Death, Life, and Rebirth

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I have a friend on Facebook who is slowly dying. He announced his terminal cancer diagnosis a few months ago, and since then his friends have been rallying around him. On Facebook, he’s been posting pictures of trips to the beach, his favorite drinks at the bar, heartbreaking photos of him and his mom, and […]

Maria’s Five Favorites: Made in America

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Happy 5th of July! I hope you had an amazing Independence Day and that you’re continuing to enjoy your 4th of July weekend. Let’s keep the patriotic spirit going throughout the month by supporting Made in America brands and products. The next time shopping is on your to-do list, support our country, our economy, and […]

A Blow to Independence Day

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Photo: (cc) Mark Fischer/Flickr, license from Creative Commons 2.0 by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels On Monday morning I was planning to dash off some fun, fluffy Independence Day blog for today (fireworks! sparklers!). Then the Supreme Court handed down the sort of ruling you wouldn’t expect in America, […]

Summer Craft: Mint Tin Treasure Boxes

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by guest blogger Mark Kintzel, designer Here’s a super-easy and super-fun project for the whole family! Transform empty mint tins into stylish little keepsake boxes, perfect for storing your favorite beach treasures and special trinkets. Or you can tuck tiny little treasure maps inside for a really fun children’s party game. They also make for […]

Fourth of July Playlist

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This list is dedicated to Tim Howard, who showed the world what being a goalie is all about. What does that have to do with the 4th of July? Nothing except timing. What does Tim Howard have to do with music? Nothing. Although I do sort of feel about him the way I feel about […]

Arborio Risotto with Garlic Stock

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by guest blogger Martha Rose Shulman, New York Times Recipes for Health columnist and cookbook author The following recipe is featured in The Simple Art of Vegetarian Cooking: Templates and Lessons for Making Delicious Meatless Meals Every Day. When it comes to making risotto, when and how you introduce the vegetables that define your dish […]

Laurie David Dishes on Family Dinner

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Recently, I had the pleasure of sitting down for a quick interview with activist, author, and producer Laurie David to discuss her new documentary film Fed Up, which looks into our problematic sugar consumption. We also dove into her book The Family Cooks, and the importance of family dinners. Enjoy! To help families initiate their […]

A Green Practice Is a Loving Practice

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by the Rodale’s team Peace. Balance. Love. These are words we often associate with yoga. But are we really bringing these intentions onto our mats? While our classes might promote the practice of peace, balance, and love, our yoga gear often supports the opposite. And while many seek out yoga for their health, they don’t […]

Does Art Imitate Life? Uh-oh!

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by guest blogger Renee James, humorist and blogger I can always count on my sons to introduce a provocative topic into the conversation, one that almost always makes me think about things a little differently. For example, one night we were discussing movies and they asked if I could name any that passed The Bechdel […]