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Americans Support Working Mothers More Than Ever, but Policies Don't

The U.S. has a long way to go before its walk matches its talk.

Videos

All Hail San Francisco's Cable Car Bell-Ringing Champ

Warning: These videos will most definitely make your ears ring.

Maps

Mapping the Connections Between Cities, Inequality, and Creative Economies

Some of the world’s most powerful creative economies are doing economic development wrong. It doesn’t need to be that way.

Next Economy

Getting Rid of Bosses

Can a company succeed if no one is in charge?

Reusable Shopping Bags May Make You Buy More Junk Food

A new study says people who use the bags believe they deserve more indulgences.

Maps

Mapping the U.S. by Property Value Instead of Land Area

Troubling inequities are revealed when you look at the country by total property values.

More Immigration Means Higher Wages for All Workers

As diversity increases, both at the city and the workplace level, so does productivity.

Weed Growers Are a Drag on Denver's Energy Supply

The flowering reefer industry is sucking up energy, and the city has no efficiency plans in place to mitigate the problem.

Videos

A Mesmerizing Drone Tour of the Port of Oakland

Peek into a major player in global commerce.

Overtime Gets a Break

President Obama announced a regulation to more than double the threshold for overtime pay. How much will this help the American middle class?

CityFixer

How Seattle Is Reclaiming Its Waterfront From an Elevated Urban Highway

The Alaskan Way Viaduct is coming down, and a vast new park system is coming up.

Why Employment Protections Must Be the Next Step for LGBTQ Americans

After 40 years of efforts, there is still no federal law protecting queer and trans workers from job discrimination. This failure is keeping those communities in poverty.

Nearly a Third of Americans Own at Least One Gun

They’re predominantly “white, married men over the age of 55,” say researchers.

Should Boston Think Differently About an Olympic Bid?

Version 2.0 of the Boston 2024 bid frames the Olympic Games the right way: as a means to an end in building housing and transit.

Maps

Wealth Doesn't Trickle Down, But the Effects of Housing Discrimination Do

From 1990 to 2010, wealth has accumulated in ever-richer neighborhoods, thanks in part to exclusionary housing practices.

Maps

How Cities Can Make Work Safer for Recycling Workers

A new report outlines the dangers posed to these workers, and the ways cities can make the job less hazardous.

The Trash Man Is Watching You

Some cities now charge residents based on how much garbage they produce. People cheat. In comes the enforcer.

The 'Great Migration' Was About Racial Terror, Not Jobs

“The North and the Congress basically gave up on equality for African Americans, and that set us on a course that we have not yet recovered from.”