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Maria Rodale

Psych Meds and Kids: Using Commonsense Caution

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.09.2013 | Healthy Living
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by guest blogger Deirdre Imus, author and environmental health advocate Not long after the unfathomable events of December 14, 2012, unfolded at San...

Tips on Icing a Cake, Sort Of...

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.08.2013 | Home
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I have always been a horrible cake icer. Horrible. My kids have said my cakes look like a dog vomited on them (although they eat them with glee and jo...

How to Make Your Own Sauerkraut

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.07.2013 | Home
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by guest blogger Robyn Jasko, cofounder of Grow Indie If you've never had fresh fermented sauerkraut, you are really missing out. Unlike the cooked s...

Light and Fluffy Banana Cake

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.06.2013 | Home
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I've been making banana muffins for years (aka "happy cakes") but have been craving a good banana cake that is light and slathered in butter cream ici...

Romantic Fantasies We Love to Hate

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.03.2013 | Women
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by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels Valentine's Day. Pop Songs. Romantic Comedies. Romance Novels. The message th...

5 Food Myths Debunked

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.02.2013 | Healthy Living
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by guest blogger, Nathanael Johnson, award-winning journalist I grew up in a nature-worshipping, somewhat hippie family, and with my book, All Natur...

When I Was a Kid...

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.01.2013 | Healthy Living
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All parents find themselves repeatedly, incessantly, and annoyingly at some point saying to their kids, "When I was a kid...[this or that]." Since I h...

Dissecting Our Health

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.31.2013 | Green
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by guest blogger Coach Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director The end of 2012 raised quite a few eyebrows and much ire as some quiet and...

Orange and Fresh Fennel Salad

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.30.2013 | Home
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This salad is so easy, refreshing, and delicious! It takes about five minutes to prepare and is the perfect compliment to a rich, wintry comfort meal....

One Small Sign of Society's Unraveling

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.27.2013 | Healthy Living
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by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger When someone studies early 21st-century life to try to pinpoint exactly when society started to u...

The Top 3 Brain Foods of 2013

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.26.2013 | Healthy Living
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By guest blogger Drew Ramsey, MD, author and mental health expert Odds are you're missing some crucial ingredients for feeling your best. Most of us ...

The Bizarre Insanity of Banning Bottled Water

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.25.2013 | Green
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You may have seen the news on Facebook or heard the stories on NPR: Concord, Massachusetts, has banned bottled water, and certain "liberal" colleges i...

5 Steps for Mental, Spiritual, and Physical Rejuvenation

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living
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by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition Turn on the TV, radio, iPad/pod/phone or...

50 Things I Learned in My First 50 Years, Part 2

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.23.2013 | Healthy Living
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Thank you for all of the support for the first half of my list, 50 Things I Learned in My First 50 years, Part 1. Please check it out if you haven't ...

A Better Awards Ceremony

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.20.2013 | Green
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by guest blogger Alberto Gonzalez, founder and CEO of GustOrganics During most of our modern history, business has proved to be the greatest vehicle...

The Science of Junk Food Addiction and How to Break the Cycle

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.19.2013 | Healthy Living
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by Isaac Eliaz, MD, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer Overindulgence usually starts small: a potato chip, a dab of ranch dip. You fill out the plate ...

50 Things I Learned in My First 50 Years, Part 1

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.18.2013 | Healthy Living
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A year ago this month, I turned 50 for the first and last time.  I vividly remember being a little kid and doing the math and figuring out how old I ...

9 Natural Ways to Prevent the Flu This Winter

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.17.2013 | Healthy Living
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by guest blogger Deirdre Imus, author and environmental health advocate With the holiday spirit come and gone and 2013 already entering its third wee...

6 Ways to Detoxify Your Heart

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.16.2013 | Healthy Living
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This time of year, there is info everywhere on how to detoxify your body. Whatever toxin you want to remove, or part of your body you want to cleanse,...


Maria Rodale | Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living
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by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger If you've sold a house or bought a house, you attach a particular meaning to that phrase, "broom-s...

6 Ways to Save on Heating

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.12.2013 | Green
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by guest bloggers from Energy Star and the Environmental Protection Agency Heating your home is not only hard on your wallet, but it's hard on the...

My Top 10 Predictions for 2013

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.11.2013 | Healthy Living
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Once, more than 20 years ago, there was a coworker who didn't like me. Someone from HR had to intervene, and she asked the coworker if she could find ...

4 Yoga Moves to Jumpstart the New Year

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.10.2013 | Healthy Living
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by guest blogger Kathryn Budig, international yoga teacher and writer It's a new year and with that the promise of a new you. Intention-setting runs...

The Year of Daring Greatly

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.09.2013 | GPS for the Soul
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The best book I read in 2012 was Daring Greatly, by Brene Brown. But 2013 is the year I'm going to put Brown's discoveries into action. The phrase "da...

The Dangers & Delights of Downton Abbey

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.06.2013 | TV
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by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels My mother, who has forced me to stay up past my bedtime to watch PBS's Master...