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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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Rodale’s Festive Trimmings

by the Rodale’s Discover team There’s nothing more fun than getting ready for the holidays. The festivities, warmth, and decorations make this a magical season. These ecofriendly, beautiful decorations are at the top of our list this holiday—all available at Rodale’s. Recycled Glass Ornament We adore this recycled glass ornament. The substantial ornament comes in […]

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Maria’s Five Favorites: Feeling
Thankful! Now Let’s Get Cooking!

With Thanksgiving around the corner, I’d like to give thanks for a wonderful year for Rodale that included the opening of Rodale’s. I’m also thankful for all the amazing food that Thanksgiving offers! And to help you get cooking, here are five of my favorite kitchen pantry essentials, perfect for making this year’s holiday meals […]

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Marion Nestle’s Green Bean Moment

  Last week, I had the honor and pleasure of interviewing professor and author Marion Nestle about her new book Eat Drink Vote: An Illustrated Guide to Food Politics (Rodale, 2013). We actually did a video interview in my New York office, fulfilling one of my youthful dreams of being a talk-show host just like […]

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10 Books That Changed
the Way I See the World

1.    John Adams, by David McCullough. This biography of Adams erases any fantasies we might have about our American Revolution being easy, short, or something to take for granted. It gives a deep insight into what it takes for a revolution to succeed, which is strong, intelligent, and dedicated leadership from within the country and […]

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Callicarpa: A Must-Have for Fall
Gardens

When I first saw Callicarpa, otherwise known as beautyberry, I thought it was a joke of some sort. Or perhaps a modern invention for gardeners who want a certain color of purple in their garden. It seems too bright, too purple, and too candy-colored to be true. But then I read about John Bartram and […]

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The Story of Rodale’s Style

A lot of people know about the HIStory of my family, but very few know about the HERstory of my family. You may get a little bit of it through my blog through the recipes I share, but the women in my family all had their own style and they had one thing in common: They loved to shop and create a home that reflected the creativity and quality of the ideas we all discussed at the dinner table.

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A Simple Guide to Meditation

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz. With regular practice, meditation helps break the cycles of anxiety and stress, replacing them with mental patterns that heal us instead. This is accomplished not by suppressing or rejecting negative feelings, but by relaxing and allowing these thoughts and emotions to simply come and go, without giving them weight or attaching any specific meaning to them.

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