Living

Living

How should I get rid of old Barbies and Legos?

What to do with old Barbies, Lego bricks, and other plastic toys? Umbra sorts through the disposal dilemmas represented by the toybox.

Living

“The Last Survivors” is drought’s worst-case scenario — and it looks pretty bad

If your post-apocalyptic future involves the worst of water-privatization and hand-to-hand combat, you know you're really in for it.

Politics

It’s a historic day for gay marriage! Let’s argue about it

A rainbow of perspectives from the Grist staff on the Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage.

Living

What can cure fossil fuel dependency and treat bipolar disorder?

Lithium is one helluva drug.

Science

Does air pollution cause Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s?

Scientists now suspect that a major cause of dementia could be the air we breathe.

Cities

Tip for getting people to use the metro system: Block all the roads

Parisian cabbies are allegedly protesting Uber by blocking roads, but we know what they're REALLY doing.

Living

Time to go vegetarian: Smugglers caught with 40-year-old meat

China's latest disgusting food scandal gives a whole new meaning to the term "dry-aged beef."

Living

Floss is good for your teeth — but is it bad for the environment?

A reader asks for alternatives to plasticky, over-packaged dental floss. Umbra sinks her teeth into some answers.

Food

Food cops bust Whole Foods for shady prices

A sting operation checking out if Whole Foods prices are really supposed to be that high found that “every label was inaccurate."