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Why Cities Should Pay People To Eat Their Veggies

Federal and state governments are matching some food-stamps purchases at farmers markets dollar for dollar. When cities take advantage, it pays.

Next Economy

How the Recession Changed Long-Term Unemployment

This downturn and recovery have been different than others, and workers of all types have suffered.

How Do You Convince People to Eat Weeds?

The Berkeley-based Wild Food Week takes aim at high-end chefs.

The 7 Most Gloriously Disgusting Ballpark Snacks of 2015

Who needs hamburger buns when you can use two entire funnel cakes?

Can a Whitewater Park Jump-Start Asheville's Economy?

A proposed whitewater park would bring North Carolina's outdoor sports culture to the city—and hopefully encourage more companies to consider moving there.

Inside the Push to Put Climate Change Warnings on Gas Pumps

The Bay Area wants to apply the tobacco-labeling approach to fuel.

Baby Boomers Were Job-Hopping Before It Was Cool

New data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the notion of the "company man" died not recently, but long ago.

Free Knit Hats and 6 Other Winning Ideas From the Knight Cities Challenge

From keeping Detroit expats in touch to taking local food on the road, these projects all strive for connection.

Visualizing the Global Gender Gap

A new visualization charts the great lengths countries must go to achieve gender equality.

Why Every City Needs an 'Art Chapel'

Ellsworth Kelly's upcoming non-denominational chapel in Austin points to the need for inclusive spaces in diverse but segregated cities.

The Universal Pleasures of 7 PM

At that time of day all over the world, most people are experiencing a "largely pleasant social interaction."

Maps

A Grimly Fascinating Map of Toxic Spills in Brooklyn

The borough is splattered with escaped pollutants like oil, paint, raw sewage, and mystery blood.

Photo ID Cards Won't Stop Food Stamp Fraud

A new report finds that photo IDs cost more to implement than they save preventing fraud. And they make the program harder for beneficiaries to use.

Why It Doesn't Really Matter If UberX Is Cheaper Than a Cab

The difference in cost is negligible, but the convenience gap remains.

Why Americans Live Farther From Work Than They Did a Decade Ago

A new Brookings report finds that jobs have sprawled outside city centers and away from poor and minority suburbs.

Will a U.S. City Ever Host Another Olympics?

The group planning Boston's bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games now wants to put the idea to a vote. But residents still don't want the mega-event.

Shopping Malls Aren't Actually Dying

Photos of creepy, abandoned malls are eerie, but misleading. Most of America's malls are doing just fine.

Builders in Europe's Crowded, Ancient Cities Are Constantly Digging Up Dead People

Excavations of mass graves have delayed a new train ticket hall in London and a supermarket development in Paris.