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Maria Rodale

This Holiday Season, Give Yourself Less Stress

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

  by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer Stress is a fact of life, but between Labor Day and January 2, it c...

The Wind-Up Clock Chronicle

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger On April 17, 1915, my late uncle's parents, Tony and Anna Sabatino, selected and purchased furni...

The Future of Seeds: It's in Our Hands

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

by Megan Westgate, executive director of the Non-GMO Project, and Courtney Pineau, assistant director of the Non-GMO Project We all know humans bei...

Why I Blog: The Top 7 Reasons

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.23.2013 | Media
Maria Rodale

I am my own publisher. My own journalist. My own editorial page. My own restaurant critic and book reviewer. It's never boring. Or if it is, I write a blog about being bored and get all sorts of fun suggestions.

Phone Book Pumpkins

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger, designer Mark Kintzel Every year, I receive at least two or three phone books. Seriously, who uses those anymore? They magically ...

Pumpkin Muffins

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.22.2013 | Taste
Maria Rodale

I like my pumpkin a little gingery and filled with spices.

Yoga to Transform a Bad Day

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by Holly Walck, devoted Iyengar yoga student and teacher When I was asked to write on this topic, the first thought I had was, "How can I write a b...

Bacteria's Little Secret

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

  by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer We have been colonized, but it's a good thing. Over the course of e...

An Ugly Index

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.11.2013 | Women
Maria Rodale

I thought I had reached my limit when I saw (and ignored) ads in my Facebook feed promoting "sexy eyebrows." But then I read this: a headline for an article promising insight into what my belly button said about me. That may have actually pushed me to the edge.

What You Really Need to Know About Health Care Reform (aka Obamacare)

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Maria Rodale

  After all the dust settles and democracy returns to sanity, many of us will still be left with a big question: What really is all this healt...

The Power of Labeling: Preserving & Building a Non-GMO Food Supply

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

The non-GMO movement is, at its core, about the right to know. Because GMOs are unstable and experimental, they are subject to mandatory labeling in more than 60 countries around the world.

Happy 25th Birthday, Men's Health Magazine!

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Maria Rodale

Me with Bill Phillips and Ronan Gardiner Men's Health Magazine just turned 25 years old, and we had a big party in Manhattan to celebrate. There wer...

Celebrate Non-GMO Month! 8 Tips for Shopping & Cooking Non-GMO

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

It's a perfect time to appreciate traditional, nourishing foods. But nowadays, that means thinking about some things our grandparents never had to -- such as whether or not an ingredient has been genetically engineered.

Shifting Into Wellness

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

By guest blogger Karen Stewart Brown, cofounder and designer of Stewart+Brown Living in a coastal town in California, our mornings usually start of...

A Special Australian Cookie

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.09.2013 | Taste
Maria Rodale

If ever there was a "cookie" that was a love letter, it would be the Anzac Biscuit.

Sausage and Gravy on Pasta

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.08.2013 | Taste
Maria Rodale

Where do recipes come from? From necessity, distant memories, and problem solving, mostly.

Climate Change, Fracking, and Our Children's Health and Future

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Maria Rodale

Let's leave aside for a moment the climate impacts and dire consequences of natural gas. Let's look at the health impacts we're ALREADY seeing around the country from the chemicals and industry practices associated with fracking.

Where Is the Love?

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Maria Rodale

What is the appeal of books like 50 Shades of Grey, and why do so many women want to be treated that way--with violence and domination instead of passion, tenderness, and freedom?

Note to Self: Plant Shishito Peppers Next Year

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.03.2013 | Taste
Maria Rodale

One day I noticed a little supermarket bag on my desk with a Post-It note saying "from Ethne." It was filled with shishito peppers! I was very, very excited.

October Surprise

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Maria Rodale

In politics, an October surprise is when a candidate has dirt on his or her opponent that is saved for just a few weeks before the election, so that the opponent's media coverage will be negative just as people are deciding who to vote for.

Marion Nestle's Green Bean Moment

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Maria Rodale

When I asked professor and author Marion Nestle how she got interested in the whole realm of food and nutrition and what kind of food she grew up eating, and she got this sentimental look on her face and said she was going to tell me about her "green bean moment."

Anxiety as Entertainment

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.27.2013 | Entertainment
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger A few years ago, my husband and I watched the Ryan Gosling movie Drive. I don't remember the plo...

Alice Waters Makes Salad Dressing at My House

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.26.2013 | Taste
Maria Rodale

When I had Alice Waters over to my house for dinner, there was just one thing I wanted from her: to learn how to make real restaurant-style salad dressing the way she makes it. I needed to know the secret!

What Does California's New Toxic Substances Law Mean for You?

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.26.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

It's great that California wants to help protect its citizens, and by extension the rest of the country, from toxic substances, but only you can control which products enter your home and affect the health of everyone inside.

8 Toxin-Filtering Houseplants

Maria Rodale | Posted 11.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maria Luci, associate editor at Maria's Farm Country Kitchen When we think of poor air quality, we often picture smoggy cityscape...