Gloria Steinem says men need to be nurturing parents. "Men who raise children are much less likely to insist on having too many," she argues.
Just in time for the holiday cooking marathon, my spare side-by-side refrigerator conked out. Here's why I won't be replacing it.
There's an emerging environmental movement among faith-based communities in the U.S., but still considerable disagreement about climate change.
You're stressed, and it's cold out there. Time to relax over hot chocolate. Let's mull the available eco-cocoas, and pick out one sure to melt away holiday stress!
After the Macondo well exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, it was easy enough (on your choice of screen) to see a flaming oil platform, the very sea itself set afire with huge plumes of black smoke rising, and the dark smear of what would become five million barrels of oil beginning to soak birds and beaches. Infinitely harder to see and less dramatic was the vast counterforce soon at work: the mobilizing of tens of thousands of volunteers.
Young evangelicals are increasingly inclined to care about climate change. Don't let the far right set up a false culture war.
David Owen blames a host of evils on efficiency, but fails to back up his accusations with facts.
Michael Pollan, Ruth Reichl, Novella Carpenter, and many more Friends o' Grist Food tell what tomes they most relished this past year. Plus: A Wendell Berry bonus treat!
The L.A. Times reports on the growing scientific evidence that carbohydrates -- not fat -- are more likely to be responsible for obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and the other ills of modern civilization. I've certainly gotten healthier on a low-carb diet.