How happy are workers at New York City’s “Happy” businesses?
We talked to employees at a few businesses in New York City with “happy” in the title. It was a little awkward.
Fighting fear with the skater girls of NYC
Girl Riders Organization looks to empower girls and women through action sports and co-opting typically male-centric public skate parks.
The lucha libre fighters of the Bronx
Go inside the parallel universe of the Bronx Wrestling Federation, where a bartender becomes a violent monkey and a marketing exec turns into "Draven, the Embodiment of Sexiness and Arrogance."
I'm the Union Square psychic and I'll cleanse your soul for ten bucks
We talked to a self-made clairvoyant who reads fortunes in New York's Union Square. This is her story.
The universal language Hitler couldn’t kill is thriving on the internet
Hopes&Fears talked to Esperanto expert Chuck Smith about the language's Utopian origins and the inadequacy of English as a universal language.
Experiencing 9/11 from prison
"Prison Stories" author Seth Ferranti reflects on watching the day that "changed everything" from Federal lockup.
Where a 1997 Lonely Planet guide will take you today in Baltimore
What has changed? What has stayed the same? We've scoured the pages and walked the maps. Here's what we found.
How many people were gored to death by bulls in Spain this summer?
Seven people have been gored to death by bulls in Spain since the beginning of July.
Former NYPD Commissioner says he "doesn't agree" with Benevolent Association's homeless shaming
"The real solution to homelessness is housing."
LeBron James will pay for over 1,000 young people's higher education
NBA Player LeBron James announced this week that he will be providing full-ride college tuition to over 1,100 kids at the University of Akron in Ohio.
California reservoir is using millions of black shade balls to prevent water evaporation
The City of Los Angeles has just filled their 175-acre reservoir with 96 million 4-inch black plastic balls to prevent water evaporation.
The NYPD has taken to shaming homeless people on Flickr
A Flickr account opened by a union representing the NYPD has uploaded over 200 photos of homeless people with degrading captions.
Death goes green: the eco-friendly funerals of the future
With biodegradable shrouds, QR codes, and human composting in city centers, a modern burial movement is gaining steam.
This map shows Manhattan's lack of affordable neighborhoods
While Manhattan's average residence is more expensive than it's ever been, some neighborhoods are getting cheaper with time.
A 390-year-old bonsai tree that survived Hiroshima will be honored on bombing's anniversary
A bonsai tree which survived the Hiroshima nuclear blast will be honored as part of the anniversary.
Put down your hackey sacks, Ultimate just got recognized by the International Olympic Committee
Totally not an Onion article.
Albuquerque 911 dispatcher hung up on teen after she called to report friend being shot
"Ok, you know what ma’am? You can deal with it yourself. I’m not going to deal with this, ok."
San Francisco is testing pee-resistant paint
The paint, according to a spokeswoman, will cause the urine to "bounce back" at the urinator.