Living

drunk with power

Whiskey biofuels getting tanked

Scottish scientists have been thinking a lot about drinking and driving. And what they've discovered will knock you off your feet.

snack, crackle, pop

The (incredibly loud) sound of SunChips on the Today Show — featuring Grist!

Watch the Today Show -- and me! -- break down the issue of SunChips' new and noisy biodegradable bag.

The GINK Chronicles

The myth of the glamorous mom and hidden truth about nannies

"The media fetishizes celebrity motherhood to the extent that it's practically become pornography," writes Kiri Blakeley in Forbes. This paints an outlandishly unrealistic portrait of motherhood, and adds to the pressure on all women to have kids.

Bloggers, heal thyselves

Defending lifestyle changes: who's delusional on saving energy?

Two New York Times blogs, Green and Dot Earth, are flogging a new study that chides energy-conserving Americans for succumbing to a set of "myths" prioritizing behavioral changes over efficiency upgrades. One supposed myth is that line-drying saves more energy than washing the clothes in cooler water. Huh?

The GINK Chronicles

The green message in 'Eat, Pray, Love'

Elizabeth Gilbert -- author of the bestselling "Eat, Pray, Love," now a big-budget Julia Roberts movie -- makes a strong case for going childfree.

Planet mirth

Follow the epic life cycle of this majestic creature — the plastic bag [VIDEO]

Two things close to my heart -- the epic nature documentary and the wry mockumentary -- come together in this masterful mating display chronicling the circle of life for a "disposable" plastic bag. Watch the awe-inspiring footage captured of this persistent creature.

Trash Talk

My Intentional Life: Things Get Messy

Gabriel and Hunny wrestle with one of the most divisive issues of communal living: housekeeping. Will the roommates find a way to clean up without breaking up?

muscle car

Fred Flintstone wants this car and so should you

When your car is powered by pure muscle, backseat drivers are more than welcome. But to get your hands on one from HumanCar, you might have to get in line behind Fred Flintstone. Take a look at the future -- or is it the past? -- of transportation.

Auto-tune mashups

‘iPod zombie’ walkers are threatening the lives of innocent SUV drivers

I saw a 17-walker pileup just this morning on the way to work. Twisted limbs, spilled lattes, tangled earbud cords. It was horrific.