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Clarins Made 4 Vibrant New Lip Stains They’re supposed to last for up to 300 kisses.
Cape Town’s Water Crisis Should Be a Warning to the World Major cities running dry are a predictable consequence of climate change, population growth, and poor water management.
The Everything Guide to Bottled Water Assessing the latest options in the H20 aisle — alkaline, boxed, Ice Age–era. Plus: A tasting with Adam Platt.
Hey Hillary, Have You Tried Seltzer? It seems Hillary Clinton has an aversion to hydration.
As America’s Largest Reservoir Hits Record Low, a Dam Debate Returns Now that the Colorado River basin’s water supply is drying up, should we consider undoing some of America’s greatest engineering feats?
30 Newark Schools Shut Down Their Lead-Contaminated Drinking Fountains While Schumer proposes $100 million for New York schools to do their own testing.
Troops to Aid City That’s Gone Months Without Drinkable Tap Water, in America The National Guard heads to Flint, where 99,000 Americans have been drinking tainted tap water for months.
Is Any Water Better for You Than Tap? Assessing the new crop of “enhanced” waters.
This Is Happening
What Makes a Great Bathing Suit? A handful of swimmers and sunbathers showed us the suits they love most.
News You Can Booze
Anheuser-Busch Stopped Making Beer to Bottle Water for Flood Victims The company just shipped 50,000 cans of drinking water to Texas and Oklahoma.
Read All of Our Brain Dead Fortnight Stories in One Place Highlights from the L.L. Bean comments section, our vocal-fry supercut, celebrity sock lines, and much, much more.
Ohio Declares State of Emergency Over Unsafe Tap Water The stuff coming out of faucets in Toledo seems to have been contaminated with toxins.
Best Bet: Soma Glass Water Filter Complete with a compostable filter made of biodegradable coconut-shell carbon.
California Taps May Be Pouring Something Even Worse Than Treated Waste Water Two environmental groups are suing the state’s Department of Public Health over failing to set a satndard for carcinogenic chromium-6, made famous by Erin Brokovich.
Thyroid Treatments Blamed For Philly’s Radioactive Water; Starbucks Mashes Plus: The Quaker Oats dude is getting a makeover; and the U.S. nixes plans to send food to North Korea, all in our morning news roundup.
N.J. Gives Revel the Go-Ahead; Is Chocolate the Key to Staying Thin? Plus: Alicia Silverstone chews her baby’s food; and children may be harvesting our food here in the U.S., all in our morning news roundup.
Gas Drillers Get the Go-Ahead to Stop Delivering Drinking Water; Dirty Plus: Details on how to “Chinese orange”; and Google gears up to release its “Ice Cream Sandwich,” all in our morning news roundup.
Cancer Patients’ Urine Is the Likely Culprit For Radiation in Philly’s Plus: Everything you ever wanted to know about reading wine labels; and Michelle Obama’s deal with Wal-Mart to combat food deserts, all in our morning news roundup.
Water Department Tries to Isolate the Source of Radioactive Contaminants in Plus: Women dominate at James Beard Awards; and many North Koreans eat wild grass to stave off hunger, all in our morning news roundup.
Research Proves It! Beer Is Better Than Water! If it’s coming from scientists, it must be true.
E. Coli Scare Prompts Recall of 23,000 Pounds of Lebanon Bologna; Obsessive Plus: Japan worries that its water and fish are radioactive; and Temple University receives grants to fight obesity among low-income preschoolers, all in our morning news roundup.
Sarah Palin Fights For Kids Right to be Obese; Restaurateurs Still at Odds with Plus smoked turkeys gain popularity, and Japanese chefs in America prefer water bottled in Japan, all in our morning news roundup.
E. Coli Scare Shuts Down Schools in NJ; Atlantic City’s Visitors Are Spending Plus a new study says alcohol is more dangerous than crack and heroin, and North Korea’s new leader, Kim Jong-un, is “chubby,” all in our morning news roundup.
Quote of the Day
Water Wars Why we rejected the tap and turned to the bottle.
Top Chef Contestants Unite for Haiti; Salami Recalled in L.A. A group lead by Ron Duprat will hold a fundraiser while L.A. joins in on a salmonella scare.
Save State Money With Tap Water A petition seeks to stop state spending on bottled water.
Does the Crowd Ruin Dinner?; Clubbing Goes Green Marketing food to kids, hiring only female hostesses, rare cocktail books, and more, in our daily news roundup.
NYC Waterfall Gets Turned On! Late last night, a tipster spotted a test run of the waterfall on Pier 35 and snapped a picture. Our intial thoughts: So wet! So artsy!
Bye-bye, Bottled Water; Cheyenne Diner Closed Bottled water is becoming a faux pas, Cindy Adams takes the stand in the Patsy’s-vs.-Patsy’s trial, and the patrons of the Cheyenne Diner have one last meal there.
A Water That Promises More Than Mere Hydration
If you’re a female bloated, constipated, uncreative, agitated, insomniac who isn’t coping well with change, then we’ve got the water for you. Or maybe you’re an uneasy traveler, afraid of flying, wary of new environments, and sunburned. There’s water for you, too! Perhaps your work is costing you sleep, focus, regular bowel movements, and a shiny coat. Drink the water! Grub Street received three such cure-alls in bullet-shaped bottles all the way from Australia. (Sadly, they sent us no remedy for our dull, backed-up, out-of-focus children.) Balance water uses “infused flower essences” (colorless! Tasteless!) to transmit the power of remote Australian flowers into pedestrian American water. And all for a suggested retail price of $2.29 a liter! That kind of pricing might play Down Under, but here we pay premium for such promises. — Aileen Gallagher
Balance Water [Official site]
Related: Quenching an Eco-Friendly Thirst [NYM]
Back of the House
The Tap Project Needs Your Restaurant
The Tap Project, a UNICEF charity we’ve supported in the past, has a simple and elegant premise: If people paid one dollar for tap water in restaurants for a week, it would pay for a lot of clean drinking water in Third World countries. You can’t complain about the price — in New York, our tap water tastes better than a lot of brands that cost more. But UNICEF is looking for more participants to join the effort during World Water Week, March 16 to March 22. If you own or operate a restaurant, contact the Tap Project. You’ll be in good company: Participating establishments include Esca, Le Bernardin, and Gramercy Tavern. Load More