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Are Outbreaks of Infectious Disease Accelerating Around the World?

Medical Discovery News | Posted 11.09.2016 | Science
Medical Discovery News

By Drs. David Niesel and Norbert Herzog It seems that every time we look up, we hear about another infectious disease threatening people somewhere in...

How to Protect Kids from Nature-Deficit Disorder

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 10.18.2016 | Parents
Greater Good Science Center

By Jill Suttie Today's kids spend less and less time outdoors, and it's taking a toll on their health and well-being. Research has shown that childr...

Government is detrimental to good development

Robert Kwolek | Posted 09.29.2016 | Impact
Robert Kwolek

Software companies tend to release regular updates which add just a few features yet still cost an arm and a leg. With most software, though, there co...

White Racism May Hurt the Health of Both Whites and Blacks

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 09.27.2016 | Politics
Greater Good Science Center

By Yasmin Anwar Living in unabashedly racist communities can shorten the lives of both blacks and whites, according to new research published in Psy...

Air Pollution Leaves Significant Traces Of Magnetic Metals In Your Brain

The Huffington Post | Bahar Gholipour | Posted 09.07.2016 | Science

Magnetic iron nanoparticles found in traffic fumes may be able to enter the brain, according to a new study that found these particles were abundant i...

Urban People And Places: Best Biking Practices

Milena Milićević | Posted 06.28.2016 | Travel
Milena Milićević

Back in 1926 Henry Ford explained in World's Work magazine why he paid his workers the same amount of money for switching to a 40-hour workweek instea...

How Georgia's Serenbe Community Brings Nature's Zest To Urban Living

Tony Triumph | Posted 06.27.2016 | Travel
Tony Triumph

A weekend of wondrous themed streets tucked perfectly in an ambiance of California cleanliness led me through towns of creative wonder, breathtaking v...

A Different Kind of Word Gap

Marjorie Faulstich Orellana | Posted 05.19.2016 | Education
Marjorie Faulstich Orellana

Contradictory evidence is emerging as researchers attempt to replicate Hart and Risely's study. In short, there seems to be tremendous variation in the number of words that children in different households and communities are exposed to, as well as in their quality.

Something Beautiful Happened When a Duck Crossing Went Horribly Wrong

Samier Mansur | Posted 05.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Samier Mansur

As I hurried back to my car, I expected the wrath of DMV rush hour commuters (there's no wrath quite like it) to descend upon me in a fury of honks and expletives -- or worse! But to my surprise, there was absolute silence. Every car that passed slowly by rolled down their window to say "thank you", or give a silent thumbs up.

Which Way to the Front?

Leigh Hafrey | Posted 04.28.2016 | Business
Leigh Hafrey

Here's a challenge for people who think about organizations in 21st-century America: How do we demilitarize our notions of leadership?

Urban Greenery and Its Healing Powers

Quora | Posted 04.21.2016 | Green
Quora

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

Bringing Beauty Back: Robinson and Shackelford Show What Chicago Can Still Be in "Urban Pointe Shoes"

Johnny Nevin | Posted 04.07.2016 | Entertainment
Johnny Nevin

Briana Robinson and Kevin Shackelford didn't exactly know at first. As they loaded Shackelford's video equipment into a car they borrowed from one of Briana's friends, they didn't know that what they would film that bright summer day would turn out the way it did.

Help to Create. A Project for Rome.

Simona Lodi | Posted 03.17.2016 | Arts
Simona Lodi

William Kentridge's Triumphs and Laments: A Project for Rome 550 meter-long mural along the Tiber Walls In the last few days installation has begun...

Share The Word: Global Art Project Turns Slums Into Creative Hubs

Bibbi Abruzzini | Posted 03.15.2016 | Good News
Bibbi Abruzzini

Slums: crumbling overcrowded shanties, often a labyrinth of clichés in misery and inadequate housing. Locals and foreigners view slums as no trespass...

User-centric Smarter Cities

Advertising Week | Posted 03.11.2016 | Business
Advertising Week

By Tom Hostler, Co-Founder, POKE • @hostler We're told the world's population is set to double in the next 30 years, which poses all sorts of prob...

Chiraq, Spike Lee's Hip (H)opera about Chicago

Leland Ware | Posted 03.09.2016 | Black Voices
Leland Ware

I recently viewed Chiraq. After reading some of the reviews, I realized that many people simply don't get Spike Lee's creative genius.

Mitigate the negative impacts of urban sprawl on the periphery

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 02.28.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

By Adèle Charbonneau Urban sprawl is characterized the rapid expansion of the geographic extent of cities and towns. The term has been mainly used t...

Rethinking the Administrative and Political Organization of Urban Outskirts

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 06.30.2016 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

By Adèle Charbonneau Urban agglomeration is an inevitable consequence of explosive growth in cities. Indeed, the expansion of cities and their outsk...

From Davos: Unleashing the Power of Nature in Cities

Mark Tercek | Posted 01.24.2016 | Green
Mark Tercek

We need to unleash the power of nature to help make cities more resilient, livable and ultimately flourishing so both nature and people can thrive.

The Most Haunting Abandoned Places In New York City

Thrillist | Posted 01.14.2016 | Travel
Thrillist

By: Jess Novak Credit: 2E After discovering the craziest abandoned places in New York state, we decided to take another look through New York ...

Make Way for Turkeys

Jonah C. Steinberg | Posted 01.08.2016 | Religion
Jonah C. Steinberg

I won't go so far as to call them old friends - tight bunch as they are, the gang of wild turkeys that occasionally wander up into the streets of my Brookline neighborhood don't seem much interested in fellowship beyond their own kind.

The Top Five Religion Trends to Watch in 2016

Megan Sweas | Posted 02.19.2016 | Religion
Megan Sweas

Below are five trends that we are watching, paired with headlines you might see in The Onion in 2016. In other words, don't take our "predictions" too seriously. But there's often great truth in satire.

WATCH: What Mobile Phones Can Do For the Global Water Crisis

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 12.22.2015 | Impact

With hundreds of millions of people lacking access to clean water, a new payment system called CityTaps is hoping to make it easier to pay for utiliti...

After COP21, Cities (Not States) Will Lead the Way on Climate Action

Pierce Nahigyan | Posted 12.16.2015 | Green
Pierce Nahigyan

I've just spent the last week in Paris covering the Paris Climate Talks, or COP21. The covering was productive; the COP itself, well, I suppose that d...

In Defense of Ethnography

Paul Stoller | Posted 08.23.2016 | College
Paul Stoller

In these troubled times in which inhumane global forces threaten our future, we need that ethnographic depth of understanding both to recognize our human fragility and marvel at our social resilience.