Maria Recommends

Cultivating Wildness

For all of you lazy buns out there who don’t want to start a garden but still want to help heal nature (and humanity, by the way), I have an idea for you. Take a piece of your yard—any piece—and make it a designated wilderness zone. Cultivate some wildness! It seems a little scandalous, doesn’t […]

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Maria’s Five Favorites: Spring-Cleaning

I cannot wait to say good riddance to winter! This has been such a dark, snowy season, and I’m afraid it’s not quite over yet. But that doesn’t mean I can’t have spring fever…which I do. Even more so, I have the itch for some serious spring-cleaning. Being stuck inside for months has left my […]

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5 Reasons Why This Is the Most Important Year Ever to Start a Garden

Sure, every year is a great year to start a vegetable garden, but this year I kind of realized how Noah must have felt when he decided it might be a good time to build an ark. I first got the feeling when I saw all the dead and dry fields of California. A little […]

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Sensitive Skin Care

by the Rodale’s Discover team Unlock clean, healthy skin with these organic skin care basics. Rodale’s skin care collection of cleansers, serums, moisturizers, exfoliators, scrubs, and masks made with nourishing organic ingredients and free of harsh chemicals will help you fight dry winter skin. Sensitive Skin Makeup Remover S.W. Basics of Brooklyn’s simple combination of […]

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Maria’s Five Favorites: Outdoor Running

Yes, it’s cold out there! Actually, it’s really cold—but that’s no excuse not to go running! I still gear up and go out, even if it’s in the single digits outside, and even if there’s a ton of snow on the ground. Luckily, you can gear up too, thanks to Rodale’s. They have everything you […]

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Maria’s Five Favorites: Last Minute Stocking Stuffers

Christmas is coming! While the upcoming arrival of family, friends, and holiday meals is warm and inviting, the idea of having forgotten that one last gift is much less exciting. That’s why I’ve put together my five favorite last-minute stocking stuffers; they’re the perfect way to finish up your holiday shopping. All available at Rodale’s, […]

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Time to Toast

by the Rodale’s Discover team Get ready to toast the holidays with these festive beverage essentials. These delicious organic ingredients and elegant recycled glassware are the perfect match for healthy entertaining this season. Handcrafted and all available at Rodale’s, these beverage trimmings are sure to make your season bright. 1. Organic Simple Syrup Made by […]

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Maria’s Five Favorites: Ladies, Start Your Shopping Engines!

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. If you’re revving up for holiday shopping, here are five great ideas that make a world of difference! 1.  Cashmere V-Neck Sweater Renew your wardrobe with this essential cashmere sweater that’s designed to last. The yarn in this Rodale’s exclusive classic V-neck sweater is spun from sustainable, irresistibly […]

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