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The cover story reports on the Wellbeing Index, a RAND project that is helping to redefine how cities measure success. A second feature — "Where There's Smokes ..." — describes the RAND StoreLab, a convenience store RAND created that is helping to understand the effects of tobacco "power walls" and advertising on the cigarette buying habits of teens. A third story — "A PHRESH Start" — reports on the Pittsburgh Hill/Homewood Research on Eating, Shopping & Health project, and ways the opening of a supermarket in a so-called "food desert" is changing that neighborhood. This issue's Voices column features Anna Rosefsky Saavedra's commentary on the decline of school-based civics education as educators are pressured to focus on math and reading scores. The Giving column announces the establishment of the Harold and Colene Brown Faculty Chair at the Pardee RAND Graduate School.

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