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My favorite dish in Pittsburgh

Pittsburghers dish about their favorite dish in local restaurants. From tantalizing appetizers to luscious desserts, it's quite a lineup. Warning: don't read when hungry.

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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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Photo slide show: winter scenes of Pittsburgh

From scenes of past winters to the frigid present, we've captured some beautiful winter photos of Pittsburgh. Our suggestion? Grab a steaming hot beverage, enjoy the show and embrace the season.

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The Top 10 Tech Companies to Watch in 2013

Pop City launches the first of a two-part feature on home-grown companies poised to hit their stride in the coming year. Among our brightest tech stars, one helped both presidential campaigns while another just added Dallas Maverick owner and Mt. Lebanon native, Mark Cuban, to its board. Find out who they are and what's next for them in 2013.

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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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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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Chasing treasure in Pittsburgh's second-hand stores

If you like to hunt for unusual and interesting items, we've got the store lineup for you. Our writer explored three second-hand stories to find five items to best define them.

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Why are so many parents talking up Dr. Todd Wolynn?

What's so unusual about the pediatrics office of Dr. Todd Wolynn? "We view the practice as a living lab," he says.  If you can think it up, and it helps patients, and it makes business sense, we're going to try it." Could be one reason parents are flocking to him with their kids.

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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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Rebuilding Pittsburgh's Entrepreneurial Economy: Part 4

How hard is it for startup companies to grow and stay in Pittsburgh? While there are advantages, from university research to low overhead to good quality of life, the lack of venture capital and a weak transportation system are challenges. In part four of a seven-part series, we look at companies that have left and some that have stayed and why.

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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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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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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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Top Teachers: 5 Pittsburgh teachers making a big difference

In the first of a series profiling top teachers in the Pittsburgh region, Kidsburgh looks at inspiring educators who are making a big difference in the lives of our children.
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