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Meet the Artist Who Works in New York's Sanitation Department

Shaunacy Ferro

A new retrospective explores half a century of work by artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles, who highlights the under-appreciated maintenance work that keeps society humming.

7 Tips for Living with Asthma in a Big City

Kirstin Fawcett

Breathe a little easier.

Want to Avoid Shipping Damages? Pretend the Package Is a TV

Kirstin Fawcett

With a clever disguise, Dutch bicycle manufacturer VanMoof has reduced wear and tear on U.S. orders by 70 to 80 percent.

Food Waste Supermarket Opens in the UK

Michele Debczak

It follows a "pay-as-you-feel" policy.

Kick Off the Week With Monday's Best Amazon Deals

Smart Shopping Team

As a recurring feature, our team combs the Web and shares some amazing Amazon deals we’ve turned up. Here’s what caught our eye today, September 26.

In California, You Can Now Legally Rescue Dogs From Hot Cars

Kirstin Fawcett

"The Right to Rescue Act" is a response to a string of incidents in which dogs died in closed vehicles.

12 Things You Might Not Know About T.S. Eliot

Suzanne Raga

You can thank him for "Cats"—and the word "bulls**t."

24 of the Most Banned Books of All Time

Shaunacy Ferro

You probably know that 'Lolita' was controversial, but what about 'Green Eggs and Ham'?

Why Are Pancakes Always Round?

Matt Soniak

Gravity is an excellent chef.

Polaroid Introduces Instant, Touchscreen Franken-Camera

Jake Rossen

The company's signature print-on-demand camera has entered the 21st century.

10 Game-Changing Facts About the Nintendo 64

Jay Serafino

Nintendo's groundbreaking console just turned 20.

Lack of Paid Leave Costs Americans $20.6 Billion a Year

Michele Debczak

Families lose an extra $8.3 billion due to lack of childcare.

You Can Help Reissue a Copy of Carl Sagan's Voyager Golden Record

Caitlin Schneider

A Kickstarter is turning the only government-authorized alien playlist in history into a vinyl box set.

12 Facts About Ivan Pavlov

Suzanne Raga

There's more to the noted physiologist than just the famous "Pavlovian response."

Breathtaking Timelapse Shows How Crystallization Occurs

Anna Green

"Crystallization2" reveals how different salt molecules crystalize.