Big brands want us to shop our way green

A Guardian columnist says we should champion big companies like McDonald's for pushing small green habits on consumers. We're not so sure.

Can you green a ghost town? Lauren Riga of Gary, Ind., is going to try

Gary, Indiana: It’s not all Music Man. The sustainability chief tells us what it’s like doing environmental work in a shuttered, post-apocalyptic town.

The Ukrainian Navy teaches dolphins how to kill people

The Ukrainian Navy is supposedly training dolphins to kill people. This is not the first time dolphins have been used in military strategy, but it is probably the most violent task that's been asked of them. Now that's what we …

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.