'Cruelty-Free' Cosmetics Companies Are Total Liars

Like most red-blooded Americans, I am morally opposed to the idea of a beagle wearing foundation or a mouse wearing mascara; it's unnatural. As such, I only purchase cosmetics that don't test on animals — "cruelty free" products, if you will. But now, a lawsuit alleges that some pretty major makeup companies that… » 3/02/12 11:00am 3/02/12 11:00am

Nation Revolts Against Diet Coke Trickery [UPDATED]

Coca-Cola has certainly learned its lesson about trying to highlight the plight of the polar bear. Just a month after its debut, the company is phasing out its mostly-white holiday cans, which were meant to draw attention to how global warming is threatening polar bears (and Coke's contribution of up to $3 million to… » 12/01/11 10:30am 12/01/11 10:30am

The Era Of Impenetrable Plastic Packaging Is Coming To An End

Plastic packaging has fueled many birthday party rants and standup comedy routines, but soon it may be much harder to come by. While environmentalists have been pushing to get rid of wasteful "clamshell" packaging for years, companies are finally starting to phase it out — because it's costing them money. » 6/03/11 11:17am 6/03/11 11:17am

Could Tampon Packaging Please Look Like This?

Design students Kyle Tolley & Sarah Graves were tasked with creating tampon packaging that makes the buyer, "confident of their purchase and not embarrassed." They suggested these folded, environmentally friendly boxes, but we'd feel even more courageous buying Blackbeard Brand. » 8/30/10 3:20pm 8/30/10 3:20pm

Even The Condoms Are Cuter

How do you like your condoms? Ribbed? Lubed? What about adorable? These Japanese condoms feature some frighteningly cute packaging, supposedly based on the fuzzy cartoon characters from common food products. [BuzzFeed via CopyRanter] » 8/27/09 10:40am 8/27/09 10:40am