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Babe Alert!

A pop music icon, a safe sex advocate, and a Navy veteran-turned-farmer: It’s Woman Crush Wednesday

This week, our roundup of badass women in the news also includes a group of young Girl Scouts and a jewelry-making gynecologist.

Business & Technology

Why do all office parks look the same?

The office park, which began life as a Cold War refuge and evolved into today's cookie-cutter landscape, finds a new incarnation in Silicon Valley.

Business & Technology

So Roundup “probably” causes cancer. This means what, exactly?

The WHO's new classification of glyphosate, the main ingredient in Roundup, puts it in the company of night shifts and wood smoke as a carcinogen. Sunshine is worse.

Climate & Energy

How American journalists deal with climate deniers

Political reporters still treat climate denialism as though it's a normal campaign position. What's the alternative?

Climate & Energy

Watch this Florida official awkwardly avoid saying “climate change”

After a state employee had to take a mental health evaluation for using the words “climate change,” officials aren't taking any chances.

10 cities drearier than Seattle

As Seattlites know, dreariness isn't all about cloud cover.

Half-Shell Hero

How to talk (and eat) like an oyster pro

Here’s a quick cheat sheet so you can hang with the cool kids next time you visit the raw bar.

Liberté, égalité, marché

Half of Paris just took a mandatory day off of driving

What's a city to do when smog reaches toxic levels? Cue the car bans, of course.

Cities

No, gentrification does not solve the problem of segregation

When gentrification begins, neighborhoods can become more integrated and diverse -- but too often, they then end up predominantly white.

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