Grist dared me to wear nothing but thrift store clothes for a week. Dresses? No problem. Shoes -- well, that's another story.
The plastic purge is over, and here's what I've learned: Avoiding plastic makes you lose weight.
Do pricy sun-protective garments really do a better job than regular old clothes? Ask Umbra unbuttons the question.
You should be a vegetarian, and so should I. So I'm going to try it for one week, and drag my family along with me.
This is Umbra’s third entry in the series “Grist dared me to make a change.” Read the first and second here. And support her dare with a gift to Grist! Day 7, July 11: Meatless …
The take-out food is killing me. My trash bag smells like old lentil soup. But when you have kids, you have to feed them.
There's a reason California is the largest solar market in the country -- I mean, aside from its abundance of sun. Namely, its regulators keep coming up with new ways to allow people to DIY-up …
Is a streamlined life something only a privileged elite can afford? Ask Umbra explores.
Going off the grid seems romantic at first, but unfortunately, women are often the first to encounter the worst realities of homesteading.