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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February 11, 2011 • in Main Dishes with Meat

Curry Chicken from Scratch

We never ate Indian food when I was a kid, except for this recipe. I am pretty sure my mother got it out of The Joy of Cooking. I’ve altered it a tiny bit (for instance, the book calls for …

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February 09, 2011 • in Fitness

10 Secrets for Happy Winter Running

I’m still a new runner—and I use the word runner loosely, since I still can’t run up all the hills around my house. But if I don’t get at least a weekly run, I feel myself start to get crusty …

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February 08, 2011 • in Health & Fitness

Is Plastic Really That Bad?

by guest blogger Emily Main, online editor, Rodale.com I’m three days in to my plastic-free week for Rodale.com, and despite the title of this blog post, I’m not giving up yet, I promise. It’s been tough, though. Yesterday, I tallied …

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