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The Already-Colored-In Coloring Book

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.04.2016 | Impact
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by guest blogger Jacob Lief, cofounder and CEO of Ubuntu Education Fund and author of I Am Because You Are: How the Spirit of Ubuntu Inspired an Unlik...

Agricultural Nirvana

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.02.2016 | Green
Maria Rodale

Nietzsche's obsessions with hardship and trial as paths to enlightenment, just like Homeric and Eastern mythology's, are very much in the spirit of agriculture. And if agriculture has a grail--an odyssey of tribulation and effort--it's organic fruit.

Broccoli Rabe Pizza With Soppressata and an Egg

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.28.2016 | Taste
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by guest blogger Suzanne Lenzer, food stylist and author of Truly Madly Pizza When it comes to my vegetable garden, I am an unrequited lover. Each ye...

Roasted Squash, Seeds, and Greens Salad

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.27.2016 | Taste
Maria Rodale

If you're looking for a yummy salad that can be a meal in itself--one that's packed with nutrition and flavor--then this is it! You can roast a squas...

My Grandmother's Potato Salad

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.13.2016 | Taste
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My grandmother's name was Ardath Harter, so I called her "Grama" Harter (she would write her surname with a heart!). I only remember her making three...

Is That a Rope or a Snake? A Yoga Practice for Clarity and Stability

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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by guest blogger Holly Walck Kostura, certified Iyengar Yoga teacher I'm currently in between homes and staying at a friend's cabin buried deep withi...

Non-Mayo Coleslaw

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.11.2016 | Taste
Maria Rodale

It's picnic and backyard party season, and where there are BBQs and grilled meats, there MUST also be coleslaw (without mayo!). Something about the v...

Eat Clean 25-Minute Dinner: Cod With Bok Choy, Asparagus, and Chile-Lime Dressing

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.07.2016 | Taste
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by guest blogger Stephanie Neal, for Fresh fish, steamed green veggies, and a spicy lime dressing that's DIY: It doesn't get much cleane...

Homemade Salmon Niçoise Salad

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.06.2016 | Taste
Maria Rodale

This is a recipe I love to make in the summer for entertaining because it looks fabulous on a big platter. Plus, it tastes absolutely delicious and is...

Gluten-Free Quinoa Tabbouleh

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.04.2016 | Taste
Maria Rodale

I love Middle Eastern food, and a good tabbouleh is, well, divine! The world has embraced hummus, but its traditional partner, tabbouleh (or tabouli)...

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.03.2016 | Taste
Maria Rodale

"Have another Nutter Butter peanut butter sandwich cooooookiiieeee!" For us old-timers, that song sure can get stuck in our heads. But this peanut bu...

Defining Popular -- Not What You Think It Means

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.29.2016 | Books
Maria Rodale

Stepping away from my typical brooding and introspection--such as it is--about my own life, I find myself incrankulous (incredulous + cranky) about the latest news to sweep the publishing industry.

You Say You Want a Revolution

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.26.2016 | Books
Maria Rodale

I spend a lot of my emotional, mental, and creative energy at the intersection of acceptance and resentment. Obviously, what this AA quote states are universal truths that are not merely about recovering from addiction.

Why I Read Romance Novels

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.26.2016 | Books
Maria Rodale

I started reading romance novels in college at my mother's insistence (long-ish story). As a student of women's literature, she declared that I couldn't legitimately receive such a degree without reading the most popular and profitable books by women, for women, about women.

10 Things I Learned from Reading Romance Novels

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.26.2016 | Books
Maria Rodale

From the very first lines of the very first romance novel I ever read in 1977 (Shanna, by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss), I was hooked: "Night gripped the cit...

7 Pro Tips to Help You Declutter Every Room in Your House

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.26.2016 | HuffPost Home
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by guest blogger Leah Zerbe, online editor for For as long as I can remember, I've kept my schedule packed to absolute capacity. I lik...

Romance Novels 101: The Infamous Book List That Changed My Life

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.26.2016 | Books
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels When my mother insisted that I, the snobby academic, read romance novels, I de...

The Most Powerful Word in the English Language: Hope

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.26.2016 | Books
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Jennifer Probst, author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance I remember I was hanging with my family one afternoon, and we were g...

May Your Hearts Not Break

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.15.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger "May your hearts not break..."--A Wish for My Children, Evangeline Paterson I don't remember anythi...

10 Small Steps to Making the World a Better Place

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.14.2016 | Impact
Maria Rodale

Close your eyes and imagine this: You step out of your daily life and into a favorite storybook. You're back with "The Farmer in the Dell," standing in a beautiful green pasture.

Sandie's Hero's Journey

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.12.2016 | Healthy Living
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by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition After years of research, the writer and m...

3 Types of Products That Pollute Our Water

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.03.2016 | Green
Maria Rodale

Here are three types of products you should put a little thought into before purchasing, as the wrong varieties can have lasting, harmful effects on our waterways, our environment, and ourselves.

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 p...

Putting Yourself in Parentheses

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.01.2016 | 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 group ...

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 fool u...