Work

The Case for Caution on the $15 Minimum Wage

And what cities can do instead.

Dear President Obama: Please Ban Plastic Bags

The administration has moved to ban trans fats. Single-use bags should be next.

The Paranoia of Police Unions

With departments facing scrutiny across the nation, police unions are lashing out at the cities they serve.

Maps

Mapping Where America Is Failing Its Youth

A new report finds that more than one in eight of the nation’s young people are neither employed nor in school.

Where Should We Build Jurassic Park?

Only a few U.S. cities can sustain tragic-yet-frequent dinosaur outbreaks.

Your Lost Airline Luggage Probably Ended Up at This Store

The Unclaimed Baggage Store in Alabama stocks around 6,000 items daily.

Healing Trinidad and Tobago's Capital With Steelpan Music

The government is upping its support for music programs in an effort to fight Port of Spain’s drug problem.

America's Egg Shortage Threatens Austin's Breakfast Taco Supply

Bird flu is hitting U.S. industrial egg production hard, driving up costs for businesses and consumers.  

The Problem of Urbanization Without Economic Growth

Throughout history, the two have not always gone hand-in-hand. And they may not in the future.

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Millennials Are Searching for a Different Kind of Career

According to a new poll, younger workers do in fact care less about money and more about fulfillment.

London Builds a Co-Working Space in a Tree

The free-range office trend reaches new heights of ridiculousness.

Seattle's Future Alleys Look Like Paradise

The city looks to the dank gaps between buildings for “vibrant new spaces.”

What a Battle Over Street Vending Says About the Future of L.A.

If the city is serious about improving sidewalk culture, it should decriminalize selling food there.

Why Toronto Should Tear Down Its Urban Expressway

Removing an elevated city highway doesn’t always make traffic worse—some cars just disappear.

A Giant Horde of Bees Visits a British Beer Garden

There were “thousands and thousands and thousands.”

Finding Happiness in Creative Destruction

A new study finds that people living in the midst of disruptive technological change may be happier and more optimistic than you think.

How Poverty Alters the Young Brain

New research reveals a strong connection between income and the surface area of several key neural regions.

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In the Sharing Economy, No One's an Employee

Such jobs may offer flexibility and other benefits, but traditional legal protections for workers aren't part of the package.