Living

Living

Let’s make safe sex second nature

Why, in one of the wealthiest countries in the entire world, is the unintended pregnancy rate so high? Where are we screwing up?

Turnip for what?!

The American diet, in 3 charts (plus Michelle Obama dancing)

In the U.S., we are eating twice as much sugar and fat, and half as many fruits and vegetables as recommended. Sounds like it's time to turnip.

Cities

Why more roads = more traffic jams

Think a new carpool lane will relieve gridlock on L.A.'s infamous 405? Think again.

Cities

Why Minneapolis’ beautiful bike freeways are totally the best

In the Twin Cities, old rail lines have become a sensible and delightful freeway system — just for cyclists.

bowl movement

Drop a brick, feel better about the California drought

A witty crowdfunding campaign is hawking water-saving toilet "bricks" for Californians.

Wild Midwest

Money, death, and danger in North Dakota’s fracking capital

Being a waitress in Williston, N.D., is just as horrible as it sounds.

Food

Watch Cascadian Farm’s dramatic effort to save the bees

A General Mills-owned company is trying to save the bees -- one flower bomb at a time.

Treebola

How deforestation helped unleash Ebola

When the forests of Guinea were cut down, fruit bats and humans became a lot cozier -- and so did their diseases.

Cities

Meet the mailman who mapped Rio’s slums before Google could

An ex-bodysurfing champ and former census worker is leading a volunteer effort to give slum residents mailing addresses.

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