This landscape architect is the bra burner of lawn design

Edwina von Gal wants to free your lawn from its corset.

Climate & Energy

I asked random Swedes to weigh in on American climate change denial

A new app encourages us to "talk about anything" with Sweden. Naturally, we thought of climate change.

A Tine to Remember

Which disposable utensils are lightest on the land?

A piercing question from Saskatoon: Which disposable utensils have the least impact? Advice maven Umbra Fisk sets the table with an answer you "woodn't" believe.

Shots and Chasers

The $430,480 cost of being a woman — and other infuriating facts!

Get good and pissed off, and then get a raise.

Climate & Energy

Here’s everything we know about how to talk about climate change

Here are our 10 best tips for getting people to pay attention to global warming.

Lullaby and Good Fright

What kind of mattress is best for my baby?

When an expectant mother from St. Louis wonders what kind of mattress is best for baby, advice maven Umbra Fisk spits up a few suggestions.


That cheap dress on Facebook is a scam for your wallet and the planet

Don't be fooled by this new fast fashion trend.

Business & Technology

More than 100 years of car evolution could reveal where the industry is going next

In a new study, researchers treat car models as species that originate and die when their production cycles begin and end.


Gibraltar ends one of the biggest balloon releases; thousands of whales blow sighs of relief

The cancellation of the annual balloon barrage will leave our oceans 30,000 balloons happier.