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Here's Your Wine Menu, Tonight's Specials, and Song Playlist

Restaurants in San Francisco are adding music to the list of nightly menus they produce for patrons.

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A Universal Lesson in Breaking the Habit of Car Commuting

How one U.K. company got its employees to stop driving to work.

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Romanticizing Rail Is No Way to Save Amtrak

The #AmtrakResidency program bolsters the notion that train travel is a ponderous luxury, not a useful public good.

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City Makers: Global Stories

The people and ideas reshaping urban life

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Not Married? The Odds That You Never Will Be Are Higher Than Ever

A rising share of Americans have never married. Here's who they are and why they won't tie the knot.

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Lyft Is Hiring a Lot of Deaf Drivers

There's even an app that helps the hearing impaired converse with passengers who can't sign.

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Working Out Is Healthy, But It May Lead You to Drink More Than You Should

That super-fit dude you see going to the gym every morning probably consumes more alcohol than you, according to new research.

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The United States of Unease

The most important lesson from our State of the City poll may be how much urban, suburban, and rural Americans are concerned about the same things.

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How Malawi Women Are Turning Waste Into Wealth

A local government transforms its waste-management problems into opportunity.

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One of the World's Most Frenetic Cities Competes at Chilling Out

In a nation with the highest rate of stress-related suicides, citizens of Seoul vie for the title of most spaced-out.

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Where Geniuses Live

A look at the highly mobile lives of MacArthur "Genius Grant" winners.

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The L.A. Fire Department Rolls Out New Nepotism Protocols

The city says the practice leads to less diversity among firefighters.

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Houston and San Jose Are Leading U.S. Economic Growth

The continued rise of America's new knowledge-energy economy.

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The Most Viciously Addictive Stoner Snack Ever Has Arrived in Los Angeles

It's Stoned Oven Gourmet Pizza, served piping hot at select L.A. dispensaries.

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Americans' Waistlines Are Growing Ever Larger

Possible reasons include sleep deprivation and medication, says a new study.

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Confirmed: Tipping Is a Terrible Way to Pay People

A new analysis finds eliminating the "tipped minimum wage" would reduce poverty rates and narrow the wage gap.

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When You Can't Afford Sleep

Many low-income workers get just four or five hours of rest each day. Research shows their bodies might never recover.

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Who's Willing to Pay for Renewable Energy?

More results from our State of the City poll.

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The Awful Reign of the Red Delicious

How the worst apple took over the United States, and continues to spread