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.

Why you should avoid free two-day shipping

Speedy deliveries of online purchases come at a much higher environmental cost than slower ones.

Woody Guthrie’s 1942 New Years Resolutions Resonate Today

The great folksinger had 33 resolutions for the year; no record of how it turned out in the end

10 food trends you’re going to see in 2018

From marvelous mushrooms to carbonated coffee, these tastes will be in your mouth before long.

How to make healthier homemade Nutella

This version contains no added sugar or oil, and yet it tastes fantastic.

Artist’s earth-inspired rugs feature luxurious landscapes

These textile works of art are bursting with soft corals, algae and more.