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Entries by Maria Rodale from 08/2011

7 Tips for a Healthy Vacation

| Posted 08.01.2011 | Healthy Living

By guest blogger Mao Shing Ni, DOM, PhD, ABAAHP, LAc; author of the bestselling book Secrets of Longevity. Summer is a big season for traveling. Here...

An (Organic) American Girl in Istanbul

| Posted 08.02.2011 | Travel

by guest blogger Holly Walck, Iyengar yoga  practitioner and teacher in Bethlehem, PA, and Istanbul, Turkey What do you mean there's no celery? Fo...

Front Lawn Freedom

| Posted 08.03.2011 | Green

If kids and pets play on a lawn, it's especially important to make sure that the turf is organic so they're not exposed to the toxic chemical residues left behind by the products and service providers.

Visit to My Back Porch: Michael Perry

| Posted 08.04.2011 | Entertainment

"Being against organic food is like being against kittens. And my father's farm is certified organic. But I think you have to be careful about labels, as they are easily misused."

Cut Salt, Increase Your Longevity

| Posted 08.09.2011 | Healthy Living

By guest blogger Dr. Mao Shing Ni, DOM, PhD, ABAAHP, LAc; author of the best-selling book Secrets of Longevity The average American consumes about o...

Beth Terry's Plastic-Free Gardening Adventure, Part 5

| Posted 08.10.2011 | Green

by guest blogger Beth Terry I've been dedicated to living a life plastic free, and experimenting this summer with starting up a garden. This post...

A Whole New (Organic) World

| Posted 08.11.2011 | Huffington Post

From toothpaste to mustard, we in the metropolitan areas of the United States are living an organic dream.

The First Ever National Heirloom Exposition, Santa Rosa, California

| Posted 08.12.2011 | Green

by guest blogger Annie Spiegelman (a.k.a. the Dirt Diva) It's estimated that 75 percent of the processed foods in U.S. supermarkets contain gen...

Concerts Up Close

| Posted 08.15.2011 | Entertainment

2011-08-15-Screenshot20110815at9.57.40AM.jpg It's harder to dance like a crazy person if you think that Keith Urban might actually think you ARE a crazy person, because he can SEE you... even look you in the eye.

Mark Kintzel's Backyard Entertaining

| Posted 08.16.2011 | Green

by Mark Kintzel The summer may be winding down, but entertaining knows no season. The projects I have in store today are perfect for the budget-cons...

Sex Not Food

| Posted 08.17.2011 | Healthy Living

I've written before about how running helped me to lose weight. But that's not the whole story. It really started with a totally different concept of ...

You Are Not a Gadget... Are You?

| Posted 08.19.2011 | Books

For those of us in the "old media business," it may be hard to see and understand why, how, and what is really happening around us in the digital "space." If you want a clear, cold dose of reality, read Jaron Lanier's book You Are Not a Gadget.

August Salad: BLT Salad!

| Posted 08.22.2011 | Huffington Post

I tested this salad on my family a few weeks ago and knew it was a hit when Eve looked down at the salad bowl, thought for a moment, then said: "It's a BLT!" with utter joy. There were no leftovers.

Lunch Lessons: Back to School 2011

| Posted 08.23.2011 | Huffington Post

by guest blogger Anne Cooper Not a day goes by without the media addressing America's growing obesity crisis, and lately the discussion has settled o...

Our Economic Problem: Where Will Growth Come From?

| Posted 08.24.2011 | Politics

There is one thing that's still been growing, even during the darkest days of the recession: the organics industry. Sure, we are still small. But the organics industry, at $30 billion a year, is now bigger than the publishing industry.

Lunch Lessons: Recipe for Success

| Posted 08.25.2011 | Huffington Post

Our children's health and our nation's school food did not change for the worse overnight, but we can't put the brakes on the damage it is doing fast enough. Read on for my Recipe for Success for school lunches.

Can a Woman Ever Really Retire?

| Posted 08.29.2011 | Women

The other day I was at an amazing Indian dance concert featuring a friend of my daughter. This young woman performed, for two hours, a classic Indian dance known as Bharatnatyam Arangetram. And she plays golf, too.

Why We Should Label Genetically Engineered Food

| Posted 08.30.2011 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger David Bronner I've recently been activated on the genetically engineered food, or GMO, issue: If nothing is done, any crop or animal...

How to Dry (and Fry) Cayenne Peppers

| Posted 08.31.2011 | Huffington Post

Every year I plant one or two cayenne pepper plants and then, one August day, go out and find them exploding with hot, red, dangerously delightful-loo...