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A touch of paleo

Local entrepreneurs turn a Stone Age diet digital

PrimalPalate.com, the startup business that began as a web-based passion project for Bill Staley and Hayley Mason, is revamping the trendy paleo diet into a lifestyle fit for the 21st century. 

The biggest roadblock to the industry is banking, or lack thereof.

Postcards from the edge: The enterprising pioneers of Denver's legalized pot industry

As the first city in the world to legalize the sale of recreational marijuana, Denver is facing a rush of entrepreneurialism, gentrification, and -- in some sectors -- controversy. An in-depth look into how the budding pot industry is affecting the city's economic and social landscape.

Inside Trundle Manor

Trundle Manor: Glorifying what hides under the bed

In Swissvale's Trundle Manor, perverse and kinky works of art make Fifty Shades of Grey look like a G-rated rom-com. Step inside this museum of the macabre, where creepy is celebrated and fetishes are welcomed. 

"Maestro" Mike Brown

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. 

The first floor of the re-designed Paramount Building

Innovative architects transform abandoned sites into neighborhood icons

Through innovative sustainability and re-use practices, local design firms are preserving essential pieces of Pittsburgh history by turning neglected structures into neighborhood icons.
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