This holiday shopping season may have been the slowest since 2008, thanks in part to extreme weather and a warmer winter.
When the whole family decided to go DIY, all bets were off. Would the gifts be awesome, or would it end badly? And most importantly, what would the boyfriend do?
Our maverick dad set out to create a magical holiday for his family without buying them presents. Santa proved unstoppable, but he still claims victory.
Businesses are using gamification to goad us into buying more junk. But some people are trying to harness online games for good causes.
The market for pot in California is booming, thanks to the legalization of medical marijuana, and that means bad news for the environment and critters.
This year, go easy on the wallet and light on the land by writing your own rules for the holidays. Just don't lose the magic in the process.
A reader asks if saving the planet is better done from the top down or the bottom up. Umbra responds with a Four-Point Guide to Combating Either-Or Thinking.
In all likelihood, the impacts of climate change will outlast us, as a species. So what, if anything, do we owe our distant, post-human descendants?
Earlier this month, Grist set out to rewrite the rules of the holidays. The idea seems to be catching.