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Homework for parents: How to prepare students for career success

How can we prepare girls for a future workplace that's increasingly global and technology-driven? Teach them the three essential skills for career success, say experts from The Ellis School.

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Investment booms in Pittsburgh thanks to new venture fund

Pittsburgh's entrepreneurial ecosystem takes another big leap forward, as Riverfront Ventures will invest $24 million in local early-stage companies.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: "Valley Uprising" documents Yosemite's rock-climbing revolution

This adventure documentary chronicles three generations of rock climbers who created a culture out of death-defying, dizzying feats in Yosemite National Park. 

Lightwave International has designed laser sets for artists like Lady Gaga, Pink Floyd and Madonna.

Lightwave International designs laser sets for concerts all over the world

Lightwave International, based in Eighty Four, Washington County, travels the globe designing concert lasers for big-time performers like Madonna, Snoop Dogg, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Pink Floyd. 

Pittsburgh Regional Alliance Tech Crawl

Meet the brains behind the city's brightest tech ideas

Follow along on a four-day whirlwind of technological innovation, creative invention and mind-blowing possibility. The Pittsburgh Regional Alliance's Tech Crawl unveils the brains behind the city's best and brightest ideas for the future.

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Community development corporations give power to the people (part 2 of 2)

From thriving communities like Oakland and Lawrenceville to hilltop communities seeking to fulfill basic needs, CDCs address their neighborhoods' individual concerns.


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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Pittsburgh Comedy Festival

The 'Burgh is beginning to make its own contributions to the national comedy scene and this weekend's Pittsburgh Comedy Festival is ready to showcase the funny people of Steel City.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: The premier of David Bernabo's 'Ongoing Box'

Local art polymath David Bernabo unveils his documentary, Ongoing Box at Pittsburgh Filmmakers' Melwood Screening Room Thursday. The film explores the creative process with a handful of Pittsburgh artists.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Pittonakatonk May Day BBQ

DJ Pete Spynda is bringing together musicians from across Pittsburgh's world music scene for a festival in Schenley Park.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Laugh into the abyss with the Wham City Comedy Tour

Baltimore's Wham City Comedy Tour brings their deconstructive, multi-media sketch comedy show to Pittsburgh Filmmakers' Melwood Screening Room on Wednesday.

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What's on your Pittsburgh bucket list?

There are so many wonderful things in Pittsburgh that have nothing to do with fries on a sandwich. Here's a short list of what repatriated Pittsburghers said they missed most about Steel City, and would be on their list of things to do should they ever leave again. Also, we want to know, what's on your Pittsburgh bucket list?

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Conservatory Theatre Company rocks out with Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

History, politics, romance and rock music will converge in Point Park Conservatory Theatre Company's Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, running through March 2 at Pittsburgh Playhouse. Don't miss this raucous chance to experience America's seventh president (aka Old Hickory) re-imagined as a contemporary rock star.

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Photo slide show: Carnegie International

Featuring 35 artists from 19 countries, all of whom visited Pittsburgh before the show, the 56th Carnegie International opened last week to great acclaim. See highlights here then see it for yourself soon--and often.   

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Behind the 2013 Carnegie International

It's more than bringing international art to Pittsburgh; it's bringing the artists to Pittsburgh, too. The 2013 Carnegie International is a sensation on its own but this year the CI is tying into the community with cool ventures, from an Art Lending Library to photo portraits of 200 residents in Homestead.

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Q&A with Dr. Vonda Wright, the Mobility Doctor

She's a rock star, appearing on Dr. Oz and The Doctors, and writing books and blogs on why it's so vital to stay in good health. UPMC's Dr. Vonda Wright, who wants to change the paradigm on aging, thinks there's nothing better than aging well. You can be an athelete into your 50s and beyond, she says. Her question: how far do you want to go?
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