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The next Airbnb? From sculpture gyms to Parking Panda, it's a national movement

The rise of the sharing economy has created a new class of entrepreneurs. Their startups are monetizing everything from tool swaps to unused parking spots in cities, and one of them might just be the next Airbnb.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: Ring in 2014 and 20 years at Highmark First Night Pittsburgh

There are two milestones to mark on New Year's Eve--ringing in 2014 and celebrating 20 years of First Nights Downtown. With 150 arts-centric family-friendly events in 50 indoor and outdoor venues throughout the Cultural District, Highmark First Night Pittsburgh boasts everything from a massive ice labyrinth to a miniature city constructed from medicine cabinets, desk lamps, Victorian dollhouses and repurposed junk. Read on for your guide to the history-making revelry.

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Pittsburgh media partners spotlight the region's drive to remake learning

Pittsburgh's education revolution is being televised -- and printed, web-published, and broadcast on radio -- by four media organizations through "Spotlight on Learning Innovation."

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The Children’s Innovation Project: Building blocks of learning

WQED highlights the Children's Innovation Project, which uses technology as a way for kids to learn how to learn.

Multimedia project aims to share success stories of people and projects within growing sector

Spotllight on Learning innovation creates a new, year-long partnership between WQED Multimedia, Pop City, 90.5 WESA and Pittsburgh Magazine to showcase the people and projects involved in the learning-innovation sector. 

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'Message from Me' -- new ways for youngest kids to communicate with parents

“Message from Me” lets kids in childcare learn communication skills and really let their parents know what's going on in their daily lives. 

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Melissa Butler: Q&A with a top innovative teacher

Children's Innovation Project founder Melissa Butler talks about how her project started and where it is today.


How green can you go? How about forever?

How about using homemade diapers? Seeking a "green burial?" Too far? Not for these local entrepreneurs -- and the owner of a green-powered taco truck, the founders of Organic Theater, and more of Pittsburgh's greenest businesses.


Finding out just what 'human services' means

East Liberty's Mark Mulshine, a CMU grad student, discovers why "human services" might just be a viable career option after all -- and what it takes to attract more workers who resemble his fellow students.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: 'Tis the season for WYEP's (Ho Ho) Holiday Hootenanny & Pajama Jam

Local music luminaries, classic holiday tunes, the world's largest cookie table and pajamas for a cause will converge on Thursday, December 12th at WYEP's Holiday Hootenanny & Pajama Jam. Debuting a new venue, along with expanded programming, the annual merrymaking moves to Stage AE.

Looking for our next great Managing Editor

Think you have what it takes to be the next managing editor of this publication? Pop City usually brings you the best in new job openings, but now Issue Media Group (IMG), Pop City's parent company, is in the hunt for an ideal candidate to be the next leader of our publication. Here's the full job description to pass on to other civic-minded city residents like you.

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Learning innovation: Apps for the tiniest of toddlers?

What would Fred Rogers, keeper of the childhood psyche, say about the explosion of apps for small children? With new apps involving everything from spacecraft repair to dinosaur portraits to brushing teeth, the answer might surprise you. 

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Coming right at you: 3D for Kids jumps off the screen

Jeff Boller puts his new 3D for Kids workshop in your face -- in a good way.

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Pop Filter Hot Pick: PICT presents the Pittsburgh premiere of The Crucifer of Blood

PICT's season culminates with the Pittsburgh premiere of Paul Giovanni’s The Crucifer of Blood, a Sherlock Holmes-style adventure featuring characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Matt Torney directs this mysterious, exotic and at times deadly encounter between a master detective, a young woman and an ingenious villain.

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How I got a planet named after me: An Ellis School student's science win

How does an eighth grader get a trip to the White House and have a minor planet named after her? An interest in science helps. Here's how this ace student, who views science as a gateway to the world, made it happen.
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