Living

Living

Married father of two seeks Best Christmas Ever. No presents allowed.

In which our hapless hero does his best to get himself out of the hole he dug when he asked, in front of all the world, that friends and family give his kids nothing for Christmas.

Living

Umbra’s second helpings: The ultimate guide to consuming wisely

Do the holidays have you feeling frazzled? Check out Umbra's guide on how to streamline your life and still enjoy the heck out of it.

Living

Hundreds of new winter farmers markets open for the season

There are 52 percent more farmers markets open this winter than there were last winter. Stock up on that kale!

Living

Move over, Marlboro man — here comes the Marlboro bird!

Smart: Birds use cigarettes to repel mites from their nests. Smarter: They may prefer the brands highest in nicotine.

Cities

How New York’s poor ended up along its vulnerable coast

Decades-old urban planning efforts have resulted in many lower-income New Yorkers living along the city's coastlines.

Climate & Energy

Will the devastated monarch butterfly take flight again?

Activists are working to help these cute bugs rise to their former glory.

Living

This year, make it a DIY Christmas

Grist’s green-living pioneer, the Greenie Pig, has some unconventional ideas for gift-giving this season -- and she needs a little help.

Climate & Energy

NYC Mayor Bloomberg calls for climate preparedness, reviews Sandy recovery

The mayor's legacy will be how New York handles the climate crisis. In a big speech this morning, he presented his vision.

Business & Technology

Buy Scotch to support smarter development, infuriate Donald Trump

And so we have a new task: Go get drunk.