"I didn't become a software engineer to be trying to make ends meet," said a Twitter employee in his early 40s who earns a base salary of $160,000. It is, he added, a "pretty bad" income for raising a family in the Bay Area.
Among other things, there used to be a ski slope on the third, fourth and fifth floors.
Facing the design profession's diversity problem—and its changing future
There’s so much more than ramen. (But there’s a lot of ramen.)
Beneath the streets of Beijing, people live in an underground universe constructed during the Cold War era.
Climate change is threatening to push a crowded capital toward a breaking point.
While the businesses aren't wildly profitable, the town sustains them. Kagan Coughlin says it's a different sense of what "success" means than in most of the country.
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"Inequality brings out the worst in us."
There are a thousand ways to buy weed in New York City, but the Green Angels devised a novel strategy for standing out: They hired models to be their dealers.
Washington, DC, added pathways coordinators to its high schools to try to help kids who are behind on credits catch up.
From the orderly grid of Manhattan, to the sprawling, snaking streets of Milan, to the bright contrast of Kuwait’s ring-roads, each city leaves its own pattern of tiny glowing dots.
Hosting the Olympics is usually a terrible economic decision for cities — in part because they're forced to build stadiums they'll never use again.
Are the city’s pumas dangerous predators or celebrity guests?
A memoir of (a) renovating, (b) repairing, (c) cleaning up, (d) dickering over, (e) painting, (f) repainting, (g) and taking the best care possible of a rental property—and the people inside it.
You can tell a lot about a city by the layout of its streets, and these nifty maps showing one square mile of streets from different world cities are really interesting.
Almost half of people in their early 20s have a secret, one they don’t usually share even with friends: Their parents help them pay the rent.
Over 100 miles from Reno, 240 miles from Sacramento, and hundreds of miles from anywhere else I’d ever been lies one of the darkest places in the country, tucked away from the bleeding glow of civilization.
It's wintertime in Budapest. Ice meanders on the Danube river. Shoppers buy oranges at the Christmas market. The dome of St. Stephen's Basilica looms overhead.
American cities tend to follow grid systems, and yet these grids also regularly deviate from predictable patterns in ways that can seem inexplicable at times.
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