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New Master: Why I'm Painting An Exact Replica Of Sistine Chapel Ceiling In My Apartment

Alex Gardega is a man obsessed. But what will happen to his oeuvre in November when he moves out?

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This Cleveland Honors Student Went From Homeless To Harvard

Boone says he slept on park benches until a school nurse and his high school principal found out. The principal invited Boone to live with his family—he stayed there until he moved in with a school friend. And, although he'd earned poor grades in mi…

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Battleship Brooklyn: Mini Armada Attacks Superfund Site With Cameras

For the site of their collaborative public art installation, artists Laura Chipley, Nathan Kensinger, and Sarah Nelson Wright have chosen one of America’s most heavily polluted waterways, Newtown Creek, as their playground in September. Each Saturda…

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Why Do People Vote? (Hint: 'Cause We're Not 'Rational Maximizers')

Why do we inherently selfish people bother to vote? Maybe, just maybe, because we're not inherently selfish.

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Savvy College Student Pays His Tuition With Money From Rebates

Ever buy something that comes with a "free after rebate" offer and then you forget to mail it in before the deadline? Jonathan Hood, a doctoral student at Auburn University in Alabama's never had that problem. In fact, he's so savvy at the rebate ga…

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This Guy Used A Bikeshare Bike To Complete A Triathlon

SMITH: The heavier the bike, the more energy it takes to move. Elite triathletes try to go as fast as possible and win races. So lightweight, high performance gear meets their competitive needs. A good tri bike can weigh about 18 lbs. with 18-plus g…

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Should Cyclists Need Licenses To Ride? Portland Weighs The Question

Implementation and regulation of a licensing system on the scale of Huckaby's proposal does indeed sounds like a beast, but would it really be such a bad idea? Perhaps the bike community of Portland could embrace this as an opportunity to stand up a…

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Deep Pockets: Free Money Day Brings Radical Generosity To A Sidewalk Near You

It's hard not to like free anything. "Free" is a powerful concept, but have you ever come across a group of people giving cash to random strangers with no strings attached? Apart from a group of delighted South Los Angeles residents yesterday who we…

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Infographic: Where Does Daycare Cost More Than College?

Nearly half of children under the age of five in the United States are in some form of childcare center or family childcare home for an average of 35 hours a week. While the number of working parents grows, the demand for quality childcare remains a…

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How This "Last Kiss" Photo Sparked A Facebook Manhunt

When Mo Gelber, an aspiring photojournalist, found himself in the right place at the right time—New York Central Booking—he captured the last moments between two lovers before being separated and charged with graffiti-related violations. With his sh…

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GOOD Ideas For Cities: Designing Guerrilla Bike Signage

Like many cities hoping to make the transition from car-centric to multi-modal, New Orleans faces several obstacles, ranging from physical infrastructural improvements that must be made, to a cultural shift that encourages more bikers and transit ri…

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Inside Look: FairMail Helps Global Youth Become Commercial Photographers

FairMail sells the images to publishing houses who licence them everywhere from stock photography websites to on-demand print shops. The progress of each individual photographer can be tracked on FairMail’s website, and each product sold also includ…

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Tragedy Strikes Skateistan Youth In Kabul, Here's How To Help

Suicide blast kills four students, volunteers and youth leaders of this unique youth empowerment program.

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At 76, Jonathan Kozol Is More Outraged Over Inequality In Education Than Ever

"Sorry, I didn't mean to get so angry," author and education activist Jonathan Kozol told a crowd of mostly educators in Los Angeles on Monday night. The teachers, many toting dog-eared copies of Savage Inequalities, Kozol's groundbreaking 1991 text…

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The Islamophobia Industry: How The Right Manufactures Fear Of Muslims

Eleven years has passed since that fateful Tuesday morning, one that for many Americans, crystallized a suspected link between Islam and violence. In that time, sadly enough, unfavorable views of Islam have increased steadily. Out of collective nati…

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'52 Shades Of Greed' Cards Pick And Illustrate Economic Villains

If you watched any C-SPAN right after the economic crash in 2008 and during hearings on the ensuing bailouts—and who could resist C-SPAN then?—you saw a lot of poker faces. So it seems appropriate that 28 artists have come together to create a deck …

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New York Designer Creates The Most Polished Phone Booth Library Yet

When's the last time you used a pay phone? We're guessing it's been a while. Those fixtures of urban living are fast becoming relics and John Locke, architectural designer and "spontaneous interventionist," can upgrade any old drab phone booth into …

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Localizing Kickstarter: Mapping Mashup Helps Keep Cash Close To Home

ThingsWeStart brings geo logic to Kickstarter data with mapping and alerts for potential donors of nearby projects.

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Greasing The Wheels: An eBay For Cooking Oil Could Help Tap Underused Fuel

Want to convert to biodiesel, but overwhelmed by sourcing all that fryer oil? StayGreen Oil introduces an a marketplace for recyclable oils.

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By Striking, Chicago Teachers Put Children First

"Teachers are not most interested in compensation," said Cantor. "We’re most interested in being able to do our jobs for the students we serve." The teachers, says Cantor, are only able to legally strike over certain issues in their collective barga…

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