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The “Prom-posal”

by guest blogger Renee James. I don’t count on much in life, but I do tend to rely on one thing: that invariable and tireless pendulum that confounds and yet comforts me regularly. You know, the one that makes wide swings from one point to another. It reminds me that there are chasms between one belief and another, between one approach and its direct opposite, and that there is always a midpoint of equity.

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5 Reasons to Avoid Air Fresheners

by guest blogger Cassidy Randall. Have you ever wondered what’s in those myriad air fresheners that make your home smell like a tropical vacation or a woodsy cabin surrounded by wildflowers? It’s certainly not roses… Here are five reasons we think you should avoid air fresheners altogether.

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A Yoga Sequence for Gardeners

by guest blogger Holly Walck. Every spring, I’ve seen my students come in with the “tricky low back” that resurfaces after hours spent bent over flower pots and vegetable beds (with the errant “football knee” or “tennis elbow” flare-up to sweeten the deal). Fortunately there are yoga postures that stretch the arms, legs, and spine and put muscles that have been revolting back into a state of deep rest.

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Welcome to Rodale’s

Rodale’s is a safe place for you to shop, where you can vote for a healthier, happier world with every purchase you make without sacrificing style, comfort, or joy. When you buy something made from healthy materials, you are investing in a healthier environment and a brighter future. We’ve done the hard work of figuring out what’s safe and healthy, so you can simply enjoy the pleasure of shopping!

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A Recipe for Great Growth

by guest blogger Coach Mark Smallwood. When it comes to growing food, it takes a village. But not the kind of village you might think. Communities of bacteria, fungi, nematodes, and other microorganisms are the villagers that truly affect how our plants grow. It’s these micro-villagers that gardeners, farmers, and landscape professionals should be focused on luring onto, and into, our land.

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Angelina Jolie’s Decision

by Diana Zuckerman, PhD. If we care about women’s health, we need to stop thinking of mastectomy as the “brave” choice and understand that the risks and benefits of mastectomy are different for every woman with cancer or the risk of cancer. In breast cancer, any reasonable treatment choice is the brave choice.

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Mother’s Day Poem

Happy Mother’s Day
To mothers everywhere
We know that once they come out
There is no turning back
And that it all gets harder with age
Not easier

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Renew Your Vitality with a Spring Cleanse

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz. This is a great time to clear away toxins that clutter our bodies. We may not be able to see them, but we can sure feel them. A spring cleanse and detoxification program offers us an opportunity to refresh and renew ourselves on every level.

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