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A professor of bioethics at Princeton University isn’t a big fan of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, mainly because it expends a ridiculous amount of money ($7,500 on average) on granting wishes of children. That money could save several lives if deployed elsewhere. He suggests you give more with your head, and less with your heartstrings.

Not that you were shopping there, but just in case your niece is a fan, Wet Seal, Forever 21, and Charlotte Russe are rife with lead-tainted accessories.

The U.S. government allegedly buys clothing from overseas sweatshops.

Read up on this quick primer on the 10 common products in your home that might be toxic.

Want to scare the shit out of yourself? Read up on ocean acidification, which is happening today and could be, like, the end of the world as we know it.

Brands like Mango continue to sidestep accountability for the Rana plaza collapse in Bangladesh, through obfuscation and lies.

As consumers use social media to beat up on large brands, they’re actually listening and taking out some questionable ingredients.

Read Zady’s guide to throwing a bangin’ clothing swap.

April 24th is Fashion Revolution Day, which asks the question, “Who made your clothes?” Watch the video.

Thank, government. You’ll no longer get a tax break for public transportation.

Ready to get a more fulfilling job? Read Grist’s guide to getting a green job in 2014.

Kerry is quietly shifting the State Department’s focus to climate change.