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Boy, I sure could go for some battery-powered air conditioner pants

Is that a tiny air conditioner in your pants, or do you just feel lukewarm about me? These cargo pants from Japan have a built-in battery-powered fan that sits in an exterior pocket, blowing cold air on the outside of …

Living

‘Weed dating’ is like speed dating, but dirtier

I don’t know what you all look for in a mate, but if one of those qualities is “a willingness to trade farm labor for the possibility of romance,” you might skip speed dating and go for “weed dating.” The …

Sex

Third-World problems in the First World: We need family planning to fight poverty in the U.S. too

A big article in The New York Times examines single motherhood and poverty, but fails to mention birth control. That's quite the omission.

Green Home

Amazing tiny apartment has a bathtub under the dining table

This Barcelona flat might be our favorite tiny apartment yet.

Living

This truck travels the country collecting stories about seeds

Seeds are natural beginnings for stories: From a small start, they grow into a larger world and eventually end. They’re also good subjects of stories: Where did they come from? Who loved them enough to keep them around? How’d they …

Green Living Tips

Umbra’s second helpings: Planning dream vacations

A reader wants to see the world without destroying it. Umbra shares some green trip tips.

Living

Widowed farmer creates love note to his wife out of thousands of oak trees

If this is not the sweetest damn tribute you ever saw, then screw you.

Living

This robot enjoys nature for you while you’re stuck at your desk

Rat race getting you down? Shitty economy and lack of full-time benefits keeping you from that summer retreat you dreamed of? Fear not, you can have it all: the semi-stability of wage-slave employment and the idyll of skipping stones through …

Living

The moon is toxic to humans

Hope you didn’t just think we could move up and colonize the moon once we permanently screw up Earth. New research suggests that Ernie was right all along: The moon might be a nice place to visit, but living there …