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Why you should say hello to strangers in Pittsburgh

Based on a recent experiment in D.C., we set out to see how many people on our streets would respond to a simple greeting. In D.C. it was a paltry 12%. We knew Pittsburgh would do better, but by how much? Find out how we did and why it matters. Then try it for yourself.

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Rebuilding Pittsburgh's Entrepreneurial Economy: The talent search

It's easier to recruit top talent to Pittsburgh than it used to be with Google, our great research universities and a growing roster of startups. Recent data shows that Pittsburgh employed computer and information research scientists at more than twice the national rate and nuclear engineers at more than ten times the national rate. So why look elsewhere? In the second of a series, we take a closer look at the strengths and weaknesses of our talent pool in bolstering our economy.

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For the record: Three music-selling stores in Pittsburgh that defy the odds

Are stores that sell music a thing of the past? What would be lost if these cultural spaces were no more, if a kid’s entrance into the community of music was merely a message board? To find out more, this writer stopped by three independent Pittsburgh music stores, still at it despite predictions of their demise.

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Dining al fresco in Pittsburgh. Better than ever.

What's new in outdoor dining? We've got the best of the new along with the best of what's been around. It's that time of year. Get outside and enjoy great local dining in some inspired settings.

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Rebuilding an entrepreneurial economy: Pittsburgh's next comeback

In the first of a series of articles, read how Pittsburgh is rebuilding its reputation for innovation and entrepreneurial excellence. Despite barriers, investors and entrepreneurs agree Pittsburgh has made tremendous strides in business creation. Technology flows more freely from universities. Economic development agencies actively assist startups. And the city’s image has improved significantly in recent years.

Linda Lane: Keep the main thing the main thing

Linda Lane has a daunting task: shepherding the city’s school district through some of its biggest challenges in history while remaining a hands-on educator.

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Best of Brunches in Pittsburgh

Brunch is better than ever in the burgh, from huevos benedictos to Applewood Bacon milkshakes. Just in time for Mother's Day, here's the rundown. Warning: do not read on an empty stomach.

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Dozen, rebaked

When it closed last summer, cupcake fans throughout the city mourned. But since re-opening in September under new ownership, Dozen Bakeshop is back with cupcakes and more, including sculpted cakes--think military boots--crafted by a Pittsburgher who was a finalist on the Cake Boss competition.

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Only in Pittsburgh: Cyberpunk Apocalypse, a literary lab

Cyperpunk Apocalypse is a one of a kind writers project--the only zine residency program in the US, and the only residency program that puts zinesters, novelists, and comic artists on equal footing. "We’ve grown organically," says its founder, "and consider ourselves a kind of literary laboratory--a place to experiment in a changing world."

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New life for old buildings: Adaptive reuse in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is filled with outstanding examples of adaptive reuse, the re-purposing of older properties for a different use. It's cheaper than new development, with easier financing, and usually results in superior projects. From theaters to schools to hospitals, here's a rundown on what's been done and what's left to be re-imagined.

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Turning 50? Start a rock and roll band.

In his 50s, John Vento became lead vocalist of Nied's Hotel Band. And why not? Here's a sweet tale of Pittsburgh rock and roll and an admirable second act about never giving up on your dream.

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Checklist: what's needed in Pittsburgh neighborhood business districts

The Strip District could use a pharmacy. Mt. Lebanon is in need of a Thai restaurant. Lawrenceville lacks two kinds of essential businesses. Read on to learn what our most walkable neighborhoods are missing when it comes to rounding out a robust business district. Where there's a need, there's opportunity. Any takers?

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The updated guide to Lawrenceville

From the newest restaurant (Cure) to galleries, coffee shops and one of a kind stores, hip and eclectic Lawrenceville is a model of transformation. Here's your definitive guide to getting around the cool neighborhood which found its niche in arts and design.

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Your all-local guide to great holiday shopping

Want to make a difference this holiday season? Give a gift to Pittsburgh and support your local, independent shops. You'll help boost our neighborhoods and contribute to the overall vitality of our city. And it's fun when you have this great guide to cool stores in town.

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The Talent Dividend: How more college grads can add to Pittsburgh's bottom line

What's the best thing a city can do to achieve more economic success? Increase its number of college graduates. The most prosperous cities have the highest number of college grads. Read how the Talent Dividend calculates just how much college degrees add to a city's bottom line--think billions--and why Pittsburgh is one of 57 cities competing for the million dollar prize to boost college attainment.
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