Living

Tricks and Treats

Turn your last-minute Halloween costume into an environmental statement

If your artfully glitter-glued pants don’t have a clearly defined political stance, you might as well not go out at all.

Can It

This company invented a better soda can. Why isn’t anybody buying?

The "evercan" uses more recycled aluminum than most cans on the market right now -- but Big Beverage isn't on board yet.

total fluke

This fishy crime landed a man in prison

When you get tangled up with illegal fishing, sometimes you get caught.

Food

Millennials, Monsanto wants to be your hipster friend

Monsanto's "Director of Millennial Engagement" studied a handlebar-mustached salesman to learn all about you.

Politics

Watch Jon Stewart’s hilarious takedown of a Koch ad

Meet the next generation of robber barons, the Koch brothers.

I Want Candy

Yes, candy is evil, but denying yourself on Halloween will only make you healthy and boring

A Gristory of candy love and hate.

Living

Is carving jack-o-lanterns wasteful?

A reader is scared about the wasteful side of Halloween. Umbra carves out an answer.

Cities

China’s latest fashion craze: Smog masks

Air pollution in China is a national problem -- but that's not stopping the fashion industry from glammin' up the protective gear!

Stock Plot

How to eat local during the zombie apocalypse

Hope you're planning to stock that bunker with some home-canned local goodies!

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