100 Years of Noxema Jars in One Handy Gif

This year Noxzema, grandma's favorite Greaseless and Medicated facial cleanser, is turning 100. In an effort to adopt more sustainable practices (but also save a shit ton in transportation costs), Unilever has once again changed the packaging of the fan-favorite, making it about 45% lighter. But after all these… » 1/23/14 2:45pm 1/23/14 2:45pm

Companies With More Female Board Directors Are More Sustainable, Too

A recent study found that corporations that include women on their boards massively outperform their boy's clubby competitors. Now, new research shows that companies that deign to let a few women sit down up top are more sustainable, too! » 11/19/12 6:30pm 11/19/12 6:30pm

Lawsuit Alleges Freaky McRib Meat Comes From Mistreated Animals

Perhaps you've come to terms with the knowledge that you're probably gnawing on pig intestines and other troubling substances when you order the McRib, but animal rights activists are determined to ruin this sandwich for you. For some reason products come under greater scrutiny when you name them after the one item… » 11/03/11 10:14pm 11/03/11 10:14pm

Nearly Everything Labeled "Green" Is Actually Not

95% of "eco-friendly" products are total bullshit. As if the idea that companies would mislead customers into buying (nice, green!) Widget A over (horrid, unsustainable!) Sprocket B weren't bad enough, businesses love "green" claims, because they make people buy stuff. » 10/26/10 5:30pm 10/26/10 5:30pm

Is Fashion Smart?

Paper editor Kim Hastreiter and incoming T editor Sally Singer dance around a key question in this long, fairly insightful conversation: Is it really possible to be a smart person and like fashion? » 9/07/10 6:38pm 9/07/10 6:38pm

Cooking School

Ruth Reichl:"There's all this pessimism that people aren't going to cook...I just don't believe that...That people want to spend less time cooking sometimes doesn't negate the fact that people are cooking recreationally in a way they haven't before." [PW] » 8/18/09 6:20pm 8/18/09 6:20pm

When A Fashionista Turns On Fashion

"By snapping up rack after rack of cheap, mass-made clothing, we're making ourselves all look alike, trashing the planet, and mistreating our fellow humans." Well, when a person puts it like that, it sounds bad! » 5/13/09 4:20pm 5/13/09 4:20pm

Green Eggs & Ham: What Meat Is Best For The Environment?

It's obvious every time we write a post on vegetarianism: lots of people love meat. But are some meats better for the planet than others? And what about the half-vegetarian's flesh of choice, fish? » 4/29/09 2:20pm 4/29/09 2:20pm

Do Women Bear The Burdens Of Ethical Eating?

In Salon this weekend, Siobhan Phillips described the month she and her husband spent eating "ethically." Her experiment got us thinking about whether the burdens of a sustainable diet fall disproportionately on women. » 4/27/09 3:00pm 4/27/09 3:00pm