Living

Urban family values

Living in a small space can sometimes cramp your green style

Living in a small home without a car limits the amount we consume and pollute. But green living can sometimes get in the way of -- well, green living.

Not-So-Smart Phones?

Ask Umbra: Are cell phones safe to use?

A cell phone user writes in to ask about the potential health impacts of using the device. This is no LOL’ing matter! Umbra makes a call on ways to use your mobile phone more safely. If you use a cell phone, read this.

The GINK Videos

Teens say: Please give us decent sex ed! [VIDEO]

Why is the teen birthrate in the U.S. so high? Sex ed in many schools sucks. Some teens got so fed up that they made a film about the need for real sex education.

PEOPLE ARE JUST TREES MADE OF SKIN

Björk protests energy deal with karaoke marathon [VIDEO]

Bj?rk is staging a three-day karaoke marathon -- but not for fun, y'all. It's a protest against a sell-off of Iceland's natural resources. (Oh snarf!)

HOW UGLY ARE YOUR BRANCHES

Old Christmas trees get new life as fish habitats

Ugly tree, beautiful snack. Top that, Charlie Brown.

DOWN IN THE DUMP

‘Trash is cash,’ rap Kenyan kids [VIDEO]

Nairobi businesses dump 1.5 tons of trash daily -- and 80 percent of it could be recycled. Watch kids from Nairobi slums rap about recycling.

HUNTERS AND LATHERERS

Guy stops using soap for a year, loves it

Sean Bonner hasn't used shampoo or soap in a year -- and he says he smells great.

Urban eggtivism

How to get your city to allow backyard chickens

Around the country, chickens are gaining popularity as productive pets, yet many municipalities forbid keeping them. Here’s what you can do if yours is among them.

I WANNA SEX YOU UP

Can we make climate change sexy — or at least less boring?

Would bikini-clad researchers posing at the Arctic help thaw climate apathy?