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What If You Had $1 Billion Dollars and a Permanent Vacation?

The other day, I had lunch with a friend who’s obsessed with bats. Literally. He travels around the world with this guy named Merlin and studies bats. My bat-obsessed friend sent me some videos from his bat-studier friend, Merlin Tuttle, to watch (he dared me to watch, anyway). The first one I chose had the […]

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Becoming a Member of the Rodale’s Team

  by guest blogger Katelyn Schwartz, Rodale’s editorial and social content intern I’m sitting at the end of a conference table. My supervisor is seated next to me, scribbling notes. I listen as the Rodale’s team discusses marketing plans for the upcoming months, yet my eyes are set on CEO Maria Rodale. A few moments […]

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To the Wilderness…And Back Again

by Rebecca Craven, business ops & strategy intern I recently decided, with the help of a friend, to hike the Appalachian Trail. Since I’m an avid hiker and am no stranger to the great outdoors, I thought this seemed like a very reasonable adventure to take on. We prepared by reading well-crafted blogs, visiting countless […]

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Fitness Foursquare: My Way to Check In During Travel

by guest blogger Gina Kim, Women’s Health editorial intern Wrangling my foot around my body and arching my back into position, I find it almost impossible to catch a breath. “Can you hurry, please?” I ask, as I manage to half-laugh through gritted teeth. “Click.” I first decided to instagram photos of myself in fitness […]

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Are You Living Your Dream?

  by guest blogger Justine Sha, Rodale Books publicity intern The other day at yoga class, our teacher, Eddie, asked us to begin our practice by sitting at the top of our mats and closing our eyes. “How many of you are living your dream?” he asked, telling us to raise our hands, keeping our […]

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Welcome to Rodale Intern Week!

Lettering illustration by Jessica Kusuma, Prevention editorial intern Every summer, I get the chance to meet with all of the new Rodale interns, and they get to ask me anything they want. I do it once in New York with our “city” interns and once in Pennsylvania with our “country” interns. It’s always one of […]

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Fire Safety: “Dumb Stuff” that Typically Smart People Actually Do

by guest blogger George DeVault, author of FIRE CALL!, a volunteer firefighter’s memoir The blue minivan was a huge ball of fire when our pumper truck pulled into the parking lot. Orange flames licked the front wall of the dry cleaners and curled onto the roof. Our hose team knocked the fire out before it […]

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What Your Fire-Building Technique Says About You

You can tell a lot about a person by the way she builds a campfire. The fastidious stack the wood perfectly crisscross. People who won’t let anyone help are probably crabby in general. Once I met a woman who was an obsessive blower. She was an experienced outdoorswoman, but perhaps she didn’t have enough faith. […]

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