This laundry soap won’t mess with your man parts

We blew it. We gave you detergent recipes that might bake your love spuds. Here’s one that (we sincerely hope) will not.


Umbra’s second helpings: Avoiding toxic makeup [VIDEO]

At first blush, makeup seems too toxic to even bother with. Umbra's here with fresh ways to freshen up.


The bacon shortage, explained graphically

You thought you were in the clear after last month's global bacon scare, but you're wrong. Here's the bacon shortage explained in one simple graphic.


More boomers looking to retire to cities

A new Urban Land Institute report says older Americans are increasingly choosing to live in cities over traditional retirement communities.


Peanut recall expands, horrifies lovers of organic peanutty snacks

Three weeks in, the peanut recall is still expanding -- and its hitting organic foods the hardest.


Fracking banned in Connecticut — the word, not the deed

The Hearst Connecticut Media Group has banned readers from using the word "frack" in comments on their news sites. Well, shale.

Climate & Energy

How deadly are the mosquitoes near you? Come find out

2012 has been a bad year for West Nile cases in the U.S. Which states are hardest hit? Let's just say you might want to avoid Texas.


More Americans are biking to work — but not enough of them are women

More than 770,000 Americans now bike to work, new Census data shows -- but women still make up a small minority of the bike commuters.


Court kicks anti-phone-book laws to the curb where you’re totally going to stub your toe on them

A federal court tosses Seattle's anti-phone-book ordinance in the recycling bin, citing the First Amendment. That's bad news for San Francisco too.