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Why I love the Detroit startup scene

People often ask me, “Why did you move from San Francisco to, uh, Detroit?” The answer is easy. In 10 years, San Francisco will be as good as it is today, but Detroit will be a roaring city once again, defining a new technology hub at the intersection of steel and bits.<p>When choosing to move to …

Startups

Builders Bet Tiny Apartments Will Lure Renters

Since Hannah Toth set out a few months ago to move out of her parents’ home in suburban Pittsburgh, she has seen plenty of airy apartments of up to 900 square feet.<p>What caught her eye is a 360-square-foot studio roughly the size of her childhood bedroom for just over $1,500 a month.<p>When Ms. Toth, …

Real Estate

Confessions of a Zwift Addict

Awkward confession: I spent my winter in a darkened basement, riding a stationary bike versus robots.<p>OK, they’re not actually robots. Technically, they’re avatars in a video game. And each is connected to a real-life human pedaling a stationary bike somewhere else. Maybe the competition is in …

2015 Tesla Model S P85D

Witnessing change in 36,000 miles, plus one really long road trip.<p>From the April 2017 issue<p>On April 21, 2015, a Tesla Model S P85D rolled off a transporter in front of <i>Car and Driver</i> headquarters, its cherry-red paint spattered with mud as if it had come from its Fremont, California, assembly plant …

Electric Vehicles

Spectacular Canon Cinema EOS C700 Production for SWISS Int. Airlines

There are a few things in this world I wish I had the skills to accomplish, and this sort of cinematography is definitely one of them. After watching …

Air Shows

The dead cat drone with an eco message

When his cat Orville died, Dutch artist Bart Jensen wanted something to remember him by. Soon, the deceased family pet had taken to the skies …

Out of shape? You can probably blame bad habits. But it's never too late to build better ones

Tomorrow is a new day, but you probably know a lot about it already: what you’ll have for breakfast, the route you’ll take to your office, which website you’ll visit first. None of us has the mental energy to think about everything we do, so we spend a lot of time on autopilot, following patterns …

Nutrition

All Work and No Play Makes For a Dull Candidate

There is a misconception by some students that employers are only concerned about a candidate’s ability to do the job. They are surprised when …

How Your Attitude Creates Career Success

Years ago, an analyst confided in me that after working three months in our group, she felt she wasn’t learning anything and was being treated like a …

Eat Your Vegetables! Those Poor People In Europe Don’t Have Any

Bad weather in Spain has caused a famine of broccoli, zucchini, cauliflower and lettuce—and a lot of soul-searching from people who didn’t appreciate them until they were gone.<p>After visiting all three supermarkets in his hometown of Lanark, Scotland, Scott Paget sent out an SOS.<p>“If you have a …

Healthy Eating

Take Back Your Brain From Social Media

Mindlessly checking Facebook makes you an awful lot like a lab rat.<p>You probably remember the rat that habitually presses a lever hoping for a pellet. It’s never sure when a reward will come, so it’s compelled to just keep pressing. When you check your phone, your brain gets its own little zing: …

Social Media

How Donald Trump changed the presidency in 7 days

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Forget the first 100 days. It's only been a week and Donald Trump is reinventing the presidency.<p>Amid a torrent of action, disruption and protest, the new President's moves on trade, immigration and foreign policy have honored his campaign promises -- and dramatically reshaped …

Donald Trump

CrossFit lobbyists are in 'a holy war with Big Soda'

The developers of the CrossFit exercise regime have taken their crusade against fat out of the gym and into the halls of power, hiring a cadre of …

Weightlifting

Extreme Personal Productivity: 90 Ways to Boost Productivity in 90 Days | Inc.com

Ninety days, 90 ways to be more productive in 2017. While some will only take a few minutes, they will still make a major impact on your productivity. Others might take a little longer, especially if creating a new habit is involved, but once that habit is formed, you reap productivity benefits …

Productivity

Meet the dude who knits sweaters of places, then visits them

Like many of us, Baltimore's Sam Barsky likes to bring along a sweater when he's on vacation.<p>The difference is that he's knitted the sweater himself, …

Shop Where you Live This Holiday Season

One of my growing passions is the continued economic growth of our region. Pittsburgh continues to show that its rebirth is not just a fad, and I …

Shoreline Gentry Are Fake Climate Victims

A reduction in federal subsidies is behind lower coastal home values.<p>The fake news problem is getting serious. An example appeared on the front page of the New York Times on Friday, under the headline “Rising Seas Turn Coastal Houses Into a Gamble.”<p>Supposedly elevated sea levels caused by global …

Fake News

The Need to Read

Reading books remains one of the best ways to engage with the world, become a better person and understand life’s questions, big and small<p>We all ask each other a lot of questions. But we should all ask one question a lot more often: “What are you reading?”<p>It’s a simple question but a powerful one, …

Books

A non-pill treatment for many chronic illnesses: Exercise

Exercise isn’t good only for building muscle and losing weight. “If a pill could give you all benefits of exercise, it would be the best pill around,” says Edward Laskowski, co-director of Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine and a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation.<p>Yet doctors …

Exercise

Will the 2016 election change our thinking on cities?

Acting locally in the wake of national upheaval<p>In the past week, one of the most astute post-election explainers was an essay on Cracked using examples from three movies—<i>The Hunger Games, Star Wars, Braveheart</i>—to help explain why the 2016 election was not about Republicans vs. Democrats, but really …

Here Is What Donald Trump Wants To Do In His First 100 Days

At the end of October, Donald Trump spoke in Gettysburg, Pa., and released a plan for his first 100 days in office.<p>The plan (below) outlines three main areas of focus: cleaning up Washington, including by imposing term limits on Congress; protecting American workers; and restoring rule of law. He …

Immigration

Everyone wants a piece of the drug industry and it's one reason prices are rising so fast

Don't just blame drug companies for rising prescription prices. For all the outrage over Mylan increasing EpiPen prices by 500%, and insulin prices, which are up 300% over the past decade, drug prices are a lot more complicated than pointing the finger at a lone villain.<p>For a single prescription …

Pharma

This Is U-47700, Once a Lab Experiment, Now a Killer Opioid

The synthetic drug, born of pharmaceutical research, has been co-opted by overseas laboratories to feed America’s addiction—and evade U.S. law enforcement<p>PITTSBURGH—Ray and Christine Henney grew anxious when their 25-year-old son, R.J., didn’t respond to text messages late one April night.<p>Mr. …

Opioids

1 Thing Donald Trump Doesn't Understand About Social Security

Donald Trump wants to create enough job and wage growth to save Social Security without any benefit cuts or tax increases -- but he's missing one …

Bikes were invented because a volcano killed all the horses

The birth of the bicycle<p>As easy as propelling a velocipede.<p>c. 1905<p>In 1818, Baron Karl von Drais of Baden, Germany patented the design for a …

6 Things You Need To Know About Cycling On The Sidewalk

Bicycles are a type of vehicle so they belong on the road, right?<p>This is how the wheels turn in places such as New York City and San Francisco, where bicyclists older than age 13 are banned from riding on the sidewalk. Similar laws exist in many cities and towns throughout the country, such as …

Bike Lanes

Inside Quicken Loans Arena for the Republican National Convention

A 360-degree look at the transformed 780,000-square-foot arena<p>It has taken 32 days for the Republican National Convention to transform Quicken Loans from a sports arena to the stage where Donald Trump will be crowned the Republican presidential nominee Thursday night.<p>From building the stage to …

Donald Trump

Kirin Hopes to Refresh Beer Offerings With Stake in Brooklyn Brewery

Deal marks one of the first forays by a Japanese company into American craft beer<p>Kirin Holdings Co. of Japan said Wednesday it agreed to take a minority stake in Brooklyn Brewery, in one of the first investments by a Japanese company in a U.S. craft brewer.<p>The investment will give Kirin a 24.5% …

Brooklyn Brewery

Emails Show Hillary Clinton Campaign’s Response to Fallout

New WikiLeaks release shows the political team’s communications<p>WASHINGTON—Hillary Clinton’s political team sought to contain any potential fallout over her use of a private email server by communicating with government agencies, enlisting help of congressional allies and managing public statements, …

Government