City of Bridges: <h6>The world’s great bridges do much more than connect us from one place to another. . .</h6>
. . . They inspire us to overcome obstacles, “go to other side” and unite what might otherwise divide us. Pittsburgh knows how to make the most of a stream, tributary or river around here—so much so that we claim the privileged status of the City of Bridges—even outpacing Manhattan, Paris and (second place titleholder) […]
The former New York Jets QB and Super Bowl MVP chronicles his life in new autobiography. Namath quickly gained his “Broadway Joe” moniker after his charismatic mug was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated. In his first NFL season, he was named AFL Rookie of the Year, earning 18 touchdowns in 13 games. In […]
Will Knecht speaks about the power of silver linings hidden in the ashes of adversity. As Will watched his 150-year-old family owned business’s flagship store and factory burn to the ground, destroying millions of dollars in equipment and materials, a sense of peace enveloped him. “It’s hard to explain because everything we had from a […]
That’s so Raven: <h6>A short-short about world-known animal educator Ted Andrews, author of the classic “Animal Speak”</h6>
Have you ever had a surprise insect encounter with a praying mantis? An inexplicable dog bond? Repeated day sightings of an owl? Dolphin fascination? Everyone has an animal tale to tell . . . Click to read full article.
Serial entrepreneur Donny Beaver shares: <h6>why entrepreneurship mimics alchemy and art more than science</h6>
Revolutionizing particles removal from industrial work clothes. I’m working harder than most guys my age; but if you dig down to bedrock and do it well, when you get above ground, there’s time for leisure. It always takes a one- or two-year burst of this crazy breakneck stuff, but once the track is laid, it’s […]
Joshua Vogel may not know for certain that the human colonization of Mars is sustainable, but he’s willing to die finding out. Some might say that Intrepid’s vision of Earthlings-turned-Martians is too far-fetched—about 45 million miles, to be nearly exact. “When you’re pursing ideas like that, it does get crazy,” David concedes. “It takes a […]
A profile of six Certified B Corporations. The B Corps movement is gaining a collective voice. About 1,200 companies have already become B Corp certified from 60-plus industries and 34 countries. (Recently, the first publicly traded company received certification.) As momentum gathers, their influence is becoming an increasingly powerful change agent—passing laws, driving capital, creating […]
Pittsburgh’s public art is one of the many wonderful things that make it a very livable city. This 5-part series features specific neighborhoods, with a special lens on the eclectic and colorful public art that is visible along the course. . .
This could be the year I finally confess to my children that I’ve been the co-conspirator of an elaborate, well-intentioned scheme to deceive them since birth. I fear being found out because it means the end of Christmas innocence for my daughter, 11, and son, 9. But I must come clean and tell them: There […]
When it comes to fashion, it’s quite possible that green is the new black. Not only is the manufacturing of eco-friendly clothing on the upswing, so is consumer interest in purchasing it. Yet with so many terms abounding—everything from certified organic, sustainable, Fair Trade and low-impact to local, ethical, artisanal and repurposed—it’s no wonder there’s […]