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Women's mentorship percolates over three cups of coffee

Pennsylvania Women Work, a statewide nonprofit serving women in transition, has partnered with Pittsburgh coffee company Crazy Mocha to brew up a recipe for success: The new 3 Cups of Coffee mentorship program is providing women in the Pittsburgh region with one-on-one career coaching, increasing their confidence and helping them to secure employment and higher wages.

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The Pop Filtercast Episode #5 - 3/25/15

On this week's episode of the Pop Filtercast, we preview upcoming shows from Perfume Genius, Title Fight, Alvvays and local act Balloon Ride Fantasy, and share new music from Earl Sweatshirt and local act Cold Weather. Listen up!

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A legacy of philanthropy: How foundation support benefits Pittsburgh, today and tomorrow

From neighborhood improvement initiatives to parks and recreation to social causes, the tradition of philanthropy in Pittsburgh has fueled the city’s recent economic and cultural renaissance.

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11 can't-miss family events in Pittsburgh, 2015 edition

When playgrounds and playdates start to feel a little stale, amp up your household calendar with one of the many family-friendly events coming up in the city. From the athletic to the artistic, Pittsburgh abounds with surprising options for entertaining family memories. Here, Pop City's top picks for 2015.

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Plans underway for charity pipeline to slide into town

Summer in the city still seems a long way off, but Pittsburgh's gearing up to welcome the best way to stay cool since the water steps. This thousand-foot slip 'n slide promises awareness for local charities and a backyard cooldown in an urban setting.  

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Disarming Violence: SPACE Gallery event combines art and activism

Disarming Violence brings together the thought-provoking art of SPACE Gallery's "Unloaded" exhibition with important programming featuring several prominent social justice organizations discussing community violence. 

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Art Institute student shows collection at New York Fashion Week

Romina Vairo, a recent fashion design graduate at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, will show her collection Frozen Bone at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City on Feb. 17. 

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Welcome to Pittsburgh: A guide to navigating town for tourists and newcomers

In Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, finding your way using public transportation is about to get a little bit easier. In Part Two of our three-story series on transportation, Pop City guides you to the best resources for getting around on train, bus, bike or incline. 

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Pittsburgh as a driving force behind transportation technology

From bus-tracking apps to robotic traffic signals, the New Year has introduced some big changes for Pittsburgh in the realm of transportation. Part One of Pop City's three-part series on transportation issues within Pittsburgh and across Pennsylvania.

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The Downtown redux: How historical renovation is making real-estate history

Developers are showing no signs of slowing down on residential property construction in Downtown. The trend of repurposing Pittsburgh's historical buildings into condos and apartments is prompting would-be Downtown dwellers to make a move.

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On the rise: 5 tech workplaces to watch in 2015

Five growing tech companies helping to shape Pittsburgh's future and attract new talent.

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To your health: 10 local startups reinventing wellness in the new year

Make a promise to make your New Year's resolutions stick in 2015. As we turn over a new leaf for a new year, Pop City brings you 10 Pittsburgh entrepreneurs reinventing health and wellness.

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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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'Tis the season for shopping local: 6 can't-miss holiday markets

Support Pittsburgh's arts-and-crafts entrepreneurs on Small Business Saturday and every day through the holidays. With so many choices for locally made gifts, you're sure to find a special something for everyone on your list.

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11 city development projects to get Pittsburghers pumped

Boutique hotels, ice rinks, nightclubs, retail hubs and dedicated bike lanes. Pittsburgh has a lot to look forward to in the year ahead. Take a look at the most promising development projects to come.
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