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The e-waste nightmare lurking in your kid's toy box

Welcome to Small Humans, an ongoing series at Mashable that looks at how to take care of – and deal with – the kids in your life. Because Dr. Spock is nice and all, but it’s 2018 and we have the entire internet to contend with.
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Oh cool, you can see how much time you waste on Instagram now

Last year, Instagram was rated as the most damaging social network for one's mental wellbeing. It's unsurprising all those vanity and #influencer posts weren't really doing us any favours, and now the app is rolling out a way to track your usage,
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This art installation is made out of plastic waste collected from the ocean

Plastic pollution is huge problem for the world's oceans, with an estimated 8 million tonnes of plastic waste entering the global marine environment each year, and posing a serious threat to wildlife. Many of us though, only really see its effects
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Supermarket hummus is garbage. Instead, make your own.

This is You Won't Regret It, a new weekly column featuring recommendations, tips, and unsolicited advice from the Mashable culture team. People nowadays are under tremendous pressure to do everything themselves, whether it's designing our own
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Instagram gets group video chat, so we can all waste even more time in its app

Just in case you needed another excuse to spend more time in Instagram, you can now add the photo-sharing service to the list of apps that support group video calls.  Instagram is rolling out its group video chat features starting today, along
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Amazon's kid-friendly Echo works well, but don't waste your money on the bundle

Echo Dot Kids Edition $79.99 View Product The Good Alexa tells great jokes (for kids) • Voice-driven kids games are entertaining • Works just like a regular Echo Dot The Bad Teaching manners not effective for Echo veterans
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Zero Waste Daniel is taking on one of our biggest waste problems

Meet Daniel Silverstein, the mind and hands behind Zero Waste Daniel, a completely zero-waste line of fashion that is 100% made from fabric scraps from other fashion designers and factories. Each piece is handmade in Brooklyn and one of a kind.
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How to start a zero waste lifestyle

This post is part of Mashable's Spring Cleaning Week. Just a little something to distract you from the eternal dread of constantly wiping all those fingerprints off your screen.  Have you thought about going zero waste, actively attempting to
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This whale was killed by 64 pounds of trash

About 64 pounds of plastic trash killed a young sperm whale that washed up in southeast Spain, according to scientists.  The whale, whose body landed in Cape Palos on Feb. 27, most likely died because it couldn't digest the plastic trash, fish
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10 endlessly fascinating websites to waste your time on

The internet is a vast, wonderful trove of information. There's so much to learn from a seemingly endless supply of resources. From video lectures about particle physics to step-by-step tutorials about starting urban farms — there are so many

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