Organic Living

Whoops! ‘Safe’ Weedkiller Now a ‘Probable Human Carcinogen’

  by guest blogger Leah Zerbe, online editor for RodaleNews.com For years, chemical reps assured farmers that Roundup was safe and “biodegradable.” Fast-forward and farmers now spray more than 185 million pounds of glyphosate—the active ingredient in Roundup—on U.S. food crops. It’s also the most popular weedkiller used in yards, gardens, parks, and playgrounds all […]

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Protecting Your Human Sponge

  by guest blogger Lisa Bronner, writer of the blog Going Green with a Bronner Mom When it comes to keeping the right things in and the wrong things out, our skin is our body’s best defense. However, it’s not impermeable. Nicotine patches, birth control patches, and other transdermal medicines work because under certain conditions, skin […]

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Spring Dresses Answer Your What-to-Wear Questions

by the Rodale’s team Spring has finally sprung! Spring is one of our favorite seasons because, really, what’s not to love about flowers, sunshine, and adorable baby animals? But really, the truth of the matter is, the thing we love most about spring is our new dresses! In fact, we’re so excited about our new […]

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Maria’s Five Favorites: Newness for Spring

I love spring. The sweet smells, the baby birds, the tulips, and all the green! And of course, the promise of summer to come. I also love that spring is a time for newness. So in celebration of spring newness (the flowers, the animals—the wardrobes!), I’ve picked my five new favorites to wear this spring: […]

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6 Printed Leggings You’ll Want to Live In

by the Rodale’s team Everyone loves leggings. They’ve become an essential player in every wardrobe. Leggings can take us from yoga classes to coffee dates, and have become engrained in our everyday lives. So how do we now take our leggings to the next level? By adding cool graphic prints, which can turn a classic daily […]

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Change Makers: Danielle Vogel, Leveraging the past to Create a More Sustainable Future

by guest blogger Lily Oswald, freelance environmental and garden writer Danielle Vogel, a young entrepreneur out of Washington DC, is shaking up Capitol Hill one bite at a time by delivering tasty foods to the community via Glen’s Garden Market. Glen’s is a grocery store with a unique mission: to populate the shelves with local […]

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Maria’s Five Favorites: Let’s Get Spring-Cleaning!

Yeah, yeah, I know. Winter’s not quite over yet. But maybe if we all start spring-cleaning now, the weather will get the point? And of course, being stuck inside thanks to snow, frigid temps, and freezing rain has left my house a bit, well, in need of some cleaning. So grab your dustpans, put on […]

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Are You Eating These 12 ‘Dirty’ Fruits and Vegetables?

by guest blogger Leah Zerbe, online editor for RodaleNews.com Here’s a not-so-fun fact you need to know: Even if you rinse, scrub, and peel your fruits and veggies, harmful—sometimes even brain-damaging—pesticides often remain. That’s because many weed- and bug-killing chemicals on the market are systemic, meaning they are taken up inside of the food you […]

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