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Bikeshare Users Save Hundreds In Transportation Costs

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Capital Bikeshare users saved an average of $891 in transportation costs last year and reduced their miles driven by as much as $5 million, according to a recent survey.

In addition to saving money by biking more and driving less, the results from the 6,000 users who participated in the survey revealed that Bikeshare helped to boost the bottom line of businesses. More than 8-in-10 said they frequented businesses that were close to Bikeshare stations.

Bikeshare users tend to be younger, male, white, highly educated and slightly less affluent than all other commuters in the D.C. area. The survey also showed that 1-in-6 users joined Bikeshare during a promotion for membership offered on Living Social, the daily deal website.

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Costume Designer Colleen Atwood Took Unlikely Path To Hollywood Royalty

Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood knows tough times. A single mom at 17 who once worked at a French fry factory to make ends meet is Hollywood royalty today. A favorite of director Tim Burton, Atwood is now costume designer for his adaptation of the darkly comic, Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children and the upcoming Harry Potter prequel, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
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Carnegie Deli Says It Is Closing Down Its Landmark NYC Restaurant

As news of the closing rippled far beyond the deli's home turf in Manhattan Friday, hundreds of people responded with sadness and disbelief.
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The VA Will Now Pay For Fertility Treatment For Wounded Vets

Congress has reversed a law passed in 1992 that prohibited the Department of Veterans Affairs from paying for IVF for veterans and their families, after mounting political pressure.
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The United Nations Is Launching A Space Mission

The U.N. is planning to send its first spacecraft into orbit, packed with scientific experiments from countries that can't afford their own space programs.

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