Here’s the hourly wage you’d need to afford a 2-bedroom rental in every state.

Here's the hourly wage you'd need to afford a 2-bedroom rental in every state.

Poverty, inflation, and gov't benefits are calculated as if renters spend 30% of their income on housing. Increasingly, that number is a fantasy. Here's the hourly wage a full-time worker would need t

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There Will Be Spice

There Will Be Spice

It doesn’t matter how many times you tell the cook to go easy on the hot peppers, anything you order in Chongqing is going to be mouth numbing and spicier than you’ve ever tasted before. It will be good, but it will be hot. The food of Chongqing is a subset of Sichuan cuisine, though there are probably a few places where saying that would be an invitation to a fight, or at least a lengthy debate.

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Ramy Essam Needs To Stay Famous So He Doesn’t Get Killed

Ramy Essam Needs To Stay Famous So He Doesn't Get Killed

It’s a cold, damp March night in Malmö, Sweden, but Ramy Essam props open the balcony door to his third-floor apartment to let a little of the outside in. “I like to hear the street,” he says. Truth be told, there’s not much to hear on this Wednesday evening: car tires rolling over the slick road, the click-clack of pedestrians’ heels on the sidewalk, the odd squawk from one of the rather large pigeons that live precariously balanced on the bare branches of the trees that abut the building.

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California’s Homeless Find a Quiet Place

California’s Homeless Find a Quiet Place

Photographer Fritz Hoffmann writes: "On a recent visit to the Sacramento library, the high number of homeless patrons I saw there surprised me. Seeing them in that quiet space, consumed by traditional media, I was struck by the difference between them and most of society with its 24/7 connection to streaming digital media. I began this project to take myself out of my own patterns and habits, to change my perspective, to observe, to listen, to understand, and to share this place of quiet."

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Porn stars will have to wear protection. Eye protection that is

Porn stars will have to wear protection. Eye protection that is

A handsome delivery man arrives offering more than just a pizza. A pretty young woman opens the door. Flirtation ensues. Clothes are cast off. Then out come the goggles. Goggles? Porn stars could soon be forced to don far more protection than just condoms in California. New rules proposed last week by the state’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHA) would require adult film actors to wear eye gear for many scenes.

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