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Entries by Maria Rodale from 07/2012

5 Things I Discovered while Home Alone

| Posted 07.02.2012 | Huffington Post

Everyone's lives are different, just like every person is different. What's most different about my life, it seems to me, is that I've had small kids ...

What the Health Care Decision Means to Us

| Posted 07.03.2012 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger Diana Zuckerman, PhD, president of the National Research Center for Women & Families The term "Obamacare" began as an insult, b...

People Don't Want to Eat Pesticides

| Posted 07.05.2012 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger Alex Formuzis, of the Environmental Working Group Chemical agribusiness has finally hit the ceiling over Environmental Working Group...

Mint & Radish Summer Salad

| Posted 07.06.2012 | Taste

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure I love inventing recipes using what's available at the farmer...

Dinner in the Dell

| Posted 07.09.2012 | Green

I've read about those beautiful farm dinners, and I've even been to one or two big outdoor dinners led by Alice Waters (who probably got the whole thi...

3 Dangers of Artificial Turf

| Posted 07.10.2012 | Green

by guest blogger, Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper Covering our community and school fields with plastic grass and rubber soil is a distu...

Can a Woman Have It All?

| Posted 07.11.2012 | Healthy Living

Lately, there has been a flurry of op-eds and articles on this penetrating question. Yes, I read the piece in The Atlantic and I watched a few network...

Drift Happens

| Posted 07.12.2012 | Healthy Living

by Marcia Ishii-Eiteman, senior scientist at Pesticide Action Network Imagine an invisible cloud of a cancer-causing weedkiller drifting slowly acros...

In Praise of Room Service

| Posted 07.13.2012 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure Recently, I found myself in a hotel room, alone for a two-night s...

10 Things I Always Knew Were Good for Me*

| Posted 07.16.2012 | Healthy Living

*And now the research has proved it. Growing up as I did around the world's leading health experts, it's hard not to get swept up in the latest fad...

How To Green a Restaurant

| Posted 07.17.2012 | Green

by guest blogger Alberto Gonzalez, founder and CEO of GustOrganics Restaurants are, without a doubt, big contributors to environmental degradat...

Cold and Spicy Peanut Noodles

| Posted 07.18.2012 | Taste

I'm not a huge fan of peanut butter. In fact, a major grievance of mine is when someone leaves a spoon or knife filled with peanut butter in a sink ...

Top 8 Tips for Saving Water Outdoors

| Posted 07.19.2012 | Green

by guest bloggers from the EPA's WaterSense program This summer's heat wave is expected to result in a serious spike in the amount of water being us...

Never Miss the Opening Act--
Plus 3 Great New Bands!

| Posted 07.20.2012 | Entertainment

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure After recently attending a bunch of concerts, I have discover...

Ten Ways I Embrace the Reality of Global Warming

| Posted 07.23.2012 | Green

I don't know if you all noticed, but a) it's summer, b) there's a heat wave, and c) there's a drought. I saw a headline that said all this extreme w...

The New BPA Controversy

| Posted 07.24.2012 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger Mark A. Moyad, MD, MPH Who's ready for some controversy? Bisphenol A (also known as BPA), a chemical recently banned from baby bot...

Duck Confit the Real Parisian Way

| Posted 07.25.2012 | Huffington Post

I will always remember the first time I had Duck Confit. My first trip to Europe as an adult was with my daughter, Maya, when she was 9 years old. W...

The Secret Is in the Soil

| Posted 07.26.2012 | Green

by guest blogger Coach Mark Smallwood, Executive Director of the Rodale Institute. The headlines are extreme: "Broiling Heat," "Punishing Drought...

The Desert of Maine

| Posted 07.27.2012 | Green

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure The Desert of Maine is one of those roadside attractions you ju...

Broccoli and Bacon Summer Salad

| Posted 07.30.2012 | Huffington Post

Every once in a while I get a hankering for that broccoli bacon salad that is so popular at certain cafés and parties and supermarkets. But it's us...

Eat Starch, Lose Weight

| Posted 07.31.2012 | Healthy Living

by guest blogger John McDougall, MD, author, internist, and TV host Most people have been ingrained with the false notion that starch and carbs mak...