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Entries by Maria Rodale from 06/2009

Top Ten Reasons Why Art is Essential to the Human Spirit

| Posted 06.11.2009 | Healthy Living

Art makes you think. I thought about what the artist was trying to say. I thought about how he or she did that. I thought about why I like some things and not others. Even art I don't like makes me think about why.

Put Your Kids to Work. They'll Be Glad You Did

| Posted 06.15.2009 | Healthy Living

We are all fundamentally lazy. But given the right training, encouragement, and reward for hard work, we can all be turned into productive -- and, as a result, happier -- people.

Stocking Up Starts Now!

| Posted 06.17.2009 | Healthy Living

To be truly prepared for winter (which is, thankfully, months and months away), now is the time to start stocking up.

Campfire Cooking! My 5 Favorites

| Posted 06.19.2009 | Style

What I love about cooking over a campfire is that you can really only focus on the food. We are heading into prime campfire-cooking season, so here are my five favorite things to cook.

Buy Local, Buy American

| Posted 06.22.2009 | Healthy Living

I'm not against China, or globalism. But right now, America needs all the money we can give it. And we need to reward the very few Americans who are still making things here.

My 5 Favorite Easy Chillin' Summer Treats

| Posted 06.24.2009 | Healthy Living

After torrential rain for 40 days and 40 nights, and it's hard to believe that summer will ever come. But when it does, I'll be ready with these 5 easy summer treats to keep my kids and myself nice and cool.

Cooking with Lard

| Posted 06.26.2009 | Healthy Living

My elderly, ill mother specifically requested that I make one of her favorite summer meals: pasties (Cornish meat pie)...with lard.

Why American Women Should Not Take Our Freedom for Granted

| Posted 06.29.2009 | Healthy Living

Has anyone else been surprised to see so many women taking to the streets in Iran, in protest of the election so obviously stolen by what's-his-name-who's-clearly-whacked?