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Cecil with her son

Only in Pittsburgh: The new work of artist Ashley Cecil

Ashley Cecil could be a painter anywhere. It’s in her blood. But would she have still challenged herself to become a textile designer, seamstress and full-time entrepreneur if she hadn’t moved to Pittsburgh? She doesn’t think so.

Tech literacy in practice

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.

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.

Carnegie Museum of Art Hall of Sculpture by Frank Kovalchek

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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Impressions of Pittsburgh: what the arts delegates had to say about our city

Recently, 1000 or so arts delegates from around the country converged in Pittsburgh to meet and to experience our arts scene. When we kept hearing them gush (like the newly turned-on fountain) about our city, we asked some to go on record with their impressions. From the president of PBS to the Director of the Austin Ballet, here's what they had to say.

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What's next for The Pittsburgh Promise?

With a new infusion of funding and more evidence that it's working, The Pittsburgh Promise launches a new phase with the same outstanding promise to each city student who qualifies: $40,000 in college scholarships.

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Chef profiles: Kate Romane of e2

She opened her Highland Park restaurant on the night of Snowmaggedon, launched a successful Kickstarter campaign to expand (and survive) and is now established as one of the best and brightest chefs in town.

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How to get connected to Pittsburgh

Want to meet more people and get better connected in your city? Here's an informal guide to get you started, from finding events you'll enjoy to networking to help your career and helpful tips along the way.

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Some standout 20-something Pittsburgh entrepreneurs

Meet a new breed of young Pittsburgh entrepreneurs -- some still in college -- who hope to make a mark on the world. So far so good.

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Pop Star: Mark Hayward

Pittsburgher Mark Hayward has wowed them on Letterman with his blowgun-mousetrap-marshmallow trick and recently had his own one man show in New York. Now the amusing world-class juggler and World Champion Yo Yoer performs this week at the Union Project. And wait til you see what he can do.

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The Pop City guide to vegetarian restaurants in Pittsburgh

Here's everything you need to know about vegetarian dining in Pittsburgh, from restaurants devoted to nothing but, to places that include great vegetarian options.

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Beverly's Birthdays: a reason to party

When Megs Yunn met a young girl who never had a birthday party, it motivated her to create an organization that throws birthday parties for at-risk kids. In a remarkable and touching story, the kids at Sojourners House look forward to the monthly bash where everyone gets to celebrate in style.

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What makes a teacher great? Ask the students.

These Pittsburgh kids provide some valuable lessons for teachers, from showing you really care to making learning more fun. Yo, Mrs. Jacquay, Mrs. Barsico and Ms. Saunders, we're talking to you!

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Photo slide show: Sharks! at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

In celebration of Shark Week last week--you knew that, yes?--enjoy these photos of amazing sharks in the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium as people were invited to dip into the shark tank.

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Ditching the car. Going for the bike.

Following a national trend, an increasing number of young Pittsburghers are relying less on cars and more on other means of transit, especially bikes. Some are giving up their cars altogether, with no regrets. The stats will surprise you and the stories are hard to resist.
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