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Entries by Maria Rodale from 06/2012

The Cleaning Games

| Posted 06.01.2012 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure The cleaning games needn't be an at-home version of The Hunger ...

Shopping with a Conscience: Treasure and Bond

| Posted 06.04.2012 | Style

I have a hard time shopping for clothes. Between being a little too curvy to fit into a lot of popular brands, too picky to want to wear most trendy t...

Organic Farming in a NYC Public School

| Posted 06.05.2012 | Education

by guest blogger Alberto Gonzalez, founder and CEO of GustOrganics Hatching chicks from eggs, growing kale, and making homemade vanilla ice cream wi...

Where Do Strawberries Come From?

| Posted 06.06.2012 | Healthy Living

The other day I was talking to a friend of mine who's been helping me in the garden. He grew up in the Bronx and, let's just say, I'm starting from sc...

10 Ways to Use Less Plastic

| Posted 06.07.2012 | Green

by guest blogger Beth Terry, author and green-living pioneer Before June of 2007, I lived the plastic lifestyle. It's no great surprise--most of us d...

9 Rules Every Woman Should Break

| Posted 06.08.2012 | Women

Excerpted from It's My Pleasure, a book by Maria and Maya Rodale Women should be seen and not heard. John Adams once laughed at his wife Abigail imp...

The Favored Daughter and Why Women Will Save Afghanistan

| Posted 06.11.2012 | Women

I don't usually like to read books like The Favored Daughter: One Woman's Fight to Lead Afghanistan into the Future, by Fawzia Koofi. I'm not one who ...

Total Recall

| Posted 06.12.2012 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger Coach Mark Smallwood, Executive Director of the Rodale Institute. Just this week, Evenflo recalled 35,000 convertible highchairs....

Summer Wish List: 10 Things I Want to Do

| Posted 06.13.2012 | GPS for the Soul

OK, so Memorial Day has passed (unofficial first day of summer), kids are done with school (second unofficial first day of summer) and it's almost off...

7 Ways to Care for Summer Chickens

| Posted 06.14.2012 | Green

by guest blogger Jean Nick, author and sustainability expert If you bought chicks in the spring they are about half grown by now, and they're big eno...

Iced Green-Ginger-Mint Tea

| Posted 06.15.2012 | Huffington Post

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure 'Tis the season for cold refreshing beverages and I just cannot...

To Know or Not to Know

| Posted 06.18.2012 | Healthy Living

I have been fascinated lately thinking about knowing versus not knowing, and the fear of knowing versus the fear of not knowing. I have experienced tw...

The Other Health Care Bill

| Posted 06.19.2012 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger Diana Zuckerman, president of the National Research Center for Women & Families It's an election year and, despite our hopes fo...

In Memory of Jerry Goldstein, Eco-Pioneer

| Posted 06.20.2012 | Green

When I was a little girl, one of my father's favorite and most essential coworkers was a guy named Jerry Goldstein (pictured on the left). He was the ...

Reform the Farm Bill

| Posted 06.21.2012 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger, Susan Prolman, of the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition This week, the full Senate is working through the Farm Bill.  Th...

4 Summer House Party Tips

| Posted 06.22.2012 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure We just don't celebrate, socialize, and scheme the way we used ...

Milkweeds and Monarchs

| Posted 06.25.2012 | Healthy Living

Once, a few years ago, I saw these incredible flowers--kind of like giant mauve disco-ball chandeliers. When I inquired, I was told they were an incre...

Four Essentials of a Healthy Cleanse

| Posted 06.26.2012 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer, researcher, clinical practitioner, author, and lecturer Spring and summer br...

16 Ways to Enjoy Your Summer Garden

| Posted 06.27.2012 | Healthy Living

I enjoy gardening, but I love enjoying my garden. And the trick to summer gardening is to be able to spend more time enjoying it and less time sweatin...

Three Steps to Save Your Marriage (Or Any Relationship, for That Matter)

| Posted 06.28.2012 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger Harville Hendrix, PhD, clinical pastoral counselor, educator, public lecturer, author, and couples' therapist It's hard to sustain l...

Is Your Beach Reading Dangerous?

| Posted 06.29.2012 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure Summer beach reading is here, which means that suddenly it's OK...