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Is Boxed Water Actually Better?

Boxed Water Is Better is ... water, in a box instead of a bottle. But its main virtue is that Boxed Water is shipped better.

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Where Did All the Retail Jobs Go?

Since 2007, the private sector has added 2.4 million new jobs. Retail has lost 60,000.

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How Urban Farming Could Change Hawaii

For all its lushness, the state imports the vast majority of its food. Advocates like Hunter Heaivilin think they have the solution.

An Infographic Power Ranking of California's Start-Up Cities

Two MIT social scientists have developed a better way of mapping entrepreneurial quality.

The Impending Rise of the Mini-Chipotle

Chipotle believes it can penetrate the market further with a new, scaled-down format.

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Searching for the Culinary Soul of Los Angeles

From taquerias to haute cuisine, a new documentary tracks a famed food critic as he lives and dines in L.A.

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Adventure Climbers Conquer Hong Kong's Sky-High Towers

The result: footage so arresting it should be prescribed as a diuretic.

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A Terrifying Airplane Crash in Taiwan

A jet struck a freeway and taxi before hitting the water, killing and injuring many.

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Standing Desks Are Good, But Would a Standing Office Be Even Better?

Science says sitting is terrible for your health. A design team responds by doing away with office seating completely—and elegantly.

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London's Population Is Bigger Than Ever—And 44 Percent Are Ethnic Minorities

The growth of minorities could have a major impact on politics.

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Joseph A. Blum

Incredible Photos from the Construction Site of the New Bay Bridge

A photographer spent more than a decade shooting from hellish, confined spaces and fog-shrouded eagles' nests.

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Advanced Industries Still Rule the U.S. Economy—But It's an Advantage That's Slipping

These high-tech sectors are also more geographically concentrated than they were a decade ago.

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Work From Home, Just Not Alone and Not in Your Own Home

The Scandinavian startup Hoffice aims to bring rigor and productivity to the concept of home-based co-working spaces.

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Americans Think Upward Mobility Is Far More Common Than It Really Is

New research confirms that we overestimate our ability to advance "by a wide margin."

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The Logic of Long Lines

They're not always a waste of time—for consumers or for businesses.

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Architecture That's Part Space Opera, Part Science

A new exhibition of projects by the wildly experimental Bjarke Ingels Group shows a commitment to functional sci-fi design.

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The Difference Choosing Ugly Vegetables Can Make

A Berlin café called Culinary Misfits makes the most of local food by cooking with cast-off produce.

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Two Airlines Battle for the Soul of Seattle—and the Seahawks

How the NFC champs got caught up in a tussle over West Coast airline market share.