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Billy Epting, 27, chose a graduate program and research position at Carnegie Mellon University over offers from two other prestigious schools in the nation.

Pittsburgh's brain gain

The high number of advanced degrees among Pittsburgh's youngest workers combined with the big tech companies that have set up shop here has created a brain gain in the region. 

Christina Ailor, 27, graduated with a political science degree but has been unable to find a job where it applies. She works two part-time jobs and still has trouble making ends meet.

Underemployed, out of work

Underemployment affects 7.4 percent of Pennsylvanians in the Millennial age group, and about 4.4 percent of all Pennsylvanians, regardless of age, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


The Pop Filtercast Episode #6 - 5/20/15

On this week's episode of the Pop Filtercast, we preview upcoming shows from White Like Fire, Tame Impala, Jenny Lewis, Hop Along, and Twin Peaks. Listen up!


Zoo veterinarian extends a helping hand across the globe

Dr. Ginger Sturgeon, director of animal care at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, traveled to Bhutan to volunteer medical services to the rural villagers there.

The porches at Summerset

Summerset celebrates the season of the porch with a new kind of neighborhood block party

Summerset at Frick Park celebrates the front porch as an icon of city living with a porch party on May 17.

Chandler Bats in Norristown

How Pennsylvania's manufacturing sector stays on top in U.S.

From the production of baseball bats and copper piping to kale chips and high-tech coatings, manufacturing is growing and changing across the state. It's all part of a larger trend of revived domestic production that's luring the next generation of high-skill workers.

Jackson Flats in NE Minneapolis

Three lessons for making Pittsburgh affordable for artists

Funding, policy, persuasion and need are the keys to making artist housing affordable. Here, a how-to from cities like Minneapolis and Washington, D.C.


Pop Filter Hot Pick: Carnegie Museum of Art and VIA Present #nowseethis

Carnegie Museum of Art and VIA present #nowseethis, which celebrates the publishing of the Hillman Photography Initiative's photo book with art installations and live music.  

Jason Matukaitis powder coats the claw feet of a cast-iron bathtub a spicy red.

Handmade in Pittsburgh: Meet the local makers crafting furniture, carving out community

The makers movement, a growing community of artisans, designers and craftspersons that embraces the values of sustainability and the quality found in handmade products, is carving out a home in Pittsburgh. Pop City profiles some of the local talented furniture makers leading this creative community.

Pittsburgh Fringe Festival

Behind the scenes at the Pittsburgh Fringe Festival

Pop City goes behind the scenes with the cast of "Welcome to Your Life" and "Bonnie and Clementine" from the upcoming Pittsburgh Fringe Festival.

Enjoying green space -- and cornhole -- on the Mon

Rebirth on the Monongahela River

This southwestern PA waterway is dotted with charming towns and exciting recreation opportunities. Now the communities along "The Mon" are banding together to lure adventurous tourists and transform the region into a hub for playing and paddling.

Merry Oaks Farm

The 'American' watchmaker: From Mount Everest to Grove City

A picturesque rehabbed farm in western Pennsylvania is the site of Kobold Expedition Tools, a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility that has pioneered a rebirth in American watchmaking. This story first appeared in livingthegrove.com and has been updated to include information about the April 25 earthquake in Nepal. 

The ladies behind HBW (left to right) Colleen Nguyen, Chelsie Markel, Sara Bozich & Tierney Pomone

The first annual Harrisburg Beer Week generates serious buzz

The capital joins Philadelphia and Pittsburgh in dedicating a week of festivities to its thriving craft beer scene. Head to Harrisburg April 24 through May 2 for cool tastings, creative collaborations and unforgettable events. Come thirsty!

LaShawndra Thornton, 29, is one of the D.C. area's thousand-odd Airbnb hosts. ""Staying with me offe

Airbnb hosts offer off-the-beaten track hospitality

Thinking about opening your home up as an Airbnb hot spot? Take a look at how Airbnb entrepreneurs in Washington, D.C., are creating an experience that's as enriching for the hosts as it is for their guests.

LaShaun Martin

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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