A reader asks if it’s bad to microwave your food. Umbra cooks up an answer that’s healthy -- and tasty too.
There are these sticks you can rub in your beard so you smell like you've been camping, which seems like more fun than camping, except that people with beards love camping, so why would they …
Curious about how much oil America uses versus how much it imports, or how much energy people use to stay warm? The Energy Information Administration would like to show you. Enjoy.
How could we not love these animal-themed shoes, featuring favorite Grist List creatures like orcas, sharks, and elephants (plus non-animal Grist List faves like coffee and butts)? Well, I suppose we could not love them because they …
Is your fall cardigan supply looking worse for the wear? Read this. Umbra doesn't sweat the sweater stuff.
The manager of Asheville, N.C.’s sustainability office talks about her Twitter profile, making sustainability pay, and how her city is blowing Portland out of the water.
The mayor's annual survey of statistics in the New York City has some good pieces of news -- and two particularly bad ones.
On a mission to eat only real foods, our fearless green-living pioneer braves convenience stores and mountain picnic spots -- and lives to tell the tale.
Disease ecologist James Holland Jones talks about the Black Death, “suspended snot,” and the power of what Obi-Wan Kenobi once called a “wretched hive of scum and villainy" in spreading global pandemics.