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Maria Rodale

Björk at the MoMA--Music as Art

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.30.2015 | Arts
Maria Rodale

Anyone who reads this blog regularly knows I'm a music lover. But Icelandic singer-songwriter Björk holds a special place in my heart--admittedly a...

Putting Yourself in Parentheses

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger In Nick Hornby's charming and disarmingly thought-provoking new book, Funny Girl, we meet a grou...

A New Great Way to Cook a Whole Chicken

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.23.2015 | Taste
Maria Rodale

By guest blogger Paul Kita, food & nutrition editor at Men's Health You'll need a skillet, some mayonnaise, and a brick... Fast food tries to ...

The True Story of the Man Who Invented the Dimmer

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.27.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

One of the many things we take for granted these days--our ability to dim the lights to create a romantic mood or the perfect dinner party ambiance-...

50 Things I'm Grateful for About the Earth -- An #EarthGratitude List

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.20.2015 | Green
Maria Rodale

1. Those little weeds that pop up in the cracks of the sidewalk that, even though annoying to pick, show us just how resilient and powerful nature i...

3 Simple Ways to Help the Environment

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.21.2015 | Green
Maria Rodale

The first Earth Day was an inspiration. On that day in 1970, 20 million people turned out to demand the protection and restoration of the earth, air, water, forests, natural lands, and species that support, sustain, and enrich every aspect of our lives.

Happy Earth Day! And Happy #EarthGratitude Wave!

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
Maria Rodale

Since 1970, Earth has had one special day a year when we take a moment and really think about our planet -- through demonstrations, fundraisers, volunteering, river cleanups, and other means of generally bringing our environment front and center.

My Thorfties

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger I had a startling thought the other day. I wondered if the time had come when I can no longer bro...

3 Secrets to Health Maintenance Success

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition Let's say you're at a point in your wel...

Portland in Perspective: 6 Real and 4 Bogus Clichés

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.17.2015 | Comedy
Maria Rodale

Here are 6 Portland tropes that--for me, anyway--turned out to be true and 4 that missed the mark.

50 Crazy-Wonderful Things About the Earth (and Its Creatures) to Be Grateful for!

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.15.2015 | Green
Maria Rodale

I know, everyone is busy. But stop for a few minutes and consider just how amazing and magical our planet really is. This is an especially good time to consider the crazy-wonderfulness of Earth, with Earth Day and the Earth Gratitude Wave both on the 22nd.

The Infinite Power of Gratitude

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Gratitude is the ultimate renewable energy--it's free to give, and by giving it, you often receive more in return. If only everything were that ea...

Refresh a Dress With DIY Potato Printing

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.10.2015 | Style
Maria Rodale

It's coming...slowly...surely... It's nearly here...warm weather! Every year, as the ground thaws and we box up our winter clothes and unpack much-missed lighter layers, we inevitably crave a little newness in our lives.

Yoga for Peace and Happiness

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

"The Guru's Feet" a drawing of B.K.S. Iyengar's feet by Aretha Mckinney Blevins by Holly Walck Kostura, certified Iyengar Yoga teacher Let this, th...

Simple Is Better, or Spiderman Does Cry

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger A few months ago, I wrote about my newly adopted philosophy of life: "Nothing Is Easy." At this ...

Great Headlines About Organic From Around the World

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.08.2015 | Green
Maria Rodale

Lately, there's been a spate of good news about organic agriculture. The movement is growing and gaining speed quickly. The power of the people is working!

Change Makers: Elizabeth Bennett, Combatting America's Food Paradox by Loving the Ugly

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.07.2015 | Green
Maria Rodale

Elizabeth Bennett sees opportunities in the imperfect, the discarded, the undesirable. Put another way, she's a big fan of ugly.

Why Modern Regenerative Organic Farming Is THE Way to Feed the World

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.06.2015 | Green
Maria Rodale

We Need to Feed the World" is one of GMO makers' most brilliant marketing campaigns. But that's just what it is, a marketing campaign. But the truth--with a multitude of studies to back it up--is that in the long run, modern regenerative organic farming is the ONLY thing that can truly feed the world.

Is This the Beginning of the End of Glyphosate?

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

With the recent news that the World Health Organization's (WHO's) International Agency for Research on Cancer has labeled glyphosate -- the active i...

Easter Craft: Eggshell Vases

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.03.2015 | HuffPost Home
Maria Rodale

Easter floral creations don't need to be boring or expected, right? Let me show you how to transform a few simple eggs into an impressive table centerpiece...

4 Adventurous Ways to Tap Into Nature to Help Lose Weight

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Greg Hoak, MS, CSCS While recently strolling around REI, a popular outdoor gear store, I had an epiphany. Looking around--whether ...

Whoops! 'Safe' Weedkiller Now a 'Probable Human Carcinogen'

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.30.2015 | Green
Maria Rodale

DDT was once thought safe, too. Are we going to keep believing chemical companies when they promise a pesticide is safe, only to find out years later it has threatened human lives?

Abruzzi Fish Stew

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.30.2015 | Taste
Maria Rodale

It's perfect to cook up in a large vat in the summer for a big family get-together or in small batches when you just want to a good hot, fresh fish stew. (It only takes 20 to 30 minutes to make!)

In Defense of Fairy Tales

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

The other day I saw the first half of an Albert Einstein quote: "If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want the...

What If Your Life Were a Movie?

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

I just read a little book on life after death called The Afterlife of Billy Fingers, by Annie Kagan. You'll have to read it yourself to understand ...