Make your garden irresistible to butterflies with these plants and tips

Entice butterflies to stay, eat, mate and lay eggs in your garden with these plants and tips.

6 meals to fuel a young, busy family

With a packed schedule and limited tools, dinners these days are simpler and faster than ever, but still delicious.

Less planning can lead to more rewarding travel

Relinquish the schedule and see what adventures happen.

Ultra-processed foods linked to increased risk of death and disease

A pair of studies published this week reveal the significant damage caused by these popular food products.

What Adidas and Parley are doing for the oceans

From making shoes out marine debris to the Run For The Oceans global initiative, this dynamic partnership is tackling plastic pollution in a big way.

The problem with online shopping

Our brains can’t handle it.

Why you should join the ‘do nothing’ club

It’s not lazy, it’s restorative.

Carnival Corp. violates environmental laws, even on probation

The giant cruise company is supposed to be cleaning up its act, but continues to dump heavy fuel oil, sewage, and food overboard.

Artist’s laser-cut paper artworks interlace complex geometries & color

Made with numerous layers of paper, these laser-cut pieces are inspired by patterns from nature.

Finnish concept of ‘sisu’ is all about our magical hidden strength

The cultural construct describes the enigmatic inner power that pushes people to get through hardships.

Huge LED installation now livestreaming Earth images in real-time (Video)

In an homage to influential images of Earth taken from outer space, this art installation takes it up a notch by livestreaming views of Earth in real-time, prompting us to contemplate the bigger picture.

The simplest trick cured my chronic insomnia

After decades of increasingly complicated insomnia fixes, this one little thing changed everything.

This kid dices onions and wields a kitchen torch

Week 6 of our meal-prepping series will introduce you to a dad who’s serious about teaching his kids how to cook.

Artist’s symbiotic fiber sculptures depict life and decay

Made with beads, yarns and other fibers, these hybrid sculptures seem to transform before your eyes.

Reduce packaging waste this holiday season

You don’t have to strive for zero waste perfection. Every effort to reduce unnecessary paper and plastic waste is worthwhile.

A brief history of lettuce, America’s first fresh vegetable

Before inventors figured out how to ship iceberg lettuce across the continent, people subsisted on root vegetables for most of the year.

The new carnivores: humans who eat only meat

Consuming between 2 and 4 pounds of steak daily, adherents of this new and extreme diet challenge everything that plant-based eaters believe in.

How to shovel snow

The TreeHugger guide to snow shovelling will help you survive the winter.

Smartphones have made parenting harder than ever

Giving a kid a phone “feels a little like trying to teach your kid how to use cocaine, but in a balanced way.”

Dental extractions are at an all-time high among British children

They’re eating far too much sugar.

7 beauty trends that have us excited for 2018

Could the mainstream beauty industry finally be embracing healthier, greener habits? It appears so.

How to avoid using paper towels

Paper towels may be convenient, but washable, reusable cloths are better for the environment.

Trying to get pregnant? Avoid polluted air

A new study has found that exposure to air pollution around the time of conception increases risk of birth defects.