Grist List

Food

The best rant about healthy eating that you will ever read

Until recently, we had not come across Erica Strauss or her work. But we wish we had. We wish we knew her. In fact, we wish she would have dinner with us.

Watch a guy go full Double Rainbow over a vintage train

Well, I learned something new today: Extremely avid railroad fans are called “foamers,” because they foam at the mouth when they see exciting trains. And …

Business & Technology

Disney’s building France an eco-retreat and we’re jealous

America and Europe may both be full of privileged white people, but nobody would mistake them for being culturally interchangeable. Case in point: In America, …

Cities

These trees on wheels double as wifi hotspots

It doesn’t seem fair that car-owning people can use parking spots (or rent them at extremely low rates) to store their cars, but the car-free …

Climate & Energy

Even David Letterman is cool enough to hate fracking

We expect Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert to have incisive, funny takes on important green issues like fracking. But David Letterman? That guy hasn’t been …

Climate & Energy

This 1956 cartoon will convince you to marry oil and have oil babies

From the golden era of American cartoon propaganda.

Living

This plugin keeps baby pics off your Facebook by replacing them with bacon or cats

Are you childfree, anti-population-growth, or just an STFU Parents fan? Unbaby.me will get rugrats off your social media feeds for good, and replace them with …

Business & Technology

One latte uses as much carbon as an entire year of dicking around on Facebook

As guilty pleasures go, Grist List is officially endorsing Facebook, and not just because it’s great for us when you share our funny-awesome-holyshit-cool stories with …

Climate & Energy

The world’s about to get its first entirely solar-powered country

By next week, the tiny island nation Tokelau will be the first solar-powered country in the world.