Neighborhood Gardens

Neighborhood Gardens: A Housing Project Born of Unbridled Optimism

Long before Ferguson brought it into the news, St. Louis became famous for its monumentally disastrous Pruitt-Igoe Housing ...
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Does Lobbying Really Help Corporations?

Analysis found that big lobbying doesn't necessarily go together with big profits.
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Is Marijuana Good for Public Health?

What if the rise in marijuana smoking prompted by legalization brings more than just tolerable negative side effects? What if it is actually good for public health?
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Housework, Gender Roles, and Sex: It’s Complicated

Scholars examine gender roles, sex, and egalitarianism within marriage.
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Keeping Up with the Carnivores

Biological research tracks predatory carnivores, who are increasingly veering into North American cities.
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A Brief History of the Yazidis of Iraq

From the Christian mob’s destruction of Sarapeum in Alexandria in 391 CE to the Taliban’s 2001 dynamiting of ...
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Scottish Independence Referendum 2014 : The Roots of the #indyref

On Thursday, September 18, 2014, the United Kingdom faces one of the most significant potential changes to its structure in centuries. If the majority decid
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Go Outside, It’s Good for You

If E.O. Wilson is right, that our love of nature is innate, what does it mean to be cloistering ourselves inside, away from it?
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Can Mayor de Blasio Save Affordable Housing in NYC? Can Anyone?

de Blasio’s plan suggests just how overwhelming the housing issue is in New York: the most ambitious plan ever may address only a fraction of the problem.
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Hot Dogs: America’s Fast, Cheap Meat

With all due respect to hamburgers and apple pie, hot dogs are arguably the most American of foods.