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How to Make Organic Food Shopping Fun for Kids (and Parents!)

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.21.2012 | Healthy Living
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So, as many of you already know, I have three kids who are of widely separated ages. When my first child was born 30 years ago, there were no organic ...

5 Things I Learned at Summer Camp

Maria Rodale | Posted 07.18.2012 | Healthy Living
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by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure Summer camp was one of the best, most formative experiences of...

Happiness is Gardening in Spring!

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.18.2012 | Healthy Living
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There is nothing quite like a warm, sunny spring day when the trees, flowers, bees, and birds are bursting out all over, the seeds are sprouting, and ...

10 Things I Have to Plant Every Year (No Matter What)

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Spring is a time to start over and try new things, but after 30 years of gardening, there are the tried-and-true that simply must be planted every year. This is my list.

10 Cures for a Bad Mood

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.30.2012 | Home
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by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure Bad moods happen to the best of us. Sometimes hunger, fatigue, ...

5 Sneaky Supermarket Labeling Tricks

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.22.2012 | Healthy Living
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by guest blogger Tyler Graham, coauthor of The Happiness Diet The Happiness Diet is all about eating the right whole foods for a slimmer, sexier, ...

What Women Want for Valentine's Day

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.14.2012 | Women
Maria Rodale

Dear Readers, I wrote this post last year and somehow, it got lost in emails and never got posted. Fortunately, what women really want for Valentines...

3 Aphrodisiac Smoothies

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.10.2012 | Healthy Living
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by guest blogger Mark A. Moyad, MD, MPH I have probably investigated more than 100 aphrodisiacs in my career, and the majority (90-plus) have lit...

The Ultimate in Self-Expression

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Have you ever driven down a street or road and tried to guess the personalities of the people living there by looking at their gardens? Of course you...

The Best Organic Burger EVER

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.26.2012 | Home
Maria Rodale

I confess, after a hard day at work, my go-to meal is a cheeseburger. But I don't eat one unless it's organic OR from a very reputable source or so fa...

10 Easy Ways to Become
a Zero-Waste Household

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.25.2012 | Green
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by guest blogger Bea Johnson, of The Zero Waste Home The zero in "zero waste" makes it sound scary and hard to achieve. It's actually not as hard...

The Truth about Breastfeeding

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.24.2012 | Women
Maria Rodale

Let's agree up front that it's true that breastfeeding is better for Baby and Mother. There is no question about that. Ever. However, having done it t...

Spiced & Roasted Squash

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.21.2012 | Home
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by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure. We all know squash is good for us, but cooking it can be such ...

Spiced & Roasted Squash

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.21.2012 | Home
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by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure. We all know squash is good for us, but cooking it can be such ...

Save Lives, Tax Soda

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Wendy Gordon, pioneer in the green consumer movement Forty-five can be a sizeable number. Especially when it's the number of gal...

The Joy of a Few Good Whacks

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Every time I get a massage there is this place over my neck and upper shoulders that is so tight. But what I've noticed about other parts of my body i...

Top 10 Reasons
to Avoid Processed Foods

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.13.2012 | Healthy Living
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by guest blogger Tyler Graham, coauthor of The Happiness Diet 1: Deciphering food label ingredients leads to unappetizing results. Take the innocuous...

Seriously Buttery and Delicious Lobster Rolls

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.07.2012 | Home
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by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure. While every other blog and magazine is posting weight loss and...

The "Nothing White" Diet

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Every new year starts with a diet, right? Well, here's mine this year: I try not to eat anything white. Before you scoff or laugh, let me explain.

The 3 Best Spices for a Longer Life

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.04.2012 | Healthy Living
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by guest blogger Mao Shing Ni, DOM, PhD, ABAAHP, Lac, doctor of Chinese medicine, antiaging specialist, and author of Secrets of Longevity. Next time...

The Best Whole Wheat Foods
the Whole Family Will Love

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.03.2012 | Healthy Living
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I know lots of people who kind of want to make the change to eating whole wheat and whole grains but are afraid it will taste bad, or worse, that thei...

Dangerous Books for Girls

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.29.2012 | Women
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by guest blogger Maya Rodale, writer of historical tales of true love and adventure. Fill in the blank: When my mom said she was really into ______...

Eat More Greens in the New Year

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.28.2012 | Healthy Living
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by guest blogger David Kennedy, founder and director of Leaf For Life. The New Year always brings with it lots of new fad diets. And when we hear...

10 Ways to End a Tough Year

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Every once in a while, everyone has a bad year -- whether it's economic or tragic. Let's just say I'll be very happy to close the books on this one and start over again. Which is why I love New Year's so much: It's a fresh start, a chance to start over.

Four Steps toward
De-Cluttering Your Life

Maria Rodale | Posted 02.26.2012 | Healthy Living
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by guest blogger Chalene Johnson, life-balance expert, fitness coach, and author of PUSH. Four simple life de-cluttering steps can make the differe...