Living

Pushing daisies

How human composting will change death in the city

The financial and environmental costs of burial and cremation are high, but there could be a better way.

Living

Which is worse, a K-Cup or a throw-away coffee cup?

A reader wants to know the lesser of two coffee evils. Umbra cups the ante.

sharing and caring

The sharing economy is bullsh!t. Here’s how we can take it back

Real sharing can help solve big problems like climate change. But we have to start small.

Reefer madness

Take it easy, man: Marijuana is not turning New Yorkers into murderers

The NYC police chief is blaming a rise in the murder rate on pot, which makes absolutely zero sense. If we want safer cities, we should legalize pot.

small luxuries

The tiny house fantasy is getting a teensy bit out of control

A Portland-based construction company is building luxury tiny houses, and they're anything but simple.

Living

VICE takes on climate change, and guess what — it’s pretty bleak!

A lot of the first episode is pretty standard Climate Change 101, but it's worth watching for some infuriating and heartbreaking moments.

Drip Planner

Watch how much water goes into your food

When it comes to conserving water, we have a lot on our plate.

Living

Here’s one more thing that Uber has ruined for everyone

But who hasn't gotten a little bit handsy in the back of an Uber before?

Food

Watch Ohio trade awful chili for awesome creameries and kimchi

Get great gardening tips and recipes for tandoori chicken wings and fermented salsa.

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