Random Thoughts

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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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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My Wish

by guest blogger Renee James. As a parent, I never realized how much I would kind of want to stop time. I kept track of the milestones and foolishly counted the days. The days until what? No diapers? No car seats? No childhood? That was, I now know, pointless and extremely shortsighted.

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A Simple Way to Take Care of Yourself

by guest blogger Pam Peeke. It turns out that time is the major culprit that ignites our collective stress and anxiety responses. Some researchers have even gone so far as to call stress “a disease of time deficiency.” There are some very simple ways that you can take care of yourself, reduce stress, stay healthy, and enjoy life.

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