February 22, 2011 • in Random Thoughts

Why Is There Never a Bird Around When You Need One?

by guest blogger Rick Chillot, senior editor, Rodale.com Well, we’re into the final week of our plastic-free challenge at Rodale.com. One thing that’s become clear to me is that each of us has different challenges when it comes to cutting …

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February 21, 2011 • in Organic Issues

An Open Letter to President Obama

Dear President Obama, I have been a devoted supporter of your presidency up until now. But by allowing the complete deregulation of GMO/GE alfalfa, and now sugar beets, you have unleashed another wave of UNCONTAINABLE contamination on this planet. These …

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February 18, 2011 • in Drinks

Virgin Piña Colada Float—February’s Great Escape

Oh, how I love a virgin piña colada on a beach. I always order one (usually just one a year) on my first day of vacation in a warm place. It’s a delicious confirmation that yes, I really am on …

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February 17, 2011 • in Gardening

A Visit to My Kitchen: Michele Owens, author of Grow the Good Life

Michele Owens is in my kitchen today, talking about her love for the all-natural, and her guilty pleasures, gardening catalogs and fashion blogs. Michele is a gardener, business writer, former political speechwriter, and author of Grow the Good Life: Why …

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February 16, 2011 • in Random Thoughts

How to Start a Fire (Fast and Furious, and without Fuss)

We’ve all been there—either as individuals trying to start a fire, or worse, watching someone else trying to start a fire and not succeeding. There is the fussing, the prodding and poking, the elaborately shaped structures, and blowing and huffing …

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February 15, 2011 • in Health & Fitness

Is Pretty Hair Possible without Plastic? Yes, with These Styling Secrets

by guest blogger Leah Zerbe, online editor at Rodale.com It’s only halfway through the month, and already Rodale.com’s Plastic-Free February challenge has been, well, challenging. Completely opting out of using oil- and natural gas–based materials is impossible. That’s why we’re …

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February 14, 2011 • in Random Thoughts

Living (Briefly) without Electricity

It’s not a real winter in these parts without one good ice storm—the kind that covers all the trees with a clear-crystal-candy coating, stops all the traffic, and invariably, knocks out the power for a while. Which is an important …

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