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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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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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