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Living

D’Angelo’s ‘Black Messiah': Battle hymns for today’s activists

After 14 years of silence, the musician has produced a spiritual soundtrack for the people marching for the climate, and for justice, everywhere.

six greased belayers

Make lovely smelling muscle rub for the athlete in your life

On the sixth day of DIY Christmas, whip up a batch of homemade muscle rub.

Politics

Psst, Congress, you have a little food stuck in your Cromnibus

From school lunches to GMOs to cow farts, the effort to fund the federal government came with more than its share of food-related compromises and regulatory trimming.

Climate & Energy

Most Americans are clueless about how climate change will affect their health

Allergies? Yes. Asthma? Yes. Ebola? No, no, no.

Cities

Seattle’s unbelievable transportation megaproject fustercluck

Seattle is involved in a slow-motion catastrophe, as construction of a new car-centric tunnel grinds to a halt and cost overruns loom.

five golden strings

How to keep your true love’s headphones from ever getting tangled again

On the fifth day of DIY Christmas, I never had to untangle my headphones again.

Business & Technology

Remembering the genius who got BPA out of your water bottles, and so much more

RIP Theo Colborn, a scientist who alerted us to the issue of endocrine-disrupting chemicals.

Business & Technology

Watch these experts use design to push renewable energy forward

Watch a discussion about the intersection of design and renewable energy.

Food

Congress wants you to know that food has nothing (nothing!) to do with the environment

When a group of government-appointed nutritionists tried to warn Americans that their eating choices have consequences, lawmakers bit back.

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