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The problem with online shopping

Our brains can't handle it.
Tags: Living


Why you should join the 'do nothing' club

It's not lazy, it's restorative.
Tags: Living


16th-century text shows ginkgo seeds can fight skin infections

Inspired by a centuries-old text on traditional Chinese medicine, a young researcher has found that seeds from the gingko tree could prove helpful for acne, psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema.
Tags: Living


The problem with preservation: How do we save beautiful but obsolete buildings?

In Baltimore and Toronto and many other cities, little gems are being lost.
Tags: Design


3 new cookbooks to help get dinner on the table quickly

These books get down to the bare-bones of home cooking.
Tags: Living


How the plastics industry is hijacking the circular economy

What they are calling circular is a sham, just fantasy recycling so that they can maintain the status quo.
Tags: Science


Borrowing a cup of sugar from a neighbor benefits everyone

It fosters connection and community, boosts happiness... and results in delicious baked goods.
Tags: Living


This could be the biggest advance in toilet design in over a hundred years

The Orca Helix moves up and down so that it is easy to get on and off when high, easy on the body when low.
Tags: Design, News


Off-grid 'micro-refuge' re-interprets the classic A-frame cabin

Visitors to this regional park can rent this minimalist cabin in the woods.
Tags: Design, News


People for Bikes introduces Ride Spot, a social network for sharing routes

This is not for the lycra crowd, but to encourage safe and enjoyable biking for everyone.
Tags: Transportation, News


Are you throwing out the best part of your citrus fruits?

Behold the delicious treasures of the glorious citrus peel.
Tags: Living, News


Canadian grocer to allow reusable containers for meat, seafood, deli

Starting next week, shoppers at Metro stores in Quebec can go zero waste more easily than ever.
Tags: Business, News, Quebec, Metro


Australian study finds gas stoves increase rate of childhood asthma

Perhaps having kids cooking with gas is not such a good idea after all.
Tags: Design, News


What's the most eco-friendly chocolate to buy for Easter?

Mighty Earth has released a scorecard for chocolate brands and retailers to help you make a good choice.
Tags: Business, News


Plastic particles are raining down on remote areas

Scientists are shocked at the quantity of microplastics deposited daily in the French Pyrenees.
Tags: Science, News


Adidas reveals running shoes that never have to be thrown away

The Futurecraft Loop performance running shoes can be returned to Adidas, where they will be ground up to make more shoes, again and again..
Tags: Living, News, Adidas


Extinction Rebellion spreads to North America

But London is the epicenter, and the city has never seen anything like it. Climate arsonists should take notice.
Tags: Business, London, News, North America


Adidas unveils running shoes that never have to be thrown away

The Futurecraft Loop performance running shoes can be returned to Adidas, where they will be ground up to make more shoes, again and again..
Tags: Living, News, Adidas


Family of three builds their own off-grid tiny house in Hawaii (Video)

This family's self-built tiny house is part of a small off-grid homestead out in Maui.
Tags: Design, News, Hawaii


Speak positively to kids about the weather

The words we choose affect their desire to play outside.
Tags: Living, News


From old duvets to corn stalks, a look at bio-based insulations

Blaine Brownell of Architect finds finds some new and interesting all-natural insulating ideas.
Tags: Design, News, Blaine Brownell


This Earth Day, take your kids outside to play

Outdoor, child-directed play is critical in the fight against climate change.
Tags: Living, News


Frances Austen's cashmere sweaters are built to last a lifetime

Longevity is precisely what we should be looking for in clothing, even if it means an upfront investment.
Tags: Living, News, FRANCES AUSTEN


Glass buildings are killing hundreds of millions of birds every year

Here is another reason to hate the Hudson Yards in New York City.
Tags: Design, News, Hudson Yards


13 crazy things about planet Earth

In celebration of Earth Day: An ode to our awesome orb.
Tags: Science, News, Earth


13 exquisitely extreme things about planet Earth

In celebration of Earth Day: An ode to our awesome orb.
Tags: Science, News, Earth


Make this non-toxic spray to keep ants out of your kitchen

A mixture of leftover citrus rinds and vinegar is an easy, food-safe way to cut ants off at the pass.
Tags: Living, News


Compact seaside apartment renovation is inspired by boat design

This small 355-square-foot apartment has been redesigned to be more space-efficient, enough to accommodate a family that loves to entertain and have guests sleep over.
Tags: Design, News


Democratizing design: Hire design professionals for small apartments online with Prêt à vivre

How do you make good design accessible to people with small spaces and small budgets?
Tags: Design, News


Painted bike lanes are car magnets

Study finds that drivers apparently pass 1.25 feet closer to bikes when there is a line of paint on the pavement.
Tags: Transportation, News