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nine ladies fragrancing

Make your own Febreze, no benzisothiazolinone required

On the ninth day of DIY Christmas, I gave my true love a fresh-smelling alternative to chemical-laden air fresheners.

Climate & Energy

Is China’s demand for coal going to keep rising? Don’t bet on it

A report from the International Energy Agency suggests that demand will grow steadily for years. There are lots of good reasons to believe that's wrong.

Climate & Energy

We wrote (and sang!) these climate apocalypse holiday carols just for you

Here are the Grist Family Singers with a little two-part harmony on "Away in the (climate apocalypse) Future" and "Violent Night." You're welcome.

Food

You say mayo, I say mayonnaise, let’s call the lawsuit off

What's in a name? Unilever, maker of Hellmann's, drops its lawsuit against the maker of an alternative, dairy-free mayo.

Eau My

How to smell your best with DIY perfume, cologne, and beard conditioner

On the eighth day of DIY Christmas, my true love smelled fresh as a daisy.

Colbert Hugs

10 ways to say goodbye to The Colbert Report

Stephen Colbert, you will be missed. So long and thanks for all the traffic.

Cities

3 more reasons Seattle is stuck in a fustercluck

Seattle's ongoing transportation fiasco could not be contained in a single post.

seven swoons a-swimming

Keep your true love’s lips soft this winter with DIY lip balm

On the seventh day of DIY Christmas, chapped lips were no more.

Living

14 Instagrams to see before you die

Stuck at your desk all day? Live vicariously through these Instagram accounts. And try not to be too jealous.

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