out fish, say researchers, and that's not good for global food security.

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Where the World's Biggest Christmas Shopaholics Live

Hint: Not America.

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New York City's Energy Infrastructure Transformed Last Month and Nobody Noticed

A new pipeline massively expanded the amount of natural gas flowing into Manhattan.

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Why It's Harder to Move Up in America's Segregated Cities

The pernicious, lifelong effects of concentrated wealth and concentrated poverty.

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Minimum Wage Was Once Enough To Keep a Family of 3 Out of Poverty

How much would it take to make that possible again?

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How 'Indie' Bookstores Survived (and Thrived)

Surprisingly, technology was a help, not a hindrance.

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The Sad Disparity Between the Money the Philippines Needs, and What It Got

The world promised a lot of financial assistance after Typhoon Haiyan, but little of the cash has actually materialized.

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How the Streetcar Shaped Post-Katrina New Orleans

The system attracted commercial developers but may have displaced residential ones.

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The Wealthy Country Trap

New research finds life satisfaction peaks around $36,000 GDP per capita. Then it goes down.

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The Sriracha Shutdown Is Actually Happening

Stock up while you can.

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The Start-Ups Trying to Kill the Credit Card

Forgot your wallet? No problem. Coin, PayPal, Google Wallet, Dwolla, and other tech companies are making it easier than ever to live without plastic.

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Where 'Eds and Meds' Industries Could Become a Liability

If U.S. health care and education starts to cluster, some metro areas will lose.

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3 U.S. Metro Areas Have Economies Larger Than Sweden

And other eye-popping comparisons.

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Your Brain on Poverty: Why Poor People Seem to Make Bad Decisions

And why their "bad" decisions might be more rational than you'd think.

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Why Chinese Cities Are Smaller Than They Appear

Focusing on total population—rather than the number of people actually residing in urban areas—obscures the extent of China's urbanization challenge.

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Are Boomtown D.C.'s Days Numbered?

It's one of the few cities to emerge from the recession unscathed. But for its economy to keep growing, Washington must wean itself from the government.

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Batkid Cost San Francisco $105,000, Says Paper

It turns out making a cancer survivor's dreams come true isn't cheap.

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Why Can't Amtrak Get Food Right?

The passenger rail provider has lost $609 million on snacks and beverage service since 2006.