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  • The 11 Best Drinking Cities in America

    Which city in America is numero uno for drinking?

    Which city in America is numero uno for drinking?

  • Fitch: 'Boom-Bust' Cities Now Among Most Overvalued U.S. Housing Markets

    Link to Fitch Ratings' Report: U.S. RMBS Sustainable Home Price Report http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=863839

    Link to Fitch Ratings' Report: U.S. RMBS Sustainable Home Price Report http://www.fitchratings.com/creditdesk/reports/report_frame.cfm?rpt_id=863839

  • Learning How to Lane Split in One of America's Most Congested Cities
    Learning How to Lane Split in One of America's Most Congested Cities

    [After Anna's brother passed away she decided to do their dream road trip in memory of him. Buying her first bike, she headed out with little experience and little in her wallet to ride from her home …

    Learning How to Lane Split in One of America's Most Congested Cities

    [After Anna's brother passed away she decided to do their dream road trip in memory of him. Buying her first bike, she headed out with little experience and little in her wallet to ride from her home in Virginia to Alaska and back. Read her first installment

  • 11 Reasons Why We Want a Best Friend Like Abbi and Ilana on 'Broad City'

    Tonight is another new episode of Broad City! Yaaas queen, yas! Tonight is also Broad City’s season finale. Nooo, queen, no! If you’re not watching the funniest show on Comedy Central -- nay, the funniest …

    11 Reasons Why We Want a Best Friend Like Abbi and Ilana on 'Broad City'

    Tonight is another new episode of Broad City! Yaaas queen, yas! Tonight is also Broad City’s season finale. Nooo, queen, no! If you’re not watching the funniest show on Comedy Central -- nay, the funniest show on all of TV -- consider this a much-needed primer to the best best friendship ever: BFF goal: Abbi Abrams (aka …

  • The Witcher 3, Cities: Skylines and Bloodborne lead off the week’s best game trailers

    Every week, a landslide of video game trailers hit the Internet, hyping up the games that have just been released, the games that are about to be released and even the games that don’t have release dates. …

    Every week, a landslide of video game trailers hit the Internet, hyping up the games that have just been released, the games that are about to be released and even the games that don’t have release dates. It can be a bit overwhelming to keep up with all of them, which is why we’ve decided to collect our favorites into a …

  • 15 Cities With the Most High-Tech Jobs

    The United States’ GDP of $16.3 trillion in 2014 was the highest in the world, due in large part to the strength of U.S. industries. However, all industries are not equal in terms of their contribution …

    The United States’ GDP of $16.3 trillion in 2014 was the highest in the world, due in large part to the strength of U.S. industries. However, all industries are not equal in terms of their contribution ...

  • Kansas City's most expensive mansion ever is across the street from the dump

    The late Ron Deffenbaugh, trash king of the KC metro area, built his mansion next to the Johnson County Landfill. The estate is on the market for $14 million.

    Photos: A mansion next to the dump

    The late Ron Deffenbaugh, trash king of the KC metro area, built his mansion next to the Johnson County Landfill. The estate is on the market for $14 million.

  • Toronto "best prepared city yet" to host Parapan Am Games: officials

    Toronto is the "best prepared city yet" to host a Parapan Am Games, officials said Thursday after touring venues and meeting with the host committee. Executives from the International Paralympic Committee …

    Toronto is the "best prepared city yet" to host a Parapan Am Games, officials said Thursday after touring venues and meeting with the host committee. Executives from the International Paralympic Committee and the Americas Paralympic Committee spent three days in the city and were satisfied that venues were ready and the …

  • Miyagi Nogyo High School to Hold an Augmented Reality Tour for Natori City, Miyagi, Japan - One of the Most Tsunami-Stricken Areas

    Miyagi Nogyo High School has been developing an AR glasses project along with dmp Inc., for the NATORI AR HOPE TOUR which is to learn how Natori city, in Miyagi, Japan, was affected by the tsunami of the …

    Miyagi Nogyo High School has been developing an AR glasses project along with dmp Inc., for the NATORI AR HOPE TOUR which is to learn how Natori city, in Miyagi, Japan, was affected by the tsunami of the Great East Japan Earthquake.

  • Best deals in real estate 2015: Canada’s top cities to buy in

    Thinking about buying real estate in Canada this year? Get ready for a carnival. But instead of using bright lights and loud noises to distract would-be customers, the housing market relies on ever-increasing …

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    Thinking about buying real estate in Canada this year? Get ready for a carnival. But instead of using bright lights and loud noises to distract would-be customers, the housing market relies on ever-increasing prices and the promise of future wealth to entice and awe.

  • The 10 Best and Worst Cities for Police, Schools and Parks

    There are many ways of judging a city, from its ambience and beauty to the health of its local economy to the quality of its schools and other public services. Major cities and metropolitan areas frequently …

    There are many ways of judging a city, from its ambience and beauty to the health of its local economy to the quality of its schools and other public services. Major cities and metropolitan areas frequently are put under the microscope by scholars, think tanks and watchdog groups to evaluate, among other things, whether …

  • Do you live in the worst-run city in America?

    WalletHub assessed how efficiently some of America's largest cities spend taxpayer dollars. Here are the five best and five worst of the bunch.

    Do you live in the worst-run city in America?

    WalletHub assessed how efficiently some of America's largest cities spend taxpayer dollars. Here are the five best and five worst of the bunch.

  • Corner Brook couple make it to southern-most city in converted ambulance

    Robbie and Kristen Hickey left Corner Brook headed for South America in October, and after 140 days and 14 countries, they made it to Ushuaia, Argentina. "We had a few other people that we met that had …

    Robbie and Kristen Hickey left Corner Brook headed for South America in October, and after 140 days and 14 countries, they made it to Ushuaia, Argentina. "We had a few other people that we met that had the same thing on the go," said Kristen Hickey.

  • The Best (and Worst) Paying Cities for Women

    Sunday was International Women’s Day, meant to celebrate achievements among women, and promote greater equality around the world. The United States is doing well in some areas, but continues to struggle …

    Sunday was International Women’s Day, meant to celebrate achievements among women, and promote greater equality around the world. The United States is doing well in some areas, but continues to struggle ...

  • Tweens and Teens Are Breathing Easier in One of the Most Polluted U.S. Cities

    Los Angeles still tops the list for highest levels of ozone of any American city, and it has the worst smog and third-highest fine particular pollution. Children ages 11 to 15 growing up in the last decade …

    Los Angeles still tops the list for highest levels of ozone of any American city, and it has the worst smog and third-highest fine particular pollution. Children ages 11 to 15 growing up in the last decade in the L.A area showed 10 percent increase in lung function compared with children growing up there during the 1990s, …

  • Exhibitions: Feast Your Eyes on 10 of New York City's Most Spectacular Landmarked Interiors

    All photos by Larry Lederman via NYSID unless otherwise noted A new exhibit opening today in New York City hopes to prove that when it comes to landmarked architecture, it's not just the exterior that …

    Exhibitions: Feast Your Eyes on 10 of New York City's Most Spectacular Landmarked Interiors

    All photos by Larry Lederman via NYSID unless otherwise noted A new exhibit opening today in New York City hopes to prove that when it comes to landmarked architecture, it's not just the exterior that counts—interiors are also significant and...

  • Most expensive house (we could get into): New York City

    Take a personal tour inside the New York City home of fashion mogul Tommy Hilfiger.

    Most expensive house (we could get into): New York City

    Take a personal tour inside the New York City home of fashion mogul Tommy Hilfiger.

  • Vancouver is North America's most liveable city: survey

    Vancouver is the most livable city in North America,according to a new global survey. The list by British-based consulting firm Mercer ranks Vancouver No. 5 in the world when it comes to quality of life, …

    7. Canada 5-year price growth: 28.7 percent   Canada's housing market has stayed robust over the past few years, unlike its neighbor the U.S., where the housing market is still to recover from the 2008 global financial crisis.   Existing home sales in Canada rose 8.6 percent in February, compared to a year earlier, while housing starts beat expectations in March to 215,600 units, up from 205,300 in February, largely due to a surge in apartment construction.   The country's most populous province Ontario, which has seen heavy investment come into condominiums, had multiple urban starts shoot up more than 50 percent in March, according to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. The IMF warned in December that Canadian homes were overpriced on average by 10 percent .   Canada's most expensive property market, Vancouver, has also been a big draw for foreign buyers. Despite no official figure on the number of homes sold in the city to mainland Chinese investors , the group is said to be pushing the market up. Often ranked among the world's best places to live, Vancouver saw property prices in prime markets jump 10.4 percent in the third quarter of 2011 from the period last year, according to Knight Frank. (Fourth quarter prices were not available.)   The average price for a residential property in Vancouver was $734,207 in December, compared with the national average of $358,261, according to the Canadian Real Estate Association.   Pictured left: The skyline of Vancouver, British Columbia  Photo: Ross Durant Photography | Getty Images

    Vancouver is the most livable city in North America,according to a new global survey. The list by British-based consulting firm Mercer ranks Vancouver No. 5 in the world when it comes to quality of life, after Vienna, Zurich, Auckland and Munich, in that order. “This is true for most of the major Canadian cities – they …

  • The 25 Most Expensive Cities for Renters

    They could be living in San Francisco. For the ninth straight month, San Francisco tops the list of the most expensive rental markets in the country, beating New York by a considerable margin. The median …

    The 25 Most Expensive Cities for Renters

    They could be living in San Francisco. For the ninth straight month, San Francisco tops the list of the most expensive rental markets in the country, beating New York by a considerable margin. The median rent for a one-bedroom home in San Francisco this month is $3,460 — the highest ever recorded, according to a report …