When an expectant mother from St. Louis wonders what kind of mattress is best for baby, advice maven Umbra Fisk spits up a few suggestions.
Seafood has its share of baggage, from overfishing to mercury -- does that outweigh the nutritional benefits? Reel talk from advice maven Umbra Fisk.
When a writer from Vermont finds herself in a tea-obsessed office, she wonders which water-heating method is the most energy-efficient. In response, advice maven Umbra Fisk thinks steep thoughts.
Which stovetop is most efficient, a reader from B.C. wonders -- and advice maven Ask Umbra cranks up an answer.
A recently converted vegan wonders if it takes more energy to produce cooking oils than it does to make butter. Advice maven Umbra Fisk says she shouldn't waffle.
When a reader in France wonders what role cheese should play in a carbon-conscious diet, advice maven Umbra Fisk explains whether he needs to give Swiss a miss.
A writer wonders if our urban waterways are suffering from exuberant St. Patrick's Day river dyeing. Advice maven Umbra Fisk dives in to the emerald waters to investigate.
When a reader from Vermont asks Umbra Fisk for help unraveling the mysteries of recycling, our fearless advice maven takes the case.
A Grist reader wants to know: What's the big deal about tiny houses? Why not just get an RV? Advice maven Umbra Fisk sizes up this growing trend.