Maria Recommends

Yogurt Cake

Everybody has a first time. Mine was the summer after fifth grade when I took a special painting class with my fifth-grade art teacher. And then I did it. I asked someone for a recipe…

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The 3 Keys to a Healthy Brain

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD. there are a number of steps we can take to preserve our mental sharpness. Like any other organ, the brain responds to input. Not just mental and emotional input, but diet and exercise, as well. Many of the strategies we adopt to maintain overall health also support the brain.

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Epic: Is It Time to Find a New Myth
beyond Good and Evil?

I was looking forward to seeing Epic, the new Disney movie, with my daughter in a way I hadn’t looked forward to a kid’s movie in a long time. But in truth, I’m becoming disappointed in the premise of the “epic” story of good vs. evil. That ongoing war we keep fighting over and over and that no one ever really wins.

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10 Fascinating Chicken Facts

by guest blogger Leah Zerbe. During prime-time growing season on our farm, you can look out onto our fields and see a rainbow of colors: pink, purple, yellow, and green. But not even the multicolor flashiness of the fields can capture our visitors’ attention once they look around the corner and set eyes on our chickens.

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Break Up with Your Makeup:
It Could Be Toxic

by guest blogger Deirdre Imus. Spring is in bloom, and romance is in the air. But before puckering up, you’d be wise to consider the results of a new analysis that found troubling levels of toxins in cosmetics—particularly lipstick.

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Color Me Rad. Really.

‘d heard about color runs…how trendy and fun they were. But I’m so busy with work and kids’ stuff that I totally missed that one was coming to my town until two days beforehand, when David Willey, editor-in-chief of Runner’s World magazine asked me if I wanted three “tickets” to the already sold-out event.

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5 Reasons We DON’T Need More
Oil Pipelines

by Emily Main. It’s a topic that’s nearly yawn-worthy, environmentalists spouting their rage at an oil company trying to build a pipeline. Big deal, right? We all want lower gas prices, and more oil means cheaper gas. Except that’s not the way the world works anymore, and there really is a
 serious threat to our food and water from a pipeline, the fate of which is
expected to be decided this summer.

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Happy Memorial Day!

Wishing you all a happy and safe Memorial Day!
—Maria

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