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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.

What a Creative Neighborhood Looks Like

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

10 North American Oil Trains Have Now Exploded in 2 Years

DOT has released new regulations to control the disturbing trend.

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Parkour Nuts Conquer the Dizzying Heights of Paris

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

Whole Foods Should Embrace Food Stamps

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

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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

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

Are Canadian Tourists Bad Tippers?

In Buffalo, service workers say "yes!"

This May Day, Restaurant Workers Have Reasons to Celebrate

There's still a long way to go, but a nationwide movement for better pay is making progress.

The Inequality of India's Queer Spaces

"Space is power, right? We don't have a lot of it."

New Docu-Series Paints a Complicated Picture of Life in a Fracking Town

'BOOMTOWNERS' examines how American communities weather rapid transformation in the thick of an oil boom.

How Baltimore's Curfew Is Throwing Off the Night Shift

Baltimore's 10 p.m. curfew may be keeping things calm, but it's a tough slog for local workers.

Americans Think the Middle Class Is Shrinking

The recession appears to have convinced many that they will never escape the working class.