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World's 10 Most Livable Cities

Tough break, America

(Newser) - Maybe Donald Trump is … right? Monocle just released its annual list of the 25 most livable cities in the world, and the first American city (Honolulu) doesn't even show up until number 23. Skift reports the rankings are based on things like architecture, safety, and public transportation. American... More »

Top 6 US Cities for Young Entrepreneurs

Austin is No. 1

(Newser) - Some cities are better than others when it comes to offering opportunities to young entrepreneurs. MoneyRates.com has ranked the best ones based on population growth, educational level, taxes, and how many of these workers are already bringing home a nice paycheck. The Lone Star State gets more than one... More »

10 Most Expensive Cities When Living Abroad

You'll need deep pockets in Hong Kong

(Newser) - One great reason to refuse that work transfer to Hong Kong: It might cost you an arm and a leg. The city tops Mercer's 2016 Cost of Living Rankings of the world's most expensive cities for expatriates, based on the costs of housing (typically rentals), transportation, currency fluctuation,... More »

Officials Agree to Move City 2 Miles East

Kiruna, Sweden, is built on shaky iron mines

(Newser) - What do you do when a city is sinking? Why, you move it, of course. That's what the Swedish city of Kiruna has decided because iron mining below it has weakened the foundations of houses and buildings, Tech Insider reports. Now LKAB, the state-owned company behind the mining, is... More »

10 Most Expensive Cities to Live In

Singapore is No. 1, but 2 US cities make top 10

(Newser) - Thanks to a stronger dollar, New York and Los Angeles just made their way onto a top 10 list, the Wall Street Journal reports, though it may not be a list they necessarily want to be on. They're No. 7 and 8, respectively, on the Economist Intelligence Unit's... More »

The 10 Most Violent Cities in the World

Caracas, Venezuela, is new murder capital in 2015 ranking

(Newser) - A shred of good news for the Honduran city of San Pedro Sula: It had been named the world's most violent city four straight years by the Mexico Citizens Council for Public Security, but it moves to No. 2 behind Caracas in 2015, reports NBC News . Latin America on... More »

The 5 Most Expensive Places to Raise a Family

That's some pricey living, Eastern Seaboard

(Newser) - Want to be able to provide for your family of four? Move west. At least that seems to be the lesson of MarketWatch 's list of the 10 most expensive places to raise a family. MarketWatch came up with the list by looking at data from the Economic Policy... More »

10 Best Cities for Families

A city in Kansas tops the list (and one in Mississsippi brings up the rear)

(Newser) - Everyone wants the best for their families, and picking a place to live is usually among the top priorities. WalletHub has tried to make this task easier for you by comparing the 150 most populous cities in the US based on five categories: home affordability, education and child care, health... More »

The 5 Most Livable Cities in the World

Head for Australia (Melbourne is No. 1), Canada, or Austria

(Newser) - "Civil unrest, acts of terror and violence" around the world are compromising the livability of cities around the globe, per a new ranking by the Economist Intelligence Unit that surveyed 140 cities. The report notes even cities in North America have suffered, some from the turmoil caused by the... More »

These Are America's 10 Sweatiest Cities

Tampa, Miami, Orlando make the top 5

(Newser) - Let's hope Tampa has a steady supply of deodorant. A new survey from the makers of Honeywell Fans has produced a list of the 10 sweatiest cities in the country, based on temperature and humidity levels, population, housing density, wind speed, and more, per a press release . The consensus:... More »

Los Angeles Skyline Is About to Change

City will no longer require flat tops for helicopters

(Newser) - Los Angeles isn't exactly known for its skyline, and one reason for that is the longstanding Regulation 10, which ensured that buildings had helipads on top. Last month, however, the fire department decided to drop the rule, the New York Times reports. After all, only once in the rule'... More »

Explorer Finds Lost 'Monster Mouth' City

Slovenian archaeologist finds Mayan city of Lagunita

(Newser) - Archaeologists have long known of a "lost" Mayan city boasting an incredible "earth monster" facade—and now someone has found it. Slovenian explorer Ivan Sprajc came out of the Yucatan jungle in Mexico with photos of the city, Lagunita, and a second, previously unknown city he's calling... More »

World's Priciest City Is Dirt Poor

Luanda tops expat list once again

(Newser) - Most people in Luanda scrape by on a few dollars a day, but the Angolan capital has topped a list of the world's most expensive cities for expatriates for another year . Business consultancy Mercer says the high cost of imported goods and "secure living accommodations" has made the... More »

Tokyo Falls as World's Costliest City

Inflation makes Singapore world's priciest

(Newser) - Tokyo, rated the world's most expensive city last year by the Economist Intelligence Unit , has dropped out of the top five thanks to the soaring cost of living in other cities, including the new No. 1, Singapore. The city-state was sent to the top of the list by its... More »

City Mice Smarter Than Country Mice

Study finds that human activity has made some animals evolve larger brains

(Newser) - City dwellers have evolved bigger brains than their rural counterparts, a new study suggests—at least among white-footed mice and meadow voles. University of Minnesota biologist Emilie Snell-Rood looked at the skulls of 10 species of small mammals, and found that in those two species, specimens from urban environments had... More »

America's Most Miserable Cities

Detroit grabs the distinction from Forbes

(Newser) - Sorry, Detroit. Forbes is out with its annual list of the most miserable cities in America, which takes into account not only obvious factors such as unemployment and crime, but also things like taxes, foreclosures, home prices, and commute times. Some highlights:
  • The worst five: Detroit leads the way, followed
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Top 10 Most Livable Cities

Melbourne is No. 1, again

(Newser) - Need a new hometown? Pack your stuff and head to Melbourne. The Australian metropolis offers a prosperous economy, a hugely successful culinary scene, and access to top-notch sporting events. It ranked No. 1 (for the second year in a row) as the most livable city in the world in the... More »

Top 10 Cities With Most Restaurants

San Francisco is the easy winner

(Newser) - Sick of eating out at the same place? Maybe you should move to one of the cities in America with the most restaurants. Note this is all about quantity, relative to population, not quality. The top five in the Trulia results, via MarketWatch : More »

The Best Cities for Seniors

Topping the list: Provo, Utah

(Newser) - A new study ranks the best cities for seniors—and, when it comes to big cities, none in Florida crack the top 10. And just one Florida city makes it into the top 10 smaller cities for aging. "The traditional notions about retirement, about pulling up stakes and moving... More »

Big Change: Cities Growing Faster Than Suburbs

First time since 1920s

(Newser) - For the first time in decades, cities' populations are growing at a faster rate than suburbs'. The 51 US metropolitan regions with at least a million people expanded 1.1% between 2010 and 2011; suburbs grew just 0.9%, Census data show. Compare that to the past decade, which saw... More »

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