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Maria Rodale

When Did 'Hello' Become Harassment?

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.16.2015 | Style
Maria Rodale

Help me understand this. If a man--a stranger--says, "How are you this morning?" or "Have a nice evening" to a woman--a stranger--on the street, we're to interpret this as sexual harassment? What if he says, "God bless you--have a good day, alright?" Still harassment?

GMOs and the Right to Know: We've Already Got It!

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

I completely support and admire the efforts of everyone around the country (and world) fighting the good fight and attempting to work through our gove...

Tomato Soup From Scratch

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.12.2015 | Taste
Maria Rodale

I grew up in the Andy Warhol generation of tomato soup. Not only did it come from a can, but the can itself was worshiped. But recently I was traveli...

Dig In and Grow Your Own

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.13.2015 | Green
Maria Rodale

If you're an aspiring organic gardener and want to grown your own, there are some easy, accessible things that you can do to get started on a green path to health and wellness.

What?! Fish Can't Be Organic?

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.06.2015 | Green
Maria Rodale

by Lisa J. Bunin, Ph.D., organic policy director of Center for Food Safety That's right. Neither wild fish nor farmed fish can be certified organic b...

5 New Ways to Use Pumpkin

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.07.2015 | Taste
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Peggy Kotsopoulos, registered holistic nutritionist, culinary consultant, and author of Kitchen Cures: Revolutionize Your Health with...

Celebrating the Harvest of Middle Age, or Becoming a Peach

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Elizabeth Murray, author Living Life in Full Bloom: 120 Daily Practices to Deepen Your Passion, Creativity & Relationships This is t...

In Defense of the Selfie

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

It's popular for people my age to complain about selfies or call people who take them narcissistic. And I'm sure, as with every single thing on this p...

Coming Home

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

In the past few weeks I've traveled to Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Philadelphia, New York City (many times), and Maine (for college visits)....

Exposing the GMO Rabbit Hole: Why Labeling Genetically-Engineered Food Is a Must

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.31.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Lisa Bronner, writer of the blog Going Green with a Bronner Mom A battle is raging in the fresh section of your grocery store. Look ...

Pumpkin-Cream Cheese Pie

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.31.2014 | Taste
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maria Luci, social media and content editor at Rodale Forget the candy; for me, the best treats always come in a crust. That's right...

How Effective Is Your Cold Remedy?

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer Let's face it: Beyond making us feel miserable, even a minor cold can be a ma...

Leave the Baby, Take the Popcorn

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger Let me start by saying I had no idea. But when I googled "mommy taking baby to movies," the search...

The Lost Art of Making Popcorn From Scratch

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.20.2014 | Taste
Maria Rodale

I never quite took to the whole microwave popcorn thing. Sure, it's easy, but making popcorn from scratch is easy, too--and it tastes so freaking deli...

Roasted Chickpea and Broccoli Burritos to Swear By

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.23.2014 | Taste
Maria Rodale

Chop up the onion, bell pepper, and broccoli 'til they're the size of a chickpea. Place all the chopped-up veggies in a large bowl with the cooked chickpeas. Pour in the oil and soy sauce, stir, and then throw all the spices in there.

How Real Change in the Food System Starts at Retail

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.22.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

Retailers have historically been, and continue to be, a critical part of the Right to Know Movement. So the next time you see your local store's shelves stocked with non-GMO options, remember to thank that retailer for helping to make a difference in the future of our food system.

Yoga for Running Recovery

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by Holly Walck Kostura, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher I remember so well how liberating it felt to run: my feet pounding the earth, the fi...

Pesticide Use Skyrocketing on GMO Crops While Pro-GMO Media Run Interference

David Bronner | Posted 12.17.2014 | Green
David Bronner

Mainstream reporting lately gives a pass to the pesticide industry that pours millions into lobbying government and media elites and defeating voter ballot initiatives to require labeling of GMO foods.

Stop! Take a Moment...

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

It's that time when the end of the year comes crashing through like a raging river of candy (Halloween), food (Thanksgiving), and shopping (Christmas)...

Feeding the World with Love

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

We need to stop looking at the Earth as a fearful foe that can only be tamed with science, domination, and chemicals. We also need to stop looking at our hunger as something that can be satisfied with anything edible, rather than real, wholesome organic food.

Can Organic Agriculture Really Reverse Climate Change?

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.14.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger "Coach" Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director Over the past 14 days, I have been on a walk--a walk that, I hope, wil...

Like Grandmother, Like Granddaughter?

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.10.2014 | Weddings
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger Newlyweds Brad and Angelina, George and Amal aside, I have some questions: What do we think about ...

Calling All Farmers: You Can Help Save the World!

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.09.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

If we truly want to feed the world -- to change the world -- we need both big and small farmers to go organic. In other words, we need all farmers. Everywhere. Switch to organic. People and producers are willing to pay you well and help you succeed. You are not alone!

5 Steps to Sustainable Weight Loss Success

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition Don't believe the naysayers who tell you ...

5 Easy Steps to Becoming a Woman of Action

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.01.2014 | Business
Maria Rodale

My ex-husband once called me a "woman of action." It was not a compliment. Some people like to change their minds a lot. Some people like to get thing...