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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 them ...

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 the...

The Reinvention Intervention

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.20.2015 | Women
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger Today's 21st-century question: When did women of a certain age all agree that we need to "reinvent...

Fat Is Not a Feeling

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition Recently, Facebook came under fire for of...

Permission to Recover... Granted!

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Take your vacation days. Take your weekends off. Let yourself be bored. Walk somewhere without talking to anyone. Go fishing. Play golf alone. Pay attention to everything and nothing.

10 Things to Do with 'Rotten' Bananas

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.11.2015 | Taste
Maria Rodale

I was reminded about how versatile a product a rotten banana is the other week when I was in the Florida Keys and ordered a banana-orange-mango smoothie at a local health food store. The woman took a bag of frozen banana pieces out of the freezer and used them instead of ice. Of course! That just got me thinking of all the ways we can use our old bananas instead of throwing them out.

A Window Into My World

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Dear Reader, This past Monday was, I believe, the first time ever I simply said, "Nope I don't have a blog in me." And so we ran someone else's blog....

Save the Date: Earth Gratitude Wave, April 22, 2015

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.29.2015 | Green
Maria Rodale

This coming Earth Day, let's celebrate with an Earth Gratitude Wave. It will be a time for you to consciously express your gratitude for the earth.

Don't Make Me Hide You

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger Neologism of the day: Domamehy, pronounced "doh'-may-me-hi." No, this isn't a new menu item at Nob...

Quick and Yummy Quinoa Salad

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.25.2015 | Taste
Maria Rodale

I first discovered this recipe in Laurie David's book The Family Cooks, which is a great cookbook! (And published by Rodale, by the way.) As Laurie pr...

Stop the Body Shaming

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.21.2015 | Women
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition There's been a lot of hoopla recently abo...

How to Make an Aussie Meat Pie From Scratch, Part III: Organic Puff Pastry

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.20.2015 | Taste
Maria Rodale

Part III of my three-part Aussie Meat recipe series For years I've wanted to make puff pastry from scratch. Why? Because that's the only only way I w...

How to Make an Aussie Meat Pie From Scratch, Part II: Savory Short Crust

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.19.2015 | Taste
Maria Rodale

Part II of my three-part Aussie Meat recipe series Why, oh, why is it called a "short" crust? I have no idea. One website says it's short for "shorte...

Homemade Posole

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.19.2015 | Taste
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Andrew Norelli, product manager and food photographer I don't usually equate Mexican with comfort food, but when I tried posole for ...

Valentine's Day Yoga

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

by Holly Walck Kostura, certified Iyengar yoga teacher It's almost Valentine's Day, so I've prepared a gift for you that's even more delicious than ...

How to Make an Aussie Meat Pie From Scratch, Part I

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.11.2015 | Taste
Maria Rodale

It's not as easy as you might think to find the ultimate Aussie meat pie recipe, and to then merge it with other flavors to match the taste of the Roy...

Valentine Craft: Love Is in the Air

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.14.2015 | HuffPost Home
Maria Rodale

Looking for a really cool Valentine's Day craft for your friends and family? Or are you still searching for a gift to give to your sweetie pie? Well, look no further.

Loving Life in Full Bloom

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Elizabeth Murray, author of Living Life in Full Bloom: 120 Daily Practices to Deepen Your Passion, Creativity & Relationships On St....

Sex Not Food

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

Sex, not food? What, I'm sure you're wondering, is Maria going to be talking about now? Allow me to explain. I love food. I am a food blogger, among ...

79 Sticks of Deodorant on the Wall

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.11.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger Here's today's quiz: What's the difference between 108,000 square feet and 3,600 square feet? Answ...

Go-To Seed Bars

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.05.2015 | Taste
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Patricia Helding, owner of Fat Witch Bakery and author of Fat Witch Bake Sale Even a couple of days after watching the Super Bowl, y...

The Future of Magazine Media -- 10 Ideas That Could Rock Our World

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.07.2015 | Media
Maria Rodale

Personalization in the magazine industry is not a new idea. I remember someone coming up with it at an offsite meeting in the early 1990s. Why has it taken us all so long?

Discovering Five Great Organic Wines

Maria Rodale | Posted 01.30.2015 | Taste
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Adam Teeter, cofounder of VinePair, a site offering a new, unpretentious way to talk about wine Everywhere you turn today, everythin...

Skiing the Conditions of Parenthood

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

No matter how skilled you think you are, no matter what worked in the past, the best thing to do is to read the conditions and respond accordingly.