Living

Fat of the land

U.K. organic milk better for you than conventional, thanks to cows' grass-based diet

A peer-reviewed U.K. study found that organic milk delivers significantly higher levels of healthy fatty acids than does conventional milk. But the real difference stemmed from what the cows eat.

‘Shroommates

New Agtivists: Nikhil Arora and Alex Velez turn coffee grounds into fun fungi kits

When two good-looking 23-year-olds give up careers in investment banking to grow mushrooms, oysters and shiitakes aren't the first fungi one imagines.

SHOP LIKE AN EGYPTIAN

Walmart, KFC, and others fight over Africa’s new middle class

Despite widespread poverty, Africa's middle class is now bigger than India's ... which hasn't escaped the likes of Walmart, KFC, and Nestle.

OPEN WIDE

Starbucks’ 31-ounce 'Trenta' size won’t fit in your stomach

Starbucks' new 31-ounce "Trenta" size, essentially the Big Gulp of joe, is disturbingly larger than the average human stomach.

Lights, Camera, Activism!

Ask Umbra on movies to see from the Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Wild and scenic films abounded this past weekend at Nevada City's Wild & Scenic Film Festival. Ask Umbra shares her top films.

Don't fear the fluff

Truly sustainable meat eaters choose rabbit [VIDEO]

This week, I visited Marshall Farm, one of the few (if not the only) commercial rabbit producers in Minnesota, where Scott and his family just finished their first year of raising bunnies. Care for a "Sloppy Hoppy"?

Size Matters

Smaller SUVs are safer than bigger ones, but walkability trumps all

If you want to be safe, buying a big SUV won't do it. But living in a place where you don't have to drive so much is a sure bet.

turn off, tune out, drop off

Artificial lighting: even worse for your health than it is for the environment

Just in case you need another reason to turn out the lights: It turns out they mess with your head. A new study has found that spending your evenings in a lit room delays and suppresses the brain's production of melatonin, the hormone that regulates your biological clock (and may have all sorts of other health implications as well).

TreeShagger

How to date a vegan

Vegans are an elusive breed known for their hotness and dexterity with soy. Want to get frisky with one? Here's how, in Grist's TreeShagger column.