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How Anti-Poverty Programs Marginalize Fathers

Based on decades-old stereotypes that unmarried dads are "deadbeats," the majority of welfare programs almost exclusively serve women and children.

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NASA / ISS

An Astronaut's View of the North Korean Electricity Black Hole

Power cuts make the dictatorship virtually disappear at night.

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Zara Matheson

Where the Good and Bad Jobs Will Be, 10 Years From Now

The places creative, service, and working class jobs will grow the most by 2022.

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City Makers: Global Stories

The people and ideas reshaping urban life

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Why a Minimum Wage Hike Could Be Good for Walmart

The retail behemoth might not feel much pain from a hike, but some of its competitors would.

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Believe It or Not, January Was Full of Big, Warm Climate Anomalies

Here's a primer to last month's significant floods, droughts, and overall hotter-than-average temperatures.

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Brookings

Why Income Inequality Is So Much Worse in Atlanta Than Omaha

A common problem with differing causes.

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Blame Overbearing Government for Gentrification, Not Just Neo-Liberalism

The exploding housing prices we see today are a result of policy decisions made decades ago.

Next Economy

One City's Quest to Erase the Gender Pay Gap

Boston is trying to ensure female workers earn as much as men by asking local companies to rethink perks like flexibility and child care.

Reuters

Why Gentrification Is So Hard to Stop

Gentrification isn't new -- it's actually baked into the economic forces that have been driving urban development since the 1950s.

Next Economy

Want Women to Earn More? Train Them for Manufacturing

One way to boost earnings of single, low-income women is to urge them to seek out jobs in skilled trades instead of retail and service gigs.

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Bringing Back Mississippi Riverfront Towns Through Bike Trails

Organizations like River Action in Davenport, Iowa, work with governments and businesses to rebuild waterfront communities.

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A 'Catastrophic' Ice Storm Makes Its Way Across the South

This monstrous weather system is set to make history with the potential to knock out power for a week.

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How the Post Office Could Save Itself by Helping the Poor

What if USPS offered the same services as check-cashing stores and payday lenders, only cheaper? A novel idea in a new white paper.

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Plastic Packing Bands Are Strangling Seals and Sea Lions

A common packing strap is responsible for more than half of Alaska's Stellar sea-lion entanglements.

AP

What Cities Really Need to Attract Entrepreneurs, According to Entrepreneurs

Hint: It's not favorable tax rates.

Reuters

We Finally Have Metro-Level Numbers From States That Refused the Medicaid Expansion, and They're Really Bad

More than 350,000 uninsured poor in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metro area alone are missing out on health coverage.

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Why It's So Hard to Figure Out the Sharing Economy's Winners and Losers

A new study suggests Airbnb cuts into hotels' business. But is that necessarily a bad thing?

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How CVS's Decision to Stop Selling Cigarettes Helps Small Businesses

Liquor stores and other independent retailers are set to profit off of the chain's move.