by guest blogger Toni Becker, member of the Rodale’s editorial team Plastic, lead, and questionable practices are highly prevalent in a popular industry—and they pose continuous health concerns. The scariest part is this industry’s goods are targeted at children. It’s the toy business. Shocking, yes, and even more so when you consider how fragile developing […]
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It’s that time of year when parents are on the hunt to find the perfect gifts for their kids. Sometimes it’s easy to find THE gift, but occasionally, even Santa needs help—which is why we have our kids make wish lists. Here’s my list of what I’d want if I were still a kid! […]
by guest blogger Toni Becker, member of the Rodale’s editorial team Regardless of our cultural, family, or religious traditions, at this time of year we can all rely on one constant: food, and lots of it! But how are you going to store it, transport it, and keep it fresh, and above all, safe? The […]
by guest blogger Gillian Francella, multimedia journalist and newly converted vegan/vegetarian It seems like a scenario that would play out on Spongebob Squarepants: Spongebob needs a pair of running shoes, so he goes to the store and grabs a new pair of algae kicks complete with green soles and the latest lightweight, no-tear technology. But […]
by guest bloggers Leah Zerbe, online editor for Rodale Wellness, and Julia Westbrook, assistant online editor for Rodale Wellness Plastic is everywhere. Look around you right now and count the number of things that you know contain plastic. Convenient and cheap, yes. But there are some major pitfalls to living in a plastic world. Plastics […]
You may have seen the news on Facebook or heard the stories on NPR: Concord, Massachusetts, has banned bottled water, and certain “liberal” colleges in Vermont have banned it, too. I blame it on Al Gore, who spent most of his media attention after the huge success of Inconvenient Truth blaming bottled water (and incandescent lightbulbs) for our climate problems. Not GMOs, which he helped make possible. But bottled water—the ONLY healthy cold drink available for sale….
by guest blogger Beth Terry. Before June of 2007, I lived the plastic lifestyle. Fast-forward to today. For the past five years, I’ve been living with almost no new plastic. How could a convenience addict like me go from generating huge trash bags of the stuff each week to just one small grocery bagful in all of 2011? It’s a long story that starts with a photograph.
Raised on America’s first organic farm, Scratch author Maria Rodale learned how to make everyday favorites from, yes, scratch — the way you remember them; the way they turn out best.Order Now