John Keats once wrote, "The poetry of the earth is never dead."
Poet or not, almost all of us have been awestruck by nature at one time or another. Whether it's running at sunset on a sandy white beach, walking alongside a cool tri... Read more
When organic matter such as leaves, grass clippings and food scraps break down, you get compost, a dark, dirt-like "soil" that is rich in nutrients. Compost happens even without human involvement; for example, the leaves that fall on the fo... Read more
Environmentalists have been admonishing us for years to conserve fuel to lessen our impact on the planet. Some of us have taken heed by walking, biking, carpooling, combining trips, or trading in our SUVs for hybrids. While you probably appreciate th... Read more
The hottest restaurants, the best museums, the latest trends: City living puts the good life at your fingertips. But with those perks often come long commutes, even longer work hours, cramped living quarters, and hectic schedules, all of which can ma... Read more
Living in a big city can be exciting. If you reside in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago or San Francisco, you have access to some of the hottest and trendiest health clubs and group exercise classes right in your back yard. And even if you live in... Read more
As a newbie I am surprised at the emphasis on going to gym/pool. In the winter I do go to the pool but as the good weather arrives my exercise comes from starting and maintaining my lawn, garden, vegetable garden. But it does not seem to be mentioned... Read more
My friend is going through something rough so I'm taking her out to dinner tonight. I told her we can go absolutely anywhere she wants. She chose Olive Garden. What is the lowest calorie thing I can eat there. Generally if I eat it out I ask for a to... Read more
I like Celestial Seasonings "Raspberry Gardens" green tea. I also enjoy a good rooibos. My husband likes Earl Gray. Bagged tea is much easier to deal with than loose-leaf, but you could probably find it at the brand website.... Read more
I eat a cup of broth-based soup with a little protein in it before my afternoon and evening meals. It really helps me feel satiated faster and keeps me from going back for seconds on more caloric items. For supreme convenience I make a big batch of s... Read more
A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week. At-home 'tasting game' helps kids accept vegetablesA really cool idea to get kids to chomp on new-to-them foods! ReutersReal Beauty Doesn’t Need Retouching, B... Read more
Like most of you, I love spring—and not just because it allows me to enjoy the outdoors. I am also excited because it marks the start of gardening season! With all the environmental and economic troubles we're facing, gardening is on the ri... Read more
I will start this post by saying that I won the battle against the marshmellows... I think I ate like 2.
So I'm going to start tracking my experiences gardening. We live in the middle of the 3rd largest city in PA. Our yard is 1/10 an acre and... Read more
I would love to grow my own vegetables. Alas, I am a creature of the city with an apartment with very little backyard space that is exposed to the sun.
I've been so inspired (and jealous) of people and their spring gardening plans that I'v... Read more
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