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Shopping tips for the eco-minded dresser

A reader wonders where to look for the greenest threads. Umbra stitches together a plan.

Food

This entrepreneur turns leftover cafeteria food into hot meals for hungry people

Ben Simon is the cofounder of a nonprofit that redistributes leftover campus dining hall food to the hungry.

Living

Fight Black Friday by joining a Buy Nothing group

The Buy Nothing Project has launched more than 300 local Facebook groups that make it easy for people to share things with their neighbors.

Climate & Energy

Here’s what you need to know about Obama’s new rules on ozone and smog

You can be thankful that the air you breathe will soon be a little cleaner. And if we all push the EPA, it might get even cleaner still.

Politics

This Native American activist was kicked out of the Senate for singing thanks

"Goosebumps crawled up my arms and I thought to myself, SING! Sing you fool!" says Greg Grey Cloud, the Sioux whose song made Elizabeth Warren grimace.

Food

In Oregon, GMO labeling lost by 800 votes. Now it’s getting a recount

Corrected ballots tightened the race enough to trigger an automatic recount, so the initiative gets another lease on life.

Don't treadmill on me

Watch this turkey run away from Thanksgiving in slow motion

Ben Franklin wanted the turkey to be America's national bird -- if he'd had this amazing video on his side, he might have won.

Living

7 tips for averting family disaster at the holiday dinner table

For this year’s holidays and beyond, you may never have to have a political argument with a family member again.

Medical, Dental, Solar

The newest benefits perk: Cheap solar power for your home

Corporate giants like 3M, Cisco, and Kimberley-Clark are removing barriers to solar power by offering it as an employee benefit.

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