Juniper Ridge Wild Fragrances

Fragrances can be scary things once you learn how to find out what's in them. The problem is that cosmetic makers, along makers of air fresheners, soaps, detergents, and other home goods, aren't required to tell consumers what they put in their products.

You Have Too Much Shit

"I'm going to make an assumption that, because you are reading this... it's more than likely that you own a lot of shit." That's the start to UK designer Chris Thomas's brilliant self-help manual, You Have Too Much Shit.

Dole Organic Bananas

Have you ever stopped to read the sticker on a piece of fruit? I mean, really read it to find out what it's telling you? Usually you can figure out if that orange you're slicing into came from Florida or Texas, or whether that kiwi came from Italy or Chile. But some pieces of fruit will tell you even more than that.

The Zen Origins of the Nike Roshe Run

It’s been an undisputed favorite of fitness freaks and hypebeats alike for nearly three years running—an eternity in today's fashion world. But what really makes the Roshe Run so amazing is how unlikely its success is. How did a company usually known for design excess hit its mark with something so... simple?

The Happy Planet Index

With the 300,000-person strong People’s Climate March taking place in New York this past Sunday and the UN Climate Summit convening yesterday, the topic of climate solutions is on everyone's mind. How do we turn the corner at a time when the bad news about the environment seems to only be accelerating?

AgLocal: Sustainable Meat, Simply

You’ve seen the documentaries. The way our food is grown and processed today is far from the image we hold in our heads. The things done in the name of rising quarterly profits are enough to make your stomach churn. Our food supply has been hijacked by Big Food, and we’re the ones paying for it.

Does “Made In U.S.A.” Matter?

Less than a decade ago, American manufacturing had been left for dead. The 80’s and 90’s saw jobs slowly trickle overseas until the new century served up a final death blow: 6 million jobs gone between 2000 and 2009. 35% of the manufacturing sector wiped away in the blink of an eye.

The ICON Bronco

Jonathan Ward isn’t your average auto enthusiast. Where most people might find a hobby, Ward found a life mission. The history of ICON Motors dates to a trip that Ward and his wife made to South Africa in 1996. Land Rovers and other popular 4x4 models could all be found in the country’s milder terrain, but whenever the going got tough, there was only one model that was trusted - the Toyota Land Cruiser.