local Leed-ers

Ten affordable neighborhoods-in-progress will design to LEED-ND standards under grant program

A series of grant winners are leading efforts to strengthen surrounding neighborhoods.

Going to the bogs

Cranberry farm struggles to stay organic [VIDEO]

The Jonjak Family Cranberry Farm is one of the few organic cranberry bogs in the country, but unfortunately, it might not be organic for much longer.

Tom's kitchen

Thai game: artfully disposing of a meat surplus

Confronted with a sudden surplus of meat, I went Thai'd one on a chuck roast. And I didn't regret it.

Beauty is the Beast

Ask Umbra on potentially toxic hair and nail salon treatments

Ask Umbra weighs in with some healthy alternatives to the potentially poisonous salon scene.

The GINK videos

Do the childfree get the shaft at work?

CNN and The Fiscal Times look at how childfree people can get stuck working longer hours and less desirable days and shifts.

Gnocchi gnocchi, who's there?

Grist readers and staff share their renegade Thanksgiving plans

Not everyone wants turkey and plain ol' mashed potatoes. Here's how some of us are shaking up Thanksgiving with deviant dishes.

A moment of silence

Giving thanks — to turkeys, without flinching [VIDEO]

A smart and compassionate young farmer walks her customers through the tough business of slaughtering and processing their turkeys so they really understand how a life becomes meat. And how to give thanks for that …

the bust way to save energy

Bras give energy efficiency a sexy boost in Italy

An Italian lingerie company is offering to help women shrink their waste while supporting their busts (and the planet) with a bra recycling program that finally gives energy efficiency that sexy push-up it's been lacking.

the need to stampede?

Ask Umbra on Black Friday, giving thanks, and buying nothing

Don't get caught in the herd headed for Black Friday's 'Savings Stampede!' Join Umbra in celebrating Buy Nothing Day, or "Giving Thanks Day."