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Q&A with Dr. Vonda Wright, the Mobility Doctor

She's a rock star, appearing on Dr. Oz and The Doctors, and writing books and blogs on why it's so vital to stay in good health. UPMC's Dr. Vonda Wright, who wants to change the paradigm on aging, thinks there's nothing better than aging well. You can be an athelete into your 50s and beyond, she says. Her question: how far do you want to go?

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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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Mentoring women business owners in Pittsburgh

There's no better time for women to own a business in Pittsburgh. More than ever, resources for mentoring women are helping them bust through barriers and grow, grow, grow.

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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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The Rise of the Rest

Has Silicon Valley jumped the shark? Ask many keen observers of technology communities from coast to coast, and they'll tell you that 2013 is prime time for startups to bloom in unexpected cities—like Pittsburgh.    

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The best milkshakes in Pittsburgh

You'll gain weight just reading about the mouthwatering milkshakes to be found around Pittsburgh, from the the salty caramel shake to the chocolate raspberry truffle and the very trendy red velvet shake. How to decide? We aim to help.

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Pittsburgh and beyond: How anchor institutions are shaping our cities

Oakland has long been a hub of commerce and spinoffs due to the concentration of universities, hospitals and research centers. Now the influence of these anchor institutions' is being felt in many other neighborhoods. We take a look at what's  happening in other cities, as well as Pittsburgh, as public-private partnerships increase and neighbors are getting more of a say in the shaping of their communities.

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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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More top tech companies to watch in 2013

In this second of a two-part series, Pop City presents the Top 10 life science companies to watch in 2013, all home-grown endeavors, many developed in the research labs of our universities. Among them they promise to take on some of the most daunting challenges of our time, from halting Alzheimer's Disease to battling cancer and streamlining surgical processes.

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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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A guide to cool wedding venues in Pittsburgh

Want to get a little creative with your wedding plans? Try any of these suggested places for your wedding, from the colorful Children's Museum, where you can bring in guests by school bus, to bubbly Perlé or some other new venues. Lavender fields, perhaps?

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The Marcellus Shale Documentary Project: the photographer's perspective

The Marcellus Shale Documentary Project began two years ago with a desire to document the social and environmental effects of Shale drilling in this region. The results--a travelling photo exhibit currently at Pittsburgh Filmmakers, a book and a digital archive--have gained international attention. In a story that could only have happened in Pittsburgh, our photographer gives us the inside scoop on this bold and eye-opening project.

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Great gift ideas: stocking stuffers, all local

Here's the lowdown on the best places to go for cool stocking stuffers this year. We've got the list for shopping local.

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A European Perspective of Pittsburgh: Part 2

When this writer from Munich first wrote about Pittsburgh last spring, it turned into our best read story ever. Now she's back with her photographer friend for another tour of Pittsburgh, a city they have both fallen for hard. From the Carrie Furnace to a surprise deli in Dormont, there's much to learn from these fans of our city.  
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