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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.

Shad Henderson, Talia Piazza and Sarah Dieleman Perry.

Mind the gap: Finding ways to boost Pittsburgh's middle-skills workforce

In order for Pennsylvania's economy to grow, the state needs to increase the number of middle-skills workers, according to many proponents of local economic revitalization. Middle-skill jobs, which require education beyond high school but not a four-year university degree, make up the largest part of the labor market in the United States.

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Shop local, eat global: Broaden your palate with Pittsburgh's ethnic food markets

Whether you're a home cook looking to spice things up in the kitchen or an expatriate craving a taste of the homeland, Pittsburgh's ethnic markets offer a rich taste of worldly cultures. 

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For Pop City, a new year and a new editor

Pop City rings in the New Year with a new editor and new ideas for covering the best and brightest in Pittsburgh. A letter from Managing Editor Melanie Cox McCluskey.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: The Strip District Music Fest

The first-ever Strip District Music Fest showcases 70+ bands across a handful of traditional and alternative venues. 

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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.

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Once a trend, creative church reuse is now a modern tradition in Pittsburgh

Creative entrepreneurs have been resurrecting former Pittsburgh churches and turning them into all manner of gathering spaces for years. The movement has gained such momentum in the region that lately, the trend has turned into a kind of modern tradition. 

An Advent calendar of local craft brews

Count down to Christmas with an advent calendar of Pittsburgh's best seasonal brews

Pop City's resident craft beer experts, Tim and Devon Murdoch of the blog PintsPenniesPittsburgh.com, created an Advent calendar of local brews. As you say farewell to 2014, fill your seasonal cup of cheer with a tasty homegrown beer.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Locally Grown: a Pittsburgh Producers Party

Grey Area Productions hosts a showcase of the best and brightest producers Pittsburgh has to offer.

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Police-community partnerships offer way to improve neighborhood safety

Dozens of communities across the U.S. have formed effective, ongoing partnerships with the police that have improved safety and trust between residents and police.

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Maestro Frameworks challenges perceptions on ability and cycling in bike designs

Local bicycle fabricator "Maestro" Mike Brown has become a beacon of hope for people with disabilities who seek the freedom of riding on two wheels. 

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10 little things that will pack a big Pittsburgh punch in 2015

From its tiniest residents to its biggest ideas, Pittsburgh made some strategic moves in 2014 that have the potential to reap big rewards in 2015 and beyond. Pop City Media predicts the people, projects and places to watch. 

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: WYEP's 7th Annual Holiday Hootenanny

WYEP-FM rolls out the seventh incarnation of its Holiday Hootenanny at Stage AE on Dec. 11, featuring local musicians performing holiday standards.

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A world of immersive, interactive installation art at the Mattress Factory

As a cultural institution on the North Side, The Mattress Factory defies common perceptions of what a museum dedicated to installation art can and should be. 

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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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